Melding Modern with History

Melding Modern with History

The history of architecture spans along a timeline as vast and as long as creation itself. The end of a nomadic life led to the birth of the first settlements, and it was the Greeks who mastered the concept of urbanity. As we already know, that interior design and architecture are inherently linked – both deal with the manipulation of space in given contexts along with physical restraints, and innovation in architecture has always led to an advent in the field of interior design. While today we live in a world where tall skyscrapers of steel and glass are a norm, we once used to live in an era of castles and tall gothic churches – and that past still seems to be an inspiration for some. Today, we will be taking about how history has seen some of the greatest advents of interior and exterior formations – and just how exactly we still try to bring back the grandeur of our past in the subtleties of the modern and contemporary interiors.

Chandelier

Chandeliers used to be focal elements of any interior setting in the past, and this technique is still going strong in the present. If you look closely at this interior, you’d notice how the drop of this centerpiece chandelier is impactful enough to overshadow the simplicity of the rest of this interior.

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Of Candelabras

Sometimes, even one traditional aspect carries such a mighty visual weight that it becomes enough to balance out with the rest of a theme. This aspect applies to this particular case, where the ornateness of the candelabra is enough to justify the use of simple contemporary in the rest of the interior set.

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Of Wainscoting

One of the most freeform interior traditions of the renaissance era, wainscoting was applied to interiors in order to make them seem grander, and more opulent. This contemporary interior plays on that particular aspect in order to connect with history.

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Cushy with a Touch of Modern

If you would study the tradition in the history of interiors, you’d notice the great similarities between the typology of furniture design – not only was it highly ostentatious, but it was also elaborately cushy. This interior ties on to history by playing with the fixture design in a way that immaculately blends today with yesterday.

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The Cherry on Top

History has always appreciated a bit of flair, and flair is definitely what this particular design has to offer when it comes to featuring a design. The white on black theme, along with a meticulous balance of the visual weight of each hue allows for a well portioned out design, and the chandelier ties it up nicely with an elaborate design that is definitely all classic tradition.

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