Palladian Interior Influences

by Laura Casey Interiors on September 28, 2009

Palladian windows have been a favorite architectural element for a centuries.

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The arch is attributed to the Romans, but Palladio took the use of it to another level. Architects have long been interpreting it and incorporating the arched window into a series or interiors archways. Peter Pennoyer’s interior architectural elements are modern with a classical reference and stunning.

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I think a rounded arch as a gateway to the outdoors is beautiful.

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Palladian Blue is a color that is shade often referred to as a favorite and is the wall color in Peter Dunham’s LA store. Thanks for the tip Style Court!

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Nowadays many stores are quick to pick up on the classic reference to Palladio. Restoration Hardware has a Palladian Lamp

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and Matouk has a line of linens called Palladio.

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Isn’t it “everything that is old is new again”.

Photo Credits: Wikepedia (1,2) (3-5), via this is glamorous (6) Peter Denham via the Peak of Chic (8-10) House Beautiful (7,11),

Restoration Hardware (12) Matouk via Coco Cozy (13)

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1 pve September 28, 2009 at 6:43 am

Palladianism proved to be just the right rebel against all things Baroque.
Can you imagine living in a highly ornate time and then walking into a space with open arches and palladian windows….heavenly. They verge on minimal, but are soft and curvy.

2 style court September 28, 2009 at 6:52 am

Great post Laura. The windows and arches you referenced are stunning.

3 Jean September 28, 2009 at 6:55 am

Thank you for this beautiful post. Simple and exquisite.

4 style chronicle September 28, 2009 at 7:09 am

Quite informative. Our new home has an arched doorway and I love its charm and simplicity.

5 annechovie September 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

I love Palladian inspired design, Laura. Great post!

6 parisbreakfasts September 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

Exquisite post!

7 Vicki Archer September 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I love these Palladian influences…gorgeous shots, xv.

8 London Calling September 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm

We have rescued 3 palladian style windows from an old mansion that would have been destroyed. Can’t wait to use them in the remodel. Thanks for the inspiring pictures.

9 Chic Coles September 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Palladian so classic. Peter Pennoyers interiors are stunning and I love the wall color of his LA store. The crystal Palladian Lamp is so beautiful and has been on my list to have a pair for a long time. This one looks like it is not french wired. And of course the classic linen so crisp and clean.

10 Amanda Teal September 29, 2009 at 11:17 am

Great post! I like how you strung all the Palladian elements together. I am a huge fan of Peter Pennoyer, and the interior images of the arched bookcases are simply stunning….and who doesn’t love Peter Dunham!? Considering which room in my home must be painted Palladian blue. Thanks for posting. 🙂

11 Splendid Willow September 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Lovely post! Peter Pennoyer’s interiors are amazing. As a matter of fact I need to visit his website presto! Thank you for the design lesson!

12 meg September 30, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Such a nice post Laura, I love tracing historical influences to todays trends. Enduring elegrance will always be in style!

13 Sarah Pribyl October 1, 2009 at 5:14 am

Love this post-you make such great connections. Thank you!

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I love this post. Whenever I see a little link to it at the bottom of one of your posts, I come back to look at it again!

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