Interior Decorator Franck Delmarcelle
When you step into a space designer by French interior decorator Franck Delmarcelle (behind Paris antique gallery et Caetera), it is unsurprising to lose connection to what century you’ve just entered into, or simply lose yourself to investigating the array of strangely harmonious objects and colours that fill the amalgamated space. Palettes of gothic greys and combinations of antique treasures and modern design creations, Delmarcelle’s elegant interiors are the ultimate cabinets of curiosities, all coated with the designer’s distinguishable aesthetics.
One of them is this one; an apartment in the 11th arrondissement in Paris. He (the client) wanted something modern and without objects, and instead he wanted to have colors surface space. It was a little bit of a challenge because I like objects, accumulation.
“Decorating is not a way of life, it is a life.” Franck Delmarcelle”
CM: Describe your style.
Since I was young, it has always been the light–or the non-light–that you find in cathedrals and churches. It has been a very good inspiration for me. There is a lot of light in this architecture.
CM: What are your favourite colours?
My favourite colors are grey, dark; not shiny, but matte. I like wooden furniture, wooden floors, and also on the walls. I prefer oak because it is a material that is very “changeant” (diverse).
It is Axel Vervoordt because he represents exactly what I like: first he was an antique dealer, and he was an artist and a designer and also liked gardens. For me, he is the best. He is open.
CM: What makes a good decorator?
Decorating is not a way of life, it is a life. It cant live with the same apartment for ten years, it cant just like an 18th century or a 20th century. I think it must be a melting pot. Decorating for me, good decorating, is an accumultion of souvenirs, of colours, furniture of course, but it is a melting pot, not only one style.