François Catroux Reflects on a Career of Elite Interiors
To bring the interiors of a landmarked 18th-century Paris hôtel particulier back to what he calls “the spirit of the original,” Francois Catroux had to undo a 19th-century intervention — and get permission from the Bureau de la protection des monuments historiques to do so. “I transformed the inside completely to return to the purity of the original style,” he says. “All the architecture you see is new.”
The Secrets of François Catroux, the Über-Rich’s Favorite Interior Designer
Interior Designer David Geffen’s $54 million penthouse, a new Saudi royal palace, Barry Diller’s 305-foot yacht—all share the rarefied touch of designer François Catroux. With a major book on his work set to be published, James Reginato discovers the high-style life of Catroux and his wife, Betty.