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Artist Decorative Painter

Imitations of materials, fake wood, fake marble, imitation stones ...

This heading includes "imitations" of materials such as wood, marble, stone, wrought iron, bronze, leather, scale, etc. Sometimes ancestral methods and techniques, they will respect your restoration or renovation projects.
  • Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie

    During the total renovation of this renowned establishment in Les Halles in Paris, the owners, anxious to preserve this heritage and especially the spirit of the old Parisian shops, asked me to make this exterior and interior front in false oak with period ornamentation. During the preparation and renovation of the woodwork by the Borry Ets (house painter), I was in charge of moulding the old ornamentations in order to complete and recreate new ones. Many of these ornaments were missing, broken or very damaged. Inside, the columns have been painted in imitation wrought iron.

    34 rue Montmartre, Paris 1st
  • Carriage entrance avenue Marignan

    After a complete stripping, a preparation of plaster and satin lacquer, here is the realization of a false oak with a Versailles parquet pattern on the bottom of the doors.

    10 avenue Marignan, Paris
  • Sea Green baseboards

    This is a classic and revealing exercise of a "hand" for a decorative painter. To know how to reproduce a material like this fake marble without the result attracting the eye, but everything seems normal without being able to discern the true from the fake... The reward is not to realize this when you enter the room. The opposite would be a lack of taste and a poorly done job.

    Boulevard St Germain, Paris
  • Fake cut stone on ornamentation

    Here is a small and very ornamented entrance. Dirty and blackened by time, the sandblasted/grouted plasters were too porous to be cleaned. The decorative painting made it possible to lighten the entrance while making it washable over time.

    9 Rue St Sénoch, Paris 17th
  • Carrier gate Avenue Montaigne in Paris

    This door was very damaged. It was stripped to the wood, a few pieces of wood changed and a lot of smoothing work was done to renovate this door. It required a scaffolding of 3 levels since the work of fake wood included the window of the 1st floor (about 6/7 meters high).

    51 Avenue Montaigne, Paris
  • Fake stone from Paris

    After a catastrophic water damage, the sandblasted/grouted plasters of the time revealed dirty and very colourful haloes from inside the walls after evaporation. As no cleaning solution was possible, only decorative painting made it possible to recover the blonde colour and softness of the area.

    Dron Avenue in Tourcoing
  • Fake cut stone in a coachman's passage

    In a very well proportioned and moulded coachman's passage, realization of an imitation of a fake cut stone and its joint cuts. Very classic and ancestral technique of the painters in decoration dating from the Haussmann period. Only the joints are marked with adhesives today and no longer by spinning with a brush and ruler.

    7 rue Châteaubriand, Paris 8ème
  • Mercedes dashboard

    During the restoration of the interior of an old Mercedes, a fake cedar magnifying glass was made on certain parts of the Mercedes dashboard as was customary at the time. Thanks to Christophe Chauvet (cabinetmaker and restorer) for asking me to participate in this restoration.


  • Fake yellow marble

    Realization of a fake marble of white veined type treated in yellow ochre. The rest of the piece has been given a combed/grey patina. Namely that the half moons above the doors were later treated by Florence ADAM, an art restorer located next to the Château de Chantilly. I would like to thank her for introducing me to her client who also let me create a brown/yellow grey sky that you will find in the "Floors and ceilings" section.

    Château de Vineuil Saint Firmin in the Oise
  • Building door in Saint Mandé

    After having been prepared and painted in beige supported, by the painters in buildings, here is the realization of a false wood of the "oak" type on this entrance door. A marine varnish was applied as a general protection.

    Saint Mandé
  • A concrete Bourgogne stone!

    After casting this concrete slab, I dug false joints with a hammer and chisel. The whole was patinated by so-called "Burgundy stone" according to the glazier who came to take the measurements of the future window. It was lowering down and looking underneath that he could discover that it was concrete! We forgive him. The disbursement of this slab makes it possible to put decoration on it knowing that electricity is planned.

