Luxury Neoclassical Palace Interior Design
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: May 2019
Timeless, elegant and the ideal showcase for architectural detail, the neoclassical style of design transcends current trends with decorative ornamentation that is everlasting. The style is often combined with traditional or modern elements to pack some serious punch.
In this luxury neoclassical palace interior design, a light color palette of beiges and whites is accentuated with high-contrast elements and bright pops of color. High ceilings, expansive spaces and typical neoclassical embellishments like decorative columns and wall and ceiling moldings define the grand interior spaces. Each room is distinct in its ornamentation, but all the spaces in the palatial interiors are tied together by a consistent design theme.
Visitors are greeted with a highly contrasting geometric floor pattern that emphasizes the circular shape of the entry hall. Intricate carvings on the walls and ceiling elevate the design. Furniture is kept to a minimum to highlight the detailed ornamentation. A grand chandelier makes a statement, drawing the eye upwards to the elaborate ceiling. The combination of white walls, bold contrast and striking geometry makes a stunning first impression on visitors.
The entrance hall opens onto a corridor that leads to the men’s sitting room. Clean-cut, symmetrically ordered sofas draw attention to the highly decorative wall panels in the background. The neutral colored sofas are accessorized with bold monochrome cushions in a teal accent. This is echoed in the soft, luxurious drapes that frame the windows.
Elegant gold tapering lamps decorate the granite side tables. The gilded accents are reflected in the modern lighting fixtures, which juxtapose the traditionally styled surroundings.
The dining room adjacent to the entrance hall is defined by a pleasing blue-green accent echoed in the furniture and artwork. A green-toned carpet emphasizes the dining table and brings the design together. An elaborate metallic chandelier spans the length of the dining table and picks up on the curved forms of the dining table and chairs.
Indulgent fabrics add softness to the room. Velvet upholstery, textured carpets, and silk drapes complement the simple curved lines of the furniture.
High ceilings and polished marble are used to maintain the luxurious vibe in the washrooms. Marble floors and walls are complemented by white fixtures with burnished-gold metallic fittings, which add style to the bathrooms.
The ground floor hosts two women’s sitting rooms that are accessed via a separate entrance hall (in accordance with Islamic customs).
The entrance hall features repeated geometric circles contained by rectangular borders. This is mirrored in the flooring pattern, the ceiling fixtures, and the entrance door design. The juxtaposition of straight edges and rounded shapes adds a burst of vitality to the impressive entrance foyer.
The rectangular women’s sitting room adjacent to the hall is used to entertain daily guests and close family members. The room is paired with simple furniture that is comfortable and functional for a more modern take on the style. Metallic accents in the furniture add a touch of subtle glamour; this is echoed by the use of richly veined marble flooring. The central tapering chandeliers are eye-catching and add to the glam quotient of this tastefully decorated women’s sitting room.
The curved sitting room across the entrance hall is reserved for more special occasions. Accessed via a generous curved opening, the furniture and accessories emphasize the circular shape of the room. A large curved sofa, which is accessorized with dark blue-green cushions, follows the curved room walls.
A plush, circular carpet hosts a coffee table and two bronze-gold oblong accent tables in a matte finish. The vibe is one of understated grandeur, emphasized by the use of rich, velvet-like fabrics that interrupt the highly decorative wall panels and flooring.
The bathroom adjacent to the women’s sitting rooms features a three-sink platform fashioned out of veined marble. Highly polished surfaces add flair to the bathrooms. These high-gloss, polished finishes are complemented by gilded light fixtures in simple geometric patterns.
The sharp, clean profiles of the counters give the bathroom a distinct modern flavor that blends well with the decorative wall panels, which are a recurring theme throughout the luxury neoclassical palace interior design.
The centerpiece of this splendid palatial home is the grand staircase, which curves gracefully to the first floor. Elaborate in its detailing, burnished-gold risers and marble treads are flanked by intricate wrought-iron railings embellished with gold accents. A checkered black and white circular flooring pattern at the base of the stairs emphasizes the stairs as a focal point by introducing an element of striking contrast.
