Classical architecture refers to a style of architecture originally developed by Romans and Greeks. This style became an inspiration for generations of architects that followed. Typically it features design elements like symmetry, proportion, rhythm, harmony and many others, usually set in a backdrop of marble. Classical home architecture & interior design are an interplay of elegant shapes, fluid lines, and refined textiles. To keep up with the current times, this style needs to be adapted ever so slightly. Incorporating the classical style of design in architectural and interior projects gives rise to spaces that are awe-inspiring, fluid, and very much an amalgamation of classic and contemporary styles. The use of modern technology and materials while following the classical principles of designs lend a sleek appearance to spaces whilst enhancing the spatial quality. Here are some examples of classical living rooms that successfully blend traditional elements into a contemporary luxury design.
One of the enduring hallmarks of a classic living room is its wall panelling. The above-shown living room can be considered as both contemporary and classical, with the marble-covered coffee table enhancing the black marble-clad walls. The asymmetrical coffee table provides an additional level of contrast to the room, making it feel modern. Black marble with white veining used on the walls provide a colour and texture contrast in an otherwise beige room. The furniture and other decorative items are carefully played with to create the perfect balance. The exquisite wallpapers, monochrome colours with a touch of natural wood surfaces complement each other effortlessly. The classical wall panelling, modern furniture and chandelier with classical details tie the space in a monochrome opulence. The blending of vertical elements with horizontal ones lend a sense of order and proportion to the living area.
The above-shown living room leans more towards another example of a modern take on classical style. The walls in this room are kept muted with nude hues and the furniture brings out the essence of the room. The chesterfield patterned sofas are placed in a way that emphasizes the evident symmetry in the room. The classical vibe of this room is specially enhanced with the use of artefacts, furniture, unique decor elements and accessories. So, in that sense, the room has a very classic base. There are accent lights as well as table lamps in this room, which make it one of the most attention-grabbing features. All these elements carefully woven together create a home that is both modern and classical in design style.
Another basic tenet of having a classic room is playing in the shades of yellow and green. While this living room majroly incorporates neutral hues, a particular shade of green has been whisked together with royal blue to make it more refined. The classical features in this interior space include elements like jaali, whose patterns have been used in partition panels and can be evidently observed in sofa surfaces creating a feeling of symmetry in the contemporary living room. The large ceiling that is a modern take on glass icicles ties the two sides of the seating areas together. Decor elements contrasted with nude shades observed on flooring and furniture lend an essence of Classical Greek Aesthetics. The fluid furnishings against the rigid cuboidal volume adds a unique character to the space. The traditional or classic architecture style, intertwined with modern styles can create spaces which evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication seamlessly and can be the game changer of modern luxurious interiors.