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It is quite difficult to find an interior that would be strictly sustained within the framework of a particular design style. For sure, there are rooms, entering them we can confidently say - here it is, a classic in its purest form. However, most designers and homeowners decide to experiment and combine in one interior, two or three, and frequently several traditional styles. An Eclectic is for a harmonious and comfortable mix of styles, in general it's the same classic, just in easy and unobtrusive processing. Eclectics can be described as familiar dish - a classic interior that is served with a new, often quite acute or original sauce.
The main distinctive feature of furniture during this period is an almost complete absence of straight lines. All the lines are curved and flow into each other, all the corners are rounded, the legs are usually end up with a playful curl. Rocaille (shell curl) appeared at the Regency, it remains a key element of the ornament and it is developing by taking more and more intricate and artsy shapes. Everything becomes so small, elegant, plump and cozy, that is very suitable to create a private atmosphere of trust.
After capricious luxury of furniture under the previous Louis, in a new style of Louis XVI quiet restraint appears. There is a strict geometry in fashion, lines are increasingly straightened. Bizarre curls of rocaille and east fantasies disappear. In the ornament two themes are played. One of them is antique: meanders, bay leaves, branches of acanthus, garlands. Another is the theme of rural life: sheaves, fruit, ribbons, baskets, bouquets of wildflowers. Legs lose their previous bend and become narrower downwards. The forms of furniture were so successful that so far they are the most favorite for decorators.
Furnishings period of Louis Philippe is surprisingly close to our days. That classics, which is available to us. The answer is so simple that you can’t believe straight away. Current manufacturing in an instant turns a piece of art into furniture. Shapes and motives are largely borrowed from the style of the Restoration, but they become heavier and simpler. Industrial production of the furniture gradually replaces a master cabinetmakers. As a result, there are massive objects, almost devoid of carvings and ornaments. We can safely say that today a significant part of the "classical" furniture in a particular echoes the style of Louis Philippe. It is not pompous, and this is its charm. This style is for the home and family, for dining and bedrooms.
Pomp and entertainment are the two main characteristics of the Empire style. Proclaiming himself an emperor, Napoleon tends to glorify his rule by creating a ceremonial style, as once, long before him, Louis XIV. The new imperial style develops the traditions of French neoclassicism, but with an emphasis on the solemnity. In general, an Empire style has remained style for ceremonial receptions. When you want to impress and emphasize the importance of the moment, thus making it up for the royal level, it is nothing better for office and the living room than the Empire style.