FRENCH FORMAL MANTELS
WHEN WE THINK OF FRENCH FORMAL STYLE, WE THINK OF THE GRANDEUR OF LOUIS XIV THROUGH LOUIS XVI, THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES AND THE GRAND MAISONS OF PARIS
It is the height of elegance and refinement which enchants us to this day. Furniture and architectural elements make liberal use of exotic woods, marble, and gilt. Architecturally, it employs fluid, asymmetrical lines and graceful curves, accented with light colors and intricately delicate, yet complex patterns. In keeping with this sensibility, French Formal interior décor tends toward ornate furniture, ornamental mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings, decorative friezes and plasterwork.
FRENCH FORMAL FAVORITES