The specialist in paint finishes

Our traditionally trained artisans and artists are experts in producing custom paint finishes for furniture so as to bring your furniture and surfaces to life. Some of the different paint finishes for furniture we specialise in include:

  • Hand painted finishes
  • Special paint effects
  • Decorative paint finishes
  • Contrasting trims
  • Special effect paint finishes
  • Antique patinas
  • Textured paint finishes
  • French limewash finishes
  • distressed paint finishes
  • Waxed finishes
  • Timber paint finishes
  • Antique paint finishes
  • Kitchen repainting service
  • Walls and architectural details
  • Colour and finish consulting
  • Constrast trim
  • Gilding paint finishes

The ultimate finishing touch on furniture is the paint finish that you want to touch…

Antique paint finishes for furniture

There is something unique about antique paint finishes, aged patinas and colour trims. They add a timeless dimension to walls, furniture and really any surface in the home. Be it in the contrasting colour on a door moulding, wall panel or furniture piece, it instantly evokes a cultural history that can so enrich a room. We believe in the traditional approach of selecting and mixing colours by hand, getting the texture and feel of the paint finish just right for your décor.


Are refreshing and soften the look of white furniture. The gradation can be modified to suit the desired look.


Our timber finish for furniture is walnut in tone with medium and dark antiquing options.

Special effects paint finishes

The Christophe Living approach to a special paint effects for furniture is that of an artist; we look at it in the context of the overall interior design. Each element of a paint finish needs to be both individual yet relate harmoniously with the other colours and surface treatments. We use special colour washes to subtly adjust the tone and make your piece both unique yet complementary to the other furniture pieces in the room.

Distressed paint finishes & textured paint finishes 

We are the leading experts in antique paint finishes and distressed paint finishes for furniture.

Decorative paint finishes

For a very personal touch we design and have our artist add decorative painted motifs to any item of furniture, wardrobes, walls, doors and more. Decorative paint finishes are a great way to create charm and a very personal world within a home. We can decorate surfaces of furniture with classic motifs, floral elements or traditional decorative lines and curls.

Gilding paint finishes

Gold has always held a fascination for people throughout the ages. In the times that the evenings were lit by candles and oil lamps only, the reflected glimmer of gilded objects would bring a magical quality to the room. Used in the right measure and tone, gilding paint finishes can today add an elegance and refinement that will lift your interiors with its joyful sparkle. The different options for furniture gilding are the level of gold, antiquing, rub-through, tone of gold (yellow, champagne, rose) and gold leaf or fauve gold.

Colour and special effect finishes consulting

Jean-Christophe trained in the history of art and in painting and special effects paint finishes in Italy, and he works closely with our in-house artist to assist you in making the best choice in colours and surface treatment. He offers a colour and special finish consulting service that covers everything from painted and lime washed finishes for timber floors, to antique effects on walls and furniture.

Timber finishes for furniture

Our stunning timber finishes for furniture offer a gorgeous sophisticated walnut tone with medium to dark patina antiquing of your choice. Our timber finishes are hand applied and of the highest quality and tone. Come into our store in Double Bay Sydney, to see examples of our timber furniture finishes.

Our timber finishes are of the highest level available in Australia, offering refined elegant tones. Each is applied with uttermost care and attention to detail.

What are the different paint finishes?

To explore the many different options, see our paint finishes portfolio for the many different paint finishes for furniture that are possible. The portfolio is divided into different types of paint finishes for furniture included antique paint finishes, textured paint finishes, decorative paint finishes, distressed paint finishes and gilding in gold, silver or champagne.