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  In the historical center of Paris, just south of the Île de la cité, is sited the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages and thermal baths — a structure whose history dates back to the fourteenth century. While France’s ‘Musée de Cluny’ is focused toward...

  Architectural Digest came out with their AD 100 and we loved reading through the list of incredible designer and artists they are celebrating this year. We wanted to take a moment and highlight soome of the creators we love and have been inspired by this...

For those who wish they could live in The Great Gatsby and can’t pass up a geometric pattern, Art Deco style can bring all the glamour of the Roaring ’20s to a 21st-century space. Symbolizing a time of great change worldwide, Art Deco, short for Arts...

The team took a trip to The Alamo Drafthouse this week to see director Ridley Scott's new movie House of Gucci. Scott uses plenty of artistic license to tell the tragedy of the family who once spearheaded the luxury fashion brand, turning Maurizio Gucci (played...

The Napoleon III style, named after Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, the French emperor who ruled from 1852 to 1870 (also referred to as the Second Empire), stands as one of the most unique styles ever produced. The eclecticism of the Second Empire is reflected in the association...

 Exciting times in the art world as Art Basel returns to Miami with a full slate of in-person happenings for the first time since 2019. Over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings,...

Louis XVI Style refers to the style defined by the period in France under the reign of King Louis XVI (1760-1789) — the last French monarch before the Revolution.  Inspired by the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum, this era saw a revival of Greek and...

Osvaldo Borsani was a true innovator. Born in 1911 the architect, designer and visionary left his mark at a crucial time in Italy's design history. He was also the visionary figure behind influential mid-century Italian furniture brand Tecno. Borsani became quietly respected for his high-quality...

After many years of political instability, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor of France in 1804.  This style fits in to the second phase of Neoclassicism inspired by ancient Greece and Rome and was important in architecture, decoration, and furniture design. We wanted to take a...

This week we are inspired by artists who use interiors as the subject of their paintings. Interior design is the most important part of what we do here at Jean-Marc Fray. The beauty of this business is being able to pick pieces and create designs...