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July 5, 2009

Baroque French Furniture – Lavish Luxury

Filed under: Reproduction French Furniture — Laura @ 9:00 AM

Baroque French Furniture – Lavish Luxury

Baroque French furniture taps into a sense of artistry, Bohemia and grandeur that adds charm, style and character to your home.

Baroque French furniture can transform any room of your house. The distinctive, ornate style is rooted in European art and culture. The Baroque period dates from the 17th century and was actually rooted in Rome. The Italians indulged in the drama and grandeur of Baroque art – from painting to sculpture. Baroque French furniture taps into the same exquisite flourishes and elaborate detail featured in Baroque art.

The Roman Catholics in Italy embraced the Baroque style, using the arts to express religious narratives and themes. And Baroque furniture and paintings were adopted by the aristocracy to decorate their grand homes impressing visitors by oozing style and status.

Baroque French Furniture – Add a Flourish

It’s not surprising that interior designers today embrace baroque French furniture to add elegant chic to a room. Whether its ornate mirrors or candlesticks, or Baroque French furniture such as arm chairs or dressing tables, such statement pieces make a style statement.

In today’s world where interior design is often minimalist, bland and devoid of character, there’s been a backlash against the soulless stripping of our homes of all character. More people are creating a sense of character, history and charm by investing in Baroque French furniture and shabby chic home accessories.

Add Drama with Baroque French Furniture

Baroque French furniture offers a touch of grandeur and individuality to a room – it just takes one carefully chosen chair, lamp or chandelier to create an impact, impress visitors and embrace a sense of decadent opulence. The French ‘baroque’ derives from the art and architecture of the early 17th and mid 18th century. It’s characterised by its bold, curvaceous forms, elaborate ornamentation and lavish style.

If you’re looking for furniture to really inject a sense of complexity, depth and style. In France, the courts of Marie de Medici and Louis XIII embraced Baroque French furniture, influencing artists and interior designers all over the world. Today, Baroque French furniture still symbolises wealth and artistry – the famous Borromeos family in Italy built their own island over several centuries.

The wealthy Milanese family has a history of cardinals and princes. Their island Isola Bella is described as ‘pure baroque’ featuring tapestries, Baroque French furniture, Venetian glass, English clocks and antique paintings.

Shabby chic in the bedroom is easily at The Orchard.

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