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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…

March 24, 2019

Classic French Dining tables

For those who are looking for a casual French elegance with a provincial feel, we have developed our Perigord range. This table has slight cabriole legs and a straight apron decorated with a fine moulding.  It can be easily dressed to become a more formal table, or kept simple and relaxed. The table can be…

March 3, 2019

Formal Louis Dining Tables

At Christophe Living we provide a wide range of dining room tables varying both in style, size, shape and finish. Our dining tables use components carved in Italy and then assembled and finished here in Sydney to allow for customisation to your needs. In our style range are Louis XVI, Louis XV, French provincial, French…

November 16, 2018

French Sleigh Beds

The sleigh bed is one of those quintessential and iconic French pieces that remains as popular as ever. Characterised by a curved headboard and footboard with a unique scroll detail, it adds romance and elegance to any bedroom. The curves of the sleigh bed are typical of the Louis XV style, but the design actually…

Outdoor lighting IP rating
September 24, 2018

Understanding IP Ratings for Outdoor Lights

There are a number of things to consider when purchasing and installing outdoor lights for your patio or garden, but the aspect that may be confusing for many people is the IP rating.   What is an IP rating?   An IP rating (Ingress Protection rating) is an international standard that defines a light’s suitability…

Blue salon chairs with ornate dresser
August 2, 2018

Salon Chairs and Occasional Chairs

Christophe Living stocks a large range of occasional chairs and salon chairs. These are small armchairs that can be easily moved around the room. A salon chair was traditionally in the reception, lounge or sitting area – what used to be known in the English home as the drawing room. Entrance  In the modern home,…

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…

February 26, 2018

An Introduction to Dining Chairs

In any dining room, the chairs around the dining table really set the mood and tone of elegance in a home. At Christophe Living we have had great success with our dining chairs over the past 30 years, providing individually carved and finished pieces for you. The importance of quality   A chair is one…

Design tips for your bedroom

One thousand bed-head stories: how to use a bed-head Bed-heads are the most versatile and inexpensive way to decorate your bedroom. When entering a bedroom the bed-head is probably the first thing you see, and it should also be first item to consider when furnishing a bedroom. There are so many types of bed-heads: timber framed, carved,…