The Minimalist & Contemporary Story
Design of this contemporary home was based on the open concept and minimalism. That’s not your style they say yet style is something one creates. So from ethnic to contemporary, what Nina wanted was most important and she wanted contemporary.
So here, we mixed some earthy with industrial. Its a home with metal, glass, wood, fabric and straight lines! So when I floated photos of this home, I was asked “Someone cool must live here.” That’s basically what we think any time we come across an image of a contemporary eclectic home.
Here, neutrals, mahogany brown, and white are the main colors. We used a white sofa and accentuated the floor with a traditional dhuri or a rug. We textured the lower side of the wall with a brick like wall paper and let the living room look simple, subtle and sophisticated.
The small corridor from the living room to the dining was the most obvious and distinctive element of a contemporary style interiors of this small apartment. Straight lines with fabricated furniture is the focus of this area. The bare yet textured space on walls, between pieces of furniture, and above in upper areas, becomes as important as the areas filled with objects. I personally feel in contemporary interiors, less is more. Each piece stands out as individual and unique.
In this apartment, We have tried to focus of furniture which makes a bold statement yet is simple and uncluttered, without curves or decoration. Here in her bedroom, smooth, clean, geometric shapes were essential with neutral tones in textured natural fibers. Hence there is no skirt, trim, fringe, or tassels anywhere. With textures like Natural grey tone wall paper, metal and glass…this room is airy and simple.
Another piece we fabricated to get good strength was a open and cool bookshelf by the breakfast table. Here, we abolish cute and small… we made a basic, bare, bold, and structural book shelf which looks awesome!
In the little balcony of this space, we places a red bold chair to draw the eye. We wanted to move the focus a bit from the straight lines. It left a casual bohemian vibe of this space.
For me, interiors showcase space rather than things. By focusing on color, space, and shape, today’s contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered.


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