An intricate chandelier completes the ornamentation, which elevates the staircase design and emphasizes its neoclassical inspiration.
Decorative columns that flank the stairs are impactful with their glistening white marble finish and ornate capitals. The columns also create wide, generous openings that lead to the adjacent sitting areas. A magnificent chandelier in gold and crystal completes the look.
Ornate décor brings the elements of this room together to create a magnificent space.
Classical columns define the seating spaces that surround the grand staircase. A grand piano makes a bold statement, adding to the room’s splendor. The seating is stylish and elegant in muted white and gold with graceful curves. Pops of color used for the upholstery and accent cushions add depth to this expansive space, drawing the eye to its ends.
An opulently gilded chandelier adds a dramatic flair to this brilliant room. Tasteful, stylish and unmistakably luxurious, the careful choice of furniture and décor elements enhances the classical look of this grand family area.
This neoclassical kitchen incorporates a white style with earthy accents for a light, airy and spacious feel. A heavily veined granite countertop with brown and yellow veining offsets the white cabinetry and paneling. The granite continues to form a backsplash that extends all the way up behind the cooktop, adding a splash of color to the predominantly white decor. A pair of simple industrial pendant lamps in a burnished-bronze finish illuminate the breakfast counter, which opens onto the lavish family space.
A symmetrical, coffered ceiling with flush-mounted spotlights supplements the natural light that filters through the seat window. Dark brown velvet upholstery and cushions create a cozy window seat that adds a touch of warmth and intimacy to the kitchen.
The window seat is positioned between darker wall cabinets that interrupt the white-run of cabinets. Designed to showcase an impressive collection of wine glasses, these dark cabinets provide visual relief against the light background palette.
The ground floor of this luxurious home accommodates a bedroom on the lower level. The bedroom is accessed through sitting room that opens up onto a corridor. The sitting room is compact but elegant in its design. Classic furniture with rounded edges and plush upholstery lines both walls. A geometric carpet defines the seating and houses a classy coffee table with dull gold edging.
The use of like colors in this sitting room gives it a sense of serenity and calm, which is echoed in the use of muted accents.
The flooring flows through to the adjoining corridor; the light brown marble flooring shows off the beautifully embellished paneling, which is a signature feature of this luxury neoclassical palace interior design. The bold circular geometric flooring pattern contrasts sharply with the light walls. Its geometry is mirrored in a compact globe-shaped crystal chandelier suspended above it.
The ground-floor bedroom is furnished in muted beige tones with light wooden flooring in a diagonal pattern. This pattern is reflected in the lightly coffered ceiling, which echoes this orientation. Dark tan accents add color and depth, giving the room a feeling of warmth. The furniture and accents remain within the neutral color scheme chosen for the bedroom.
Light colors used for the adjoining bathroom continue the theme of simplicity. Everything in the bathroom is homogenous, from the marble walls and floors to the silver-edged mirror and accessories. A lone green upholstered stool goes well with the light color theme.
The grand staircase terminates in a lavish seating area on the first-floor level. The ornate wrought-iron railing continues around the upper-level seating to form a railing that overlooks the double-height family hall below. A circular recessed ceiling mirrors the geometry of the gracefully turning staircase, emphasizing its form and grandeur. The intricate ornamentation of the railing complements the veined marble flooring and brings the entire atrium design together.
A huge velvet carpet forms an island, nesting a pair of cylindrical coffee tables designed in a copper color. The brown accents complement the gold detailing on the railings perfectly, unifying the entire upper-level seating area. A crystal chandelier floats gracefully above the seating arrangement, which overlooks the ground floor below. Complementary fabrics create a warm, inviting seating nook. Pale blue accents add a gentle burst of color to the pale beige and tan color palette.
The master suite is the perfect demonstration of neoclassical design style. The main color theme retains the refined light palette of the rest of the home while relying on shapes and accessories to make a statement.
