Adding a Touch of Classical Science Style to Your Home

Adding a Touch of Classical Science Style to Your Home

Carolyn Purnell
Nov 10, 2015
(Image credit: Queen's College Oxford)

Queen's College Library, Oxford University

There are few things I like more than a good old-fashioned library - just check out the one above, located at Queen's College, Oxford. The classic elegance, the millwork, and, of course, the books. And don't even get me started on early modern scientific charts, objects, and instruments.... But it's not always practical in today's world to have a room that's thoroughly stuck in the past. If you share my love of that "classic and scientific" style but you want something a bit more modern, here's a product round-up to help you achieve the perfect combination of traditional and cutting edge.


  1. Lafayette Table With Armillary, Z Gallerie, $149.95
  2. Ralph Lauren Northern Hemisphere Wallpaper, Steve's Blinds & Wallpaper, $58.67/roll
  3. Great Books of the Western World Collection, BountifulBooks on Etsy, $95
  4. Janice Minor Porcupine Quill Mirror, Horchow, on sale for $502.50
  5. Stick Insect Paperweight, Lucite Treasures, $14.99


  1. Benzara Ageless Brass Wood Telescope, Bison Office, $58.76
  2. Leonardo da Vinci Bonded Marble Bust, Stephaney's Store on eBay, $64.95
  3. Moravian Star Ceiling Light, Shades of Light, $209
  4. AcuRite Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer, Amazon, $29.99
  5. Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuritissima Tabula,, $39.99-$329.99
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