French and classical interior design

For more than 30 years, Jean-Christophe Burckhardt has been helping his clients make the right design choices to achieve their unique vision and perfect interior. At Christophe Living we believe true customer satisfaction comes when interiors are developed out of a special collaboration between designer and client. Our design philosophy features two main elements: an integrated design and the client’s inner vision.

Design philosophy

Jean-Christophe believes the most satisfying interiors come about when each element relates to other elements around the room. Just like body language, every object has a meaning that resonates and “speaks” to us. Jean-Christophe’s aim is to understand what styles and elements are important to you. He then develops visuals and sketches to assist you in developing and refining that vision. He helps you through each design stage so that eventually a complete picture of your dream interior begins to emerge.

About Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

With a background in art, psychology and cross-cultural communication, Jean-Christophe brings a unique and in-depth approach to interior design. It is this holistic method and vision that allows him to go beyond the superficial aspects of the design process and create a space that not only looks good, but also creates the right feeling.

I don’t believe in designing in a set style for my clients. I like to see designs develop out of their inner vision and then like a dialogue really, I gradually give those visions form and detail. This way the interior becomes a reflection of who we truly are.

The design process by stage

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION

    The initial consultation with you creates a clear sense as to how Jean-Christophe approaches your requirements. He will enquire about your goals and needs and discuss different options and give cost estimates to help you make the best design choices.

  • THE HOME VISIT

    At the home visit Jean-Christophe will learn about your taste and lifestyle. He will make preliminary sketches and offer creative solutions to suit your budget.

  • PRELIMINARY DESIGNS

    Based on your response to the preliminary sketches Jean-Christophe will develop these into scaled drawings and collate pictures that illustrate the proposed design

  • SELECTIONS AND SAMPLES

    Jean-Christophe will take you through the best selection of fabrics, hardware, materials and finishes. Samples can be taken home to help you make the right decision for your interior in your own time.

  • FINAL PROPOSAL, BUDGET AND SCHEDULE

    This will include all costs, details, designs, specifications and a timeframe for the project.

  • MANUFACTURE, BUILD FINISH

    
Jean-Christophe is a highly experienced craftsman and closely supervises the construction of your custom designed pieces in our workshops by our talented craftsmen and women.

  • INSTALLATION

    Jean-Christophe manages and co-ordinates subcontractors to ensure delivery and installation runs smoothly.

  • STYLING

    Jean-Christophe ensures that all the final touches and décor are perfect so that you can look forward to coming home each day and enjoy a complete and elegant new interior.

All final selections evolve out of discussion and collaboration to help you make the best design choices

Our latest interior design projects

Looking for French interior design ideas? Here you will find our latest projects and a large portfolio of French interiors we have designed over the past 30 years. From the formal Louis to the more casual French country interiors or chic Parisian styles, will see how the French style can be applied to your bedroom, living room, kitchen or dining room.

French Country

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French Modern

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Classic Louis

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Our latest interior design videos

Be inspired by our videos of French interiors designed by Jean-Christophe. Take a tour of each room in the house and discover how the essence of French design can be applied to your own interiors, be it a single bedroom or the whole house. Learn about the history of French decorative art and craftsmanship and how the classic French look can fit the modern home.

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FRENCH COASTAL HOME

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LUXURY FRENCH GUESTHOUSE

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FRENCH MAKEOVER