Modernism Week: Incorporate Modern Touches in Your Transitional Home

February 11 to February 21 is Modernism Week, a time when mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary advances in these fields, are celebrated and honored in Palm Springs, California.

Tickets to some events are still available, but if you can not make it here are some ideas to add modern touches to your luxury transitional design project.

Dining Room, Kitchen
Source: Chrisicos Interiors

Break Up Your Neutral Color Scheme

Neutral color schemes are common in transitional homes, but that does not mean you can’t play with some color. Break up your white or tan backdrop with a set of colorful chairs, a brightly colored ottoman or some patterned drapes.

Play With Large-Scale Prints

Big prints are decidedly modern. For a bold look, choose an area rug with a large-scale geometric print. If you’re looking for something more subdued, choose some pillows or a throw with a classic bird or flower pattern.

Complement Classic Furniture With Artsy Accessories

Classic, wooden furniture looks stunning in any home. Modernize the entire look with ease by adding a few artsy, eclectic accessories. A stylized map on the wall, a glamorous metallic end table or a boldly patterned lamp shade will do the trick.

Remember Less is More

Modern design is all about eliminating clutter and maintaining clean, crisp lines. Choose your furnishings and decor wisely, opting for a few functional and attention-grabbing pieces over a plethora of less appealing ones.

Mix Patterns and Textures

Don’t get stuck decorating with solid colors and flat materials. Choose items with a wide array of textures, from drapes made from rough burlap to sofas made from ultra-smooth leather. Combining many textures will make your whole space feel refreshingly¬†modern while maintaining the original style.

In honor of Modernism Week, contact Chrisicos Interiors at 617-699-9462 to modernize your next ultra luxury transitional interior design project.