A Brief Look At: Eastlake Style
Eastlake style furniture may have originated in the Victorian era, but it is anything but traditional. This design was dreamed up by architect Charles Locke Eastlake in a time when the extravagance of the Rococo and Renaissance revival was more favored.
Eastlake preferred a simpler style over excessive carvings. Some of these elements included geometric shapes, fewer curves, and a greater emphasis on the grain of wood.
At Till Death Designs, our "El Matador" settee and "Kahlo" side chair are a couple of our favorite pieces, as they show how Eastlake's furniture was a style far beyond its time.