On nostalgia, Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish writes in his book “In the Presence of Absence”: “Nostalgia has side effects, including: addiction to imagination looking back, embarrassment about increasing costs with the possible, and excessive conversion of the present in the past… ”Nostalgia is behind the restoration of designers Nowadays, some of the old styles of decoration, because the present times may not have what the glorification heals, or because some of the old styles were really progressive to the extent to which they lived and are still suitable today for the requirements of the interiors.
In the following, “Madam” emphasizes the “neo-classical” and medieval style in contemporary decor.
In the search for the “neo-classical” or “modern classical” style desired in Arab apartments and luxury villas, it seems that the roots of the style go back to the mid-eighteenth century, when artists and philosophers turned them into rational used to thinking. a moderation. Therefore, the above style breaks with the Baroque and Rococo schools, emphasizing the factors of simplicity, harmony, harmony and symmetry.
The original and updated neo-classical interiors share horizontal and vertical lines that replace the winding curves of the Rococo period, artfully sculpted furniture and make use of the sun’s wires through enlarged windows and mirrors. In the past, Greek columns and high ceilings were present in the basics of villas that follow the said style, but little by little it has become difficult to implement in modern apartments. In both France and England, furniture designed during the second half of the eighteenth century was influenced by ancient Greece and Rome, but by the beginning of the nineteenth century, designs also began to include Egyptian features, as a result of Napoleon’s campaigns in Egypt. in 1798.
“Neo-classic” in the contemporary home
Regarding the “neo-classic” style recently applied in interior decoration, interior designer Abeer Daoud told “Mevrou” that “the style is desirable, and that is to add luxurious classic touches to modern simplicity, that is, it stripes classicism of visual weight, overflowing with details and decorations, and breaks the constraints in The decorative works, the basics (ceilings, walls and floors) are now characterized by simplicity, clear lines and calm colors. The same goes for furniture. ” As a result, modern classic designs seem streamlined and modern in color, without exchanging flashes of luxury in some detail, according to the designer.
Neutral colors are desirable in today’s “neo-classical” style, with some modern color inlays. To deduce the “neo-classical” style, there are many references, including: plaster wall “baths”, which are simply designed (without patterns), and earthy colors (beige) on the floors free of any drawings and carpets are left over spread. they…
The medieval style of design dates back to the United States, specifically to the period between the late twenties and seventies of the last century, and bears the hallmarks of famous European designers who immigrated to the United States in the aftermath of World War II. II.
The medieval style was characterized by simple shapes and materials, such as: molded plastic combined with natural materials; The end of World War II coincided with the invention of new ways of using wood, so designers and manufacturers used it to modernize furniture and make it functional, comfortable and pleasant with its optimistic colors (teal green, gray and navy blue, with mustard, burnt orange and olive green). In addition, in the above years, office work increased in the United States of America, which affected the shape of furniture, which became very comfortable and adjustable.
Today, in a multi-purpose home used for sleeping, sitting, eating, entertaining and working, medieval ‘clean’ lines and minimalist shapes remain predominant, while adding a touch of luxury.
According to the designer, Abeer, there is no room for decoration in the aforementioned updated style, as the function progresses over the aesthetic aspects, with the use of wood, wood veneer and materials such as: plastic and acrylic. ” In addition, there are no restrictions in terms of colors in the updated style.However, the following rule remains the safest Opt for large, basic pieces in neutral colors, while adding color to the details, such as: orange or olive green side chairs.