    Varennes Jarcy (91)
  • Radiator 3 materials

    On this flat radiator, the 3 materials of the bathroom furniture: white lacquered, rosewood and silver leaf.

    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • Multicoloured bathtub and false fir tree

    A multicoloured bathtub for this small bathroom or the imitation of fake wood (fir) is on the bathtub side, radiator and vanity unit, not to mention small reminders of fake blue marble.

    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • Washbasin on fake wood

    The underside of the furniture (medium) is made of fake fir with an imitation of the basin stone in the centre. The radiator is also made of fake wood with a reminder in the centre of the tile surrounding the bathtub.

    Mont d'Arbois, Megève
  • Dark fake wood and its gilded ceiling

    In collaboration with the decorator Mr Patrick Hourcade, a dark walnut fake wood was made over the entire room, including the fireplace, which was made of (real) marble; only the flat surfaces of the ceiling were gilded with bronze (gold paint).

    Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er

  • Plaster library

    Realization of a fake cherry  tree on the whole of this plaster  library (supplier Staff décor in Orly). The finish is made with a satin-finish glycerol varnish.

    St Germain en Laye (78)

  • Mahogany on gilding

    On entrance and clearance doors, realization of a false mahogany with sheaves, thread wood, and brambles, all on a gilded background. Wax finish, then rag polish.

    Rue du cirque, Paris 8e

  • False and flat wood!

    On flat doors, imitation of a false walnut and then false mouldings reminiscent of those existing on the other doors in the corridor.

    Paris 7e

  • The carriage gate

    Realization on four pilasters in the entrance hall (carriage gate) of a "Languedoc red" type marble with a base in sea green and a capital in veined carrara.
    This imitation marble is all the more disturbing because it was made on an old "stucco" which gives it its perfectly smooth and especially cold side like real marble.

    15 rue Jacques Dulud in Neuilly sur Seine (92)
  • A wooden radiator!

    Realization of a bluish fake wood on the whole radiator, following the vertical blades of the latter, and creating fake cuts along their length. Complementary element to the work of the "tires" in the "other curiosity" section.

    Avenue Victor Hugo
  • Fake marquetry

    Fake marquetry on cupboard doors. Imitated wood species: rosewood, walnut, poplar, and walnut burr.

    Neuilly sur Seine (92)
  • Double door fake wood and trompe l'oeil

    Realization of a fake "walnut" type wood and its fake mouldings on all the corridor doors, with a trompe l'oeil on the only double door, with the theme of the seaside. All the walls have been treated with a green brushed patina.

    Rue Cambronne, Paris 15e.
  • Pigeon shooting circle

    After the installation of real woodwork on all the walls of the restaurant room, I was asked to make the entire cornice and the four fake wood doors just like the new woodwork.

    Pigeon shooting circle at Bois de Boulogne
  • Antique dealers show in Paris

    In partnership with an antique dealer, realization of a canvas representing a fake oak woodwork with its fake mouldings.

    Porte d'Auteuil Paris 16th arrondissement
  • Fake wood in Montmartre

    Realization of a fake oak tree. (The handles are supported by a real marble)

    Paris 18th at 108 rue Lepic
  • White wax on Regence doors

    Wax bleaching of all the doors and cupboards of the apartment, in order to remove the "rustic" aspect and give a more refined whole. (the fabrics were placed after)

    Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris 8e
  • Fake wood, fake stone, fake marble....all fake!

    Realization in an entrance hall of a fake walnut and fake mouldings on all doors. The walls are treated with fake ashlar with a fake marble plinth of the "small antique" type.

    Rue Parmentier, Neuilly sur Seine (92))

Address and phone number

Jean-Nicolas BOULMIER
Artist Decorative Painter
41 rue du Vieux Perray
91700 Sainte Geneviève des Bois
Tel : +33
Mob: +33


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