A circular, domed ceiling adds glamour to this master bedroom and emphasizes the round geometry of the room. Curved wall panels house hidden LED lights that illuminate the wall and bring out its curved shape.
Plush fabrics make this room feel intimate and warm while creating an atmosphere of luxury. A large upholstered headboard acts a divider, separating the bed from a neat storage unit behind. A metallic-colored bedspread and cushions match the color of the dull gold side tables and the delicate floating chandelier above. A large, textured carpet grounds the room, accommodating the bed and a bench.
Two velvet-upholstered armchairs and a small table form a cozy seating area and add a finishing touch to this lavish master bedroom.
The master bedroom is accessed through a foyer that leads to a washroom and opens up into the adjacent office. The foyer is simply furnished with a console table and chair upholstered in a light beige color. It also houses neat closets for clothes and shoes. The closets are painted white to match the subdued color of the surrounding walls.
The master bathroom is a simple, functional space with marble-clad floors and walls and a dark accent stripe. The dark flooring stripe is echoed by the dark granite that frames a large wall-to-wall mirror above a double-sink counter.
The foyer opens on to an adjacent office-cum-massage room. Tastefully furnished with an office table and a massage table, the curved wall at the rear is lined with neatly organized wardrobes in a dark wooden finish with glass doors. Gray and brown fabrics add depth to this classy room, which is designed to exude a calm, serene vibe. Embellishments are kept to a minimum, with subtle hints of gold that complement the earthy accent tones.
A geometric moveable screen creates a separate massage zone near the curved window wall. Plush fabrics and warm natural light supplemented with soft wall sconces make this area cozy and relaxing.
The adjacent bathroom and shower area are tiled in marble that extends all the way to the ceiling. The marble clads the side of the bath tub, integrating it into the bathroom design. Gold accessories and fittings pick up on the textured gold finish of the recessed ceiling. The light fixtures are simple, with white globes supported on polished gold frames.
The boys’ bedrooms are identically designed with dark brown accents for a more masculine touch. Thick, dark granite frames the windows and the entrance to the adjoining bathroom and dressing rooms. The wooden floor matches the light-textured wallpaper that is designed to resemble wood.
Dark cabinetry showcases neat rows of clothing and shoes in the dressing area. The dark granite is carried through into the bathroom, forming an accent wall that contrasts with the light marble floors and walls.
The girls’ bedrooms are designed with pale salmon-pink accents for a distinct feminine vibe. Light wood wall paneling and wood flooring is modernized with pink upholstery and darkly hued bedspreads. Neutral gray drapes and carpeting add textural context to the room, which is seamlessly designed to include two work desks and a transparent glass-door closet, which doubles as a display unit.
The plush, monotoned carpet creates a soft surface for the beds and side tables and grounds the spacious bedroom.
Geometrically shaped light fixtures add a delicate touch to the open, airy bedroom.
A common sitting room is nestled between the girls’ bedrooms. Furnished with blue accents, the room is luxuriously comfortable with a semi-circular sofa that rings an upholstered coffee table. Gold and copper accents add a metallic touch to the room décor. Dark blue-gray black-out curtains can be drawn when watching television; otherwise, sheer curtains drop softly from a concealed niche to frame the curved windows and let in bright natural light. The plush fabrics and delicate hint of gold and metal accents makes this room warm, inviting and glamorous.
The girls’ bathrooms are fully clad in marble from floor to ceiling. Niches built into the walls create storage space beside the sink counter. White fixtures are clean and simple, complementing the light marble color.
This luxury neoclassical palace interior design uses natural materials in a superior finish to define large, extravagant interior spaces. The use of white wall panels and marble flooring unifies the entire house design and creates a neutral background that is creatively embellished to create distinct styles for each room. Each element in the house, whether classical or modern in its orientation, blends seamlessly with its muted surroundings; each is distinct, and yet all the furniture and accent pieces have been chosen to work cohesively with the design theme as a whole.