Entrance

Gilded white painted timber entrance sideboards and mirrors

The entrance is our first experience of a home.

The entrance provides a transition between the outside world and your own private space. As well as a place to greet, it is also a place to say goodbye and our chief designer, Jean-Christophe Burckhardt likes to create an area in which you can have those last few moments of home comforts, as well as the first. Sometimes it is just the simple difference between placing a chair or a console within the hall that creates that intimate feeling that we at Christophe Living find so important.

Jean-Christophe understands that your home begins at the entrance and whether you need an area to accommodate the family’s shoes or maybe a place to display a beautiful bouquet, Jean-Christophe will create an entrance that is warm and welcoming as well as reflective of the values of the people who live there.

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Dining

The dining table is the centre of friends and family get-togethers.

As a cabinet-maker many years ago Jean-Christophe Burckhard (our chief designer and CEO) specialised in French dining tables, ranging from the rustic farmhouse table to the more elaborately carved, formal Louis dining tables.

Jean-Christophe sees the dining table as very much the centre of friends and family get-togethers. He likes the dining area to be a space where you can combine the pleasure of company, food and beautiful surroundings.

“I have always felt passionate about the dining table, as it allows me to combine my love of gourmet cooking, entertaining, furniture and friendships”

The majority of our tables are made in Sydney to order and can be made to any size, style and finish, with or without extensions, to match the design of your room.

Jean-Christophe is also proud to offer a large range of high quality chairs. Most of our chairs are hand-carved in Italy ready for finishing in Sydney and can be customised to your needs. Some of our chairs have been especially designed so that your comfort is not compromised during those longer conversations.

A range of sideboards, side servers and buffets are also available to compliment the dining range and create a unique, rich and fully functional dining room.

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Bedroom

The French style is so well suited to the soft intimate retreat that the bedroom represents.

The French style is so well suited to the soft intimate retreat that the bedroom represents. There are a number of French styles that your bedroom can belong to so whether you are looking for a country retreat or a Parisian escape Jean-Christophe can design the room for you.

At Christophe Living we have a range of beds and bedheads to suit your needs, and each bed can be customised and finished to requirements. We offer cane backing, wood panelling or upholstered beds in a range of fabrics and frames can be finished with timber polishes or painted.

As well as a variety of beds and bedheads in the French style, we also offer other bedroom furniture such as bedsides, chests of drawers, consoles and armoires, all designed to effortlessly complement the other pieces in your room.

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Kitchen

Our full kitchen design and build service specialises in modern French, classic and French country kitchens.

Our full kitchen design and build service specialises in modern French, classic and French country kitchens. Each kitchen is uniquely designed to suit your home and lifestyle and only the best quality material and fittings are used. Our kitchens are put together by skilled craftsmen with careful attention to detail to ensure your kitchen runs seamlessly.

JC’s sees the kitchen as a multi-faceted area and likes to create a space that can provide enjoyment and pleasure, as well as functionality.

“I like to combine a French elegance, decorative, classical qualities to the functionality of a kitchen. I like to bring the quality of the old French country home kitchens that combined preparing the food and enjoying family and friends company in beautifully rich surroundings.”

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Study

All the modern day functionality, combined with the classic and elegant French provincial feel

In this modern life, more and more we require a space that offers an area of inspiration as well as enabling productivity. In addition to providing a space to work from home, the office space can provide an area to enjoy quieter activities such as reading, or writing.

At Christophe Living, we provide a full office design service, offering a fine balance between creating a space which offers all the modern day functionality, combined with the classic and elegant French provincial feel, which so reflects your personal style. When designing your office space, Jean-Christophe looks very carefully at how the space is used. He asks what the storage and filing needs are, as well as how to integrate computers, phones and other equipment in such a way as not to disturb the tranquility within the room.

For the office, we offer a full custom cabinet making service and can provide you with bookcases, filing cabinets, desks and drawers or whatever furniture that you need to create that perfect office space. We also have a beautiful selection of office chairs, which have been designed to offer you comfort for extended periods of time. All of our pieces are handmade in the French provincial style with the refined detailing and meticulous attention that is synonymous with the Christophe Living style.

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Lounge Room

When designing a lounge, Jean-Christophe will consider every element from the size of the space to the lighting.

The lounge room provides an area where you can relax with friends and family or have a moment to yourself. There is no set formula to a living room, some take the formal approach, whilst others have a more informal style and many combine the two within the same space.

When designing a lounge, Jean-Christophe will consider every element from the size of the space to the lighting requirements ensuring that every detail blends seamlessly creating a timeless style.

Christophe Living offers a wide range of Louis XV and XVI style sofas, daybeds and salon chairs, which have distinctive characteristics of combining both comfort and elegance. Our seating range can be adapted to suit any French style lounge and we offer a range of customisation options including finishes upholstery.

As well as seating, Christophe Living has a wide range of coffee and side tables, entertainment units, and display cabinets which can be adapted to your requirements. We also offer chandeliers and lighting as well lounge accessories such as rugs, art and prints and mirrors.

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