A good choice of table linens adds warmth and life to a dining table. Many exhibitors deal in antique linens, but each has his or her own speciality. Make sure you pay a visit to the stands of Terres d’Autrefois, Christine Blanc, Marie Cizeron, Nathalie Mathis, Audrey Lemoine, Monique Davidoff, Daniel Guermeur and Fabienne […]
The Galerie de Montille, which has been in business for 38 years, is returning to Chatou after an absence of several years with designer furniture and decorative objects, mainly from the 20th century. You will find an excellent selection of lighting by the likes of Paolo Venini, Baguès and Mazzenga.
Alicia de Rolland is fascinated by the way things are worn and used. She loves simple, poetic, functional furniture and objects. Big candles and contemporary ceramics contribute to a “monasti-chic” atmosphere that is anything but Spartan.
Isabelle and Marco Saint-Martin Tedesco sell 18th– 19th-and 20th century glazed pottery, including mirrored pieces and ceramics with famous signatures from the Vallauris years, such as Capron. Ethnic objects brought back from their travels and curiosities of all sorts create an unexpected, inspiring atmosphere.
The industrial style continues to be interpreted in a variety of ways, whether it’s just a touch or the whole decor, often mixing wood and steel or a daring touch of yellow or red. Check it out on the stands of O’range Metallic and Yannick Tendron.
A single piece like the Surpil armchair offered by Eric Renaud (La Fabrique) can immediately transform a room’s decor. Dating from the 1930s, these chairs were specially made for the Casino de Saint Honoré les Bains in the Nièvre department of France, and have “casino” marked on the seat, a souvenir of a glorious […]
A gouache-covered screen to be found at France Lasserre’s booth is just the thing to add a poetic touch to a dining room, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an old-style family home. The latest decorative looks opt for antique dishes, furniture and kilims, and patinated, waxy hues.
At Comptoir Yamaska Nord, Véronique Garcia-Chevillotte, assisted by her daughters Charlotte and Naiara, has a poetic way of mixing styles and eras. She restores everything from old doors and garden columns to 18th-century armchairs, and also offers some tableware. One example is a beautiful 18th-century Limoges-porcelain tea service with gold decorations and monograms. Suitable […]
At Epoquités, Guy Diffon and Giuseppe Mancini offer a wide range of major-brand glassware, carafes and silverware. While these two experts find that timeless Baccarat and Saint Louis services still appeal to visitors, new trends are emerging. Enamelled vases have been popular in recent years, and now colourful table glasses are all the rage. […]
Carole Cigliutti appreciates such curiosities as flasks from Lourdes dating from the 1920s or a collection of coloured plastic lemon presses. On her stand, this regular exhibitor also presents fine 19th-century fabrics, among them silk ribbons, wedding handkerchiefs and French lace, which are highly popular with Japanese customers, many of whom make special trips […]