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Modern Style: Less is More

This design style regards simplicity as superior to ornamentation, balancing purpose with beauty and advocating the motto “form follows function”. 

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What is the Modern Design Style

Inspired by the architecture of the 1920s and taking its cue from that era’s Bauhaus movement, modern design style maximises straight lines and minimise decoration for an uncomplicated look that balances material, volume, and shape.

Often also referred to as Mid-Century Modernism because the style gained momentum in the 1950s, modern design follows the motto “form follows function,” where a shape primarily relates to its intended purpose.

Clean and simplified, this design style is characterised by the reserved use of decorative elements with a preference for practical items. Space is distributed using the layout of furniture instead of built walls, and the natural light accentuates this style’s distinct calm beauty.

Typical Colours

The typical modern colour palette uses white, beige, grey, taupe, and shades of black, paired with colours inspired by nature in matching tones (tone-on-tone).

  • Black

  • Beige

  • White

  • Taupe

  • Grey

  • Inspired by nature

Matching Materials

It is metals alongside woods, and concrete next to glass, leather, and natural fibres, in the modern style’s balancing act between pure purpose and practical beauty.

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Suggested Décor

Furniture act as partition items instead of walls, defining the division of the modern space that is low on decorative embellishments in favour of practical pieces that are aesthetically appealing.

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