I have blogged about the beauty of classical wall panels. They are the highest form of wall treatments. Originally they were hand carved out of wood since labor was inexpensive in the 1700′s. Today they are mostly made out of plaster which is necessarily thick and heavy-looking and more baroque in appearance. The installation of plaster is labor intensive and must be painted once attached to the wall adding to the cost. Another option is composition ornament available from Weaver’s and Decorators Supply. While compo panels can be more delicate looking they require skilled and high cost labor. Enter Beaux-Artes and our pre-finished, easy to install French Style Architectural Wall Panels. French Style because we have added historical ornament to the panels and they are painted in any of our 33 faux finishes.
I have also shown lots of inspiration pictures of classical paneled rooms. Many of them from historic homes representing the unlimited possibilities of using panels and ornament with all styles of decor. Such as this eclectic Salon by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac. Masters of designing classical interiors with a twist, combining styles, antique and contemporary furniture, and a mix of colours, textures and materials. They describe themselves as “architectural poets”, and say “We like to design by thinking in the future and the past. Our style is a mixture of nostalgia and forward thinking.” Most of us, however, live in homes devoid of any architectural details. These easy to install panels retain the quality of the historical carvings which we used to create our masters. They provide an unlimited range of possibilities to create interiors of timeless and enduring beauty. Here are step-by-step instructions to assist you in planning your own project. Have fun being the “architectural poet” of your space.