The New York Times offers a novel way to display one’s Old Master works in this Paris renovation:
If a tourist passing along the Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame just looks up, it is not hard to glimpse, through the open windows above, the rich colors of old master paintings that have been stretched across a ceiling in Linda and Bryant Edwards’s first-floor apartment. […]
“The Rape of Proserpine and The Four Seasons,” a set of oil paintings attributed to Augustinus Terwesten the Elder that Mrs. Edwards bought in a Sotheby’s auction, are the works visible from the street below. The paintings were placed on the ceiling of the reception room, which also has a Louis XV stone chimney and a 19th-century Knole-style sofa, covered in a fading 16th-century tapestry. Mrs. Edwards said that she found the chimney at a French flea market and the sofa at the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair in London.
Pascal Fagheon, a third-generation plasterer from Paris, is responsible for the plasterwork in the reception room, which includes decorative touches over the fireplace that he created to echo the design of the mantel itself.
A Renovation in Paris (New York Times)