Jacques Grange Restores Venice Apartment With Picture-Postcard Views
Many times, architectural design is truly enhanced by its surroundings and how it connects with the world around it. This is exactly the case for this Venetian Pied-à-Terre, where French interior designer Jacques Grange, created its modern interiors around the picture-postcard views.
Like Canalettos come to life, the views dazzle from thisVenice apartment. Owner Nikki McCullagh, a design enthusiast who lives between Australia and London, enlisted Jacques Grange to restore this piano nobile apartment in a small palazzo on the Grand Canal.
The original Gothic mullion windows were retained and encased in new window frames that slide into the walls, preserving the view. The vintage chairs are Italian, the cocktail table is by FontanaArte, and the 1950s Angelo Lelli ceiling light is by Arredoluce.
He worked with Venice-based architect Barbara De Stefano to streamline the space, enhancing its breathtaking in three directions. The gallery-like decor was inspired by the interiors of the Italian modernist Carlo Scarpa.
“I’m passionate about art, design, and decor,” says McCullagh, who rents out the apartment when she isn’t using it. “And about the personal journey, one is afforded in the restoration of special historical spaces.”