Elise Valdorcia, Artist and Decorator

Visual artist, consultant in luxury interior decor, colorist, painter, sculptor, furniture restorer and designer, photographer and antiquarian extraordinaire only begin to describe the enormously talented Elise Valdorcia.  

Elise was born in Paris in 1969. She studied interior design and attended the Boulle School of Applied Arts in Paris (here) as well as apprenticed at Bartolozzi e Maioli, (here) a renowned Florentine artisan workshop that preserves the beauty of the Italian aesthetic. Elise owned an antique shop in Marais where she sold Italian antiques, curiosities and cartapesta (paper mache).  In 2001, she and her husband Laurent left Paris and opened a studio near Saint-Remy in Provence.  It is there her interest in creating cartapesta intensified and shortly after she began selling her creations at the international antiques fair in Avignon.

  Elise creates in both the baroque as well as contemporary style and her mediums include polychrome, gold leaf, pastels, paper, wax, linen, glass, plaster and 3D fiber art. Laurent is a wood sculptor using 18th and 19th century wood to create unique pieces. Laurent is also skilled in the art of marquetry and attended Ecole Boulle in Paris.

Elise is a master of interior design and furniture design and restoration.

A commode in the style of Marie Antoinette

Commode before its transformation

Elise is a master of furniture design

Of photography


Photography © Elise Valdorcia revisited by Guillaumette Duplaix

 Designer and creator of furniture and lighting

Of mirrors

Elise is a master of the art of cartapesta.

"Angel on Cloud"

"Marie Antoinette"

Award winning "Nebula Medusa" cartapesta lamp

In collaboration with Isabeau Grey of Greyfreth here

Elise's most personal work is intended to evoke emotions in sympathy with human suffering in life, death and time.


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Created by Elise and husband, Laurent

Mirror Patina created by Elise

Detail of a chandelier

Patina on a mirror

Reinvented console top

Gold leaf on console

Haute Couture

Elise has an international clientele and has designed furnishings, lanterns, mirrors and more for homes from France to Moscow. 

Photo by Christopher Drake from the books "Provencal Escapes"  here by Caroline Clifton-Mogg
and "French Country Living"  here

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A country french maison in Gordes decorated by Elise.

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See here for creation of gothic mirrors

 Pastel portraits by Elise

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Other Projects

The Lolita Lempicka showroom in Paris here

Elise also enjoys mixing aged and contemporary decor.

As seen in Viaprestige Magazine

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Her design work includes prestigious commerical projects.

Castadiva Hotel & Spa 5* on Lake Como, Italy

Elise at work in her greenhouse style atelier

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Elise is certified by Talents de France (here)with the approval seal of the Atelier d'Art de France (here).

More of Elise's work can be seen here and here.


Thank you dear Elise for your kind support!

I make every effort to credit original sources and link wherever possible. I would be grateful if you can provide information on any unnamed source.  If you are the owner of any uncredited images, no deliberate infringement of copyright is intended. I respect all intellectual property and will remove or modify any image or post at the owner's request. 

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