Dinner parties mean entertaining in style and there is nothing that signals a luxury dining room more than baroque style decor. While few homeowners really go with a full-on baroque design, incorporating baroque and rococo elements and details into a dining room will convey a feeling of opulence and luxury.
Golden details, ornate embellishments furnishings with sinuously curved legs and line, as well as furniture upholstered silks are all hallmarks of these design styles. While Baroque and rococo styles are often confused, Baroque was the origin of this era and the lighter, more graceful Rococo style came at the end of the Baroque period.
In either case, rooms decorated in either of these styles will definitely make an impression. Here are 10 luxury dining rooms that are sure to inspire you on how to include baroque dining elements in your space.
This traditional dining room features a spectacular crystal chandelier, but all the furnishings are also adorned with details that are characteristic of baroque style. Scrolls and foliage are used as ornamentation on the backs of the chairs, table edges and feet, as well as on the sideboard and buffet. The shapes of the dining chairs are reminiscent of baroque style, with the slightly curved front legs and flamboyant detailing at the head of the chair. In addition, the elegant silk upholstery is of the style used in the Rococo period.
Similarly, this baroque dining room is flush with period elements. The walls of this luxury dining room are done with decorative wall panels, which were typically part of most Baroque interiors. The raised gilded design has characteristic scrolls and flourishes. The dining chairs very ornate, as was furniture from this. The lavish look of these dining chairs comes not just from the tufted upholstery but also from the gilt-wood chair frames. Combined with intricate accessories, it is the quintessential Baroque dining room.
Another hallmark of Baroque era interiors was marquetry of the type that is featured on this stunning round dining table. This era fueled the rise of great furniture designers and cabinet-makers, who were leading artists in the field of inlaying ebony wood with tortoise shell, brass and other metals. You don’t need many pieces of marquetry to make a statement and here, the table tales center stage under the opulent, but slightly modern crystal chandelier. The characteristics of the period are carried through the room with the unadorned wall panels, embellished buffet and damask upholstered chairs.
Marquetry does not have to be ornate to convey a sense of Baroque style. A beautiful wooden table that features one wide strip of inlay and lets the grain of the wood be the star also works in a baroque dining room. This luxury dining set pairs such a table with brocade upholstered dining chairs that feature rococo curved legs with the typical embellished feet. The lighting fixture chosen for the dining room can help bump up the level of baroque style, or play it down.
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