logoJean Nicolas Boulmier
Artiste Peintre Décorateur

Matières, patines, enduits décoratifs, enduits en reliefs, platres cirés vieillis

This heading includes the "effects" of materials often referred to as "patinas". These techniques are used everywhere, they can be created at will according to the places and atmospheres. In relief or smooth, once varnished, they can be lessivated and can be kept much longer than a simple plain paint.

  • Black rock

    Here are the ideas for this "reception area" of the historic MACÁN cellar. Two themes are grouped together: The first theme, created by me, represents an imitation of black rock to give the illusion of a dug cellar. Breaking patterns were dug and scraped into the thickness of a plasterboard. Successive sand plasters were applied sparsely between the breaches. A metallic anthracite black glaze covers the whole, it has been patinated with grey/matt white highlights. The second theme, directed by Gilles Chabrier, is made of UV bonded glass panels. They were engraved on the facade by sandblasting following an embossed drawing in Cordoue leather. (I am not the originator of this drawing). The choice of lighting at the bottom in the glass and at the top in front of the panels has been considered to highlight all the effects of hand engraving. It should be noted that this reception area welcomes guests for tasting and allows for transitions between the historic cellar and the barrel cellar.

    MACÁN Bodega, Samaniego in Spain

  • Degraded on mouldings

    Here is a patina that is difficult to achieve when there are "reliefs". Glazes are concentrated in large quantities in the recesses of the mouldings, which generally gives a very dark appearance. To achieve this, a succession of darker and darker and lower glazes must be made on the walls. Four grey and then black glazes had to be applied for this example.

    Edr, Le Club rue du Faubourg St Honoré in Paris

  • The "1920" Chalet du Mont d’Arbois

    This is this restaurant room with very present vaults that considerably lower the ceiling levels. The original support was a bright straw yellow tadelack that gave an impression of unwelcome coldness for a mountain hotel chalet with its feet in the snow. For this renovation, the customer wanted a carpet to remove the effects of sound resonance. I presented him with a carpet design with a range of 4 or 5 tones that allowed us to have it made to measure and that triggered the option of a matt brown degraded patina at the foot of the vaults. To complete this decoration, the basins and niches were decorated with silver plated sheets of metal "ripped off". A glass separation made by Gilles Chabrier, modernizes by the leds this "rustic mountain" atmosphere. It should be noted that the characters painted on the walls by Thierry Bruet have been preserved in their original state.

    Le Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • Blackened wood and graded patinas

    Here is a set of patinas that complement each other between walls and doors. Made of lightly sandblasted raw oak, the doors were given a rubbed/scraped glaze to highlight the natural relief of the wood. As for the walls, after the application of a thick acrylic paint, giving a combing and vertical brushing in a "string" way, here is the realization of a degraded patina starting from the white at the top to an ivory black at the bottom. The idea was not to crush the piece with a strong tint since the height is 2m20. Gradient patinas often extend the white of the ceiling on the top of the walls to lighten while daring strong shades on the bottom to give character to the rooms. It should be noted that I am at the origin of the choice of materials and the whole decorative concept of the living room: the central island (bar), the wall patinas, the tables, the niches, the lounge area including the fabrics, the black glasses behind the screen, etc..... except the acoustic ceilings and the glass corridor containing the wine bottles.

    EdR, Boulevard de Rothschild, Tel Aviv

  • "Day/Night" decoration

    Here is a room with tall silvery herbs on highlights of relief plasters loaded with photoluminescent particles (it is not fluorescence). The soft vision of the day is particularly striking at the beginning of the night. The intensity decreases during the first half hour and then fades during the night in a spirit that I would call "moonlight". This photoluminescence phenomenon is naturally recharged with spots and/or daylight. The only disadvantage... it doesn't go out! Note that a piece of furniture called "Tetris" completes this room whose explanations can be found by following this link.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Restoration of a Paris stone

    During renovation work in this banking establishment (see sand inclusion), I proposed to keep this post in very poor condition and exposed for the occasion. Its presence reveals the history of the building and brings an atmosphere of authenticity to this space. The surfaces of these stones were very rich in material and allowed me to mix my imitation work with real stones. Thanks to the photos, I let you judge....

