Why Classical Walls – Why Not?
Advertisements, particularly for contemporary furnishings are often shown against classical walls.
Without that beautiful wall behind this furniture the look would be mediocre. That is one reason to consider treating walls with the unlimited possibilities of classical embellishments.
Since I don’t speak French I cannot give the credits for this interior. Once again the stark white classical walls create an elegant backdrop. Love the bright red fabric on the Empire sofa. Even though I prefer soft welcoming upholstery pieces, I am illustrating how versatile and beautiful classically designed walls are for any space. As a designer, I realized that even if you are not able to purchase furnishings and artwork to create a beautiful space, if you have made your walls beautiful it really didn’t matter. The artifacts in this room are not my taste, however the beauty of the ‘room’ makes anything put in it work.
Love the look achieved by Jean-Louis Deniot in this Paris apartment; but I would love anything in this apartment. The walls and ceiling are wonderful. To me the custom chandelier looks like exposed pipe. No artistry to me there but the ‘room’ is wonderful.
Paneled walls provide opportunities to use bold colors in great combinations.
And ‘just’ white is not at all boring.
You don’t even need to have all the ornamentation with the panels. Just ordinary carpenter boxes give symmetry and balance and can make a room special.
This advertisement for Christopher Guy furnishings has accomplished that with the addition of the panels.
In this beautiful room by Alexa Hampton the simple panels frame the darker green, the mirror and the artwork.
The walls in this library used Chinese lacquered screens to create the panels. Design Robert Denning. This look can be achieved by using a stencil and embossing it and then faux finishing it. You could make it appear to be embossed leather.
Another fabulous room used to advertise Roche Bobois contemporary furniture. Panels with ornament.