Antique deco for new home
Far from being a simple fashion phenomenon, this decorative style, inspired by the codes of Greek-Roman antiquity, seems to have become a permanent fixture in our interiors.
Proof of this can be found in the catalogs of Scandinavian furniture publishers, as well as in the catalogs of the most specialized designers, in the selections of trendy concept stores or in the latest collections of fast fashion labels, in furnished houses for sale . Between emblematic figures of mythology, references to Greek-Roman monumental architecture and offbeat winks to the sculptures of the time.
Raw materials, organic lines, grooves irresistibly evoking pillars of antiquity and faces skillfully distilled on accessories ...
Favouring organic materials and forms
The solution to adopt the new antics style without falling into the first degree? Create an atmosphere irresistibly reminiscent of the codes of the Greco-Roman period by relying on coatings used at the time such as marble, lime or mineral plasters, combined with pieces of furniture declined in a monochrome of white-beige or even terracotta. Favour round lines and organic shapes, as if eroded over the years by the wind and the ebb of the ocean. Winks to the world of the sea, especially shells, are also welcome.
Multiply architectural references
Inseparable from the architecture of Greek Antiquity, arches, arcades, columns, bases and other colossal structures inspire designers who transpose them to accessories and furniture with a studied, yet uncluttered look. Sculptural and monochrome pieces with a strong decorative temperament, to be used sparingly. The opportunity to infuse a subtle dose of new antics influence into your interior, without taking the risk of getting bored with overly connotated pieces, and to twist a decoration that is a little too classic or wise, without risking the risk of a lack of taste.
Invent your own mythology
Fans of the epic style will not hesitate to pick among the plethora of objects directly inspired by the works of art of ancient Greek and Roman times, and more precisely by his sculptures representing icons of mythology or great intellectual figures of the time ... Hijacked in the form of mugs, flowerpots or vases, these emblematic characters and other heroic representations, voluntarily used against purpose or proposed in anachronistic colors, will bring a divinely offbeat touch to interiors in search of originality.
Show your true face
Unavoidable since last spring, this trend, omnipresent in decoration boutiques, is perfectly integrated into the new antics style, whether in the form of frames, sculptures or printing on textiles such as cushions, plaids or lampshades. As for the accessories, they are preferably carved in raw and immaculate materials, such as plaster or ceramics, to get closer to the spirit of Greco-Roman sculptures.
Dare the panoramic wallpaper in all-over
The most daring will not hesitate to adopt the new antics trend by placing an antique-inspired wall decoration on a whole section of wall, in their living room or as a headboard in the bedroom. You can choose from more or less abstract models inspired by Greco-Roman architecture with arches as recurring motifs, or portraits of emblematic figures of the period, in black and white or in color, for a sophisticated or offbeat style, depending on your desires. A very strong decorative bias, for a minimum investment of time and money.
Last rule to adopt the new antics style at home: don't fall into the total first degree look or you'll get bored very quickly! On the contrary, have fun gradually instilling a few pieces into your interior, either by playing the discretion card with accessories available in colors and materials in accordance with your own decoration or, on the contrary, by opting for a real culture shock thanks to fun and offbeat pieces.