Combining three contrasting styles in a single space requires a lot of careful thought. All three of the themes need to be divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary styles. You need to determine which style you want to be dominant enough to set as primary, which one you need just enough of to set as secondary, and which one needs to be only accented as tertiary. To make you understand, let’s look at how the modern, rustic, and industrial styles are combined in this particular home. Let’s take a look:
1. Defining the primary
When working with so many different styles, it’s important to set up a single, dominant colour/material/texture palette that can define your primary theme. For this particular home, the large amount of wooden textures along with the cozy outlook are what define the rustic style as the dominant one. It’s blunt, very straightforward, and makes the entire ambiance look instantly inviting. This is exactly how you do it.
2. Setting up the base
The secondary style is always used to set up an interesting base for the rest of the design. It’s not the most dominant, but usually comprises of enough markers to be identified instantly. The cloudy grey cement textures used in this particular room mark the advent of the industrial style as the secondary theme. They’re used moderately, but still have quite an impact.
3. Background and accenting
The tertiary style is always introduced as a backdrop. It has very minimal intervention with the rest of the palette, and you need to squint a little in order to actually identify it within the ambiance. The modern accents and background in this space have been articulated in the form of sleek surfaces, lots of natural light, and a backdrop of simplicity.
4. The combined look
The combined look of all three styles translated in a single space needs to look absolutely balanced. You need to control the ratio of dark and light colours, harmonize all the contrasting textures, and introduce enough accents for the space to look truly compelling. Only when you manage to add a cohesive quality to the space do you truly succeed.
5. The accessorizing
As far as accessorizing is concerned, you need to be a master of mix-and-match. Once again, visual balance is key, so always adhere to it. Take the example of this ceiling design. The smooth white backdrop is perfectly cognizant of modern accents, the wooden strip and downlighters represent the rustic parts, and the caster-made industrial statement light fixture emulates an industrial aesthetic.