Marie-Claude Rogier is
an "architecte d' interieur" or French Interior Designer, Decorator and
Architect in Provence, France. Her office is located next door to the
Palace of the Popes in the medieval city of Avignon, Provence.
Marie-Claude specializes in renovating old historical buildings in this
area dating back as far as the 11th century but is also adept in
designing restaurants, cinemas, modern houses, hotels, and boutiques.
The area of Provence is well known for stone and ironwork. Most of the
castles, churches, chapels, houses and even farmhouses of days gone by
are made in stone. Walls can be as thick as two meters. Northern
exposure windows are small to fend off the impromptu but persistent
"mistral" wind. Working in conjunction with the proper antiquities and
zoning authorities in France can be daunting but due to Marie-Claude's
long expertise and experience in the region, she knows how to get the
official licenses and permissions so necessary in her line of work.
Finding craftsmen who understand the architecture of a 12th century
building has not been easy.
Marie-Claude Rogier has recruited such a team of Masons, Carpenters,
Furniture Makers, Iron Workers, Painters specialized in Provencal
wall treatment, upholsterers and curtain makers.
assistance of Marie-Claude Rogier from Avignon and Sandra Costa
from Los Angeles the stonehouse in Les Taillades would have never become
what it is today.