Modern Spaces

Modern spaces need not be cold and clinical. Though the essence of modernism relies on simple, pared doen spaces; stripped of all superflous ornamantation; a modern interior can be made warm and inviting by using rich wood tones and deeply textured fabrics to contrast with the clean lines and simplicity of the design.

Offset the simplicity of the furniture with with dramatic art and accent pieces. The secret is using texture and contrast. A dark, almost monochromatic palette can set the tone, adding a sense of richness. Hard-edged metals and sleek veneers can be softened by deep-seated upholstery pieces, luxurious fabrics, and good lighting design.