Peak of Chic posted some fabulous pictures of the home Jacques Grange designed in New York, which appeared in the House & Garden article in the December 2003 issue, and then again in the House & Garden, May 2006 issue.
The Empire style, sometimes considered the second phase of Neoclassicism, is an early-19th-century design movement in architecture, furniture, and other arts. The movement started in Europe and continued in America until around 1830. The style continued in popularity outside the major metropolitan centers well past the mid-nineteenth century.
The style originated in France, after the rule of Napoleon I, as a way of making a bold statement for the French state.
The style corresponds to the Biedermeier style in the Scandinavian and German areas, and was seen in the Federal style in the United States.
French Empire Style Stool Greenwich Living Antiques
Tom Hayes also shows us the beauty of white and gold next to each other. Here we have gilt frames on the wall next to a Gilt Eagle Convex Sconce Mirror. This look is very sophisticated.
Classic Decorating – Empire Decorating Ideas Beta-Plus Publishing
The 100 Best Projects with Reclaimed Materials
Nina Griscom’s stunning Millbrook, New York home
Antique French Empire Painted Daybed From Urban Artifacts 99 on ebay
Mathilde Agostinelli’s Home, the public relations director for Prada in France. Featured in House and Garden May 2006
Maison Jansen Nesting Tables Greenwich Living Antiques
Alberto Pinto – Interior Designs
San Francisco Designer Stephen Shubel
The Louis Vuitton: The Chicest Taboo shoot, photographed by James Meakin
Faux painting techniques, or faux finishes, adds visual interest in any room.
Faux painting involves many different techniques that combine paint and glaze using various tools to create finishes that imitate marble, stone, wood, and other textures, including raw silk.
Many homeowners enjoy testing new techniques themselves and enjoy the money they save while doing so!
Castaing’s life-long preference for cozy Napoleon III furnishings, striped wallpaper and her distinctive 18th century furniture has made her as popular today as ever. Consider picking up her book “Celebrating The World of Madeleine Castaing” on Amazon
18th 19th Centruy Russian Neoclassical Sofa Greenwich Living Antiques
Gallery Wall In A Leopard Print, Mary McDonald