CLASSIC INTERIOR DESIGN
Classic interiors are derived from Greek and Roman design. This type of interior design is based upon order, balance, and perfect harmony. Classical design does not include any modern elements or current influences. Instead, classic interior design is steeped in tradition.
Studied by the likes of Italian master architect Andrea Palladio and then by classically inspired seventeenth century Scottish designers John and Robert Adam (my hero's), classic design, for me, is perfection.
Classically designed rooms often contain large focal points. A large fireplace, a grand table, or an impressive staircase are good examples of this. Once a point has been chosen as the focus of a room, all other items within the room are placed in order to enhance the look of the chosen focal point. This will give the room its strength.
Another important element behind a classically designed room is the creation of perfect symmetry. If a classically designed room were to be sliced down the middle, one side of a room would perfectly reflect the other. (just as we see in the human form, for example). Everything from the lighting, to the way pictures are placed, to the furniture layouts, to the interior architecture should be immaculate and perfectly balanced.