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Adam Style Design interiors

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Adam Style design and architecture

Adam style is named for Robert Adam, the most famous architect of the British eighteenth century, who revolutionized Neoclassical design and created a style remarkable for its freshness, fluidity, and grace.

Adam, born in 1728, traveled Europe as a young man, studying the architecture of Roman antiquity. When he returned to England, ready to reinterpret classical principles for a modern audience, he set up an architecture firm with his brother James.

The Adams’ work became enormously influential in England and America, where it was known as Federal style and remained the dominant mode in domestic architecture from the 1790s to the 1830s.

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Oil Gilding Video Tutorial

Quick Dry oil size gilding. This detailed demonstration shows you how to apply genuine gold, Silver, imitation gold, aluminum and copper leaf to objects and furniture using the classic 3 hour oil size method. Brought to you by the folks at gildedplanet.com, you'll learn about types of adhesive, testing for 'tack' and drying rates, easy leaf application tips and cleaning and burnishing the leaf.


Design Features

Decoupage paper and glue

Decoupage - Decoupage, the art of applying cut-out imagery to furniture and objects, flourished in Europe during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. Decoupage is a great technique for decorating objects, in this case a recipe box, and it fits well with French Country, English Country and American Country design styles. Colorful, interesting and unlimited in potential, decoupage can offer a simple design solution for dressing up many common items within the home, including boxes, trays, chests and tables.


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