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Emerging at the end of the 18th century, as the result of the French revolution, Directoire is a combination of Greek and Roman styles.
The style is mainly reflected in furniture and is defined by its smaller scale and minimal ornamentation. It is a restrained style which uses veneers, brass and wood inlays and motifs and carvings of Greek forms.
How to get the look?
- Painted wallpapers
- Cretonne upholstery with classic designs
- Simple curtain poles and cornices
- Minimalistic Painted furniture made of mahogany and chestnut
- Slender curved legs for furniture
#SundayStyleGuide – DirectoireAr. J Thomas