    EdR, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, PARIS 8th

  • Muséoseine

    For the Muséoseine Museum, the firm of scenographic architect "Le Conte/Noirot" and the designer "Séquoïa" asked me to imitate a textured concrete that reflects the spirit of the banks of the Seine. The idea was to integrate the "skirts" of a footbridge representing a meander of the Seine that separates two levels in the museum. The history of the Seine, in particular the phenomena of the "Mascaret" are very well explained.

    Caudebec en Caux, Normandy

  • Inclusion in sand

    For the corridors of this banking institution, it was necessary to find a solid and shock-resistant coating while being as decorative as possible. The idea of a sandblasted coating was appropriate for its strength and durability. Given the thickness of the sand, a hollow "sgraffito" pattern could easily be placed in order to personalize and make this financial institution identifiable.

    EdR, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, PARIS 8th

  • Oval lounge

    Overlooking the gardens, this magnificent lounge where all the woodwork is curved and curved, took a long time to restore. Very dark and soiled by the times, these woodworks have been demolished, brushed, pieces of wood changed before our intervention. The idea was to carefully preserve the fibre and rib of the oak while lightening the room. It is neither a glaze nor a bleach but a wiped bleach to give a patinated, clear, almost "powdery" effect in all hollows. It has been a pleasure and an honour to work behind those who created this piece many decades ago.

    Boulevard St Germain, Paris

  • Hollow photoluminescent strips

    On cupboard doors, creation of grey bleached patinated patinated relief strips. In all the hollows, it would have been possible to apply photoluminescent particles as the sample presented but the option was not retained at the realization.

    Villa Poirier, Paris 15th arrondissement

  • Sgraffito sandblasted plasters

    A two-layer sandblasted plaster was applied to the walls to reveal in the hollow ornamental motifs in the "Sgraffito" style, designed by me. In the workshop, a transfer of the drawings to scale and a pre-cutting in thick and hard plastics, shapes was carried out. On site, these templates were maintained using repositionable adhesives for the time needed to re-coat all the walls to give the illusion that the patterns had been dug into the mass of the wall.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Silver "retracted" patinas

    This retracted patina technique consists in superimposing a fluid acrylic glaze on a freshly spread solvent in order to retract (or "fuser") the acrylic, thus making the bottoms reappear (plum for this occasion). Very difficult......... According to my drawings, custom-made furniture. The worktop is a three-layer glass that is glued and sculpted by sandblasting underneath. The basin was post-formed upside down in ovens, sanded, turned over and then adapted in the work surface. Exceptional realization realized by Gilles CHABRIER, glass sculptor located in La Bastille.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Blackened patinas in shades

    After the application of a thick acrylic paint, giving a combing and vertical brushing in a "string" way, realization of a degraded patina in oil from the white at the top to an ivory black at the bottom. The frames have been treated with a combed, brushed patina and the ramp bases are made of grey fake stone and their cuts joined.

    Entrance and stairwell, Pregny, Switzerland

  • Bleached "retracted" patinas

    This technique of retracted patinas consists in superimposing a fluid acrylic glaze on a freshly spread solvent in order to retract (or "fuser") the acrylic, thus making the bottoms reappear (silvered for this occasion). Very difficult.......... Referring to the floor, a fake black marble was made on the top of all the furniture and baseboards.

    Dining room, Pregny, Switzerland

  • Megève/Mont d’Arbois lounge

    Imitation on a removable partition with a "slate" aspect and its metal sheets in the centre. All this refers to a restaurant called "le Club House" located at Mont d'Arbois above Megève (1000 people per day in season).

    EdR, Rue de Hesse, GENEVA

  • Brass sheets on undulating cupboard

    Installation of brass leaves "torn off" on a grey background rubbed with bronze powder. Glossy flatting varnish in finish

    Avenue Hoche, PARIS 8th

  • Grey on woodwork

    Here are oil on oak patinas. The fouling of waxes, the filling of board holes, the removal of boxes, etc.... required a thorough renovation. The idea was to take advantage of this to bring a touch of modernism and clarity. The first difficulty was the waxing, which required passes and passes of paint strippers and numerous rinses with water, otherwise nothing could stick to them. The 2nd difficulty was the reaction of the glazes to the oil on the oak, which reacts differently depending on the panels, mouldings, etc. It is rare that customers let us take the risk of modifying their oak woodwork.

