Elle Decor included the Jardins Français collection by New Ravenna in the October 2017 issue. The placement is in the “Toolbox” section of the magazine, editors declaring that whether starting over “or just refining what you’ve got” could include the inspiring ideas in the layout, noting the “terrific products will improve any room in the house.”
About the Jardins Français collection, they note, “Manhattan-based designer Caroline Beaupere drew upon the symmetrical patterns found in Paris’s famous public garden for her Jardin des Tuileries Petite tiles for New Ravenna. Each is made of polished Thassos and Nero Marquina marbles and is available in custom sizes and materials.” To see the full placement, click through to the PDF.
New Ravenna introduced the collection of five mosaics designed by Beaupere in July 2017. The mosaics are handcrafted in Virginia from combinations of natural stone, brass, aluminum, glass, and shell. The Jardins Français collection was inspired by the formal gardens of France, from their ornate ironwork to their intricate symmetry. The variety of materials represent the four seasons, and the subtle shifts of Mediterranean light. Winter is represented by a brisk tonal white and grey in Jardin de Villandry; Spring is enlivened by luminescent shell used in Fleur de Lys; vivid summer light glows in a Monet blue glass in Jardin de Giverny; and it is the brass in Jardin de Versailles that emulates the golden hues of Fall.
Caroline Beaupere, a New York and Connecticut based interior designer says of Jardins Français, “I grew up in Provence and spent my childhood visiting Morocco, Spain, and Italy. I was greatly inspired by Gaudi’s work in Barcelona. The theme of this mosaic collection comes from my favorite gardens in France. I’ve replicated pathways leading to fountains and iron grill work using the unlimited creativity of mosaic available at New Ravenna.”