French provincial


August 25, 2021

The Elegance of French Provincial Dining Chairs

  French dining chairs offer that classic look found in no other type of dining chair. But the French have many different styles of dining chair. Each of these different styles offers completely different looks for the interior. Some French dining chairs offer a more casual book while others offer a more formal dining look….

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…

September 21, 2015

The Art of Woodcarving

The art of fine woodcarving has a long tradition that goes way back into antiquity. Wood is a wonderful material to carve, it has a resonance that we can relate to. Carving into shape and decorations is not a one way process, the wood itself, with its grain and figure somehow speaks to the woodcarver…

September 11, 2015

A Parisian apartment on your wardrobe

How about a little magic to trick your eyes so that every morning you wake up in Paris…. Exclusive to Christophe Living is a wonderful range of trompe l’oeil [an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create an optical illusion] murals that depict Parisian apartments, libraries, beautiful rooms, and Louis paneling. These are printed either…

October 17, 2014

Filtering Sunlight with Curtains

With the imminent arrival of summer, now is a good time to think about filtering the sometimes harsh light and create a relaxing atmosphere in your home. The right curtains will also protect your furniture, upholstery, floor covering and art from damage from the sun. We’ve had a great response to our light linen sheers,…

September 3, 2014

Romantic French Bedrooms

A treasure trove of personal objects and a delicate decorating touch give these bedrooms a rich and intimate feel. Walking in to the master bedroom, the first feature you see is the bed, crowned by a swag and tail with pale cream silk dress curtain held by beautifully carved and gilded tiebacks. Complementing this soft,…

August 14, 2014

An Elegant French Apartment

An eclectic mix of furniture styles and objets are harmonised through a proficient use of colour and appreciation for fine details.   Jean-Christophe was introduced to this rich provincial interior when the owner, Elizabeth, called looking for some new Louis bergeres and advice on fabrics and colours. They had originally planned to do the consultations…