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 Today’s post focuses on the humble yet sublime palette from In Wikström’s Studio painted by Anders Zorn in 1889. Layered earth tones of stone, clay and putty provide a subtle backdrop for his female subject’s luminous gold skin and vibrant red hair. To some, this palette may appear quite neutral, void of “color” if you will, but for me, this highly sophisticated canvas speaks to all that I love about color and texture. It has opened my eyes to an infinite number of artistic possibilities…

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Feau & Cie

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Mariann Johansen Ellis

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photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Elephant Seal Mother and Pup ~ Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott

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photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Anne Packard

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Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Silk Road, Kyrgystan ~ Vincent Bonnin

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Antique egg print

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Feau & Cie

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Winter ~ Arkhip Kuindzhi, 1895

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Nicole Franzen via the gifts of life

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Provins, France ~ Jules Gervais Courtellemont

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Feau & Cie

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Snow and Mist ~ John Atkinson Grimshaw

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Jac for Valentino Fall/Winter 2012

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Antique egg print

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Lioness, Kenya ~ Ramesh Ratwatte

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via the gifts of life

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pashtundukhtaree.tumblr via the gifts of life

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Pamela Pierce

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Dior Homme “Shadow” Fall/Winter 2012

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Darryl Carter

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Artists, Dordogne River ~ Jules Gervais Courtellemont

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Pagoda Steps, Nepal ~ Bas Uterwijk

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Charles Spada

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African Spurred Tortoise ~ Glenn Nagel

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Andy Newcom

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Death Valley National Park ~ William Lee

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Belstaff Spring/Summer 2013

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Antique egg print

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Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Cheetah Cubs, South Africa ~Dumith Fernando

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Bobby McAlpine


photography by danielle boudrot

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Anders Zorn’s studio in Mora

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living with statuary…from grand to petite, these sculpted forms add drama, sophistication and texture to our interior world…more tomorrow…

Feau & Cie

Andy Newcom

Charles Spada

Coorengel & Calvagrac

Dennis & Lean

Diana Kelly

Gil Schafer

Hallberg & Wisely

Candace Barnes

Richard Hallberg

Windsor Smith


J. Randall Powers

Jacques Grange

Stephen Sills

John Minshaw

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Yesterday, while researching Feau & Cie, I discovered some stunning images by Parisian photographer Baptiste Lignel…his eye for detail paints such an intimate story about the atelier (workshop)…I love how he quietly captures the beauty of this extraordinary art form…

photos from Feau & Cie, photography by Baptiste Lignel

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Yesterday’s post, featuring Michael Smith‘s latest masterpiece, inspired me to research the firm responsible for the breathtakingly beautiful boiserie in the dining room and the exacting reproduction of 18th century Chinese lacquer panels in the study (both pictured below). Founded in 1875, the French firm Feau & Cie craft and restore large scale decorative woodwork in the pure French 18th century style. Known worldwide for their extensive collection of historical documents and examples of decorative woodwork, their projects include collaborations with outstanding architects and designers from New York to Tokyo. Their attention to detail is truly unimaginable…enjoy!

below, photos and resources from Architectural Digest, photography by Pieter Estersohn

below, the dining room of a Michael Smith designed Manhattan home ~ Feau & Cie, the renowned French paneling specialists, replicated icing white 18th century style boiserie they had originally made for Maison Jansen in the 1960s.

below, the study of a Michael Smith designed Manhattan home ~ inspired by Coco Chanel’s famous Paris apartment, Smith and his clients discovered 18th century Chinese lacquer panels similar to Chanel’s Coromandel screens on one of their shopping trips and had Feau & Cie reproduce two more to match.

below, photos and resources from Feau & Cie, reconstruction of original Empire decorative wood work

below, creation of an Empire Room

below, creation of a Neoclassical room

below, creation of a Louis XVI style room

below, detail of very finely carved oak decorative paneling from the Regency period, painted white and gold, the motifs represent the Fables of La Fontaine

below, panel for over a door, extremely rare Louis XVI decorative woodwork, La Berrain style

below, spectacular portal from the 17th century

below, detail of the pediment of a decorative paneling carved and gilded on a white background, from the Louis XVI period

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