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We are happy to announce an exciting new development at My French Interiors...The opening of our very first showroom.
 
We are opening our showroom in conjunction with an amazing new initiative called the ‘The Source”.
 
The Source’s mission over the last few months has been to gather a selection of high to mid range interior specialists and put them together under one roof, thus creating a one-stop lifestyle destination for interior designers, stylists and retail shops.
 
The Source is based in Ellerslie. There, you will finally be able to view our entire collection in real life and get a feel for how the different pieces could work in your home / project.
 
You are welcome to visit the showroom at anytime during the day without an appointment, Amanda the showroom manager will be there to point you in the right direction. If you prefer to visit whilst we are there to discuss a certain piece or a requirement please feel free to contact us by email now or ph 09 4103245 to arrange an suitable time to meet with us at The Source.
 
My French Interiors @ The Source
199 Ellerslie-Panmure Hwy
Ellerslie, Auckland 1060
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
Arnaud

thursday the 5 of july 2012. Add a comment Add a comment

We have been asked numerous times the difference between our bone inlay and our Mother of Pearl furniture.  In photos they can sometimes appear quite similar, with each featuring intricate hand carved detailing on a coloured resin base.
 
Whilst the technique used to create each piece is similar, the finished effect is very different. With the bone inlaid pieces, you will get a smooth, matt finish which gives you a more dramatic contrast with the resin base.  With the mother of pearl shell, you will have a lovely shimmer that gives a romantic feel to the furniture.
 
Each of the finishes require hours of hand craftsmanship.  Every intricate shape is hand carved and fixed piece by piece into the resin base.  One set of drawers takes up to three months to complete.
 
In this range, we currently have grey, blue green and pink pieces in stock which can be viewed in detail on our website.
 
I often find people fall in love with this pieces when viewed in reality, I don’t think photos can give you a real feel for craftsmanship, detail and the beauty of the range.  If you are interested in having a look up close, please don’t hesitate to make a time to view them with me.
 
The range also features in the next issue of NZ Home and Garden Magazine, we were super chuffed with them asking to use one of our green bone inlay curved, two drawer chests in one of their shoots.  We can’t think of a better compliment.Bone Inlay vs Mother of Pearl
 
We have been asked numerous times the difference between our bone inlay and our Mother of Pearl furniture.  In photos they can sometimes appear quite similar, with each featuring intricate hand carved detailing on a coloured resin base.
 
Whilst the technique used to create each piece is similar, the finished effect is very different. With the bone inlaid pieces, you will get a smooth, matt finish which gives you a more dramatic contrast with the resin base.  With the mother of pearl shell, you will have a lovely shimmer that gives a romantic feel to the furniture.
 
Each of the finishes require hours of hand craftsmanship.  Every intricate shape is hand carved and fixed piece by piece into the resin base.  One set of drawers takes up to three months to complete.
 
In this range, we currently have grey, blue green and pink pieces in stock which can be viewed in detail on our website.
 
I often find people fall in love with this pieces when viewed in reality, I don’t think photos can give you a real feel for craftsmanship, detail and the beauty of the range.  If you are interested in having a look up close, please don’t hesitate to make a time to view them with me.
 
The range also features in the next issue of NZ Home and Garden Magazine, we were super chuffed with them asking to use one of our green bone inlay curved, two drawer chests in one of their shoots.  We can’t think of a better compliment.


friday the 8 of june 2012. Add a comment Add a comment

As you would of seen from some of our posts on out Facebook page, the shipment of the much-awaited Kantha chairs finally arrived in NZ this weekend.
 
There is a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors, styles and finishes to choose from.    Each piece is completely unique and we just love being able to revive all the vintage fabrics we sourced on our last trip to India and turn them into such stunning pieces.  A chair like this will be a stand out piece in any room.
 
Sometimes a picture can tell a thousands words and with these pieces that is defiantly the case.  So enough of my banter and onto the main show the chairs themselves……..Enjoy!


thursday the 3 of may 2012. Add a comment Add a comment

We could not resist testing a certain piece of our collection on one of the tiniest members of our team…. our 3rd year old daughter Ivy.  We have never seen such a huge smile on such a little face; a beautiful PINK chest of drawers with crystal handles fit for a real princess! We have to say as much as we are tired of our little girls obsession with all things pink, this is one thing we all agree on.  This piece is simply stunning in all its pink girly glory.



monday the 23 of april 2012. Add a comment Add a comment



How about the most popular piece from a recent show we did!  Our Journal Armchair’s are covered in stunning, vintage hand stitched “Kantha” Indian saris.  Each fabric is entirely unique and we could not stop ohhing and arghing as we sifted through a treasure trove of vintage pieces, selecting colours and finishes we thought you would love.  Sometimes hard work can be such a joy! Keep an eye on our website if you are keen to check out what saris we have been able to source for the next round of chairs due to arrive in NZ in the next couple of weeks. 

monday the 9 of april 2012. Add a comment Add a comment

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