15 Jul, 2020
The style book: Neoclassical
– What & when –
The Neoclassical style is an emerging style from the 1700s and 1800s previously adopted by wealthy Europeans and American homeowner that adopted modern style touches into classical architecture, and although the style have developed tremendously over time, and recently been adopted into ultra modern styles, which is what makes it a timeless and endless design, personally i believe that all interlocking between two design styles is a Timeless style, why? because it is adapting nostalgia with the intense need to adopt the new, to the live the current life in the frame of the previous experience.
The style also features an enduring colour palette, Muted monochromatic color with barely any contrast, our eye’s need for contrast is fulfilled by the combining of two styles, and although the style is very critical and requires a lot of knowing into the details, the end result is extremely satisfying, the style has gone through a lot of changes and some examples might not be appealing like others, but i will be highlighting the most recent changes.
– Main features –
while the style as we said features a monochromatic and muted color scheme, it highlights the use of strong simple materials that is diverse and luxurious, the velvety sofa upholstery and gold touches, the strong wooden veneer with lighting to illuminate it, as opposed to plain painted walls.
Function and layout
the interrelation between the modern concept of functionality and the luxurious traditional concept of symmetrical layouts are both clear examples in the following two pictures, notice how the modern sofa is facing the kitchen area from one side making a social contact between the living and kitchen area on the other side the facing the television that is placed in a traditional style panel molding in a symmetrical layout featuring the flat screen TV in the middle by one big panel.
Strong decorative element
The style strongest elements is refined luxury, the shapes and the accessory where the bold statements are made, an focus on alignment and symmetry while adding the element that breaks through to make a focal point, the following pictures show a painting laid nonaligned with the wall panels neither with the furniture has a tradition feature in their framing, the beauty in this detail just takes the breath away.
notice as well in the second image bellow the eccentric chandelier and the strong presentation of the wooden material in parallel to the marble finish.
Combine the style in the pieces
sounds confusing doesn’t it, the trick in this style is that you select one style for one collection of furniture, so for example, modern contemporary armchairs, classical luxurious chandelier with a golden touch, in the bellow picture, every element seems to be on point but a better presentation of the style would be to highlight a bigger more sophisticated chandelier, wouldn’t you agree?
a last bit of info about this style; make sure you don’t over do it, don’t make the space visually busy, keep it simple, let it’s features highlight it’s beauty and make sure as in all the pictures above to demonstrate the intricate architectural details in the room, from classical panels, to an ornamented fireplace, or a exquisite ceiling details.
the style has changes drastically overtime, but the recent modernistic elements have been a great additive to create the luxurious that it was meant for it, one last amazing picture bellow shows the exquisite sofa and sculptural element in room, marble tables to make a glamorous statement.