Maybe it’s a pandemic, or maybe the terrifying rate at which our norms have changed, but nostalgia is one of the most common themes in 2021 interior design.
One facet of this overall inclination for what’s old and familiar is ‘Classical Reverence.’ “This trend is a nod to greco-roman motifs and materials grouped together in a modern cabinet of curiosities” said Elle Lovelock, Home Beautiful’s Editor-in-Chief, a style in which elegant forms stand tall against rough plaster finishes for a sophisticated aesthetic informed by the patina of the past.
For those who prefer Gumtree and Facebook marketplace to IKEA, this timeless trend should be second nature. If in doubt, however, simple decor changes can be all it takes. Vera Meharg from Luxaflex Window Fashions, for example, says “Choosing floor- to-ceiling curtains can bring a real touch of visual luxury.” For more inspiration, so take styling cues from this effortlessly stylish shoot and let ‘classical reverence’ rule in your own home.