My Shop in Oxford

9 November 2011

More on Antibes Green
- And Neo-Classicism 

Karl Friedrich Schinkel is one of my heroes !! 
Look at one of his rooms done about 1826 for the Charlottenhof Palace, Potsdam, Germany

Look at that green!!! 
 Neo-Classical Colours and inspiration - taken from my book 'Creating the French Look' 
This style of decoration takes the classical themes from ancient Greece and Rome. 
It is simple and symmetrical 
( as against the pastel coloured, romantic, sometimes flowery  twiddly asymmetry of the rococo style) 

This is a room by David Hicks the English interior decorator from a room that was probably done in the 1960s or 70s yet it is timeless - could have been yesterday as could have the Schinkel bedroom.  
Neo-classical is the way to go



Graphite and Antibes Green

11 comments:

  1. It's pretty potent stuff isn't it Kathryn!!

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  2. i think it is pretty fascinating when something achieves timelessness. why? how? extraordinary x

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  3. Annie.. it is such a treasure to be able to visit the world of color through your eyes and mind. Thank You.

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  4. Elisa - timeless is so interesting - I think it is unfussy and well classic!!

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  5. American Tour 2012 Woo Hoo, I'm coming over for My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia blog and I am a new follower. So excited about your products. Thankfully there is a shop in Asheville that carries your products. I have a secretary I am itching to Paint!! Di@cottage-wishes

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  6. American Tour 2012!!! ILOVE your paint! Lookimg forward to following your blog :)

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  7. I am the newest follower. Can't wait for the American tour 2012

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  8. I am so in love with all your paints. Must get to Dallas to see you. Can't wait

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  9. Recently received two of your books and am soooo excited to start using your techniques. Lovely.

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