- Characteristic features
- Features style
have gained wide popularity in the early XIX century, the interior of the Empire is a ceremonial military triumph triumphant imperial stylein all its splendor.Homeland of the refined style is France, which to this day is considered the trendsetter of the world of fashion.Because it was the golden reign of Napoleon, pompous Empire style in the interior are often called Napoleonic classicism.He has various elements of military heraldry laurel wreaths winner and walls decorated with crossed swords or spears.The imperial house of the interior should be worthy of the royals.Luxury and pathos and glory and military power, and the demonstration of the superiority of grandeur - this is what distinguishes the Empire style from the others.
general character style
In his time at the Empire style was strongly influenced by the French military expeditions through Africa and Europe, so it peacefully co
The main features of the Empire style are:
- rigorous combination of all elements of design with monumental imperial grandeur.
- rich in refined interiors should be a solemn splendor (with the strict observance of the rules of balance and symmetry).
- abundance of Roman, Greek and Egyptian decoration.
- Have stamped and military symbolism.
- use of saturated color palette with the decoration of the walls, ceiling and floor of the room.
- presence of massive furniture with refined decoration, made of fine wood.
Classics decorating walls is to use expensive fabrics (silk or brocade), but you can paste over the walls and textured wallpaper that simulates a silk cloth with the image of the military symbols of African forests with a strict pattern.Adorning the walls made artistic murals, medallions, bas-reliefs, cornices, arches, pilasters and columns.
emphasis on illuminated
In the center of the ceiling should be placed luxury crystal chandelier, around which the ceiling is decorated with ornate stucco work of art or a beautiful gilded plaster ornamentation.The ceiling is usually painted in ivory or in classic white.
give the interior a special delicacy parquet wood valuable species with a complex pattern.In addition, the floor can be decorated with marble mosaic with the Greco-Roman motifs in the patterns and artistic images.
Curtains in the Empire style
windows are made out as curtains of light silk and bordered fringe and tassels multi-layer velvet curtains with drapes.The color of the curtains should match the imperial shades, such as purple and gold.On tissue tolerance of the military symbols and gilded figures.
Empire-style rooms are made in red, blue, blue and white colors.As an accent color, they tend to use gold.
Interior Empire involves the use of expensive natural materials.These include wood, marble, crystal, gold, silver, bronze.
any furniture in the Empire style is intended to emphasize the grand opulence of the interior.As a rule, heavy furniture massive lapidary forms of mahogany with smooth polished wooden surfaces, inlaid with gold and carving.Furniture legs can be made in different styles: as swans, sphinxes, paws of a lion, and a Roman columns, pilasters and a symmetrical pattern.The best way to approach such an expensive interior furniture.
Completeness always give the interior a refined small favors:
- various bronze or metal objects of military subjects: swords, shields, spears, helmets, torches;
- eastern wall carpets;
- art paintings in gilt frames expensive;
- Egyptian ornaments, the image of the Pharaohs, sphinxes and pyramids;
- animal skins;
- mirror over the bed, a fireplace between the windows or the door leaf;
- bronze clock;
- crystal chandeliers, lots of lamps with glass pendants, bronze candelabra;
- any antique statues and vases with drawings;
- marble caskets, small chests;
- silver baskets of fruit and candy;
- porcelain tableware.
If you carefully consider all the nuances and details, the expensive and respectable Empire style perfectly fit the modern apartment plan.
details about the features discussed in the Empire following video:
Empire with dark accents