Renaissance and modern interior

The sumptuous Renaissance palaces and their rich interiors with antique elements and decorations, have become an inspiration and model for many contemporary private residential, commercial and hotel interiors. The true expression of the spirit and atmosphere of the old Renaissance designs, can nowadays be found in elegant, luxurious spaces, which aim is to conquer and fascinate us with their simplicity, space organization and rich and skillful combination of various materials. High ceilings rooms with lots of natural light, decorated ceilings, floors and walls and a small amount of furniture, are all Renaissance principles that were transferred into these interiors with skillful hands of architects and experts in this style.

One of the finest examples of this, knowing and skillful use of the Renaissance elements incorporated with modern materials, and the needs of modern living, is given in the interiors whose author is a French architect and designer Jean-Louis Deniot.

Living room in the Renaissance style, Jean-Louis Deniot

Respecting the ancient principles of symmetry, proportion, harmony and Renaissance ideal layout and shape of the room – a rectangular room with large windows, forms the basis for this sophisticated living room. All the elements of the interior: the ceiling, the floor, the walls and the furniture make one meaningful, representative whole. It is often the case in the interiors of the Renaissance era to be coffered-divided into smaller squares, and the same kind of division is transmitted to the flooring. Special emphasis is placed on its ceiling and its relationship with the floor covering, both in rhythm and in arrangement of the fields, as well as in the skillfully selected and soothing colour palette. Flooring, although it does not observe accurate and strict separation that we recognize in the ceiling, does remind us of the Renaissance villa floors, which were often covered with just a square ceramic tiles, and colourful mosaics, marble, terrazzo, bricks.

Living room in the Renaissance style, Jean-Louis Deniot

On the front wall, flanked by lateral niches and centrally positioned is the fireplace – another element typical of interiors from the Renaissance period. Although smaller and adjusted, in comparison to the Renaissance ones, its position still clearly highlights the symmetry of this space. Another contribution to emphasizing the symmetry of the space is given through framed, accented niches in which sculptures are placed, as well as a centrally positioned sofa, which is a modern, adjusted interpretation of the ancient beds.

Living room in the Renaissance style, Jean-Louis Deniot

Respecting the basic principles of the Renaissance, a pleasant, comfortable environment was created, in which the author has introduced contemporary pieces of furniture and decorations – paintings, sculptures, vases … Although not typical of the Renaissance, they all find their right place in the newly designed environment, thus improving the interior. Reduced and skillful use of colours and their combination, contributes to the elegant, aristocratic atmosphere, which by evoking the Renaissance spirit, gives a full meaning to this New York apartment.