Furniture. Wednesday , November 01st , 2017 - 00:27:23 AM
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.
As far as the designs are concerned, there is a wide range of options available with you. You have to choose the one that suits the overall decoration. It is recommended that you go for some sleek and stylish designs, and avoid something which is heavy and classy. This is because it is likely that you may have to change the position of the furniture quite frequently.
If you are not an ardent reader and do not mind using books as works of art, you can definitely try experimenting with discarded books. You can make a small table using heavy books, by piling them one on top of the other in a jagged manner. You must form two pillars of books, in order to place a glass top on them. A safer option would be to simply connect the two pillars with even more books by placing them within the pillars. Much like playing Jenga using wooden blocks. You can also make ceiling hangings using a book. All you need to do is to hang the books facing down, so that the hook is fixed to the cover of the book and is attached to the ceiling. Now gently fold the pages in the center of the book. Make a design, which ensures that the pages gently glide down to make a beautiful design.
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