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Classical interior design is a blend of both Greek and roman interior design. This designing basically deals with perfect harmony, balance and order. Giving your interiors a classical look means bringing them much closer to the earlier period when interior designs like Rococo, Victorian and many such were in trend
Modern classic in interior design
Modern Classic style draws inspiration from the classic design, such as Victorian style, Art Deco or even Greek and the Roman style. Such classic designs are mixed with a modern touch and the result is an elegant and sophisticated Modern Classic decor
Principles of Interior Design You Should Know Before Renovating
Balance. Balance means creating visual harmony in the space by ensuring that the elements in there are evenly distributed.
- Scale and Proportion.
Symmetry and proportions. Classical buildings are usually symmetrical and have elements like columns and windows that are evenly spaced out.
Columns in a specific style (or order). …
Front porch topped with a pediment. …
Durable building materials. …
Classical design motifs. …
We have come to our last post on the principles of interior design; harmony and unity. Our two series of blog entries on the elements and principles of design introduce you to the fundamental guiding forces that may be incorporated into the design of your commercial interior. If you missed our previous series on the elements of design (line, colour, texture & pattern, light, and scale & proportion), or our first three principle of design posts (balance, rhythm and emphasis) you can read back to fill yourself in.
Harmony can be described as sameness, the belonging of one thing with another. The repetition of design elements like colour, texture, shape, and form is one of the easiest ways to achieve harmony to create a composition.
Unity is when the elements in a space combine to make a balanced, harmonious complete whole. The space feels right and everything works together. The result is a pleasing feeling, that everything is right with the space.
You can see how these two principles of design go hand-in-hand. Harmony and unity are two words that designers often use to describe the feeling of a space. We will also use these terms in relation to your project and the finishes, fixtures and furniture we are proposing.
They can provide a sense of calmness, or at least play a role in limiting chaos in our workplaces, and can also add to the comfort level of a room; especially when balance is also considered and effectively realized.
If you read last week’s post on variety you may be saying to yourself, “Hey, didn’t they just tell us that the world becomes a boring place when everything is all matchy-matchy? Isn’t variety the spice of life?”. To that we say, “Yes!”.
As interior designers we tend to want harmony and unity with pops of variety to add interest and liven up a potentially static, dull space. Furthermore, all of the elements and principles of design should be considered and used where appropriate in your project. They are the tools that we, designers, keep in our bag of tricks to imagine and execute interiors that are as unique as you are.
We hope you have enjoyed our glimpse into the elements and principles of interior design. The thoughtful, creative use of these age old guidelines are what give places of work and play character and identity. A great interior designer will know how to incorporate some or all of these to enforce your message and strengthen your brand.
Neoclassical Interior Design in Your Home
During the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and, to a lesser extent, America, neoclassical interior design emerged as one of the prevailing design trends, competing with Romanticism. Today, the style continues to be popular as a timeless aesthetic. Of course, most modern designers put unique contemporary touches on it. Nonetheless, much of the design language from the 1700s is still noticeable.
The Characteristics of Neoclassical Design
Neoclassical interior design is based on the homes of wealthy Europeans and Americans in the 1700’s and early 1800’s. In turn, they based their style on (their conception of) the classical period, particularly ancient Greece and Rome.
This is seen in features such as paneling and molding, particularly imitating classical columns. Additionally, the style utilizes a lot of wood elements in furniture.
The style is marked by its elegance and timelessness. It is more modest compared to some of the more opulent aesthetics of the time. Nonetheless, there is an era-transcending luxury built into neoclassical.
Using Neoclassical Interior Design in Your Home
As a popular design style today, neoclassical has an established charm that can feel elegant and appropriate in almost any space. Many people apply it when they want something cozier and classier than the spartan modernist styles.
Key Elements of Neoclassical Interior Design
As with all design styles, the key elements are colors, furniture and decorative motifs. Bringing these together with the right rug can help you transform a space:
Colors: Neoclassical colors tend to be very mild. They include white, cream, gray, yellow, blue, green and other muted hues. Black, red, silver and gold may be used as accent colors. Most patterns feature low-contrast palettes.
Furniture: This style is characterized by simple and symmetrical furniture. Furniture typically has exposed wood or metal structure providing an outline of the shape. Many pieces are embellished with ornamental ends. Upholstery is typically high-quality and luxurious without being ostentatious. A classical-style chaise lounge is a common feature of sitting areas.
Decorative Motifs: Floral motifs are common, especially in pillows, rugs and wall designs. Urns, jugs and statues are common decorations.
Although there is an elegant and luxurious nature to neoclassical, it is also a relaxed style. Finding this balance is the key to applying the style.