CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR DESIGN

FOR LUXURY HOMES

12 April 2019

Contemporary interior design means so much more than creating minimalist decor, stripping a place of colour, or using the latest innovations, modern designs and materials. While contemporary design can be these things, it can be quite challenging to execute well.

THE CORE VALUES

Contemporary interior design means so much more than creating minimalist decor, stripping a place of colour, or using the latest innovations, modern designs and materials. While contemporary design can be these things, it can be quite challenging to execute well. Often simple contemporary design should still add personality and charm, add value and create a versatile and practical space that’s fit for purpose while also aesthetically pleasing.

CREATIVITY

Contemporary interior design means so much more than creating minimalist decor, stripping a place of colour, or using the latest innovations, modern designs and materials. While contemporary design can be these things, it can be quite challenging to execute well.

FORM

Create interest with form by mixing straight and harsh lines with elegant softer curved lines. Interest doesn’t have to mean a variety of materials, colours or patterns. Instead this can be created using varying heights and form to make a space unique.

NEUTRAL SHADES

When it comes to the colour palette for contemporary interiors, the focus should be on neutral shades and tones. Walls treatments should be kept neutral, to a palette of whites, greys and taupes.

LIGHTING

Natural light is one of the most important aspects in contemporary interiors. Consider window treatments and how you might be able to effectively let the most natural light in possible. For the evenings, layer artificial lighting so that you have the option of creating beautiful zones with subtle and warm shades, highlighting special features and genuinely altering rooms’ perspective.

TEXTURE

Texture is another fantastic way to add interest, without the need to use fussy and dated fabrics and materials that may take away from the contemporary feel. Wood, velvet, jute, glass, leather and metals are a great way to introduce varying textures, character and personality.

TECHNOLOGY

While contemporary design focuses on aesthetics, considering functionality is essential. Indeed, a high-end contemporary space should work hard for its purpose, and technology is the ultimate way to ensure the full potential of any space is realised.

INTRODUCING PERSONALITY

Contemporary interior design means so much more than creating minimalist decor, stripping a place of colour, or using the latest innovations, modern designs and materials. While contemporary design can be these things, it can be quite challenging to execute well. Often simple contemporary design should still add personality and charm, add value and create a versatile and practical space that’s fit for purpose while also aesthetically pleasing.

Brilliant contemporary design isn’t about following trends. Instead it’s about subtly mirroring an ideal and special environment in harmony with your own unique personality and tastes. What you like and don’t like shouldn’t be simply put to one side in the name of creating a preeminent contemporary home. Instead this should always be considered, while creating a high-standard lifestyle and conveying wellbeing through form and functionality.

ADDING VALUE

First and foremost you should consider your own use of your space and how you intend to live in your home, but at some point in the future it is likely that you will put your house on the market. High-end contemporary design will add value that stands the test of time, to ensure that nothing becomes dated.

To create value, a property should focus on:

QUALITY

Ensure workmanship is of a high standard. A luxury home should look good, feel good and enhance all aspects of living.

AUTHENTICITY

A beautiful home should respect nature and the aesthetics of its surroundings, to create harmony and enhance the environment.

EFFICIENCY

Consider maintenance costs and concerns. Overlooking the practical details could decrease the value of your home.

LUXURY

A true contemporary home should offer the best quality features and create a world-class living experience.

DESIGN SOBRIETY

While considering your own personality is a must, too much eccentricity runs the risk of being overbearing.

CEILING PRICE

No matter where you live, a ceiling price will always come into play. Manage your budget intelligently, and spend wisely in accordance to the potential value of your property.

Creating an outstanding and unique contemporary design scheme is about finding the perfect balance between beauty, purpose and budget. Contact Markus to discuss ways in which this balance can be achieved in your home.

 

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