Jacques PATEAU and Martine PARACHINI PATEAU are both French nationals who have followed the traditional path of French decorative painting: A decorative painting school, then 3 years of apprenticeship, followed by over 10 years at the renowned Benard Daugert Company. After 15 years of honing their skills at the service of elite clientele and famous European designers, they moved to the U.S and opened their West Palm Beach " EUROPEAN DÉCOR" Studios in 1990.
For the last 20 years, they have pursued their passion for the craft. With work ethics which emphasize high standards of craftsmanship, exceptional quality of execution, creativity, innovation, and adaptability to different styles and trends, they have managed to build up an extensive list of clients. Entrusted by a most notable and very private clientele as well as American and international designers, their company has been contracted on challenging and prestigious projects.
Our work follows the European tradition of decorative artistry, which encompasses the entire range of painting techniques within our 3 dedicated studios defined below:
- Studio Trompe L'oeil - The specialty provided here is fine patinas, textures and finishes, architectural Trompe L'oeil, Gilding and Ornamentation. We also create imitations of all ranges of work portrayed on a variety of rare woods, fine marbles and stones. Murals and panoramic scenery are also done within this area of our business.
- Studio Eglomise - Verre Eglomise from furniture to creations of architectural dimension and reverse glass painting.
- Studio Textiles - Hand painted fabric with a specialty on silk and velvet.This is created for all soft furnishings and mural decor.
We are a small company that can handle work of a large scale. Throughout the years, highly qualified artists trained inside our company or in France have been selected for their skills to form crews adapted to our needs. This flexible format enables us to overtake projects of different scope or magnitude, and provide for speed of execution and uncompromising quality of craftsmanship.