Interior design in the style of Provence
Provence style in the interior
Choosing an interior design for a house or apartment that would combine coziness, comfort and practicality, was stylish, but not pretentious is not an easy task. If pompous classics or fashionable minimalism do not inspire, perhaps a gentle and calm Provence-style interior would be a good solution. The Provence style, literally meaning "provincial" and named after the region in the south of France, arose and spread to the apartments of wealthy citizens of the 18th century. Tired of industrialization, French doctors, traders and lawyers tried to return the atmosphere of a quiet and measured country life at least to their homes. In addition, with the spread of revolutionary sentiments, lush baroque interiors became less popular and gave way to more restrained styles.
Natural materials, especially wood, including untreated wood, will help create a characteristic atmosphere. One of the most common materials is painted boards, they are used for decoration, decoration or as flooring. Another feature of Provence is a variety of textiles. Fabrics, mostly natural, decorate walls and furniture, and fur or homespun carpets perfectly complement the interior. Forged metal or its imitation look good in small quantities - it could be a chandelier or a headboard. When creating a design in the Provence style, special attention should be paid to textures, preserving and emphasizing their natural beauty.
The best option is not too pretentious antique or antique furniture made of wood, keeping "traces" of use. Often, Provence-style interior furniture is artificially aged to add coziness. They fit perfectly into the interior in the Provence style and small elements - bedside tables, low tables, wooden chests.
The main motive is most often white, or its shades, such as ivory, pearl or champagne. White walls and furniture complement the same textiles and finishes, and the white ceiling is the canonical feature of the Provence style apartment. Light muted shades of pink, blue, yellow, turquoise and, of course, lavender do not contrast with white, but complement and deepen it. To place accents, they use classic prints - a simple strip and a cage, floral and plant motifs.
High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling French windows will help turn a city apartment into a house in the countryside. It is not worth saving space when there is such an opportunity, and if the area is limited, it is better to reduce the number of parts so as not to overload the interior. Another option is to arrange large shelves and dressers around the perimeter of the room and remove everything unnecessary in them.
Minimalism is not at all typical of Provence, and decorative elements often do not have any functional benefits. Figurines and figurines made of ceramics, porcelain or bronze, all kinds of vases and boxes look most organic in Provencal-style interiors. Decorative textiles are another characteristic feature of such an interior. In the kitchen and dining room, these can be cloth napkins, and embroidered pillows and colorful blankets are suitable for decorating a living room or bedroom. The ensemble will be completed by dense voluminous curtains made of natural fabrics and a worn carpet. Frivolous curtains made of light tulle in a small flower will help to revive a too strict room. Lovers of coziness, comfort and connoisseurs of simple aesthetics should opt for Provence-style design. Such an apartment or house is especially suitable for a large family, and by lightening the interior a little, you can create a quiet bachelor's nest.
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- Measurement plan
- Dismantling and installation plan of walls and partitions
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- Furniture arrangement drawings
- Floor coverings and materials scheme
- Ceiling plan
- Scheme of sections of the ceiling (complex structures)
- Lighting plan
- Circuit breakers
- Outlet plan with location
- Plumbing layout plan
- Sweeps of the walls of each room, indicating materials and areas
- Lighting specification
- Finishing materials specification
- Furniture specification
- Interior visualization in 3Dmax program
- Architectural supervision includes personal support of the designer during the entire renovation process from start to finish, including responsibilities:
- Visit the facility to monitor the progress and quality of work performed in accordance with the design project
- Take part in the selection of contractors
- Provide familiarization with the design and working documentation of the customer and the team for construction and repair work
- Advise contractors on the project during construction and finishing works
- If necessary, make corrections, clarifications and additions to the working drawings (after dismantling old walls, interior elements and installing new walls, partitions, structures, leveling and installation of floors, walls and ceilings, purchase of furniture and plumbing)
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