“Mid-century modern style is a bold statement but it has some problems: strong colours, curved shapes and saturated-tone timber pieces can be almost impossible to pair with a neutral room and furniture from any other
period,” says Naomi.
“As a result, the home can feel ill-fitted, conflicted and dated - so I think it’s time to say goodbye to last century and hello to this one.”
“Not many people know that the industrial restaurants and bars with rustic appeal, rusty light fixtures and dark colours actually came about almost by accident,” says Naomi. “To make sure that ceiling heights met regulations, many ceilings were removed and vents were left exposed. This forced a lot of venues to embrace the industrial look out of necessity - to go hard rather than go home.”
“But as cutting-edge as this look is, a lot of homes are moving towards a warmer look, rather than importing style from these venues, which is great because it encourages creativity and personal expression. Uniqueness turns every person into a designer and a stylist.”
“Minimalism is fantastic when you are selling a house as it allows people to project their lives into the home. However, when it comes to home styling the opposite is true: bringing your personality out is crucial to building a warm, interesting space.”
“I personally love minimalism’s bold geometric shapes, monochrome shades and contrasting textures because it resonates with my personal style. What needs to be thrown out in 2020 is the need for people to be so minimal as a knee jerk reaction, as over time this will prevent them from being creative. I encourage people to make mistakes and reinvent their style so that it never turns stale. Being adventurous and seeking new discoveries is key to interior styling.”
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