Rococo at Vizcaya: Exuberant and Fantastical

Music Room

Rococo at Vizcaya

Rococo is a style known for its exuberant natural forms, and it is abundant at Vizcaya. First appearing in France and Italy in the 1730s, Rococo was considered light and theatrical—and it was a bold, but apt, choice for a South Florida winter home. At Vizcaya, you’ll find Rococo design in the sinuous garden parterres, in the Reception Room’s painted plaster ceiling, and in the gilded foliage of the Music Room’s Venetian chandelier. 

A celebration of imagination

Rococo features have always infused Vizcaya with playfulness and joy, first for James Deering and his guests and now for our 300,000 visitors each year. Vizcaya’s rich tapestry of ideas, of which Rococo is a part, is also emblematic of our community’s vibrancy. And Rococo’s fusion of art and nature speak to Vizcaya’s deep relationship with and commitment to the environment around it.  

Designed for enjoyment 

Come and revel in the surprise and drama of Rococo at Vizcaya at the 63rd Annual Vizcaya Ball on Saturday, November 23, 2019 and support the estate’s preservation as an innovative community resource bridging past, present and future! 


In this 100-year-old estate, preservation is never done. Help us care for this National Historic Landmark by making a gift today.

Vizcaya's formal gardens with view back to the Main House from 1934

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