Decorating Tips

The secrets of a French interior


November 28, 2013

Make Your Bedroom Unique

Scatter cushions can be a fun and interesting way to incorporate character and personality into your bedroom. Use cushions in a range of styles, colours and patterns to give your bedroom more depth and create soft and inviting ambience. Incorporating different textures can also be a great way to give that extra dimension.

Louis XV Carver with Gold Detailing

For those moments when something with a little extra is required. This beautiful formal Louis XV chair is the perfect accompaniment to any room. It can be used as a hallway chair, salon bedroom chair, lounge chair or even in a formal dining room. Here, it has been upholstered in a classic Marie-Antoinette style fabric…

Keep your fabric looking fresh for longer

To ensure that your fabric lasts longer and stays looking fresh and clean ensure that you vacuum it at least every fortnight. Using a brush attachment, take particular care over areas where ambient dust settles, such as on the tops of chair arms, cushions, curtains and lampshades. Dust is often left to settle on these…

November 20, 2013

Designing a Harbourside Bedroom

When designing this bedroom, Jean-Christophe could not ignore the stunning harbour views that the residents were waking up to every morning. The colours and styles used were chosen to create a luxuriant and inspired setting which reflected and enhanced its surroundings. To optimise the natural light within the room, it was decided that the walls…

August 12, 2012

Creating An Entrance to Come Home To

We are often rushing around, going to work, to the shops or gym and hardly noticing just how much we are popping in and out of the house. This is why the entrance to your home is so important. As they say, ‘first impressions last’ and styling your entrance just right can make a great…

French bedroom setting with bombees

Decorating the Bedroom

  The bedroom is the most private room in the home. Some of us see the bedroom as a functional space designed to promote comfort and good sleep. Some of us see the bedroom as an intimate and personal space where we can be surrounded by personal possessions and relax at the end of the day. Either way, the…

May 13, 2012

Toiles de Jouy

  Nothing is more French than ‘Toiles de Jouy’. Toiles de Jouy is a printed cloth most famously produced by the manufactory of Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf at the French town of Jouy-en-Josas, in north-central France. Often just called ‘toiles’, this fabric usually has a white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a delicate…