Wall art in a French interior
No French home is complete without a selection of art and prints that reflects the owner’s personal taste and enhances the décor. At Christophe Living we can help you select:
- French country prints
- French botanical prints
- French architectural etchings
- Antique French prints
- French tapestries
- Turgot 19th C Paris maps
- Original French provincial oil paintings
- French style landscapes
Our designer Jean-Christophe Burckhardt studied history of art in Rome, where his family also ran an art gallery for over ten years. He offers an art consulting and curating service to offer an optimal choice of wall art. Selecting wall art at the same time as you design the rest of the interior ensures you have an integrated and harmonious space.
There is a very rich tradition in central Europe of the art of etching. It allowed artists to produce number with very fine lines and extremely high level of detail. We have a large collection both of original antique etchings as well as giclee reproductions that can be scaled to any size.
Botanical prints from woodcuts and etchings are a lovely way to bring the garden into the home, and lend themselves well to salon-style hanging. Most were originally hand coloured and we have these in original antique prints as well as giclee reproductions. We also have antique prints of exotic birds that similarly reflect the colour and lushness of the natural world.
Tapestries and wall fabrics
Tapestries and fabrics were some of the first wall decorations used in history, as they provided both richness of a story in colour, as well as insulation from the cold in those large medieval homes. They also have the ability to absorb sound, creating a softer acoustic environment.
We have a large range of French tapestries as well as fabrics for walls which look great within one of our framed panelling elements.
One of the ways to reference colours and motifs in an interior is to have our talented artist paint an original piece that integrates some of the colours in the fabrics and other aspects of the décor. An original artwork can also allow your personal taste to be brought to life.
Commissioning art for a freshly renovated interior is an old French tradition that is much more affordable than most people think.
Picture framing service
Whether it is a print, an etching or an original oil painting, it is the framing detail that allows it to be shown to its full potential. Art framing is a truly specialised skill and we work with experts who have trained in museum and art gallery framing, and who can really show the art in its best light.