Bath Along Modern Lines

ModernBathroomThis bathroom is intensely modern. Clean lines and limited furnishings and accessories support this, but it’s the color choices that push the bathroom into a truly contemporary look.

Black, white and red is actually a classic color palette for the modern style. In this case, red really takes front-and-center. The glossy tone of the red floor helps it stand out in the room. Notice that the red flooring is so shiny that the bathtub, sink and floor vase actually reflect white against it.

The strong use of red and a dark charcoal-toned black make the white in the bathroom stand out. This is in sturdy contrast to the standard and rather bland use of white in bathrooms. Of course, these fixtures are far from standard. The tub’s grace really makes the space special and its’ lines coordinate perfectly with the larger floor vase and the handful of smaller ones perched on the shelves around the walls.

There are only a few elements that are not shiny and manmade. The vases hold grasses that add a nice and needed bit of green to the room. This keeps the space from feeling too sterile. Also, about a half-dozen water-rounded stones in a soft grey have their places on the shelves. Simple of line and color, they work well with everything else in the bath.

One interesting note: even with this simple design, there’s actually plenty of storage. Some of the charcoal rectangles at the bottom of the bathroom and the white rectangles above contain storage shelves. With spring-loaded sleek cabinet doors, no visitor would know, but they actually provide quite a bit of room.

Whether this bathroom is your style or not, you have to admit that it does draw your attention!


Good Design Starts with the Fundamentals

If you are drawn to modern styles, every choice becomes more critical. With traditional design there are many details to draw the eye. Good modern design keeps lines simple and furnishings to a minimum. This forces every element to carry more importance in a room.

Take a look at this bedroom. Its clean lines and neutral palette requires attention to every detail.

First, notice how the two-inch wood blinds match the light wood flooring. This connection creates style before adding stick of furniture. These blinds offer a selection of fabric tapes to cover the mechanism, and this daring dark choice brings the equally-dark bed frame into focus. The dark verticals coordinate with the dark horizontals of the only two pieces of furniture in the space.

The bed linens are simple and light and the matching bed pillows provide the only patterned fabric in the room. The large circles on the larger set of pillows show a classic modern design, and then the gold dragonflies embroidered on the smaller pillows provide an unexpected touch of romance. The flowers also provide a softer element, but the very contemporary vase keeps the design consistently modern.

Do you want to create a contemporary room with just the right design elements? Come visit our showroom and learn how coordinating flooring and window treatments provide the start you need to design the modern room of your dreams.