Modern Interior Design
Design is an ever changing and evolving process. With this change and evolution, we find new styles or looks that make a splash into the design world. Modern Interior Design has been around but like a great wine or cheese – age has shaped it into something more sophisticated and enjoyable. When first introduced, Modern Design seemed to be all about the cold surfaces, shiny metals and bold primary colors. The world steered away from the ornate lifestyle that can be traced back to the ancient Romans and Greeks; abstract art and more of a simplistic approach to design began to flourish.
Modern Interior Design places an importance on mixing materials and encourages people to cling to maximize the use of clean lines. This blended approach on materials, with textures, some color and simplicity that makes Modern Interior Design so appealing to today’s society. Potentially it is because of the hectic lives people live, that they enjoy coming home to a clean, simple yet beautiful space to unwind in. Mixing materials such as wood, glass, metals, and stones are used in endless combinations to create a Modern Interior. To soften up a space, people tend to gravitate to a tone-on-tone color scheme that incorporates a varieties of textures. Textures make the space warmer and more inviting. Anything from a soft rug under someone’s feet to a radial or bullnose edge on a marble countertop, can all add a unique touch through their use of differing textures. Touch is essential to design, because design is all about how a space looks and feels.
Well known Interior Designers, such as Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Jasper Morrison, have been known to emphasize the use of these modern design elements in their own work. The WSJ feature highlights the recent popularity of many stylistic elements that stem directly from Modern Interior Design. Many comments that the Interior Designers made are applicable to Modern Interior Design, showing us that this style is here to make an impact in the design world. Two longstanding modern era architecture and design that you may recognize: The Guggenheim Museum located in New York, New York designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1959 or The Glass House, located in New Canaan, Connecticut designed by Philip Johnson. The Glass House shows the early stages designers had of mixing materials, with its use of the following: metal framing, a brick features, the glass windows, light and warm wood tones. Modern Interior Design is nothing new to the design world, however the appreciation and desire to have a well-designed modern interior is at an all-time high. At Decorators Unlimited, we take pride in staying up to date with the current trends to offer our customers the most options that fit their style and ultimately can stand up to the test of time.