A Potpourri of Vintage and Modern: Classic House by Grosu Art Studio

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Not many home designs of Moldova’s GAS (Grosu Art Studio) would be deemed “classic”: they are known for young, spirited, and contemporary styling that frequently makes a chic, cool statement. In this “Classic House,” however, modern color schemes meet some very traditional detailing in an eclectic mix that wouldn’t be too unfamiliar to even a vintage home fan. The scrollwork ceiling, gleaming pillars, and mirror-image border on a shining marble floor bespeak an elegant mansion with throwback touches of all the best kind. Contemporary, yes, in smooth grays and whispery whites — but with whimsical daisies grouped at the top of tall white vases, this place also feels like home. Bedrooms with wrought-iron chandeliers and sumptuous deep-red canopied headboards would work fine in a landmark hotel…while unmistakably modern in both color and line.

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The open floor plan, seamlessly binding living, dining, and kitchen areas together, is a contemporary trademark; kitchen appliances are almost invisible in a wall of white cabinetry accented only by a stainless steel accent or two. The vent hood is a cylinder of chrome; the chandelier over the glass-topped dining table is a string of crystal lights that sparkle even in daytime. A modern painting brings in tones of deep blue, cheerful green, and gold; a cool gray living room features armchairs and hanging lamps in a warm burgundy. Most striking of all in this particular blend is the artwork: a cityscape mural is tucked between shelves in the living room, and a sailing ship hovers over the indoor pool! It’s cutting-edge without sharp corners: that’s this classic house from Grosu Art Studio.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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