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Banking director's office in Geneva

    The design of libraries, woodwork, radiator covers, videoconferencing, etc... was created by me. In the workshop, I treated the vertical steel plates on each side of the videoconference with several acids projected simultaneously in order to oxidize the steel violently in a few seconds and minutes. Once dry, the plates were scraped, sanded and varnished to reduce the power of the colours and to keep only a moderate alteration of the surfaces. In view of the dangerousness, this technique is reserved for very experienced professionals and requires appropriate protection.

    EdR, Rue de Hesse, Geneva, Switzerland

  • The living room of Mont d'Arbois' chalet

    This salon needed a little "makeover". The lightening of the woodwork was essential and the tinting of the walls made it possible to smooth the transition with the beams. I had to keep the white plaster bottoms swept and rough, hence the bossing on the walls of this region.

    Megève in Haute Savoie

  • Steel rosette

    Specialists in monumental rosettes will not be mistaken: it is a trompe l'oeil. I do not know of any rosette to date whose structure would be made of riveted steel, but the effect seems normal and integrates perfectly with the other materials in this Protestant temple. Despite a design dating back to the Eiffel period, this stone rosette on the exterior façade had been smoothed with plaster on the inside, resulting in large, poorly proportioned painted bands around these beautiful stained glass windows. The imitation of superimposition of riveted steel angles furnishes these spaces and makes them more balanced.

    58 rue de Lille, Paris 7ème

  • Protestant Temple

    As soon as I saw it, this place inspired me. I advised on all the decorative elements: Fake stone on the pillars, friezes and ogives (made of staff because at the time "Eiffel", the structures were metallic then dressed with plaster ornamentation) * Fake rusty steel on the souls on the ceilings, the columns and the rosette (idea of trompe l'oeil never made to date elsewhere) * Raising of glazed vermeil (nor gold, no money but in between) in the balustrade windows, window surrounds and all the back gallery walls (effects of large pearly flat areas) * Choice of the different plain beiges transmitted to the painters in buildings. With the help of my colleagues by trade, we were able to imitate traditional materials such as stone and metal to ensure and complete the soul of the place without fantasy or overloads. This atmosphere seems natural thanks to the play of tones on tones between stone and beige. In view of the importance and impact of such a renovation within the Protestant brotherhood, I would like to thank the leaders for trusting me from beginning to end.

    58 rue de Lille, Paris 7ème

  • Tin on mahogany

    These pieces of furniture, previously made of dark mahogany with a glossy varnish and gold fittings, have been given a new look as a metal craft furniture. Products based on real metal particles of nanometric granulometry, mixed with vinyl resins, allow adhesion to all surfaces. Only a tedious sanding can reveal the particles in order to give the metallic reflections. For this service, tin particles (Metalis) from the Laverdure Ets were used.

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Male office

    Here are wood panelling with anthracite combed patinas that contrast strongly with the walls. This set gives a desired masculine side from the beginning. On the walls, oil patinas on water-based glue were vertically brushed and then soaked with a wet jex pad.

    Rue du Château, Marolles en Hurepoix in Essonne.

  • Swiss office of Mrs. de R.

    The walls received crumpled silk papers inlaid in fresh plaster for tawny tones and crumpled silk papers glued on dry, hard plaster for plum tones. All the furniture and paintings were already present before the work, except for the neon lights invented by me, especially for the place.

    EdR Rue de Hesse, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Cardiology practice of Dr. Vittecoq

    Combed patinas and squares of plaster stick your wood together to create a warm, simple and sober atmosphere, but one that is sufficiently present to give patients a sense of well-being.

    Saint Michel sur Orge in Essonne

  • Real concrete decorative posts

    These posts are part of a decorative ensemble that includes moulded concrete in a wooden plank style, imitations of striated slate, painted patinas with gradient shades on the top of the walls. This high-altitude restaurant, which can accommodate between 800 and 1200 people every day during the high ski season, is heavily used and had to be treated with solid materials. The combination of concrete and resin glue plaster imitating slate was the most appropriate. On the top of these posts, a composition of plaster and gravel was cast and patinated with slate on a bed of fibreglass (in the workshop and glued on site).

    The Club House of Mont D'Arbois, Megève in Haute Savoie

  • Brushed patina poached plum

    Realization of a plum patina next to an Egyptian decoration made 14 years ago. I used the existing relief of the wall which was very poached and peeling. It is an oiled patina made on an old parma pink undercoat and then varnished. This oil patina is a brushed poached patina

    Villa Poirier Paris 15th arrondissement

  • Screened patterns on doors

    Realization of patinas combed on the doors and brushed with spit on the walls. The doors were not dug as it seems, but an additional thickness of smoothed plaster on the surrounding area and striated plaster in the centre was added. This project is intended for a small corridor.

