How to Add Baroque Style to Any Interior

Get inspired by the opulence that defines these lavish rooms


The elaborate and intricate style known as Baroque, first gained momentum during the seventeenth century, due partly to French King Louis XIV and his love of opulence—as seen in the interior design of The Palace of Versailles which includes Rococo artwork, bronze sculptures, and intricate tapestries. Often used in design to convey power and grandeur, this mode of decorating is often characterized by large furniture clad in gold, oversized mirrors surrounded by intricate gilt frames, dripping crystal chandeliers, and richly woven textiles. Throughout the years, this classic style has been spotted throughout some of Architectural Digest’s most extravagantly decorated rooms. Take a tour of some of AD’s most memorable uses of Baroque decor and gather some inspiration for your own magnificent space.

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