Formal Louis lounge
A formal Louis lounge is the epitome of style and sophistication. Often using a mixture of Louis fifteen and Louis sixteen styles with elegant curves and carvings this is a refined look for any lounge room. The fabrics are usually neutral as abase colour but richness is added via using damasks or silks for salon chairs and pillows. A layered approach is taken to textures, colours and fabric so that the patterns balance each other out but lift the space out the ordinary o the extraordinary. Timber finishes are often associated with formal Louis French looks, but adding some painted pieces or touches of gilding helps lighten the overall look.
French Provincial Lounge
A provincial lounge can be dressed to be either a formal or semiformal room. A distinct characteristic of the French provincial lounge is the bringing together of many fabrics and colours, often having taking their cue from nature. Floral prints and a colour palette of earthy tones are a great way of creating a room that is representative of the French provinces. It is also typical to use a variety of textures and shapes to create that unfussy look, for example using a timber framed daybed as well as a cushioned sofa can give that easy feel to the space.
The French country lounge is characterised by its homely and friendly atmosphere. The space uses soft comfortable chairs and sofas, often upholstered using traditional French fabrics and patterns. Exposed tiling or wood flooring is often a feature within the French country lounge, providing it with that natural, unaffected look. However, if you prefer carpeting, a large rug using rustic colours can also give the same effect. The furniture within a French country lounge can be painted or polished, and sometimes heavier pieces are used, which can be mixed with daintier items to give that rustic charm.