    Villa Poirier Paris 15th arrondissement

  • Copy of wallpaper

    Making a fake wallpaper! I copied the existing wallpaper that was installed many years ago and is no longer being used. To avoid you looking for or playing the game of the 7 errors, these are the two doors and the back of the new toilet. Good comparison!

    Seals in the Hauts de Seine (92)

  • Vertical relief plaster

    Decoration of a living room, a dining room and a kitchen side with smooth walls in beige degraded patinas, including three walls with a strong vertical plaster structure. This material was made with mason's tools. Why not?! Apart from the shades, the structural effects between daytime and evening backlighting are amazing.

    "La Maison de l'étang" in the heart of Château Clarke located in Listrac in the Médoc

  • Clément's room

    Just born, I think this little lenient will have a room already well decorated. The freshness of the greens and yellows gives this room a soft and pleasant atmosphere.

    St John the Two Twins in the 77

  • Waxed plasters on a red background

    Here is for this small entrance, a patina of your stone and its whitewashed panels on waxed plasters. To carry out this technique in a "worn-out fresco" way, it was necessary to decorate the backgrounds with vermilion red and some black fades. The plaster plasters were then applied. The ceiling, on the other hand, received an oiled patina of shade earth on a red background and then simply varnished. The switches already in place have been treated like fake wood.

    Marolles in Hurepoix, in Essonne (91)

  • Golden Wall

    Gold leaf on the top of the walls of this alcove. Namely, no varnish protection is to be considered. The shine must remain natural and authentic.

    Avenue Marceau, Paris

  • Fake worn metal on real metal!

    Here are two metal posts recently installed in this renovation, which was finished with a minimum rustproof orange finish. I was simply asked to give them a worn, rubbed, bumped, etc... squat style on Talleyrand Street!

    Rue Talleyrand Paris

  • SPA: indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi

    Here is the decoration of a spa including: a corridor/entrance made with a smooth plum patina; a grey gradient patina in relief on the rest of the walls of the indoor pool, corridor, and 4 massage rooms. Note that I intervened for the implantation of the mosaics in a "square bubbles" way! and the illuminated reserve on the top of the reception bench. For more information, see in the "other and curiosities" section the "SPA: 4 massage rooms".

    Chalet du Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • blue bathroom

    This bathroom had been painted in a plain blue that was not suitable. The idea was to whiten the top and create a base in a different and more intense blue. The whole treated in cold shade required to be enhanced by a warm shade, hence the idea of yellow squares as a frieze.

    Nogent sur seine (10)

  • Decorative lotus flower in relief

    This room and its adjoining bathroom have received a degraded ochre patina on thickened paint. On the top of the walls there are two friezes, one in relief representing lotus flowers in three layers of stencils and the other in crumpled brown chiffon on a bronzine background. Bugatti" furniture will complete the harmony of this room.

    Paris 8th

  • Reception hall of Château CLARKE

    In the reception hall of Château Clarke, a four-walled combed patina degraded to any height (8 metres). False wood in connection on the white hubcaps of the 16 ceiling spots.

    Listrac (33)

  • Bleached used fir frieze

    Removal of this old corridor in dark panelling, for a bleached and sanded wood. More sustained bases and a frieze invented on the spot to finally brighten up this corridor.

    Varennes Jarcy (91)

  • Striated brown stripes

    Realization of a patina taloche in this staircase then of three brown stripes just under the implantation of the three spots.

    Varennes Jarcy (91)

  • Pastel surrounds for doors

    A straw yellow patina for this mezzanine, with different colours for each of the doorways it serves.

    Villiers sur orge in Essonne (91)

  • buttercup room

    Creation of a yellow buttercup patina on a thickened paint background swept over all the walls, including the old feeders. Surrounding the doors in ivory-coloured patina and then imitating a fake stone and its joint cuts on the old raw cement column.

    St Georges de Montaigu in the Vendée

  • display case with golden background

    For this bottom of the showcase, gold leaves "torn off" on a thickened red ochre paint background.
    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • Large mountain chalet lounge

    The walls are talched, sanded and then patinated in a "whitewash" style, then raised by large, more sustained frames. For finishing dark nets and bleached selvedges around the frames. It should be noted that the radiators have received thickened paints instead of the effect given by the plaster.
    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • Mr. and Mrs. de R's room

    This is a room where they wanted to contradict the walls between them. On one side the ash woodwork and on the other side a brown chequered wall (plaster) combed alternately. The ceiling with its raised panels has striped separating strips reminiscent of the brown wall.

