Old and New Lou

by Star Furniture on July 12, 2013

Louis Philippe Style Furniture Lives On

If you’re looking for a furniture collection that’s durable and has plenty of style & warmth; then check out the New Lou collection by Universal.

Bathed in a rich cognac finish and made of sturdy solid alder wood, the New Lou collection is absolutely beautiful. What makes it so unique is that the furniture is created in an updated Louis Philippe style, and features gentle curves and classic lines.

It’s a modern and reinvented version of Louis Philippe that is given character through its warm brown alder wood, cast iron accents and antiqued bronze hardware.

What is the Traditional Louis Philippe Style?

The style is named after Louis Philippe, a French monarch who reigned from 1830 to 1848.  King Louis was known as the “Citizen’s King.” Under his reign, the middle class rose in power, and was able to afford a better style of furniture. So it is fitting that the style of furniture bears his name.

Attractive dark collared woods (like mahogany, oak and walnut), beautiful details, lively contours and ornamentation characterize Louis Philippe period pieces.

One reason for the popularity of this type of furniture is its seemingly simplistic elegance and solid construction.

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The New Louis Philippe 

The “New” Louis Philippe, as represented by the New Lou collection, focuses on cleaner lines and lighter wood tones.  Made of lightly distressed alder wood in a warm cognac finish, the collection has an inviting and “well-loved” feeling that is distinctly “New Lou.”

The fact that all of the pieces are not only beautiful, but incredibly functional as well, is another characteristic of New Lou. Each piece is well made, timeless and most importantly, practical. Some of the unique features found in this collection include hidden drawers, slide-out compartments, drop-down drawers for technology and baskets for storage.

New Lou borrows the best elements from Louis Philippe and makes it relevant for today’s modern consumers. This is one of the reasons that the style has remained one of the best selling in traditional furniture for the past 15 years.55b1cf5eb5ee192a33986d7700f28912

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The Giveaway

Star Furniture is offering you a chance to win one New Lou Louie P’s Chest by Universal. All you have to do is register HERE. between now and July 31st. The winner will be announced on August 13.

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