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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

How to Design a Modern Style Room

How to Design a Modern Style Room
Decorating a home in modern style can be done by simply juxtaposing edgy and traditional, blending subtlety with strength, and fusing minimalism and complexity. It may sound impossible to accomplish but it's simpler than it sounds.

Before you start, you need to understand a little of the history of Modern design. Today, this style that was the height of fashion in the 1950s is being rediscovered as "retro." Look for furniture from designers such as Mies van der Rohe, an ardent follower of the "form follows function" rule; Charles and Ray Eames, whose Eames lounge chair has become a classic; and George Nelson, whose "sunburst clock" is still produced today.

While simple clean lines mark Modern style, it is not all sharp angles and shiny surfaces. Furniture and furnishings from the era tends to encompass a range of styles such as armless sofas, geometric rugs and a diverse mixture or art and accessories. Synthetics were just coming into widespread use and are seen often in the furniture and accents of the era. Today, however, synthetics in furniture and fabrics have been replaced with newer and more improved versions of cotton and linen. This is in keeping with the global environmental movement's concern about potential pollution of interior air quality when synthetics are used.

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