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It’s Baroque (1580-1680) was present in art and architecture of all European countries during that period. It was a style that had a profound impact on life in the West. The style originated in Italy in the sixteenth century and is characterized by an exuberant and ornate decoration. He was present at all church architecture (churches and cathedrals).
The Baroque had its own characteristics in each country. In architecture, the main types are the church and palace. Forms are a style of ornate, elaborate and fanciful. The main exponent of this style was Churriguera Joseph, who created works of art and therefore, its architectural style is called Churrigueresque.
Baroque furniture Features:
In the Baroque, accessories are the key elements: sculptures, carpets, tapestries, cushions, lamps, tables, wooden boxes or chests, vases and furniture worn.
The charm is in the accessories available in groupings of similar items in use, for example, decorative dolls, carvings, paintings, tables of different sizes. It is essential to achieve an effect of visual overload and multiplicity of details.
The decoration of this furniture is lush and weighty. Predominantly natural motifs and curved lines, characterized by the superimposition of ornamental elements which are turned columns and pilasters. The design is characterized by dynamism and expressiveness.
The furniture is true works of art worked in woods with lots of sizes, with gold and silver rolled aged, upholstery fabrics are rich and velvets, silks, satins and brocades, with highlights and vivid colors on the ocher ranges and green, reaching even to the oranges. Venetian glass mirrors with carved and gilded frames, large proportions are characteristic of this style.
Large pieces such as cabinets and drawers comfortable are dominated by curved lines. The chairs are carved worked with complex and have high backs. Part of upholstery is replaced by the grille and ornaments. French baroque furniture is distinguished from the rest of Europe for their elegance and more careful preparation.
The decoration of the baroque dining room has great importance, because it is the busiest room. They are solid and attractive furniture. Dining tables have legs richly carved. Cupboards with glass cases are used to protect the dishes and ornamental pieces of dust.
The furniture is complemented with wardrobes, chests and trunks. It is common to find very mixed hardwood worked with other materials such as ivory, bronzes, and other fine materials. The use of decorative elements such as turned columns, pediments curved, twisted, and archery is common.
External lighting systems have certain common characteristics in all operating. Typically, these systems have a transformer which converts 120 volts to 12. This feature provides safety and simplicity, both at the time of installation and operation, making this a simple task of electricity.
This type of system allows, for the low voltage that counts, other lights can be installed without the need to turn it off. This is good especially when it should be done at night. In turn, the transformer of which we spoke has a stopwatch with which to monitor hours on and off of lights, depending on their pretensions. This control is usually given with a margin of 4-8 hours, on and off. However, some systems also handle a sensor, which turns on and off as natural light and the lack of it.
The installation of these systems is easy, with account for the instructions that come with each box and will do, without having to call an electrician. We will review it anyway. First, place the bulbs in the lamps thereof, and then the plastic covers.
Going forward, it should be placed at the location of the lights has to replace the power cable of low voltage. In some cases the power system is screwed to the cable, while in others the lights are placed directly to the cable.
Finally, with the lamp attached, pressed, carefully, because the protective plastic can break.
Lighting is one of the most important edges of the decoration, because it depends as to shine all the other components, and also a decorative technique in itself.
Given the importance of lighting in any decorative scheme, and new technologies, gaining more space the figure of the lighting designer, a professional specially trained to plan, design and implement everything related to lighting.
LED lighting is a trend that is rapidly gaining ground in the field of decoration. The LED (Light-Emitting Diode) is, a semiconductor device (diode) that emits incoherent narrow-spectrum light when polarized directly the PN junction of it and he runs an electric current. This phenomenon is a form of electroluminescence. The color depends on the semiconductor material used in the construction of the diode and can range from ultraviolet through the visible to infrared.
Led system has huge advantages over standard lamps, as they are very low energy consumption, emit no heat, requires no maintenance and are long lasting. And have creative possibilities that make it extremely attractive from a decorative standpoint.
The possibility of a color-based lighting is in addition to the advantage which we mentioned before, the more tempting to use this system of lighting for both domestic and commercial decorating. The creation of multicolored panels, with a combination of bulbs, so that the color alternates progressively and automatically creating environments particularly attractive and suggestive.
A desk, library, study rooms or listening to music, which in many homes before they had special spaces, today must be reduced to small corners, adapted in other rooms, as living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. We saw some elements needed to assemble a reading corner. One of these elements is a library in which to organize our books, a functional but aesthetically consistent with the style of decoration of the house.
There is plenty of furniture for these purposes and in all styles and materials that we can imagine what will always be easy to find one tailored to our needs. The first thing that we have considered to locate a library is the amount of material available on the one hand, and secondly the physical space that we have to allow determination of approximate measures must be our library. In terms of location should be in an accessible place and especially if there are students in the house, so as to facilitate access and maintenance of various books and magazines. Another important point is the proper lighting. If the library is in a living room but do not want or can have a special place for reading is recommended at least a couple of comfortable chairs that invite you to enjoy a good book comfortably.
We must also take into account the conservation of books and avoid placement in very wet and where they receive excess sunlight. Within the alternatives and by the assiduity with which they make use of them, we can choose to open units, or closed, with glass doors for example, to keep the books around while you keep cleaner of dust and debris. We can also supplement the library with decorative accessories such as vases or statuettes consistent dimensions or functional items such as telephones, lamps, stereos.
Lighting is an essential component in our spaces and for several reasons. Not only for the light that allows us to act in each room, but also the lighting is what will enhance and highlight all the other elements of decoration. But lighting objects is by itself an important decorative presence. That is why the lamps are objects that we choose specifically for each space and function.
Well we know we can find all kinds of lamps on the market, designs and prices. But we also know that those unique items, custom always more special.
Often when we talk about unique and special objects make the mistake of thinking design objects, and therefore in most cases expensive objects. At the same time if we talk about recycling, there are still prejudices in terms of their quality.
But recycled objects may be true designer pieces, original and elegant, with the added value that often we can make ourselves or at least come up, send them to do and get our own fittings and accessories unique personal style and also fully in tune with new decorating trends that are increasingly more inclined to design in harmony with the environment.
Recycled lamps may offer a variety of alternatives as well as allowing remodeling and change some lighting objects with very low costs.
We can make lamps recycled from some who already have at home, taking advantage of the medium, or part of the electrical installation, or recycling their screens to give a new look. But we can also create highly original lamps from recycled materials.
The options are many as we said, you only need creativity, to the pictures, the first two made from containers and the last to seal beverage cans.