Mirrors of the Baroque - a reflection of luxury
Wanting to add a mansion or office space majesty and luxury, designers often use elements of decor, which came into vogue in the XVI - XVII centuries. A real find for fans of the "royal" interior were the original reflecting surfaces - baroque mirrors.
History of the origin of style
Homeland of such a luxurious finish is Italy. It is here, in the decorations residences of the Catholic Church, for the first time there were pieces of furniture and adornments of smooth curving forms, saturated with noble textures. Unique frescoes, expensive oriental fabrics, stucco moldings and carved gilded mirrors - the Baroque became a visiting card of luxury and convenience of that era.
Over time, fashion for a lush, rich interior swept the whole of Europe. France, Spain, the Czech Republic and many other countries plunged into an atmosphere of chic and glitter. The aristocracy sought to emphasize power and prosperity, expressing them in the design of their homes. And only towards the end of the XVII century the majesty of the Baroque began to give way to the functionality and practicality of the new trends.
Application in the modern interior
"Palace" style gravitates to the scope, huge open space and very high ceilings. That is why in modern apartments, all elements of such finishes are rarely used. Mirror in the Baroque style - the optimal solution for a small room, decorated with expensive and tasteful.
Also, "royal" decor can not include only mirrors. Baroque dominates over other elements of the interior, but only in combination with a similar self. A single subject of this style will not be in harmony with the surrounding simple things. The completed Baroque composition can include zoned wall decoration, original lighting fixtures in the form of candelabra, heavy curtains of noble fabric or some piece of furniture.
A perfect example of the use of a baroque mirror will be a reflective surface in the hallway. High, full-length, decoration will ideally look in the muted light of wall sconces, made in a similar style. The combination of beauty with functionality will attract the admiring glances of both the hosts and guests of the house.
Appearance of mirrors
Types of mirrors in the "royal" style amaze with its diversity. Small and large, round and square, pendant and floor. They have only one thing in common: the inexpressible beauty of the frame, made with amazing subtlety and skill.
The materials from which the framing of the Baroque mirrors are made must be dense and heavy. Ideal option will be carved natural wood, wood with stucco or metal. The patterns by which the authors adorn their creations most often imitate natural ornaments - flowers, sea shells, flowing waves.
The color scheme of mirror finish includes a noble saturated palette and all shades of white. Particular attention in the creation of such a frame is given to the application of gilding or patina. There are variants both with a surface finish with mother-of-pearl shine, and with details entirely made of precious metal.