18th-century English, 19th-century Neoclassic, French Country and British
Colonial revival define this design style.Symmetry and classic styling abound
creating a calm and orderly decor. Fabrics consists of florals, stripes,
solids and plaids, usually in mid-tones. Walnut, cherry and Mahogany rule and
the use of moulding and trim providesthe finishing touch for this look.
This look is the bridge between contemporary and traditional design.
Some pieces convey a sense of history, while furniture gets a fresh update
with cleaner lines. Imagine a modern wing chair or a pared-down bergère.
Artwork is simply framed and lighting has strong clean lines. Ornamentation
is not part of this style. A-less-is more approach is really the norm.
There is nothing tailored about thislook. Comfortable seating in soft
natural textiles are typical. Easy and relaxed is the key. Weathered
or worn finishes on occasional pieces complement the seating. Forged iron
and other rustic metals work well with this style. Accessories and art with
a “collected” feel complete this look nicely.
Sleek clean lines and solid colors, are often used in this design style.
Furniture typically has straight arms and legs and is often lower to the
ground. Finishes can be shiny metal, lacquer or high polished stone. There is
an emphasis on basic shapes and geometric forms. Graphic elements
in artwork and accents blend well with this look.
Comfy and casual, light and airy, this style celebrates ordinary treasures
and blended families of furniture. Slipcovered sofas and painted pieces
are typical. Unlike the traditional Cottage look, Modern Cottage is
infused with bold color. Faded and rumpled fabrics have been replaced
with bright geometric prints and graphic florals.