A palatial villa on the Mediterranean
A villa built in the early 20th century, on the Côte d’Azur, like something out of a dream. In this magical place, Guillaume Féau has installed the greatest collection of historical boiseries. They engage in a dialogue with custom-made decors, marrying technique with detail in the sumptuous finishes for which the Féau firm is renowned.
Interior decoration for a legendary place
It was an extraordinary setting that Guillaume Féau was involved in transforming, at around 30 years of age. He was given carte blanche to decorate some 20 rooms in this legendary residence in a sign of total confidence. Over a 4-year period, he sourced historic collector’s pieces that would enhance the grandeur of the residence.
Great collectors usually only possess one boiserie scheme of this quality. The owners of this villa bought 15 of them. The coherence of the whole decorative program lies in this quality : the best of each historical period. Going from one room to another, you pass from one atmosphere to another…
Walls adorned with extraordinary decors
The clients are collectors who are used to exceptional things,and Guillaume Féau chose the most sumptuous decors from the Féau Boiseries collection for them. He brought together whole swathes of French history, expressing the 17th and 18th centuries’ full decorative genius. He created a set piece that is full of contrasts.
Inspired by the Hoentschel cupola installed in the villa, Maison Féau sublimed its know-how through a new stylistic exercise following the classical tradition of the 18th century. A perfect illustration is this rotunda composed of solid oak together with resin. Boiseries from the Féau collection freely inspire the cupola’s ornamentation. These decors have been given a duotone paint finish in white and Wedgwood blue. The piers creating a perspective effect have been designed in a Neoclassical spirit.
Guillaume Féau here combines:
– an entire room from the early Louis XIV period, richly painted by Charles Errand,
– the original panels from the Café de Foy,
– panels by the painters Claude III Audran and Nicolas Lancret for the Hôtel Peyrenc de Moras, built circa 1720 on Place Vendôme,
– the mineralogical cabinet from the Château de Bercy…
|Architect / designer|
Côte d’Azur, France
|Pieces from the collection|
Paneling and cornices from the king’s workshops attributed to the sculptor Verbeckt, from one of Madame de Pompadour’s private apartments 18th century domed ceiling from the Georges Hoentschel Collection.
|Type of project|
design, joinery/paneling, sculpture/ornamentation, plaster/resin, finishes, logistics, installation
|Elements of the decor|
Boiseries, fireplaces, ceilings and cornices, doors, bookcases, elevator, cupola.
From the initial sketch to the decor’s installation, Féau’s teams work closely alongside interior designers, attentive to their vision.
project with us
We are happy to hear from interior designers and decorators leading projects that require custom-made decorative schemes.