Silva Vinh. Furniture. September 15th , 2017.
The Empire style furniture is massive, in grand scale and very masculine. It has a severe, heavy, masculine look with no carving. The wood carving which is very common in the previous styles of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI is generally replaced with wood veneers polished to a high sheen. To equalize the bareness of wood veneer, metal gilts are used to adorn the furniture. A good clue to identifying the Empire style is the vulgar use of ormolu mounts. Ormolus are gilt-metal decorations usually in different decorative motifs. These are usually drawn from antique sources or patriotic inspiration. There are motifs derived from Egyptian archeology. Falcon, sphinxes, cobras, obelisks, winged lions are just some of these Egyptian inspired decorations. Napoleon's fascination with his conquest of Egypt and later on the excavation of ruins by the French Egyptologists created so much interest in everything related to Egypt.
Beachfront houses, in particular, will benefit immensely from having rattan items in their front porch or rooftop deck, as the understated, pastel colour scheme these pieces tend to be available in will contribute to give the entire outdoor area of their home that beachy feel that so many holiday home-owners appreciate and strive for. Otherwise, adding rattan outdoor furniture to a patio area is an excellent way to make it appear less bare, especially if there is no shrubbery in the immediate surroundings to offset the effect of the tiled surface. Either way, it is easy to see how and why rattan outdoor furniture is thought to be such a good addition to these types of areas.
Diane has enjoyed decorating since she was a child. While she leans more toward a french country style, she finds beauty and interest in all decorating styles of today. She recently developed a liking for the industrial style and the industrial items she has recently discovered. She believes it is important to embrace new ideas and new creations and tries to keep an open mind when it comes to styles and trends. Her website is is a place to find industrial furniture and accessories for your home or business and was created to keep her busy doing something she loves since she has recently retired. You can join her in her new found love of the industrial/urban style by browsing and perhaps choosing a new piece for your home today.
For the past few decades, rattan outdoor furniture has all but been a staple of gardens, porches and patios the world over. With its mixture of visual appeal, durability, sturdiness and relatively low maintenance, the material has captured the hearts of many a garden owner, and rattan outdoor furniture sets continue to be perennial best sellers for any furniture or homeware provider.
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