Just 28 miles west of Paris, Jane Whitfield — right-hand to Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton — lives is an 1870s country house, fashioned for her husband Jens, a designer for Tommy Hilfiger, and their two children Betty and Stanley.
The house was last altered in the 1870s and is fashioned from two houses joined together. With a colorful courtyard outside, Whitfield keeps the color simple and not competing with nature on the inside. Each floor has its own look, with the ground floor being the most modern and minimal.
Interviewed by the Telegraph in March 2009, the designer shared that she changes bedrooms depending on the time of year. n the summer the couple decamp to an attic bedroom, where you can see the sky through a skylight among the heavy wooden roof beams. ‘It’s a bit cold up here in the winter, though that can be cosy, too.’
On the subject of her massive black dining table by Astier de Villatte surrounded by eight malachite-green moulded chairs, Jane Whitfied shares that she and her husband found them dumped for rubbish. “These people were throwing out eight Herman Miller chairs! We couldn’t believe it.”