Going Minimal

Made popular by Joseph D’Urso of New York City minimalist interiors made a statement in the 1970’s, and continues to be a noted interior design solution.  Minimalism works great for lofts, small spaces and when you don’t have (or want) a lot of stuff. It keeps the look clean, and if done right, very interesting. Not for everyone, this design direction must match your personal style, personality and the way that you really live.

Minimalist interiors start with a monochromatic or limited color palette. Utilizing a slight variation of a single color or using few colors of different values as a foundation.  With little variation in color, texture becomes a key element for the overall design by adding depth and interest.

Furniture selection is also important.  Minimalism does not have to mean uncomfortable or uninviting.  Because the design demands less furniture, pieces that serve multiple functions work well.  For instance, an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table or a dining table that is used as a desk.

Add interesting works of art, personal collections, vintage accessories, sculpture or black & white photography to personalize your minimalist look.

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