The Modern Baroque Style -- Anything but Boring

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Modern baroque, neo-baroque, chic baroque, or just (anything but) plain old baroque -- I don't care what you call it, but you have to admit it's interesting.  A new networking friend of mine, LivChic, suggested that I check out her website, so I did, and I was delighted by the modern baroque style.  I have to clarify, though because I do remember that THE MOST horrid home I have ever seen was Sylvester Stallone's as featured in AD about 10 years ago.  That was baroque gone bad bad bad, in my opinion.  Sorry to be critical, but it was just SO far from what I considered appealing that I remember thinking "Who would want to live like that?"  I'm sure he'd say the same about my house :) 

But when done right, baroque can actually be light and airy and romantic.  Although I haven't had occasion to design this way, I remember my grandmother had some truly lovely pieces that are scattered around relatives' houses now.  And these first pieces and rooms, from LivChic, are what I consider to be "good baroque."

Now those of you who read my posts know that I'm not really a stickler for labels. Although I certainly know a baroque mirror when I see one, I start to blur the lines between baroque and romantic after that.  So these rooms that I collected on Pinterest may not all be technically the style I am describing them in, but I think at least elements of them are, and I hope you enjoy them anyway:

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Luciane at said...

Wow! You're right! Anything but boring! Actually, this is so fun. I think a touch of baroque adds some interest and fun to a room.

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Kathysue said...

Stacey I think a touch of Baroque in a room makes it interesting. I think the Belgium designs do that with the overscaled crystal chandlers and mirrors, with the otherwise rustic elements, very interesting!!! You know who does a fun take on Baroque in a fresh way is Brocade. I love their website and would love to go to their store. Take a peek if you haven't seen it. Really fun pieces. Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Wow Stacey you always have so many gorgeous images to swoon over. I am captivated and I have my own little touch of Baroque in a bombe chest that I just love in my lounge. will post it some time soon.Oh yes and I was doing some gathering of images for my den and also came upon a porters chair that would fit in just perfectly. Never seen them in blue though!
Hope yopu made progress in finding the scource of the necklace...


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This is my favorite post of yours to date...I am in love with many of these images, from those fantastic wallpapers to the grand bohemian looking rooms~its all so chic!

The enchanted home said...

Not a single thing about this post that I am not drooling over and loving!!!! One fabulous thing after another and quite possibly one of my faves of yours so far. Bravo for Baroque!
PS Thanks for your super kind and funny comment today:) It made me smile!

Karena said...

Stacy so many glorious, sumptuous images, ANYTHING but boring!! A touch of baroque is good for any decor!!

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Anonymous said...

Amazing photos, thank you Stacy! I agree, neo baroque design adds some beautiful detail to a room. Do you know Sige Gold? It's an italian company that produces gorgeous furniture. I think you'll love it.