Authentic classical refers to the original Greek and Roman aesthetics that start off the history of architecture and interior design. From large fluted pillars and pilasters to the use of marble whites and barrel arches, there is something inherently grand about this aesthetic. Since it was usually used on a grand scale, it can be challenging to introduce it in an HDB design. So here are 5 ways you can evoke an authentic classical vibe in your interior designs.
1. Marble effect
Marble used to be the ‘it’ finish back in the Greek and Roman civilizations. Since it has a cool, elegant effect, it is only right that it still be used in contemporary interior designs. So you can make your classical concept seem authentic by using lots of marble accents in your interior designs.
2. The adobe brick effect
The adobe brick effect introduces a dated look to the whole interior design, which makes it seem like you’re figuratively stepping into the past. Since the major theme is marble white, you can use the adobe finish in the same color. It can evoke a very authentic classical aura in the space while still retaining a bit of modern in the mix.
3. The barrel arch entrance
Arches are by default a classical element, so dressing up your doorways in this kind of an aesthetic is a surefire way to make the space look extremely dated. The classical effect of the barrel arch used on a modern doorway design is an excellent way to enforce a classical look in your interior designs.
4. Grandness by design
You have to evoke a sense of grandness in the space in order for it to truly emulate a classical look. If you have to introduce some rich wooden finishes to introduce this look, then you can do that as well. It can imitate the baroque period of the classical era in that context.
5. Some relevant elements
You cannot have an authentic classical look without using some major design elements from the past. The classic egg-and-dart, cornices, pilasters, wainscoting and Greek keys are some of the major elements that you need to introduce in your modern interior design in order to imbue a classical feel in them.