Decor through the Eras
Humans have been decorating their homes since the day man first took a piece of ocher to his cave wall. Though tastes have changed through the centuries, there’s style to inspire from every era of decor. Here we take a look at a few significant design movements and how they’re used in contemporary spaces. Above, a bedroom from the modern Baroque home of Italian designer Samuele Mazza.
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Rococo is a late Baroque style notable for being incredibly ornate, almost obnoxiously so. But when elements of Rococo are used sparingly, they can be whimsical rather than fussy and overdone. The shiny black frame of this mirror makes a modern yet dramatic focal point for the room. The mixed textures and pattern, along with the gold accents, are also reminiscent of Rococo. It’s all about pairing the more decorative elements with their modern counter-points for a fresh look.
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Gothic inspired décor can be tough to pull off without making your house look like the Party Store. But if you’re daring enough to try it in your own space, there’s much to be admired about the dramatic appeal of inky walls and a shiny black dining table topped off by a fabulously opulent chandelier. Just remember to keep everything else streamlined and simple to avoid an overly Halloween vibe.
This French Baroque-inspired guest bedroom is the stuff of fairy tales. We love how the creamy monotone color scheme keeps the more fanciful elements in check, as well as how rich and warm the fireplace looks in comparison. The fancy gold trimming on the side table is gorgeous, too.
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Art Nouveau is a 19th century style distinguished by its ornamentation and originality. The prettily patterned tiles of this bathroom play off the simple brown countertops and minimalist cabinetry, keeping the look from becoming too fussy.
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Above is an elegant take on the 18th century neo-classical living style. This living room’s classic muted colors and clean, elegant lines embody simplicity while also feeling upscale and ultra-luxe. A subtle Asian influence can be found in the screened panels and glossy black cabinet in the corner.
How do you interpret historical styles in your designs? Leave us a comment with your inspirations.