One of my favourite interior and furniture styles is the Rococo, which is also referred to as late Baroque – good to know for those of us who get our eras mixed up. This is a style of the 18th century that was developed in Paris, which you will understand if you go visit the Palace of Versailles.
While the Baroque style is more symmetrical, the Rococo style is more playful, graceful and more focused on floral patterns. You will often see Rococo furniture that are of asymmetrical designs with curvy details of gold, while the base of the furniture are of either creamy colours or pastel hues.
This is a style and design associated with Louis XV's reign and the beginning of that of Louis XVI. Just look at the modern homes below decorated with this particular style - it's all so inspirational.
I love the fact that the Rococo style can look so different. Above is a more casual style with simple carved wooden furniture of creamy colours, and below you can see an amazing bureau with fancy gold details.
It wasn't just the furniture of the Rococo era that was carved out with swirly patterns, but every ornament in the house was adapted to this style - just look at the swirly mirror and the cake stand below!
Rococo furniture and the furniture of Louis XV has such an amazing style, and although I love the "clutter" of the rooms above I would love to decorate my future dining room like this more simple Rococo style below. I think the simpler white style with the swirly details and that gorgeous chandellier is such a lovely combination.