Decorating Tips

The secrets of a French interior

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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…

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…

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…

Classic French Dining Setting

Caring for your French dining table

The Expansion Gap On Frame Top and Parquetry tables the framed border does not allow for contraction and expansion of the timber, that is why we have a small gap between the frame and the central panel on the top. It is a 2mm expansion gap which allows the expansion and contraction of the central…

Different styles for the perfect French Bedroom

Louis and semiformal French bedroom Louis style and semiformal bedrooms are synonymous with classic furniture, highlighted with refined details such as fine carvings, rich gilding and delicate fabrics. The colours are often soft and romantic, but with raw, strong aspects such as timber polishes or brass fixtures. In these styles an element of contrast can…

Selecting a Bedhead

A beautiful French-inspired bedhead is a great way to create focus in a bedroom. A bedhead behind the bed creates a crowning effect – a centre point – and makes a statement that the bed is an important part of the room. There are two main types of bedhead. A timber frame with one of…