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The loose, un-even quality of this faux technique makes painted Delft tiles an ideal decorative effect for the beginner or inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.

Irregular lines and loose hand painted renderings add character and old world charm, easily achieved without any prior painting experience.

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By Juliette Guilbert

Adam style is named for Robert Adam, the most famous architect of the British eighteenth century, who revolutionized Neoclassical design and created a style remarkable for its freshness, fluidity, and grace.

Adam, born in 1728, traveled Europe as a young man, studying the architecture of Roman antiquity. When he returned to England, ready to reinterpret classical principles for a modern audience, he set up an architecture firm with his brother James.

The Adamsí work became enormously influential in England and America, where it was known as Federal style and remained the dominant mode in domestic architecture from the 1790s to the 1830s.

Taking inspiration from Roman art, Adam challenged the somewhat rigid pragmatism of the Georgian and neo-Palladian design that preceded him. Where Georgian design was angular, even stolid, Adam style was graceful and curvilinear. Under Adamís influence, oval shapes began to appear everywhere, from drawer pulls to entire oval rooms. And where Georgian style confined itself to ancient Greek and Roman designs, Adam was eclectic in his influences, taking decorative elements from Byzantine, Italian Baroque, and Etruscan tradition.

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The heart of the Adam revolution was in the details. Under Adamís influence, decorative ornament exploded into a new exuberance. He brought classical architectural elements indoors, decorating domestic interiors with swags, garlands, vines, medallions, scrolls, and ribbons, painted in delicate or vibrant colors, always balanced with the overall classical proportions of the space.


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Along with abundant classical ornament, an Adam room will have graceful, delicately proportioned furniture in the style of Hepplewhite, Chippendale, or Thomas Sheraton. The furniture is also decorated with classical motifs: swags, lyres, urns, medallions, sheaves of wheat.


Adam Style architectural details and ornamentation!

Ceiling medallions, cornices and moldings. Authentic Period and Historic Home architectural ornamentation.
All crafted in genuine plaster.
For commercial and residential environments.



Color is very important to this style -- think pastel-hued blues, greens, lilacs, and corals, with white or cream trim. Textures should be refined and smooth: gleaming furniture, satiny wood floors covered with refined area rugs, possibly with classical motifs. Draperies and upholstery should be luxurious, in silk, brocade, and damask.



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Cortona Bluebell

Wheat colored florals and vines against a soft blue fabric create an elegant design. Ideal for home decorator projects this fabric is 100% cotton and is 54" wide.

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