A ravishing stateroom wearing olive and white, affected emphatically by the extravagant outlines connected with the “Sun King”, Louis XIV. The mind boggling scrollwork tackles a practically silver shade – Louis XIV cherished the valuable metal so much that he frequently charged strong silver furniture (later softened to refill the treasury post-war). Thankfully, the furniture here is a great deal more quelle
Gallery sofas – sometimes referred to as boudeuse (French for ‘sullen’) – allow visitors to appreciate the sophisticated surroundings from any angle. For a very similar contemporary version, check out the Epoch sofa by British designer Christopher Guy.
Adjusted furniture all the more precisely speaks to the Louis XVI period, instead of Louis XIV, yet they work magnificently in this configuration. Of all the Louis-roused furniture accessible today, those oval-supported seats are likely the most darling. The thickness and ornamentation makes them very unique in relation to the ones you’d find at the business sector, be that as it may.
Visualizer: Sergey Tomenko
This lavish home consolidates neoclassical and present day plan. The streamlined stylish is reminiscent of Louis XVI – note the fluted legs on the sideboard and side tables. Neoclassical stylistic theme took prompts from Etruscan impacts, which itself is gotten from Greek construction modelin
These couches and seats offer a lavish tackle the Chesterfield, made entirely interesting with larger than average precious stone tufting and elaborate Chippendale legs. They’re consummately planned with whatever remains of the space regardless of the possibility that furniture like this didn’t exist until numerous years after the last Louis surrendered the throne. Albeit, interestingly, Thomas Chippendale and Philip Stanhope (the Earl credited for appointing the first Chesterfield) were both peers of Louis XVI.
Greenery, gilt, and heavy fabrics create a warm look despite the home’s vast proportions. The colors are truly lovely – not as flashy as the gold typically applied in Louis-era designs, but still sophisticated enough for a palatial theme.
A small outer-parlor makes good use of extra space in the hallway and features a decidedly more subdued style. Simple lines and textures are well suited to this area’s purpose. Mirrored cabinetry reflects the light and makes the hallway look even more weightless and spacious.
Such a decorative chandelier won’t work in every hallway, so take note of this brilliant application – it works wonderfully here.
Louis XVI championed neoclassical design as a less-extravagant alternative to the excesses of rococo, but this lavish staircase provides a necessary counterbalance to the straight lines that define the rest of the interior. Despite its association with baroque design, the acanthus scrollwork is another feature derived from Greek architecture – so it’s still true to the neoclassical theme overall.
Visualizer: Maximilliion Design
Different from the baroque and rococo inspiration of the previous homes, this unique space seems to rely more on Provincial and Empire influences. It’s an eclectic and romantic aesthetic – appropriately titled “Coffee with Milk”.
Only the faintest hint of baroque influence touches the kitchen. It’s elegant, low-key, and demonstrates how versatile French provincial design can be. The damask dining chairs are especially admirable.
Compared to the baroque influences present in the Louis-era, this boiserie is more understated and the bas-relief crown moldings take center stage instead.
Note how crown molding replaces the traditional function of window cornices by hiding the curtain hardware. It’s a surprisingly minimalistic touch for such a classically inspired interior. It makes the curtains look so neat and tidy!
Visualizer: Azer Dizayn
Louis XV would have approved of this design, without a doubt. It has an undeniable rococo vibe and embraces the strong scrollwork and ornamentation of the era. Madame Pompadour – Louis XV’s famous mistress – actually had shades of blue and pink named after her, so the soft palette used here is incredibly on-trend.
Not to be overshadowed by the intricate and artful ceiling, weighty furniture draws immediate attention. The chairs (bergère) and sofas (canapé) feature a camelback design that perfectly echoes the arched windows and gilded wall panels.
Absolutely gorgeous! This private room shares many similarities with the style found throughout the petit appartement du roi at Versailles, famous for demonstrating the clearest examples of Louis XV’s design influences. This visualization is just as opulent as the iconic Versailles rooms, yet displays its own unique character with the addition of a breathtaking inlaid floor.
Time for some chair terminology! The lovely seat featured here is a fauteuil, or an open-arm chair, in contrast to the fully enclosed bergère. The curved leg style is referred to as a cabriole or, outside of French design, as a Queen Anne leg. The good news is that knowing the language isn’t necessary to find what you’re looking for (especially since so many classic French designs are timeless and constantly reinvented) but it does help!