French & traditional fabrics

The beauty and richness of French fabrics make them one of the most important elements in a French provincial home. Visit Christophe Living for:

  • French toiles
  • French printed fabrics
  • French linens
  • Stripes and small patterns
  • Traditional damasks
  • Louis floral fabrics

Damasks & baroque patterns

From the richness of the Italian baroque the French borrowed the elaborate damask fabrics with acanthus leaves and other classical motifs. These can be rendered in silk or thicker fibre compositions for upholstery. Some have been modernised and can even be used in a more modern French setting. Their traditional elegance immediately gives that grand French quality to any room.

Louis floral jacquard fabrics

During the Louis XV period beautiful floral patterns became in vogue. We have a fine collection of these floral fabrics. With their embroidered look are perfect for a classic French salon.

French toile de Jouy

These prints feature landscapes and figures in bucolic settings and are usually printed on cotton or linen. They were first printed in 1760 in the town of Jouy near Versailles. There is an undeniable charm about them.

The elegance of the Louis XVI fabrics

The Louis style has by many been considered the epitome of elegance, which developed as a reaction to the elaborate styles that preceded it. It elevates any décor to a refined sophistication while still giving it that light French touch.

French linens

The humble linen has made a resurgence into the luxury interior. Using a plain grey linen on say a gilded Louis XVI armchair creates a wonderful, dynamic contrast that highlights the elegance of one and the earthiness of the other.

English country fabrics

The English love of gardens has motivated them to create great floral fabrics. The regency stripe fabrics have also been a great success in elegant classical interiors.

Hand painted fabrics

There are times that warrant a totally unique fabric designed especially for that project. We provide a hand painted fabric service, where we develop a unique design then hand paint it on a neutral fabric base. We can also use modern print technology to have a roll of fabric printed with any design.

How we design with fabrics

The selection of fabrics for an interior is really a very personal process. We work closely together with the vision of the client and present a number of options from our huge fabric range.

Fabrics are often the connective element in an interior that brings it together as whole.