Coalescence – A Mix of Old and New
Hybrid design has been trending around the globe for quite some while now. The genre of design styles is so vast that is difficult to not take inspiration from one aspect of a design scheme and merge it into another. This dichotomy in design styles can be overwhelming if not carried out in a harmonious fashion. You would have to be especially savvy when it comes to knowing the individual characteristics of a single style, and knowing if it would be complementary to the other one. Most designers have taken to merging the finer points of contemporary modernism with old themes of classical, vintage and retro to create a ‘neo’ movement that emphasizes history and nostalgia, as well as creates a unique sort of ambiance. Taking in consideration the constantly static ideology of hybridism, we will be taking a look at some expert amalgamations of styles in today’s article.
The consolidation of old with new is always tricky. There are simply too many genres of traditional to classify all elements and use them accordingly. Most of the time, designers go on a limb and choose the more classically famous ones. However, in this specific meeting of traditional and modern, the traditional comes from a vintage sort of traditional – one where the use of ornamentation is rich, but not ostentatious or florid, but just right.
Simply a la mode
When you think of the perfect marriage of modern and traditional, this is probably what you might imagine – the fine lines of the modern aesthetic merged perfectly with the fine barrel arches of the classical era in their most simplified formation. The idea is simple, yet effective. There is an understated sort of elegance about the entire scheme that is beautiful and sophisticated at the same time.
Spanish Renaissance was one of the most enlightened era in the architectural genre. There were so many traditional elements that came into being in that era both in interior as well as exterior formations. The interior below tries to take the finer points of that sort of traditional and merges it with the elegant simplicity of modernism.
The floridly interwoven mirror is the highlight of baroque and rococo – and that is what the designers have tried to enforce in this particular interior scheme – a playful sort of rococo vibe. The blue contradicts with the richness of gold, and yet together, the overall style is ambiguously sugary and spice.
Drop the Pendulum
Whenever you might imagine true classical, a chandelier must always be a part of that aesthetic. There is just something truly magical about a grand chandelier that gives off a majestic vibe. Count that in to counter the inherent austerity of a modern interior and you’ve got yourself a perfect pair.