At home with Jade Jag­ger The de­signer shares the ex­pe­ri­ences that have de­fined the look of her abode

De­signer, artist and rock-and-roll roy­alty Jade Jag­ger shares the ex­pe­ri­ences that have de­fined the look of her Lon­don home

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - News - Words CLARE SARTIN Pho­tog­ra­phy GAELLE LE BOULICAUT

The pair of snarling neon lips on the wall of the study in this colour­ful Lon­don home are a big clue as to who lives here. The daugh­ter of style icon Bianca and Mick Jag­ger – lead singer of The Rolling Stones, and proud owner of per­haps the most fa­mous lips in his­tory – Jade Jag­ger wears her rock her­itage with a sar­donic wit.

Born in Paris in 1971, Jag­ger was an as­pir­ing artist from an early age and later moved to New York, where she mixed with the cream of the Pop Art scene. Andy Warhol once said of her, ‘I taught her how to colour and she showed me how to play Monopoly’. Th­ese dual tal­ents, an eye for de­sign and a head for num­bers, helped Jag­ger when launch­ing her first busi­ness in the early 1990s, pro­duc­ing one-of-a-kind jew­ellery pieces. She has since worked as cre­ative di­rec­tor at crown jewellers Asprey & Gar­rard, started an epony­mous ac­ces­sories brand and col­lab­o­rated with John Hitch­cox and Philippe Starck, founders of in­te­rior de­sign firm Yoo, to cre­ate chic prop­er­ties around the world, from Mumbai to the Cotswolds.

She has lived in the Hamp­tons, Morocco, the Caribbean and at her fa­ther’s château in the Loire Val­ley, but her most re­cent move was much closer to home – from Not­ting Hill Gate to east Lon­don. ‘It’s more of a de­sign dis­trict,’ she says of her new neigh­bour­hood. ‘I felt that all of my con­tem­po­raries, whether in fash­ion or ar­chi­tec­ture, were here.’

Jag­ger shares the home with her hus­band Adrian Fil­lary and their four-year-old son, Ray. ‘It’s one of the first houses I’ve bought that didn’t need a com­plete ren­o­va­tion,’ the de­signer re­mem­bers. It’s an in­cred­i­bly light space, thanks to clev­erly placed sky­lights, but there are very few win­dows, gift­ing the prop­erty a level of pri­vacy and calm that she ap­pre­ci­ates. ‘It makes me feel very se­cure,’ she says. ‘It’s great for de­sign­ing, be­cause I’m not dis­tracted by cur­tain twitch­ing or peo­ple walk­ing past.’ ➤

‘My look has a sense of HIS­TORY, to do with all the things I love to COL­LECT and their sto­ries’

How would she de­scribe her in­te­ri­ors style? ‘ We just sold our house in Ibiza and got all of the fur­nish­ings back, so lately ev­ery­thing’s be­come more eclec­tic,’ Jag­ger ad­mits. ‘I guess my look has a sense of his­tory, to do with all of the things I love to col­lect and the sto­ries that go with them.

‘I have a huge col­lec­tion of tex­tiles, mostly from In­dia and South Amer­ica, as well as linens from Europe,’ she con­tin­ues. Phulkari fab­ric (em­broi­dered silk from In­dia’s Pun­jab re­gion) has been used to cover chairs in the bed­room, while the car­pet in the liv­ing room is from Jaipur. ‘Adrian and I call it the magic car­pet, be­cause we got mar­ried on it,’ she adds.

‘The work I do can en­croach on my life, with fab­rics and de­signs spilling out ev­ery­where. That’s why you end up wear­ing black and white – to keep a sense of dis­ci­pline,’ she jokes. ‘I do like colour and pat­tern, but I also be­lieve in re­straint.’ Jag­ger tem­pers her nat­u­ral dec­o­rat­ing ex­u­ber­ance by pair­ing pat­tern with a se­lec­tion of sleek de­sign clas­sics, such as Vit­soe shelv­ing, a ‘Charles’ sofa by An­to­nio Cit­te­rio for B&B Italia and a stylish ‘Sig­na­ture’ lounge chair by Frits Hen­ningsen for Carl Hansen & Søn.

Her favourite pieces, how­ever, are per­sonal – from the box made out of Ja­panese cards that her hus­band built for her as a birth­day present to the plants that have trav­elled with her on her many moves. ‘I find the tran­sience of fash­ion and de­sign very bad,’ she says. ‘I don’t think you need to spend a lot of money, but you should think of things as her­itage pieces. Buy things you will love for­ever – things that will be­come part of the ar­chi­tec­ture of your life.’ ➤

‘ I do like COLOUR and pat­tern, but I also be­lieve in RE­STRAINT’

‘ My WORK can en­croach on my life, with FAB­RICS spilling out ev­ery­where’

Of­fice Jag­ger found the ta­ble, once used in The Bri­tish Li­brary, at Retrou­vius. The chairs are from Ochre Stock­ist de­tails on p269

Liv­ing room The ‘Charles’ sofa by B&B Italia and a ‘Sig­na­ture’ chair by Carl Hansen & Søn pro­vide con­tem­po­rary seat­ing. Jade’s books are stored on shelv­ing by Vit­soe Stock­ist de­tails on p269 ➤

Out­doors Kartell’s ‘Ghost’ chairs are placed around a ta­ble by Cap­pellini Din­ing area Jag­ger’s owned this ta­ble for 25 years – it was once in the gar­den – and the chairs are from In­dia. Sou­venirs line the shelves Stock­ist de­tails on p269

Bed­room Jade made the lamp’s shade and the bed is lay­ered with Phulkari fab­rics from In­dia. This room opens onto a court­yard, with ‘CH25’ chairs by Hans J Weg­ner for Carl Hansen & Søn Stock­ist de­tails on p269

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