French decoration Louis XIV Style

French Decoration Louis XIV Style  One of the most refined and elegant styles that exist when it comes to furnishing and decorating a home is The Louis XIV style. This style of French decoration is an unmistakable style admired on more than one occasion. It is a style of French decoration deeply rooted in another era not very distant in several European countries and that belonged to the bourgeoisie and the high social classes. This Louis XIV style represented the glamor of the time, ostentation, luxury, excess and pomposity. Its decoration is based on three fundamental pillars that mix, and without which, this decorative trend would not be understood: Light, color, and materials. LIGHT When this style is born, within …

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History of the Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Decoration and Architects of Chenonceau Castle

You can know the history of a building through the works of its builders. This is the History of the architects of the Castle of Chenonceau.The castle we know today was built on the demolition of an old fortress and a fortified mill owned by the Marques family.

From that time only the tribute tower that was modified in the style of the time and its new owners survives. Built by Thomas Bohier, Intendant General of Finance of King Francisco I of France between 1513 and 1521.

The main part is rectangular (50 x 55 meters) where the hallways and rooms are. In charge of overseeing the construction was his wife Katherine Briçonnet, since her husband was busy with the matter in court.

Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau
Panoramic View -Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Gardens and architects of the castle of chenonceau

At the death of Mr. Thomas Bohier the crown ordered an audit of the kingdom’s finances. The results were charges against Thomas Bohier for misappropriating funds against the crown, for which his assets were expropriated.

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