Baroque (Rococo) Style

Baroque style originated in Italy in the seventeenth century. This style is theatrical, extravagant and exaggerated luxury and opulence. This ostentatious style was favoured by royalty and the churches throughout Europe in the seventeenth century.  This rich and dramatic style was a means to impress and flaunt power and control.

Today we are seeing a resurgence of modernized baroque, particularly in the bedroom and study.

Rococo is a lighter, more whimsical version of the Baroque style, using a pastel palette and light-hearted art.

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Modern Country Style

Modern country style is a beautiful blend of modern and country elements, which involves a bit of the unexpected. This style of decoration combines rustic, found and industrial elements with traditional country decorating materials such as wood, iron and natural objects. No matter what first comes to mind, the modern country cottage style is a place of unpretentious simplicity. Continue reading “Modern Country Style”

Minimalist Style

Minimalist style is a modern style that is often misrepresented by thinking its Spartan, devoid of character and life, when it in fact minimalist is actually sophistication and elegance combined with comfort and practicalism.  The definition of minimalism is a design style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create maximum effect.

Adopting a minimalist style in your home will bring an organised, streamlined functional charm that can result in a calming, stress-less home environment.

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Industrial Decorating Ideas

The best thing about industrial interior design is that you can achieve the look on a budget.

This style evolved from the factories that were abandoned and the large empty spaces were remodelled into homes for artists and architects and other creative professionals. One of the best secrets for creating an industrial style for your home is to keep it raw and give it a utilitarian appeal.

You can achieve the industrial style  by incorporating some of the raw structure of your home such as stripping paint off the wall to expose the bricks, removing portions of the ceiling to expose pipes. Focus on raw and rough surfaces, the style shows off an unfinished look and showcases everything related to industrial building style. Continue reading “Industrial Decorating Ideas”

French Provincial Style

French provincials style remains one of the most popular interior design aesthetics in the world and can be integrated into any home. This design style retains its popularity because it combines elegance with functionality and it is relatively easy to transform your home into this style regardless of your budget.

The best description of French provincial furniture – it is furniture and décor you touch with your eyes and your hands with relaxed elegance characterised by rustic, whites, woods and neutrals combined with the opulence of silks, chandeliers, mixed practical and high end finishes.

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