Your Style Is…
Modern style is the interior design aesthetic which is presently popular at any given time. The current look is best described as luxury modern. Furniture lines are clean and uncomplicated but finishes are integral, innovative and luxurious, creating a nonchalant and stylish dialogue. Sofas and armchairswell-designed but comfortable, being upholstered in lustrous velvets and chenilles. Coffee tables and casegoods are understated and simplified or monolithic and sculptural. Installation lighting is an important element of a room’s overall design as is specialist wall cladding and flooring.
Country interior style usually denotes provincial European style (particularly English or French). Loosecovered upholstery in linen and chintzy patterns such as florals and tartan is the style’s trademark as well as upholstered fauteuils which are usually whitewashed or painted for a more relaxed feel. Other wooden furniture is also limed or distressed and antique furniture or accessories are common. Modern incarnations of the style include stylised florals, squared off silhouettes and less traditional colour palettes, including the use of greyed woods and neutrals over quintessentially country pastels.
Traditional design is best represented by quintessential English furniture
design and, in particular, the country’s impressive manufacturing history.
Handsome, rich and inherently formal are the style’s underpinning
elements and important pieces, such as the button-tufted Chesterfield
sofa or wingback chair, characterise its penchant for wellconstructed,
robust designs. Large casegood pieces often incorporate prominent
cornicing, seemingly inspired by architectural mouldings, and upholstery
is most commonly rendered in supple dark leathers.
The style of minimalism is a design approach that is characterized by austerity and laconism in decoration. It is mainly achieved through the use of functional furniture and interior objects, geometric shapes and a combination of usually not more than two basic colors. It is extremely important in such design to correctly divide the space. Minimalist interiors are usually compact, black or gray, and have a strict geometric shape.
The industrial interior style is a popular look for lofts and warehouses thanks to its stylishly undone aesthetic. Open-plan is the main configuration and high ceilings define some of the ost eye-catching spaces. Aged or antiqued finishes, metals and raw textures such as brick and stone are common, resulting in a naturally casual look. Furniture silhouettes are pared back and either barely-there or monolithic in size and shape.
Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is brought together through the use of color, texture, shape and finish. Here’s how it breaks down: Colors: The palette can vary, but it’s best to stick with a few neutrals to help tie all the elements together.