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Baroque and minimal together

The latest trend in house design

When we think about baroque, sumptuous churches, gilded furniture, precious accessories and finishes come to mind first, in a varied environment and maybe it is often a little too.

It is time to re-evaluate the baroque related to the home environment design: this creative style can provide an impressive backdrop.


BAROQUE STYLE IN ITALY

The aesthetic movement of baroque was born in Italy at the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century, expanding quickly throughout Europe. The most important exponents of this movement were artists like: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Tintoretto and Carracci. Some scholars identify the Baroque as the peak of the Italian culture, certainly in terms of architectural production.

Cities like Turin, are the perfect example of it. During the urban expansion in 1563, the renewal works were entrusted to important architects like Filippo Juvarra and Guarino Guarini. They will leave a lasting mark on the cityscape and in the taste of Piedmontese, making the Baroque the greatest protagonist of an epoque, thanks to majestic royal and majestic residences, large squares and beautiful buildings.



BAROQUE FURNITURE IN A MODERN ENVIRONMENT: A LUXURY AND ELEGANT MIX

Up to the ‘90s the Baroque was considered a heavy taste, but today there is a strong re-evaluation of this fanciful and eccentric style.

In the contemporary design, the mixture between Baroque and minimal is the best choice. Baroque furniture, in a modern environment, encourages even more contemporary taste. This means that elegant, antique furniture with gilded finishes and crystal decorations can be successfully combined with neutral wall and floor finishes.

HOW TO CREATE A MIXED STYLE: BALACING OPPOSITES

Many people dream of crating an environment that combines different styles, but balancing the elements it’s not always easy. Baroque and minimal can add originality and personality to a home, but the details should be chosen carefully so as not to create a result that is unpleasantly artificial.

Here some practical tips for mixing these two styles successfully:

  • Metallic furniture finishes stand out well on cool and neutral nuances, like grey and white.

  • A particularly opulent look is more advisable in small rooms.

  • Gold or silver leaf is the must have in the finishing of consoles, paintings and mirrors, but without exaggeration/overstatement.

  • In case of large pieces of furniture, like bookcase and chest of drawers, place small hyper-modern accessories to moderate.

  • Floors, walls and profiles should fit the theme, keeping subdued colors.



ATTENTION TO DETAILS

When creating a baroque or mixed interior design, furniture is not everything. If your intention is to create a classic and elegant environment, without renouncing the clean lines of modernity, the balance will be decided by floors, walls and finishing profiles between them.

In this case, a skirting board in matching style can make the difference. A baroque-inspired profile, therefore with soft and refined lines, is the detail that distinguishes a well-designed, new classic style.

If the furniture is already full of bright colors - like gold, copper, petrol, mauve and burgundy – the skirting board should be light, matching the color of the wall.


TRAFIL BAROQUE SKIRTING BOARD, A PRACTICAL AND ELEGANT PROFILE

Trafil catalogue offers a classic baroque style in its wide choice of customizable profiles. The Trafil baroque skirting board is easy and quick to lay, and meets the highest quality standards, guaranteeing durability and hygiene.

This particular finish is suitable both for classic and modern style houses, suggesting timeless elegance at a glance.



 

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