Tag Archives: European Furnitures

Floral Furniture: Exploring Nature-Inspired Furniture Design

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Floral furniture speaks to the heart. Embracing organic qualities and nature in interior design can open up the emotional capacity of a room and make your home feel purposefully warm and stylish. And it’s a common thread that unites furniture styles throughout history. In today’s blog, we want to explore that common thread and follow […]

Baroque Design: Incorporating Opulence in the Modern Home

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Baroque design is unmistakable. It’s a deeply decorative design period, filled with ornate details and structural whimsy. As a period intrinsically connected to certain royal households, particularly that of King Louis XIV and Louis XV in France, it’s a truly opulent style and moment in history. In our Blog on the History of the Baroque […]

More than a Surface: Re-Introducing the Biedermeier Desk

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A Biedermeier desk is the kind of antique that can transform your office or living room. For frequent readers of our blog, it should come as no surprise that we at Styylish are big fans of the Biedermeier period. In some ways, the Biedermeier name has become synonymous with functional simplicity and high-quality craftsmanship. We’ve […]

What is an Antique Commode? Uncovering a European Favorite

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The antique commode is one of the more elusive pieces of furniture in the Styylish catalogue. Often misidentified and confused for something else, it is both widely sought after and widely misunderstood. How can that be? First and foremost, the commode has a variable definition. It is the proper term for the antecedent of the […]

Beauty on the Moors: Exploring the Worpswede Artist Colony

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The Worpswede Artist Colony in the German state of Lower Saxony has been a breeding ground for creative pursuits for over a century. Its presence has had a profound effect on craftsmanship in the region. In today’s blog, we will explore the history of the colony and how it impacted the furniture craft in Lower […]

Dramatic Flourishes: Rococo Furniture in Focus

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Among the most glamorous furniture styles in antiques history is Rococo Furniture. Defined by the decorative swirls and grand décor of royal palaces and exorbitant wealth, authentic Rococo reverberates with elevated taste. While exploring the story of Styylish founder Silke Berlinghof in last week’s blog, we wanted to reacquaint you with the range of styles […]

The Birth of Extravagance: The Baroque Style in Focus

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Few periods of antique styles leave as much of an imprint on the present day as Baroque style. A period of color, detail, and grandeur, the Baroque appeared in every corner of art in the 17th century: from architecture, painting, and sculpture to music and dance. At Styylish, we feature furniture in the late Baroque […]

An Evolution of Style: The Vintage Desk in the 20th Century

Evolution Style: The Vintage Desk in the 20th Century

A Vintage desk is one that is less than one hundred years old, but nevertheless associated with an artisan period. We traveled through the history of 18th and 19th century antique desks in our blog post a few weeks ago. Last week, we took a closer look at the versatile antique secretary desk. Now we […]

Antique Chairs: History, Buying Guide, and Decor Tips

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The History of Antique Chairs The antique chair wasn’t always a common item. In the medieval era and prior, the lower and middle class typically sat on benches and stools. It wasn’t until the Renaissance in Europe that the chair was no longer a mark of high office or privilege and became a household furniture […]

Louis XVI Furniture Styles: Styylish Spotlight

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Louis XVI furniture styles are some of our favorite pieces here at Styylish. In this guide, you’ll find everything from history to design tips, along with a buying guide of selected pieces. The History of Louis XVI Furniture The Louis XVI period began circa 1750, slightly prior to the reign of King Louis XVI (“Louis […]