The playfulness and lightness of the space, decorated in the rococo style, undoubtedly will be to the taste of refined sensual natures, who value their own comfort and who can receive joy and pleasure from life.
The decorative rococo style was born in France in the distant days of the reign of King Louis XV (1715-1723). Having reached its apogee, this design direction quickly spread to the rest of Europe. Refined, refined and charming rococo style in the interior of noble houses recklessly reigned almost until the end of the XVIII century. His appearance was a kind of response to the excessive pretentiousness and pomp of the then popular Baroque style. For the described historical epoch, the key word was “elegant”, which rather accurately characterizes the fashionable rococo style.
Graceful Rococo style from the very beginning was not conceived by the creators as a fundamental architectural one. He was immediately focused on creating comfortable home interiors with a certain degree of intimacy, coquetry and lightness. The inspirer of this style is considered to be the Italian Jean-Louis-Ernest Mesonnier, since it is in his works that the asymmetric forms were first reflected, including the unusual contours of the quaintly curved sea shell. That is why the name of the style comes from the French word "rocaille", which means "decorative shell".
Rococo in the interiors
In those years, it was extremely fashionable Exotic "branch" of the Rococo Chinoiseri (Chinese) style. Medieval Chinese motifs, stylization and decoration techniques were necessarily present in the interiors of all the rich houses of European nobility. Painted mobile screens were especially popular, thanks to whose presence it was possible to change the space visually with ease. Exquisite orchids and golden aquarium fish in moments of pleasant rest enjoyed all those present in the room. The decoration of the houses was lacquered elegant furniture made by skilled Chinese craftsmen. Tables for festive dinners served with beautiful dinner sets made of the finest Chinese porcelain. The presence in the house of tapestries made in pastel colors, which depicted Chinese emperors, warriors, dancers or concubines, as well as scenes from Chinese life, pagodas and flowers, was considered fashionable.
Rococo Undoubtedly - This is a luxurious, elite style, and an ordinary apartment in a high-rise building is hardly suitable for it. But the rococo interior is the place to reign in a spacious country cottage with rooms with high ceilings and large windows.
An important feature in the forms of furniture of the era of Louis XV is the complete rejection of straight lines. It as if reflects the striving for the dissolution of individual parts in a single ensemble of all the objects in the room.
When decorating furniture, carving occupies a rather modest place, yielding leadership to bronze linings, with which you can effortlessly decorate pre-sanded surfaces. The surfaces of the furniture are first treated with colored lacquers, after which they are decorated with bronze overlays and carvings with gilding.
For the rococo style, dressers and secretaries are considered characteristic furniture. Therefore, in the office it is desirable to have a secretary, which is essentially a combination of a desk with a chest of drawers, in which there are many small secret drawers.
Rococo-interior is additionally decorated with especially female objects such as a secretary on high carved legs, a cardboard box (a drawer designed for storing papers), all kinds of puffs and bedside tables, small decorative dressing tables with a mirror.
Comfort is added to the interior by the presence of a beigeon in the room (fr. Bergere - a deep, upholstered armchair with curved legs) and a canape (a wide armchair similar to a sofa with a high headboard).
When choosing furniture, one should take into account that, in addition to its elegance and grace, it was pleasant to the touch and could delight a person, giving pleasure to his body in moments of relaxation and rest.
When creating the Rococo interior, remember that it is aimed at ensuring the convenience of the life style of the owners of the house, so any little things in life play an important role, almost all things and objects should create a feeling of comfort.
You can see an overview of the rococo style in the following video:
Mirror in the boudoir
Distinctive features of the Rococo