Design Styles

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

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Often has clean, sleek lines and is marked by solid colours, predominantly muted neutrals or bold punches of colour, furniture and accessories, often have metal frames or straight legs with an emphasis on basic shapes and forms.

Graphic elements in artwork or as accents work well with this look.

TRADITIONAL / CLASSICAL DESIGN

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Furnishings are usually 18th-century English, 19th-century neoclassic, French country and British Colonial revival.

Use of classic styling and symmetry to create a calm, orderly decor.  Colour palette is usually in the mid-tones and fabrics are muted, usually simple florals, solids, stripes or plaids and dark wood.

RUSTIC DESIGN

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Rustic captures simplistic elements that appear unfinished: Distressed wood, steel, unrefined, appearing raw.

MINIMALISTIC DESIGN

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Extreme simplicity of form, less is more.

ART DECO DESIGN

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Streamlined, geometric style, often brightly.

Coloured glass, popular in  the '20s and '30s featuring rounded fronts, mirrored accents, sleek lines and wood furniture with chrome hardware and glass tops. 

TRANSITIONAL DESIGN

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Mixture between modern and classic.

The transitional look bridges contemporary and traditional  design, offering a deep rooted sense of history in  some pieces, while furniture often gets an update with cleaner lines. Leather ottomans used as coffee tables is very popular in this decor. 

HI - TECH DESIGN

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Characterised by intense vibrant lighting.

Either exposed conduits and services – or slick ceilings well illuminated for effect.

With a lot of glass and hi-polished steel mainly of a monochrome palette, and the active usage of technical innovations, screens, etc.

Cleaner lines.

FLUID / FUNKY DESIGN

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Characterised by organic ‘flowing’ shapes that encompassed the space.

The spatial areas are interconnected ceiling walls and floors flow into each other forming platforms for display.

Vibrant colours or muted colour change the environment from Funky to sophisticated, but always "flowing".