Empire Interiors Based Around Cream, Ecru and Mustard

Empire Style Decorating-Jacques Grange

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

French Empire Style Stool Greenwich Living Antiques

Tom-Hayes-

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.

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Classic Decorating - Empire Decorating Ideas Beta-Plus Publishing
The 100 Best Projects with Reclaimed Materials

All the hotels - Khowan

Frank Faulkner Featured in New York Spaces Magazine

Designer Frank Faulkner

Nina Griscom's stunning Millbrook, New York home

Nina Griscom's stunning Millbrook, New York home

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

Alex Hitz's Perfect House for Entertaining - House Beautiful

Alex Hitz's Perfect House for Entertaining - House Beautiful

Carolyne Roehm

Carolyne Roehm

ANTIQUE FRENCH EMPIRE PAINT DECORATED DAYBED From Urban Artifacts 99 on ebay

Antique French Empire Painted Daybed From Urban Artifacts 99 on ebay

Mathilde Agostinelli's Home, House and Garden May 2006

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

Maison Jansen Nesting Tables Greenwich Living Antiques

Timothy Corrigan

Timothy Corrigan

Alberto Pinto - Interior Designs

Alberto Pinto  - Interior Designs

Designer Frank Faulkner

Designer Frank Faulkner

Empire style round foyer table Bernadette Livingston

Bernadette Livingston

San Francisco Designer Stephen Shubel

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!

Madeleine Castaing

Madeleine Castaing

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

18th 19th Centruy Russian Neoclassical Sofa Greenwich Living Antiques

Pieter Estersohn wallls

Pieter Estersohn Photography

Paolo Moschino At Home

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen's London Home

Château de Serrant

Château de Serrant

Gallery Wall In A Leopard Print, Mary McDonald

Gallery Wall In A Leopard Print, Mary McDonald

 Nancy Boszhardt

Nancy Boszhardt Inc

Asli Tunca - Istanbul

Asli Tunca - Istanbul - Interior Archives

Flooring Fit For Empire Style Decorating

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This wonderful picture that was featured on Decorology features a geometrical tiled floor.

Astor Courts, a 15,000 square foot estate in Rhinebeck, NY 2

Astor Courts, a 15,000 square foot estate in Rhinebeck, NY

Candida Fisher Designed By Aman & Carson November 2009 Elle Decor

Candida Fisher

Candida Fisher

Candida Fisher Designed By Aman & Carson November 2009 Elle Decor

Astor Courts, a 15,000 square foot estate in Rhinebeck, NY 1

Astor Courts, a 15,000 square foot estate in Rhinebeck, NY with very classical architectural lines. Some of the pictures remind me of Robert Adam's classic style and use of marble, classic columns, and marble tiled flooring.

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A 19th-Century London Townhouse - Architectural Digest

Presidential Decorative Statue Busts

Presidential Busts
If you are looking for a bust, why not go with a civil war president, one of the American founding Fathers of the United States. Great Americans on Amazon sells 21 busts of the most memorable leaders of America.  Buy them on Amazon from $23 dollars

The Klismos Chair

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

Klismos Chair -By Home Beautiful

House Beautiful Klismos Chairs

House Beautiful published an interesting article on the famous Klismos original and the many reproductions that followed it.

I think everyone who has a classical eye, is loving the fact that the Klismos chair is being reproduced by more manufacturing companies.  Restoration Hardware produced a beautiful set of patio furniture showcasing the classical design several seasons ago.

The Klismos chair peaked around 400 B.C., but was discovered again as everything turned classical in the 18th century.  At this time, Napoleon's Egyptian expedition of 1798 started a movement to embracing the Egyptian culture.  In addition the excavations of Pompei, also turned an eye to the classical architecture and design.

Some chairs have vertical or horizontal back splats and some have none.  This classic design has been adapted in number of ways, including the construction, the materials and form.

The Klismos Collection from Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Klismos Dining Chairs

Klismos Dining Chairs - On Ebay

Custom quality Birds Eye Maple Neo-Classical hand painted Klismos Side Chair

 Birds Eye Maple Neo-Classical hand painted Klismos Side Chair On Ebay

Custom quality Neo-classical Hand painted and Gilt Klismos Side chair

 Neo-classical Hand painted and Gilt Klismos Side chair- On Ebay