Color Story 07 // Delicate Opulence
OF INTRICATE WORKMANSHIP OR QUALITY.
GREAT WEALTH OR LUXURIOUSNESS; LAVISHNESS; SPLENDOR.
Personally, I don't want my house to look like these palaces [entirely], but that doesn't mean I can't, or others can't, admire the delicate opulence of the style. As far as architecture goes, it's extremely difficult to pull this style off - you need the SPACE for it.
While looking for images, I came across a typical American house that had done this style throughout their interiors and it was just - off. You need the two - three story height ceilings of these palaces and churches in order for the designs to remain 'delicate'. When you put them inside a regular house with 8' or 9' ceilings, it's crowded, large and completely out-of-scale.
I do however LOVE the all white interiors of the top-left image and do plan on incorporating a more understated take on that ceiling in a future home or studio space. All white + ornamentation + Mid-Century Modern art & furniture = the stuff I dream about.
I'm currently working on a brand that's in the discovery phase and I'm excited that elements from this time period as well as the Victorian era [the two conservatory images in this collage] are playing a role in the design, only with a more modern interpretation as far as HOW ornate the designs get as well as the color palette.
For this Color Story, I chose to go with a more authentic color palette to the time period and stick with pastels and muted tones. It's really quite lovely. I hope I get to use this palette with the use of greenery + copper // bronze on a future brand!
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Love & Blessings,
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