    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • pebble rain

    Bathroom, with a density of pebbles that intensifies downward until it reaches the floor laid by the tilesetters. Real sand was glued between the rollers on all the walls including the radiator. A piece of ferrugem slate (from the shower cubicle) was attached to the centre of the radiator. The shell on the mirror was designed by me.

    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • bunk beds

    Children's room with bunk beds and alternating dark woods and shaded orange-yellow patinas on the walls. On the top of the walls we will find silhouettes of trees, mountains, etc.... The cupboard doors are painted with slate, a painting imitating slate that allows to draw with chalk and then wipe.

    Mont d'Arbois, Megève

  • Let's write along the walls!

    On a crumpled patina background, here is a poem on the theme of friendship written around the circumference and halfway up the room. To complete the spirit, a feather painted in trompe l'oeil is placed on each of the two doors.

    Rue Parmentier in Neuilly (92)

  • Colorful and cheerful corridor

    Corridors are places of passage that are often not given enough importance. This is precisely why we wanted to highlight it and give it presence and cheerfulness. A patina graded from orange to yellow to green was made before the hand painted flowers were made.

    Rue Parmentier in Neuilly sur Seine

  • Combination of grey and plum patinas

    Here is a set of plum/light grey colour contrasts for this entrance, living room and dining room set. A brushed effect with a blade imprint for the plum colour and a relief combing effect for the light grey, all enhanced by the installation of gilded leaves in pieces on the doors, wall and library.

    Rue Parmentier in Neuilly sur Seine

  • Light the fire! with a degraded patina

    Realization, in this very beautiful volume, of a degraded patina in fire colour in opposition to the stone walls preserved in their original state.

    Marolles in Hurepoix in Essonne

  • Stencils for glued sand

    In this wave bathroom (real marble), realization of a patina combed in relief then degraded in the blues/water green. Glued sand patterns were applied using stencils created by me. These come out of the wall of about 3mm, are very hard and despite the glue have kept the real color of the sand.

    Paris 8th

  • Spanish theatre sets

    Creation in a dining room of a degraded patina in green tones over the entire height of the walls. Cutting and collage of old Spanish theatre sets painted in gouache on kraft paper from the 1920s. Old window: realization on canvas of a trellis and a gradient background, all glued to the back of the window FACE painting.

    Rue du Cirque, Paris 8e

  • A white patina on white!

    Realization in a living room, of a white combed patina unbleached on all the walls and friezes in relief. Replacement of gilded mirror frames, respecting their ageing.

    Rue Molière, Paris 1er

  • Degraded recess

    Creation of a degraded combed patina on all the walls. Creation on the doors of fake steel strips hammered with fake rivets, and a fake water-green wood.

    Avenue Victor Hugo Paris 16e

  • WC anthracite

    Creation of a gradient patina from anthracite (referring to the granite of the ground) to pearl grey, with nets starting from the ground and fading on the top of the wall.

    Avenue Victor Hugo Paris 16e

  • Block of fake stones

    Creation of degraded patinas on the walls and four pilasters (in plaster tiles) sculpted and patinated in a "green stone" style, in the spirit of the painting for which the central wall was specially built.

    Avenue Victor Hugo paris 16e

  • toilet sheets!!!

    Patina in yellow brushed oil with a frieze of real purple maple leaves glued and then slightly golden on the veins.

    rue Cambronne, Paris 15e

  • Mouldings and golden fillets

    Realization of gilding nets on all the mouldings of the reception and the large living room.

    Avenue Victor Hugo, Paris 16th

  • Pompeian patinas

    Realization of various Pompeian patinas, with two masks representing joy and sadness.

     

  • Marbled patinas

    Creation of a brushed marbled patina in the interior of the panels, then a bluish green enhancement on all the surrounds.

    Avenue Téophile Gautier, Paris 16e

Coordonnées

Jean-Nicolas BOULMIER
Artiste Peintre Décorateur
41 rue du Vieux Perray
91700 Sainte Geneviève des Bois
Tel : 01.69.04.64.42
Mob: 06.62.18.64.42

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