Louis XVI Style refers to the style defined by the period in France under the reign of King Louis XVI (1760-1789) — the last French monarch before the Revolution. Inspired by the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum, this era saw a revival of Greek and Roman styles. Tastes were slowly transitioning from the more ornate styles of the Rococo period that featured the curved lines characteristic of the Louis XV period. By the time of Louis XVI, there was a sharp movement away from the Rococo style, as curved lines and heavy ornamentation became unfashionable, giving way to clean, straight lines. Furniture and interiors were refined, sophisticated, calm and symmetrical. This style is known for its classical ornamentation and motifs, including acanthus scrolls, oak and laurel leaves, swags and Greek key.