Jan 072013

Thanks to all our readers and lovers of all things classical.  The blog is going on its third year and the annual statistics indicate we are close to 100,000 readers.

I am very excited to see the appearance of classical beauty in interiors, architecture, furnishings, art, fashion and entertainment.  Here is a sampling of all categories to demonstrate today’s classical.

Cover of January 2013 Architectural Digest

Designer Vicente Wolf uses contemporary art and eclectic furnishings in a classic Manhattan prewar apartment.

Cover of November Veranda

1884 Italianate New Orleans home was a resurrection not a renovation said homeowner Gary Laborde. Their intention was to restore and streamline the interiors. With designer Ann Holden and architect William Sonner took the house down to its 1884 footprint. They preserved the entrance hall with a frescoed ceiling, the living and dining rooms, the staircase and a parlor. The changes they made are difficult to determine. Outdoors they copied the balusters, pilasters, dentil work, soffits, and weatherboards. Indoors all the baseboards, door jambs, casings and transoms were sent to a millshop to be copied.

Love to show advertisements which use classical elements for beauty and visual excitement.  Wonderful panels in this fashion shoot.

Fabulous wall.

Natalie Portman as seen in Vogue

Antique Accents

Accessories –  must have these crystal candelabras

Love this piece.

Season 3 of the popular PBS Show Downton Abbey shot on location at Highclere Castle.

Great shots of classical beauty from Anna Karenina.  This necklace is gorgeous.




 January 7, 2013  Posted by at 12:28 pm Architecture, Art, Interior Design  Add comments

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