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Louis XVI Oval Back Dining Chairs

Decorating with the Louis sixteen style

The Louis sixteen style is the epitome of French elegance and style. It was historically a reaction to the curves of the Louis fifteen style. With its turned fluted legs, neoclassical tones and refined mouldings the Louis sixteen style fits perfectly well with modern contemporary décor and with Louis fifteen and fourteen styles. For this…

Christophe Living Dining

Customising Your French table

Most of our tables can also be made smaller to be used as desks, library tables, or study tables. Based on the chair that is preferred with each table we have worked out a unique system to measure the best size for the table based the size of the room, the number of people to…

French Decor

Adding décor to your French interior

After you have made all the big decisions and invested into new furniture the final touches are finally here. This is where you can tie your interior together and often make it all come other with a few final touches. In these interiors décor such as vases, cushions, tassels, prints, throws and flowers are what…

Hamptons sofa in grey with scalloped and studded edges
May 19, 2019

The Hamptons style sofa

We custom design and make sofas that are unique, beautiful and comfortable. Our custom designed sofas are completely unique one off pieces. Head designer Jean-Christophe designs the sofa according to the clients’ taste and interior. The sofa designs are made for the modern interior and lifestyle but are truly inspired the elegance of the French…

French Louis Daybed Grey
May 11, 2019

The French Louis Daybed

The French day bed is the ultimate addition to any lounge room. It adds that quintessential French touch to an interior and can be dressed up formally or presented more casually. Not only does the daybed look great, it is also one of the most comfortable lounge options available. With its deep seat, it offers…

Gold Finished French Glass Top Coffee Table

Gold finishes and the French look

Gilded finishes have been traditional in all furniture and interiors throughout Europe and in particular in France, Italy and Spain. Gilded finishes vary in both the type of metal used – it can also be silver or copper – as well as the final finish, it can be burnished bright or antiqued with special powders…

Painted French Desk
April 28, 2019

Antique white painted finishes for your French Furniture

This starts with undercoating the furniture in multiple layers with sanding in between. Then topcoats of antique white are applied or of pure white depending on the look you’re after. The antiquing stage involves a hand-brushed finish that receives a light taupe/brown wash that is lightly rubbed off on the proud parts, so that it…

Finishes for French Furniture
April 21, 2019

Timber Finishes for your French Furniture

Oak is the traditional timber of medieval furniture, used extensively throughout Europe, it is very strong and durable, has a distinctive and strong figure and a masculine quality compared to fruitwoods such as Cherry wood and Walnut. It is well suited to desks, studies and libraries due to its masculine association, also well suited to…