The concepts of good, attractive home design have changed over the years, but old ideals in decor have a way of cycling back into our consciousness over the course of decades or even generation. In some cases, the interior and exterior designs from centuries ago can become sources of inspiration for contemporary homes trying to achieve an antiquated style.
Take for instance the example of the Longue Vue residence in New Orleans, discussed in this article and video report from NOLA.com. Constructed in the 1930s, this residence was designed by renowned architects William and Geoffrey Platt, with outdoor gardens and lawn space created by landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman.
The video taken of this stunning home shows the many interior design aspects that make this home a stunning example of vintage styles, from twisting staircases with regal wooden banisters to sparkling crystal chandeliers hanging down from arched ceilings. The residence also has a fair number of scenic murals, a popular 19th Century choice for wall decor.
The exterior spaces of this property also provide many stunning views. The gardens and fountain in the Longue Vue yard are reminiscent of a miniature style of beautifully cut and ornamented shrubbery that you might see near a French palace like Versailles. Here, low-cut shrubs provide an even greenness to the borders of the property, while the fountain and pool cutting through the center of the yard add a degree of elegance and sophistication that is tough to match.
Any interior designer wants to be on the cutting edge of what’s new and interesting in home design. Often, though, people strive too much to create an original contemporary look and wind up with something that looks cluttered or too abstract. Sometimes, the antiquated styles of making a home look attractive deserve another look. At Henrietta Heisler Interiors, we keep our mind open to all sorts of possibilities for your home. Whether you want a modern take on interior design, or are trying to affect a more vintage look, give us a call to see how we can serve your needs.