Beyond pairing two disparate styles to sound cool…I am really inspired by spaces that draw from the rich hues of Renaissance and Neoclassical paintings. I gasped when I saw the Dark Side advertorial in Elle Decoration UK shot in the Salvatori Showroom in Milan. The dark gray walls allow colorfully rich furniture and accessories to pop much like the dark backgrounds and colorful figures in the paintings of Jacques-Louis David and El Greco. My next place will take cues from this rich environment. I particularly love the office with the Vincenzo di Costis and modern trestle table by Cassina.
Images: Elle Decoration UK
While perusing the Studio Dror website, I happened upon this stunning concept for a modular villa in New York. Decidedly modern in design, the pre-fab modular structure is inspired by Villa Rotunda, designed by Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio and completed in 1591.
In this modular home, the wings or cubes are constructed off-site and connect at a central living room with a balcony. The layout is reminiscent of Villa Rotunda with the salons connected by the central circular hall which also features a balcony. The translation from classical architecture makes this modern design both efficient and stunning. Check out the Studio Dror site for more info by clicking here.
IMAGE CREDITS: Images from Studio Dror