Are you a traditionalist looking to add a touch of whimsy? Is it time to update a room but you don’t want to go over the top? Meet your new favorite design trend – Modern Antiquities, a style built upon contemporary design elements inspired by Roman and Greek art and architecture. We all know that classics endure; they just need a little freshening up from time to time.
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Modern Antiquities style embraces ancient classics that have stood the test of time and gives them a modern update through adjustments to palette, scale, and shape.
It’s permissible to go a little whimsical with a patterned rug or table lamp. A classic design motif, the Greek key anchors you in time-honored tradition.
A coffee table or a table lamp with an oversized Greek key shape is a fun way to play with scale and combines the opposite but complementary elements of old and new.
Tables, chairs, and accessories with clean lines are perfect examples of simplifying shapes to make something ancient feel modern. With finds like these, Socrates himself would want to move in.
Introduce antique-inspired accessories to add texture to your design. Consider a table or lamp that features a distressed technique or even a bust that looks like it came straight from an archeological dig in Athens. Blend in copper and brass pieces to stay right on trend.
The design inspiration of ancient Greece and Rome has traveled across centuries and throughout many cultures. Place yourself in the Pantheon of design with Modern Antiquities style for a timeless but of-the-moment feel in your home.