Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Watercolor Walls of Jean-Louis Deniot

Springboarding off my recent post about the wonderful, cloudy-abstract wall murals by Australian painter Camille Javal (previously here), look at what French interior architect and designer Jean-Louis Deniot does to walls!

For this Parisian apartment, Deniot propsed coating the 18th-century paneled walls and moulding with a paint effect that would mimic watercolors, or more vividly, water damage. Deniot says his client was unmoved by the prospect and chose to paint his walls white. But once they were so, he decided that Deniot was right after all...the room needed something to make it unique and the watery paint treatment proved to be the exact right thing.

And for the Hôtel Récamier, on Place Saint Sulpice in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, Deniot created a similar effect in the central stairwell. It's stunning.

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