Classical Minimalist is my term for a classically designed space (walls, ceiling, windows, Doors,fireplaces) which are then decorated with today’s great products and furnishings. There is a particular sensibility that desires a fresh feeling to the classically designed space. What better way to get that feeling of today than to include lots of the beauty that is made and sold today. This London mansion has plenty of seating along with very selective accessories. The chandeliers are a great choice with the artwork. The finish on the sideboards works quite well with the fabulous marble fireplace.
Classical Minimalist Great Room
Definitely a Classical Minimalist.
Then there is the Classical Minimalist that builds or remodels a home today and adds some beautiful classical features. A large crown molding and doric columns are terrific in this classical minimalist space. The color palette is fresh, casual and elegant. Wonderful rich fabrics and inviting upholstery.
Very effective use of classical embellishment
Love the addition of the reclaimed header and antique candle chandelier.
What do you think of this one? Lots of personality.
Two magnificent colors selected for Pantone’s Color of the Year. Rose Quartz and Serenity. Please visit my Heavenly Home Designs Blog for an esoteric viewpoint on Pantone Heavenly Colors for 2016. Here at Classical Addiction it is all about the beauty and inspiration of all things classical.
Classically speaking there is no greater arbiter of neo-classical style than master architect and designer Robert Adam. His work demonstrates the magnificent effect of rose and blue in interiors.
Osterley Park Dining Room
Osterley Park Etruscan Drawing Room
Burley on the Hill Drawing Room
Syon House Gallery
Syon Park Dome
Brighton Pavilion – Music Room, Axminster Carpet
Harewood House – Axminster Carpet
Kedleston Hall – Plasterwork Designed by Robert Adam for the fireplaces. I would love to duplicate this and use a pink sunset over water. Perfect for a heavenly home design.
Kenwood House Drawing
Kenwood House Library
Adam was a color master. His rooms all had such a splendid presence. Here are some splendid examples of Pantone’s Colors or similar shades I found online in today’s classical decors.
Jellyfish artwork wonderful for a beach home.
Just a hint of Pink. Not quite Pantone’s rose quartz but with a pink granite or limestone floor using the deeper shade of rose quartz would be fabulous in a light filled space.
This color feels so lovely.
Pink Limestone floor would look terrific in this kitchen.
Blue is always a great choice for bedrooms.
They are also wonderful colors for accents and furnishings
Beaux-Arts Ornamentation Design Dining Room Entrance Header Ornament