This style is currently gaining increasing popularity among our clients. It has replaced a simpler,”dry,” ascetic modern style in the interior, as many people find it to be cozier and more refined.
Modern Classic is a compilation of modern interior design with select subtle details from classical style. It involves adding more intricate elements to the overall simple framework of a modern space (with even white ceilings, consistent flooring material throughout, minimal decorative materials, and sleek furniture forms). These additional elements include:
- Simple linear profile cornices and moldings (often with LED lighting).
- Stucco decor, such as ceiling rosettes and wall decor with botanical motifs.
- Relief panels made of plaster or carved MDF on walls and furniture.
- Decor elements in the form of classic light fixtures, furniture handles, and more.
- Adding brass or polished gold accents to the interior, often seen on wall panels, furniture, or even flooring.
- Extensive use of mirrors or glass elements, such as room dividers or glass-fronted furniture.
A vivid example of such a combination is the use of concealed mount doors (typical of the modern style) with the addition of moldings on the door panels.
Our interiors in modern classic style are always well-balanced, meticulously thought out, and not overly cluttered with details. The key is not to turn modern classic into traditional classic – there’s a fine line to walk!
To achieve this, we never overload the ceiling (often it is simply adorned with a perimeter cornice or a two-level design with LED backlighting in combination with contemporary concealed track lighting). We predominantly use modern built-in furniture and incorporate only a few classic-style facades for contrast.
Glass display cabinets are often included in our designs as they create a striking effect and enhance the style. We avoid using artistic parquet flooring or marble rosettes on the floor (which are characteristic of traditional classic style), as they do not align with the contemporary aesthetic. Instead, a herringbone parquet pattern combined with marble-effect ceramic tiles or light-colored terrazzo can serve as an excellent alternative.
Indeed, when choosing modern classic style for your interior, it’s important to consider that it is one of the most challenging styles in design. Therefore, it is advisable to trust professionals who specialize in this style.