Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Louis XVI Style in Modern Settings

Straight legs and a fairly stiff looking back are two of defining elements of a Louis 16 style chair.

These characteristic make Louis 16 the easiest style to incorporate in today's lifestyle and decor.

A nice example of a pair of gilded Louis 16 chairs in a modern setting. The arched style of the seat back is called "en chapeau", -- a hat.

Kirstin Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford via House Beautiful

Leather upholstery gives a modern presence to this beautiful Louis 16 bed and bench. Elegant. Unfussy. I like it.

So do you think you could do a Louis XVI?

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan

1 comment:

  1. like the purple, think the legs are too skinny to hold up hefty Americans


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