{french design}

On July 14th we celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. To honor this important day in history, we suggest you pour yourself a nice glass of wine and enjoy this look back at the history of French design…

King Louis XIV, who reigned from 1643-1715, was a huge supporter of the arts. During his reign he converted a hunting lodge built by Louis XIII into the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Grandeur sums up the style of this period – gold on the walls and on the furniture, marble statues and accents and rich velvets, damasks, tapestries were the fashion (for those who could afford it). You can view a slide-show of the Palace here.



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