Tuesday, February 28, 2012
SOPHISTICATED DESIGN IDEAS
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
1. having refined or cultured tastes and habits
2. appealing to sophisticates
3. unduly refined or cultured
The key to any successful interior design project is knowing where you want to end up before you start out. So, make sure that your interior design plan matches your tastes and ultimately your personality.
There is nothing worse than getting to the end of an interior
design project and realizing that it is not the style you wanted. (Refer to my previous posts on specifics such as color, harmony and balance).
The trades say that the current look in contemporary is: sleek, glamorous and sophisticated. That means, if you want a contemporary sophisticated style, you should trade in those overstuffed upholstered pieces for sleek, streamlined furnishings. In your living room, the couch in particular will often become the focal point, so if you want a sophisticated look, invest in a couch with clean lines and simple upholstery. The same rule applies in the bedroom, a sophisticated room is not a fussy room.
Sophisticated colors tend to be richer and deeper. That doesn’t mean they have to be dark, they can be neutral or white. Of course, for a more calming effect, try a monochromatic color scheme, different shades of one color for a modern look. Gray is one of the hottest neutrals around right now, and it’s perfect for modern sophistication. (Refer to my previous posts on neutrals, monochromatics and living in white).
I personally believe “less is more” and as Steve Jobs stated, ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’. So, it’s all about your personal taste and style.
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