Design Your Style: Classic

You thought you were going to slip silently into the weekend without style. Wrong! We couldn’t let you do that. Today we’re showing you the Classic Style and encourage you to incorporate it into your home if it suits your fancy, or put your own little twist on it. You can never have too much class. Remember to take the online quiz to see what style suits you best and if you want a recap of the ones we’ve already covered, click here.
blank space

What’s old is new again! The beauty of Classic Style is how well it takes all of the beautiful forms, colors and textures of the past and reinvents them in a way that feels both fresh and inspired. The style itself is a mix of European influences and French, English and Italian antiques and replicas are often used together. Here, in this Cote de Texas room, the oil paintings with gold frames add a regal touch.blank space

cote de texas Moving On with Ginger Barber 2blank space
Oil paintings will often depict still life or nature scenes and emphasizing the symmetry of pairs helps maintain the Classic nature of the room. Another Cote de Texas room below uses the paintings and matching side tables to accomplish that.blank space

cote de texas Moving On with Ginger Barber3

blank space

Furniture is well proportioned and comfortable and the rooms give off an air of sophistication and grace. While this Cote de Texas room is large, the furniture doesn’t overwhelm the space at all and nothing looks forced or out of place.blank space

Cote de Texas Small stylish housesblank space
Windows are often covered with opulent fabric shades and/or drapery as in this Elle Decor room. Wallpaper or murals are also a very popular way to bring additional color and texture to the room, and the patterns are usually reminiscent of traditional European styling.blank space

elle decor Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff-Sutton

blank space

Classic rooms give off an air of history that seems to say: “I was here long before you, and will remain long after you’ve gone.” And yet, even with this level of sophistication, the rooms are soft and inviting. You will also often see the use of topiaries and plants in a classic room. This Elle Decor room uses flowers in several different areas.blank space

elle decor Lili Abir Regenblank space
Additionally, gold, bronze and silvers have a natural-looking patina to them that softens their shine.
Maps and animal prints are common, and fringe and tassels are often used to trim pillows, drapery and cushions. In this House Beautiful room, the shine of the antique mirror and the old chandelier add a nice touch.blank space

house beautiful 1-rottman-0309-xlgblank space
Dark stained wood is very common and is often distressed. In this House Beautiful room, the use of darker wood antiques compliments the light color of the walls.blank space

house beautiful nicholas haslamblank space
Classic rooms are filled with texture and deep color. Walls are often saturated in color and many times have an old-world faux finish to hint of days gone by. In this House Beautiful room, the use of red and coral add European flare.blank space

house beautiful paolo moschino

blank spaceGolds and yellows are also popular as many Classic rooms have a very warm tone to them. That being said, greens and blues can also be tailored to take on the Classic feel. This room is featured on Shoebox Decor and the yellow and gold tones make this room very inviting and calming.

blank space

shoe box decor blog better homes and gardensblank space
Genuine antiques are mixed with replicas and found objects become sculptural elements in the room. The Designer Insider mixes a Baby Grand piano with simple furniture and drapery.blank space

the designer insider Interior Design by Barbara Barry

blank spaceCommon colors are creams, and rich versions of traditional colors such as burgundy, dark green and navy blue. The color, whatever it may be, almost always has a regal air to it and many times you will see faux finishing to highlight the aged feel of the color. In this Designer Insider room, you have the mix of the creams, and also the architectural elements like the great crown molding and the sculpture on the mantlepiece.

blank space

the designer insider LARRY LASLO AN ICON larry+laslo+verdant



  1. Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Appreciation for every other wonderful article. Where by else may well any person get that type of facts such a great method connected with publishing? I’ve truly an exhibit pursuing full week, that i’m for the seek out such information.

  2. Posted April 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was
    wondering which blog platform are you using for
    this website? I’m getting sick and tired of Wordpress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  3. Posted September 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to be utilizing?

    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest website and I would like to find
    something more safeguarded. Do you have any suggestions?

  4. Posted October 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    i absolutely love the elle decor room with the camel velvet sofa and the darker coffee table. wondering where they can be purchased/

  5. Posted August 25, 2014 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I
    am impressed! Very useful info specifically the last part :) I care for such info much.

    I was looking for this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  6. Posted October 5, 2014 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    Hello, itss pleasant article regarding medioa print, we all be aware of media iss
    a impressive source of data.

  7. Posted October 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    You should take part in a contest for one of the finest websites on the internet.
    I am going to highly recommend this web site!

  8. Posted February 7, 2015 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    This residence is in the participation location of Spring Creek Elementary School, Bonita Springs Middle School,
    Bonita Springs Primary school, Estero Senior high school, Pinewoods Primary
    school, 3 Oaks Elementary School, Three Oaks Intermediate school, San Carlos Park Elementary School,
    Rayma C. Web page Elementary School, as well as Lexington Intermediate school.
    The Fla Certificate Look as well as Employees’ Compensation Registration web
    links are useful for looking into subcontractors as well as specialists.

  9. Posted February 8, 2015 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    I read this article fully about the difference of most recent and preceding technologies,
    it’s awesome article.

  10. Posted April 15, 2015 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    Also along these lines, it’s important to not focus on the actual result you
    want from talking to her, such as getting a phone number, but focus on the actual fact you are
    doing something. Baitcasters are designed to be precision casting reels.
    There was this girl I used to date who would literally interrupt me eight times out
    of ten to talk about something else completely off topic.
    In the bible, Joseph had the opportunity to
    sleep with his Master’s wife.

  11. Posted June 10, 2015 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    For latest news you have to go to see the web and on the
    web I found this web page as a best website for most up-to-date updates.

  12. Posted July 18, 2015 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Unquestionably imagine that which you stated.
    Your favourite reason seemed to be on the web the easiest
    thing to consider of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed even as folks think about
    concerns that they plainly do not understand about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the entire thing with no need side effect ,
    other people can take a signal. Will probably be back
    to get more. Thank you

One Trackback

  1. By Drapery Ideas on September 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Drapery Ideas…

    Design Your Style: Classic | Sproost Blog…

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2009 Sproost Blog. All rights reserved.