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Clean and contemporary

Written by Shereen Lurie

A popular saying suggests that ‘Less is more,’ and this sentiment holds particularly true in contemporary interior design. Clean and uncluttered spaces not only embody simplicity but also offer the freedom to relax and rejuvenate amidst the tranquility they create. Our panel of experts provide tips on how to create this coveted interior look.

Kim Williams, founder and owner of Kim Williams Design, discusses the must-have elements to create a modern look in a home.

Clean lines and minimalist design: Go for furniture and decor pieces with simple, straight lines and minimal ornamentation to create a sleek and uncluttered look.

Neutral colour palette: Stick to a neutral colour scheme with shades like white, grey, and black as the base, and then add pops of colour with accessories or artwork for contrast.

Open spaces: Embrace an open floor plan that allows for seamless flow between different areas of the home, creating a sense of airiness and spaciousness.

Statement pieces: Introduce bold and eye-catching statement pieces, such as a unique light fixture or a piece of art, to add personality and visual interest to the space.

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Loredana Morton, owner of Loredana Morton Interiors, shares what type of colours should be used for this interior look.

Base neutrals: Start with a solid foundation of neutral colours. White, black, and shades of grey are staples in modern design. These colours help create a clean and airy feel, making the space seem larger and more open.

Soft neutrals: Beyond the classic blacks and whites, consider adding soft neutrals such as beige, taupe, and cream. These can add warmth and complexity to the space without overwhelming the senses.

Accent colours: Choose one or two accent colours to add depth and personality to your space. These can be bold and vivid or subdued and soft, depending on your personal taste. Popular choices include forest green, burnt orange, and mustard yellow.

Loredana Morton Interiors

The team at Maldini share the best-suited materials and fabrics for a modern interior.

Leather: Achieving a sleek and sophisticated interior relies heavily on selecting the right materials and fabrics. Leather stands out for its durability, luxurious texture, and timeless elegance, adding refinement to modern decor.

Metals: Metals such as stainless steel, chrome, and brushed nickel introduce an industrial chic element, enhancing the overall polished and contemporary atmosphere.

Glass: Glass plays a pivotal role in creating openness and transparency within spaces, maximising natural light and imparting a sense of sophistication.

Wood: Wood offers enduring warmth and natural beauty, especially in minimalist furniture with clean lines and smooth finishes like walnut, oak, or teak.

Stone: Natural stone like marble, granite, and travertine brings luxury and a sense of permanence to modern interiors.

Fabrics: Complementing these materials, high-quality fabrics such as linen, wool, cotton, and silk in neutral tones and subtle textures provide softness, warmth, and visual interest, ensuring a cohesive and sophisticated interior design.


Featured image: Loredana Morton Interiors


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