Styles

MID-CENTURY MODERN:

 

Began in the '50s-'60s. It is characterized by simplicity, minimal ornamentation, functionality and sleek lines with organic and geometrical shapes. Mixing traditional material like wood and non-traditional material like plywood plastic, metal and glass. Vast range of colors, including colors from neutral to bold colors with pops of deep colors like olive green, orange and yellow. 

Some best-known designer: Charles Eames and his wife Ray Eames George Nelson, Eero Saariden, Harry Bertoia, Arne Jacobsen, Isamu Noguchi and Verner Panton.

Some retailers where you can find Mid-Century Modern furniture: Herman Miller, Knoll, Vitra, Design Whitin Reach (DWR), 2Modern, Room and Board, CB2.

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SCANDINAVIAN:

 

Originated from the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) in the mid-1930s. This style is light, airy, simple, and clean. White predominates, with touches of gray, black, pale blue, or pastels. Bright or strong colors are used very sparingly as accents.

Some best-known designer: Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Eero Arnio, and Ingvar Kamprad (the founder of Ikea). 

 

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HYGEE (pronounced hue-guh):

Is a Danish word, "is an art of creating intimacy." Always cosy, charming or special, with feelings of wellness and contentment.

This term doesn't have an exact translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, meaning “to comfort” or “to console,” which is related to the English word “hug.”

Key tips: candles, natural light into the space, go natural with some plants, a lot of blankets, rugs and throw pillows.

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BOHO/BOHEMIAN CHIC :

Typically means a flair for global influences, is a fusion of cultures and eras. Is a mix of ethnic, hippie, oriental and rocker style. Lots of patterns, cotton textiles, vegetable fibers, leather, glass details, ceramics, wood... tons of personality to make the space look cohesive. 

The main tones are warm colors and earth tones like brown, beige, olive, or khaki but this style play out perfectly with neutrals. 

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INDUSTRIAL:

 

Inspired by the open floor plans and bare bones of factories and warehouses. Industrial style celebrates raw elements of metal, wood, brick and concrete. Its furnishings are usually hardwearing and often obtained from reclaimed yards. The best benefit of creating industrial style homes is that you’ll have the opportunity to customize the look using furniture and decor that are completely unique to your home.

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VINTAGE:

 

It makes full use of items with history that are not part of a particular design style. 

Vintage Interiors are perfect for people who love to remember; you have to put your memories into picture-frames.

The main goal of this style is to create interiors with a soul, telling a story.

The Vintage secret is that it’s not necessary to decorate the whole house in one style. Only one vintage element can create a mood in a whole room.

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CONTEMPORARY:

 

Contemporary design often has clean, sleek lines and is marked by solid colors, predominantly muted neutrals or bold punches of color in furniture and accessories. It is usual to see a decoration that mixes classic furniture with some more modern pieces. Furniture is sleek, lower to the ground and often has metal frames or straight legs with an emphasis on basic shapes and forms. Graphic elements in artwork or as accents work well with this look.

Crate & Barrel and West Elm could be considered contemporary looks.

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