Casa Labia Venue Styled Editorial – Rene H Couture
“Rococo (/rəˈkoʊkoʊ/ or /roʊkəˈkoʊ/), less commonly roccoco, or “Late Baroque“, is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe l’oeil frescoes to create the illusions of surprise, motion and drama. It first appeared in France and Italy in the 1730s and spread to Central Europe in the 1750s and 1760s. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement. ” ~ Source : Wikipedia
Being an ever romantic my interest in this era started at a young age. Fascinated by history and being an avid reader, I loved exploring this period in time. Filled with so much glamour and opulence, but also so much heartbreak and suffering. A standout figure of this time is of course; Marie Antoinette, the young French queen beheaded by a nation because of her extravagance.
A tragical and controversial figure in history she was known to have said many a famous quote. Most seem to be pure gossip and falsified propaganda. However one of my favourite quotes attributed to her is :
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
With the building of Casa Labia and wanting to be authentic in style to the era; all the interior fittings – the furniture, chandeliers, mirrors, ceiling panels and wall fabrics – were imported from Venice.