Architectural Alliteration – When Classic meets Contemporary
Finding the perfect marriage of classic and contemporary is a hard task at best – very few designers can actually interpret that sort of dichotomy successfully into interior spaces. Having an intense know how of all major classic elements is a must, but it is what the general public can recognize that can best showcase the curveball of neo-classic in the wake of contemporary. In many ways, it is the use of the classic entablature, pilasters, and even the iconic scale of that era that defines the main characteristics of any sophisticated classic formation. However, it is important that you do not overshadow the contemporary with an overload of classic characteristics. Contemporary is always light, kittenish and glossy on the surface, so it is hard to find harmony with a true classic formation with undertones of gloss. Keeping all that in mind, we would be taking a look at a few beautifully alluring combinations of classic and contemporary interiors.
Of browns and cornices
This interior is the perfect, and overall best example of a contemporary and classic marriage. Even at first glance anyone can decipher the dichotomy of these two genres seamlessly integrated into a single space without overwhelming one or the other. The earthy color scheme in gloss veneer along with the cornice lining on the top counters is perfectly complementary despite being at odds in styles. Overall, the scheme is cleverly manipulated to showcase the best of each genre.
Of niches and pilasters
White is by far one of the classier hues. Its subdued charm comes off as austere, but could be used as a blank canvas in most cases – especially in interior design. If you look at the interior below, we see the juxtaposition of white and grey in form and application – while the grey is applied to a more cushy furniture adaptation, the rest of the scheme complements the coziness with a plethora of white.
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Of fawns and patterns
This interior depicts its classic ambiance with the help of effectual fixture design and then reinforces that concept with a touch of pattern. The bed sheet may be temporary, but it is definitely a traditional envelop. Compared to the otherwise stark formation of the room, this interior is the perfect blend of modern and classic.
Of Gold and Royal Blues
The classic formation was usually achieved by a grand scale and ostentatious design in the past. Since it is hard to maintain that grandeur on a grand scale, we make do by incorporating rich textures, colors and fixtures in a modern setting – of which, the interior below is a perfect depiction of.
Of Poshish and textures
If nothing else, you can always imbue a lot of texture into your design to take it a notch richer than the usual contemporary sheen. Add to that, a professionally designed poshish fixture and the interior automatically begins to seem grand.