FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER
FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER

Decoration Ideas | Top Interior Designers - May 26, 2017

In a world here talent sometimes is overrated we, at Home and Decoration, love to introduce to you the best talented people we meet along the way! FABRICE PLANTARD is a incredibly talented interior designer and he is definitely the person you want to decorate your house, he is one of a kind that has the magic touch of turning a House into a Home!FABRICE PLANTARD FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER banner new catalogue covet loungeYOU MAY ALSO LIKE: INDUSTRIAL STYLE HOME DESIGN IDEAS

We made an interview with Fabrice and here are is incredible answers:

  1. How have you decided to embrace your profession? 

I was born in an artistic family.   My grandfather was a designer for the famous jewelry maker Cartier.  My dad was an interior decorator who specialized in plaster work and historical renovations.   They had a lifelong influence over me and drew me to interior decoration.

 

  1. What do you love about your work?

I never get bored. Every project is different and allows my creativity to be challenged.  Most of all, I love realizing the dreams of my clients.

 

  1. Who inspired to grow, personally and professionally? 

My grand father was the one who influenced me to become the man that I am now, both personally and professionally.  I think about him every day.

 

  1. Where did you grow up? Do you think the places we live in have influence in our lives somehow?

I grew up in different places and they definitely influenced my life!   I am originally from Paris and grew up there as a kid.  My family and I followed my dad who, when I was young, worked as a decorator specialized in plaster molding work in Africa.  He was commissioned to work on large scale projects such as palaces for royal families and presidents.  I believe that growing up in these beautiful, but very diverse, surroundings gave me a particular aesthetic sense.  The mix of design elements where I grew up inevitably are echoed in my client work.

 

  1. How would you describe your style? Do you have a signature touch?

Many of my clients choose to work with me due to my European background and my eclectic sense of mixing style and periods.  My signature is playing with patterns and fabrics for draperies and pillows in a very ‘couture’ way.

 

  1. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Nature is the most complex design element on earth and, fundamentally, my inspiration comes from that.

 

  1. What is your philosophy on work and life?

Always follow your heart, do what you love and be the best at it.

 

  1. What was your favorite class at high-school or university?

Drawing.

 

  1. What do you love to do in your spare time? What are your hobbies?

During my spare time I adore playing with my French Bulldogs, Charlotte and  Violet.  They are two adorable sisters from the same litter.  I paint abstract artworks  and enjoy long bike rides.

 

  1. What’s the hit song in your iPod/radio?

“Adagio” by Lara Fabian

 

  1. What’s your favorite book?

“Primates of Park Avenue” by Wednesday Martin

 

  1. If you could be an object, which one would you be?

A candle.  For the purity of its lines, the warmth it creates in any environment, the romantic aspect of it, and the filtered light that makes everything look better (including me …)!

 

  1. Do you prefer mountain or beach?

Mountain

 

  1. In your opinion, what is the perfect place to relax and get inspired?

My perfect place to relax is  in Jackson Hole at the top of a mountain that I just hiked.  The perfect place to get inspired is people watching in Manhattan.

 

  1. How important is your TV-watching chair?

Not important. I occasionally enjoy watching movies on demand and PBS, but the news is too depressing for me.

 

  1. Do you work better under pressure or with time to plan and organize? 

I give the best of myself under pressure, like many people do.  But with experience I have learned that having the time to plan and organize is more constructive, less stressful and leads to better results.

 

  1. Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate, Curious, Perfectionist ad4e723a8d730e86ec3571dcadec61fa0361a62880c8687afapimgpsh_fullsize_distr FABRICE PLANTARD FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER  AD4E723A8D730E86EC3571DCADEC61FA0361A62880C8687AFA pimgpsh fullsize distrProjects

 

  1. Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about? Any new projects?

My own mid-century ranch home in Texas is my favorite new project.  In addition to that, I am helping a Washington, D.C. couple breathe new life into an early 20-th century Colonial and make the space relevant for entertaining and raising a five-year old boy.  A very fun project.

 

  1. Can you talk about one of your favorite projects that you have developed?

One of my favorite projects was a complete renovation of a penthouse apartment on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint Idaho.  The client cared deeply about showcasing her art and photography collection and tapping into the talent of local artisans.  I collaborated with a master cabinetry maker to create custom furniture pieces and a 22-feet high piece of foor-to-ceiling shelving and cabinetry and custom molding.  For the master bedroom we upholstered interior doors with Hermes style leather insets and created a bedspread and canopy inspired by a luxury Paris hotel suite.Fabrice Plantard FABRICE PLANTARD FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER FAbrice Plantard4Fabrice Plantard FABRICE PLANTARD FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER FAbrice Plantard3

 

  1. What are your favorite materials to work?

Fabrics

 

  1. Can you describe the creative process of a project?

I often start by a first consultation that will result in a few hours of listening to my clients likes and dislikes, ideas, and wishes. Then I will bring three different fabric / color options that each invoke a different mood, color selection and sense of luxury.  When this stage is done, I start researching objects and furnishing that I will use to create presentation or “idea” boards. While it may be a little retro, I am not a computer geek and prefer real drawings to computer-assisted images.  I love the old fashion way of doing presentation boards to illustrate design ideas  and, so far, clients seem to love these boards.

 

  1. Do you have any guilty pleasures like certain steps you don’t let go of on your creative process?

Selecting the fabrics.

 

  1. What do you love in a room?

A high ceiling that gives an amazing sense of space.  In France, we are fortunate to have a lot of these.

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  1. What do you hate in a room?

Wall to wall carpet.Fabrice Plantard FABRICE PLANTARD FABRICE PLANTARD- THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER FAbrice Plantard2

 

Related questions

  1. Which major international events do you attend/follow to get all the latest novelties?

I adore going to  Maison et Objets in Paris

 

  1. Which professionals do you admire, in the design and architecture world?

I have great respect for Barry Dixon, Ken Fulk and Thomas Pheasant for their amazing interiors.  Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright for their architectural masterpieces.

 

  1. Which brands do you love?

Schumacher, Loro Piana and De Le Cuona for fabrics.  Holly Hunt for furnishing, Stark for rugs, and of course Delightful for lighting.

 

  1. Do you have some kind of collaboration with other brands?

I have no formal collaboration with brands.

 

  1. Have you published some of your work? In which magazines or 

websites?

My work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, and my website is www.fpdecoration.com

  1. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Dividing my time between client projects in Texas and my other passion, painting.

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