Style: Classical architecture influences modern design
Tracy Bulla -- Home Accents Today, August 31, 2010
Borrowing from a highly decorative earlier era, baluster forms make a surprisingly modern appearance in the home. The graceful, simple shape is both stylized and sophisticated at once - translating to timeless beauty.
Surrounded by a mirrored frame, the Italian Garden III print from Chelsea House plays on light to repeat the balustrade motif in shadow ($415).
John Robshaw's Cerulean pillow defines high drama with the classically chic motif contrasted against a neutral ground ($90).
Limed oak takes on the stylized shape of a baluster in Barbara Cosgrove's lamp, finished with a painted parchment ivory shade ($585).
Watermarked and spotted tin sits atop Aidan Gray's whitewashed table, throwing the classical architectural forms into elegant relief ($1,287).
Hand-carved lion heads anchor Tara Shaw Maison's bergere, ending in delicately carved baluster legs ($1,488).