| Sheila Howell
The prefix neo- means "new" and classical
refers to ancient Greece and Rome.
Feature image: 3DHouse
Elegant, luxurious and timeless, neoclassical design is all about melding tradition with modern, contemporary pieces for an interior that will seriously impress, says Vogue Australia.
A guide to decorating in a neoclassical interior style; source: Vogue Australia, Photographer: Joakim Blockstroom
To decorate in a neoclassic style, Vogue editor Francesca Wallace recommends:
Michael S. Smith Puts a Neoclassical Spin on a Globetrotting Couple’s Manhattan Apartment; source: Architectural Digest
Neoclassic refers to a variety of influences including Classical Revival, Greek Revival, Palladian, and Federal. Neoclassic design is inspired by the neoclassical movement in architectural style that began in the early- and mid-18th century. Neoclassical style pays homage to classical antiquity, the Vitruvian principles, and Italian architect Andrea Palladio:
The Roman architect Vitruvius wrote in his treatise on architecture, De Architectura, that there are three principles of good architecture:
- Firmatis (Durability) – It should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.
- Utilitas (Utility) – It should be useful and function well for the people using it.
- Venustatis (Beauty) – It should delight people and raise their spirits.
Over 500 years ago Italian architect Andrea Palladio developed a recognizable and popular style called "Palladianism". Inspired by ancient Roman architecture, Palladianism is known for symmetry, columns and rounded windows.
Pair of hand-painted canvas screens features a Neoclassical Grecian design. The two large screens are wall-sized antiqued with Grecian iconography. The soft color palette is rose, sage, light blue, gray, and gold.
Each screen measures 76" H x 33" W.
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