There are 1,441 rooms in Schönbrunn Palace! Superlatives such as lavish, extravagant and elegant can attempt to describe them but fail miserably. The predominant design scheme is Rococo, also called Late Baroque. The interior is filled with swirls of gilded stucco, dazzling crystal chandeliers, ceiling and wall frescos, decorative mirrors, carved walnut paneling and molding plus tile room stoves. This photo of the Blue Staircase is an example. The ceiling fresco was created by Sebastiano Ricci in 1702. The painting depicts the future emperor Joseph I receiving the crown of laurels at the throne of eternity.