Pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Simple and clean lines with smooth surfaces without any carving or adornment. Color palette relies heavily on brown, taupe, cream and pure white. Natural fabrics such as silk, wool, linen and cotton are used for their textural aspect and inherent neutral hues. French:
French classical furniture is characterized by curved, ornate lines and painted finishes that are often distressed to give an antique appearance. Pieces often have delicate carving detail, handles or ornamentation. Colour palette is characterized by white, cream, pale blue polished wood and gold.
Glam is characterized by a glamorous and sophisticated feel that conveys decadence. There is a lot of chrome, glass, gloss, mirrors and shiny fabrics, as well as bold, geometric patterns and strong shapes or outlines.
This style is characterized by use of tubular steel, plastic, laminated plywood, fibreglass and leather. Clean lines, angular designs, under-decorated and minimalistic pieces are typical. Colour palette features black, white and greys with injections of bold block colours and abstract motifs. Textiles will be plain and made of natural materials. Retro:
This style features geometric prints, and simple box-shaped furniture that is often low-slung. Colour palette showcases bright yellows, greens and oranges as well as more neutral greys and wood tones. Other items feature themes of items that were popular from the 1930s-1960s
Rustic furniture is always wooden, either stained, oiled or unfinished. Can look like it was made out of actual logs or chunky pieces of wood with the grain clearly showing. Often has a rugged appearance. Other pieces will use country themes such as farm or wild animals and produce and use woven materials or rusty metals. Palette is made up of natural, earthy colours.
Traditional pieces are often made of dark or polished wood with carved detailing forming smooth shapes and lines around tops and legs. Items will typically have a the shape of classical furniture and have a quality, heavy feel to them.
Vintage pieces are reproductions of furniture or decor designed to create a feeling of nostalgia. Decorative accents often feature authentic eye-catching graphics and designs, often with a distressed or faded finish to make them look aged and worn around the edges. Furniture will often be decorative, with carvings or painting featuring natural themes such as flowers, birds or animals in a classical style. Seating follows rounded shapes with soft leather, woven seats or printed fabric on a traditional frame.
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