Tracy Francelet runs her PR company, and she never grants herself a break. This hyperactive and very busy woman is preparing the fashion week. Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Roger Vivier and Bonpoint – just to name a few – are part of the list of the prestigious brands Tracy works for. Jean-Philippe, her husband, lives the same fast pace as his wife. He is the producer of artists such as le Comte de Bouderbala, Nora Hamzawi and Guillaume Bats, and he just bought the theatre Le République! It is a rich and intense life for this glam couple that doesn’t prevent them from granting themselves quiet moments at their place, with their family.
Tracy, home, where do you spend the most of your time?
I spend most of my time in my dining room-office, since I work from home. This room is very bright, pleasant, and I am lucky enough to have just in front of my window a vegetation wall which changes colour according to the seasons. It is a bit of nature in the heart of the neighbourhood of la Muette.
What is the cheap piece of furniture you are the proudest of?
I am glad to have my three little modular coffee tables from a Spanish brand, Stua, that we can find at Silvera. They are efficient and very useful. My daughters have their breakfasts on it and there I put my bowls of aperitif snacks when I invite friends to have dinner.
Where do you go when you are looking for a piece of furniture?
What is your current crush?
What was your training in decoration and in transmission?
My mother’s two best friends are designers and have had an Art Deco furniture boutique for years in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. That’s why I am very sensitive to furniture from the 30’s to the 50’s.
What is the piece of art you would dream of having?
I dream of owning a Basquiat or a Modigliani, or even a picture by Jeff Wall, that would be more accessible.
Is it easy to combine family life and nice deco when having three children?
I have two little girls, who are 7 and 4, and so I pay attention to the furniture I choose and especially the materials, such as for the dining table. We opted for the Saarinen Dining Table from the Pedestal Collection, by Eero Saarinen, in white and grey marble, so easy to upkeep.
How did you choose the names of your daughters?
I chose Léonie and Aimée for my daughters because my husband and I wanted names that would live through the ages, that would be elegant and refined at all ages. I like retro names, maybe my generation and our time are fond of them. I read Léonie in a book and I fell for it. As for Aimée, it was the name of my grandmother’s best friend whom I loved very much.
How do your family holidays look like?
I just discovered a small heaven in Portugal during a romantic weekend. I won’t say its name because it is still very preserved… I dream of going back with my family.
What is your favourite motto?
“If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be”.
What is the newest restaurant you would recommend us in Paris or elsewhere?
If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
Le dernier restaurant que tu recommanderais à Paris ou ailleurs ?
La Gazette, a restaurant of my friend Hussein and François, in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. There we eat well, the owners are (obviously) lovely and the decoration is gorgeous!
Credits : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily