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Design Style. What is Your Style?. What is style ?. In the realm of interior design the word style is defined as the way we put together color, shapes and textures. . Contemporary . Contemporary Design. Current; modern

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design style

Design Style

What is Your Style?

what is style
What is style ?
  • In the realm of interior design the word style is defined as the way we put together color, shapes and textures. 
contemporary design
Contemporary Design
  • Current; modern
  • “Contemporary art" usually refers to art of our own day, as distinct from modern art (or Modernism), which refers to a form of art characteristic of the period since c1900
  • Also means fashionable, or that which is based on present tastes
    • In this context it often refers to the most recent styles and furnishings
modern design
Modern Design
  • Modern style is a clean, streamlined furniture and architecture style from the 1930s with roots in the German Bauhaus School of Design and Scandinavian modern design.
  • It's characterized by polished surfaces, strong geometric shapes and asymmetry.
  • Expansive, unadorned windows marry the interior with the exterior landscape
country design
Country Design
  • A wide-ranging style depending on geographical location but in general exemplified by primitive furniture, muted colors, milk-paint finishes and vintage fabrics
english country
English Country
french country
French Country
french country1
French Country
american country americana
American Country (Americana)
classic traditional1
Classic / Traditional
  • Traditional furnishings can hail from England in the 18th century, the French countryside, or even the exotic lands of the East.
  • Among the most popular traditional styles today are 18th-century English, 19th-century neoclassic, French country, and British Colonial revival.
  • A marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design.
  • Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles.
  • Fabric can range from graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas to textured chenilles on sleek wood frames.
eclectic design
Eclectic Design
  • Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is brought together through the use of color, texture, shape and finish.
Asian style envelopes a variety of looks, including design elements from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand, among others.
  • Traditional Japanese interiors are sized according to a 3' x 6' human form, represented by natural fiber floor coverings called tatami mats.
  • Colors found in natural materials like bamboo and stone are used to create a serene, calm environment.
  • Furnishings, although spare, include shoji screens, futons and low-profile tables that, in a traditional setting, are paired with cushions for dining.
Lighting is a key design element achieved through an abundance of natural light filtered through natural fiber window shades.
  • Low-wattage bulbs in rice-paper lamps add to the aesthetic.
  • Silk fabrics featuring intricate embroidered patterns (like kimonos) can be framed and displayed as art.
  • Chinese interiors are identifiable through highly-stylized or carved furnishings featuring handpainted designs on lacquered finishes, brightly-colored accessories and ornaments or statues of animals or mythical creatures.
  • Red is used abundantly as a symbol of good luck
the arts and crafts movement
The Arts-and-Crafts Movement
  • A reaction to the Industrial Revolution’s reliance on mass production and the Victorian era's focus on heavy ornamentation.
  • Popular during the early 1900s, this style glorified craftsmanship in simple shapes with exposed joinery, spare ornamentation and strong lines.
Materials used to embellish the look include metals, stained glass and painted tiles and fabrics featuring stylized floral motifs.
  • Notable artisans of this period are William Morris, Gustav Stickley and Charles and Henry Greene.
natural design

Natural Design

Tropical, Mediterranean, southwestern, and Tuscan

Today's Feng Shui schools teach that it is the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment. Feng shui literally translates as "wind-water."