Feb 062013

1. Wall panels add value.

At Christie’s The Opulent Eye–500 Years:  Decorative Arts Europe Auction,  this spectacular Louis XV period room comprised of six sets of double doors, four mirror surrounds, two architraves and 16 wall panels were estimated at $240,000-$410,000, the ensemble brought $666,000.

For those with a big budget Feau Et Cie specializes in antique wood paneling as well as the reproduction of paneling.  They have several thousand documents which enables them to recreate the most beautiful decors, antique or new.  They have over 120 complete room panelings dating from the 17th and 18th century and from the French 1930’s and 1940’s by artists such as Eugene Printz, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, and Emilio Terry.  They work with decorators, architects, museums and private collectors.

The design of this door reminds me of the door in my last blog of a white marble bathroom from Architectural Digest.


Installing new wall panels can be very affordable and will increase the value of your home just as adding any architectural features will.  They transcend style, creating a timeless backdrop for any style furnishings.

2.  Wall Panels give the walls symmetry.

Wall Panels organize whatever you choose to hang on your walls.  Manola Blahnik chose to disregard the panels and I still love it.

 3. Panels are all you need.

No art, pictures, wall hangings, etc. This very simple paneled wall is so elegant with the molding in gold.  You don’t need anything else on that wall.  It is such a great design for hallways, uncluttered and elegant.

4. Wall panels are practical.
Panels and paneling are functional. A durable, easy to clean, enduring wall for high traffic areas.

5. Panels give the room character.

This room has the symmetry and also so much more style than if the artwork was on a flat wall surface.

 February 6, 2013  Posted by at 4:10 pm Best Dressed Walls, Interior Design, Wall Treatments  Add comments

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