Friday, May 8, 2015


In the heart of the 18th Century in France, Louis XV reigned supreme. Interior colors were gentle and clear, not muddy or muted; hardly ever just white. «It was principally Aristotlean values that habitants took with them to Nouvelle France. These values caused habitants to paint their furniture and to plaster their houses. Raw nature was to them a sign of poverty.» [Moogk, Peter N. 1977 Building a House in New France: An Account of the Perplexities of Client and Craftsmen in Early Canada. McClennand and Stewart Limited: Toronto, Ontario.]

The reclamation of Chateau Gudanes brings back to life the colors and textures of 18thC France. The painted interiors, furniture and stucco found in New France echo these colors and techniques.

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