Contemporary Design Style

Contemporary Design Style

What’s your design style? In this series, we will explore several common design styles. Follow along and become inspired as you learn. Keep in mind that well-balanced homes often incorporate multiple, overlapping design styles.

People often use Contemporary and Modern Design Style interchangeably, however, they are two different styles.  Modern Design Style's is most associated with the Mid-Century Modern Style from the 1930-1960's.  You can learn more about it here.  The Contemporary Design Style was popular in the 1970's but can still be found today.   It is a harder design style to define because it is constantly evolving and "in the moment" which means it may look a little different from the 70's but the cues of the style can still be found alive and well in homes today.  The contemporary design style will never be tied down to a specific time period, but will reflect what is happening in today's design world.  

VISUAL CUES:
1. Clean lines
2. Monochromatic color palette
3. Open floor plan
4. Hard surface floors
5. Glossy shine
6. Bold furniture
7. Large, unadorned windows
8. Sparse accessories
9. Large artwork
10. Clean and airy

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