Making a statement

/Making a statement

Making a statement

As I stumbled across this picture of a room designed by John Saladino, my eyes were drawn to that traditional panelling brought into this rather modern space.


Interor design John Saladino   Image source 1stdibs   Photo credit Antoine Bootz

In this gorgeous room of a Pacific Northwest Residence, designed by John Saladino, we notice a juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional elements : steel columns with fine linen, concrete walls with reclaimed panelling and antiques next to new made furniture.

This mix appeals to both traditional and modern clients.

Incorporating a traditional panelling into a minimalist modern space, is making an appearance.

The panelling doesn’t compete with the rest of the room, it is giving the room a unique look and is making quite a statement. The panelling often works to diffuse the severity of lines in a modern space.

The panelling in the room above reminds me of a panelling we have for sale.

Sketch Paneling Lefèvre Interiors

Sketch of French oak panelling – concept Lefèvre Interiors


French oak panelling – realization Lefèvre Interiors

This oak panelling has a height of 301 cm (118,50 inches) and a width of 294 cm (115,74 inches).

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French oak panelling installation – Lefèvre Interiors   Photo credit Claude Smekens

A panelling is an ideal investment piece to buy and to give a room a sense of character. You will experience the joy of panelling, giving your room a bold statement.

If you are interested in this panelling (or other Lefèvre Interiors panelling) for sale, don’t hesitate to contact me at

Wishing you all a nice and sunny weekend !




  1. francetaste Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:54 AM - Reply

    That is beautiful. I thought the Saladino room was pretty, too, but when I read that it was a residence, I thought it was rather foolish to have chairs back to back like that. It made sense for a hotel lobby, but for a home?

  2. hellolovelyinc Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 4:32 AM - Reply

    i love this saladino room. yes, that paneled area draws one in. and the mix with modern feels unexpected. i bet those chairs are simply styled that way for the shoot and are moved around a lot for entertaining. beautiful craftsmanship on the lefevre front! xox

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