#FridayFavorites: Interior Design Styles – Contemporary

Today, we’re showing off some really great contemporary items you can place in your homes at an affordable price! Contemporary is so sleek, chic, and an amazing design style to use in your home if you entertain guests often. It has a very sophisticated look to it. This design style is often used in big city apartments and in huge demand by young professionals. We love the “cosmopolitan” vibe it gives off. Check out how we create this look…

Foundation

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Cool tones on the floor keep this style from having a traditional look. Wood flooring typically completes the foundation nicely, but contemporary is also very open to tile flooring as well.

Furniture

(All furniture sourced from Wayfair)

Keep everything somewhat simple. Have almost a minimalist mindset with an unusual twist. The quilted back gives that plain black office chair a tad bit of pattern. The simple bar cart is perfect against that plain wall you don’t know what to do with, and the nesting table crossing over the coffee table gives the central area of the living room a unique look.

Decor

(All decor items are sourced from Wayfair)

Keep simplicity in mind when picking out decor as well. Don’t go too far to get anything extremely loud or bold. More than likely it won’t fit in with the rest of the vibe. Keeping the decor to neutrals and metals is ideal, but don’t forget to add in your own personal style with the design of the items!

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Design&Fashion | Contempo-Mod Mashup

Like that of the fashion world, the interior design realm is a constantly evolving gear house; as designers, we are always taking inspiration from all facets of design. Be it graphics, fashion, architecture, or even custom hot rods – great design comes from a place of vision, creativity and most of all, inspiration. Being able take a new (or old) concept, apply it to a real life situation and produce an overall aesthetic space is a talent!!

Most great designs start from a small thought inside the designers head, and from there its onto the paper. We are problem solvers, we write it out, we sketch, we ponder, we erase, we go somewhere else, we collaborate, we decide. The sketch may not be perfect, but the concept is there. The vehicle has arrived, free reign to dream!!

In this blog series, Design&Fashion[sister,sister], we are going to show you a fashion sketch along with some interiors that could have been a inspiration to the designer. It is a fun way to reverse the process and show how inspiration can come from anyone, anywhere at any time!!

Contempo-Mod Mashup 

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This sketch inspired us in so many ways! First off, we love the mixture of soft and hard design elements. This can be represented in an interior by the use of different fabrics and textures. The miss matched shoes in the sketch represent a fabulous way to bring a funky-ness to the space, like “hmmmm…something is not quite right here.” Red, Black and White are a timeless combination of colors – bold and modern.

Here are a few designs that we think capture the essence of the sketch:

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A little trippppy, but a lot FUN! Love the playfulness of this room, and did you notice that there is a “hidden” door on the wall to the right?! So neat!

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Holy chandelier. That’s it. No, but seriously…its HUGE for the space, but for some reason I don’t hate it!

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Always wanted to do black wallpaper, maybe one day we’ll have the client ;;) The tone on tone is quite yummy.

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This one doesn’t quite do it for me, in regards to being inspired by the sketch. Oh well, what do you think?

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However, his is pretty much exactly what one would expect their room to look like if the sketch was the only thing you had to go on. Don’t you agree?

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Nice use of space! Love the Marrakech tile – serves art and purpose!

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Pop of….RED.

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Same, but BAM with that chandelier…side note, cute stripe armchair. Yes, please!

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Sucker for wallpaper…this was our fave. Texture, tone on tone, pops of red and by looking at the time on those clocks..somethings a little bit off!! 😉

This contempo-mod mashup was so much fun!! We have lots more inspired sketches to show you, so make sure to check back!!

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What do you think, did this sketch inspire you? Leave a comment below!

Check back for our next Design&Fashion [sister,sister] fashion inspired post!

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