Decorative wall panelling

  • Decorative wall panels
  • French wall mouldings
  • Classic wall panels
  • Feature wall panels
  • Interior wall panels
  • Parisian wall panelling

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Classic wall paneling specialists

As the specialists in classical interiors Christophe Living offers a full decorative wall panelling design service and installation of internal wall panelling. We carry both standard and made-to-order custom panel mouldings that can transform a plain wall into a classic design feature.

The history of decorative wall panelling design

Even in ancient Roman frescoes, the internal wall designs were framed with painted borders that defined each section and allowed the viewer to focus on specific design features. All the classical grand homes since have used mouldings and painted frames to create a feature that both contains decorative elements as well as creating a sense of structure that balances a large surface.

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At home we seek order and harmony; the proportions of areas defined by lines such as those made by mouldings can provide this harmony.

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Proudly Sydney's specialists in classic style decorative wall panelling

Types of wall panelling

Low panels with only a dado or chair rail at waist height offer a sense of structured elegance. Leaving the top section of the wall free is perfect where there are low ceilings, as the proportions can help give the sense of a taller space in the interior. This system works well particularly along a staircase.

Full panelling, where there are wall panels up to waist height and taller panels above, are great to give a wall and room that classical and more formal feel. The way the panels are proportioned will also help the eye focus on artwork and mirrors, or to highlight the proportions of furniture in the room such as the bed or sofa.

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Shaped or Louis wall panelling is the classic French style, where the top of the wall panel is shaped and usually has carved ornaments at the top and sometimes at the corners. This really adds to the French classical feel of the interior room.

Wall panels with wall paper, especially the hand painted Chinoiserie wallpapers such as the De Gourney, with their delicate branches, leaves and birds, are perfect for framing and creating a great decorative effect. Even simpler wallpapers for a more restrained look can be framed to great effect.

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Wall panelling in contrasting colours. Even without wallpaper one can, with contrasting paint colours, create a striking and stylish effect with wall panels and mouldings. It can be as simple as painting the wall mouldings in a slightly darker or lighter tone than the internal wall.

Gilded wall panelling immediately transforms an interior room with the magic that a gold trim adds. This can be done very subtly with just a fine gold line or with lots of gilded elements and carvings, depending if one wants a Parisian apartment look or a touch of Versailles in the bedroom. Panels look beautiful in bedrooms.

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Wall panelling with painted decorations. In the classic grand interiors in France and most of Europe wall panel feature wall and interiors were often decorated with elaborate hand-painted finishes, trompe l’oeil designs or painted motifs.

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Working with your architect - decorative wall panelling service

Contact us or make a time to visit in person at our shop in Double Bay, Sydney. Jean-Christophe can look at your architectural plans and is experienced in collaborating with your architects and subcontractors to incorporate beautiful designs into your home. He can also visit your home and make on-site sketches to help you develop wall paneling ideas for your project.

We also design wall panelling in Melbourne, Brisbane & Australia wide

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Wall Panel ornaments & mouldings selection

As the specialist in classical wall panelling interiors we offer the widest range of mouldings and ornaments. We also can custom design and make unique wall panel mouldings for that totally personalised approach to your interior.

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Decorative wall panel custom designs & the design process.

Many different interior wall paneling designs are possible. Jean-Christophe is expert at designing the perfect panelling to create the desired effect you’re after. Often subtlety, the fine detailing and shape of the mouldings and the proportions of the panel heights and widths is key to getting the beautiful effects wall panelling has to offer.  Jean-Christophe always takes into account the setting, such as art, windows, columns and architectural features to guide the design so that the final panelling design and effect is perfectly harmonised in the interior itself.

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Classic wainscoting feature wall designs

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We custom design our panelling mouldings in Sydney, but deliver Australia wide

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There is an art to wall panelling in the traditional classic style. See below for some different panelling styles. Often many wall panel designs these days are too heavy and over bearing, lacking the elegance of the traditional wall panelling historically.  We always aim to design the internal wall panelling in such a way that is refined, graceful and elegant. For more wall paneling design ideas also see our portfolio for wall paneling interiors.

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Classic style wall panel mouldings

Our mouldings are custom designed in house to offer unique refinement and sophistication for classic wainscoting looks. Panelling looks great in any room, especially in hallways, living rooms, and bedroom wall panels are a lovely addition.

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Feature wall panel mouldings - special finish

Our artisans can add gilding or any custom finish to your wainscoting feature wall for unique impressive looks.

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French wall decoration

Our unique selection of custom designed decorative wall ornaments and mouldings can create that quintessential french chateau look just for you.

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Deco - Hamptons - style wall panel mouldings

We have a beautiful range of lovely corner mouldings to create simple Hamptons and deco looks. Panel mouldings can also be added to new or existing doors, cabinets or wardrobes to transform the room.

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Get in Touch

Feel free to call Jean-Christophe on 02 9328 3352 to discuss your needs, ideas or make an enquiry. Our showroom is in Sydney and we often design decorative wall paneling in Melbourne, Brisbane and around Australia.

Or email us  [email protected]

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We look forward to helping make your home beautiful

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