7 interiors that are modern with a twist
To imbue a twist within the conventional modern, you have to first understand what true modernism actually is. Modernism is a century old movement that was all about tearing interiors to their very basic structure. Its rules included showcasing the original materials, incorporating simplicity of design, avoiding embellishment, using natural light and a muted color scheme. With the passage of time, this style got modern hybridized until it was completely took over by the contemporary aesthetic. Below, let’s look at some interiors that are modern with a twist.
- The woodsy effect
While many parts of this interior respect the original inhibitions of the modern movement, there are others that completely embrace the contemporary. For example, the smooth white surfaces and simplicity of design are all modern, but the rich wooden tones and the rust sofa are all representing the twist on that original concept.
- Bold angles
The original modern movement emphasized a lot on using clean-cut straight lines with little to no embellishments. The interior below does have some very clean lines, but they have been delivered and articulated in bold angles that make the space seem trendier and more contemporary with a dash of modern.
- Small in defiance
From the heavy handed simplicity in every aspect of its wall design to the unadorned furniture setting, this interior respects almost all the initial inhibitions of true modernism. It does, however incorporate a twist in the form of a the toe-kick lighting intervention tucked under the bed.
- A little DIY
True modernism strives to stay away from accessorizing, so the interior below uses that setback to incorporate a little fun in its otherwise bland black foreground. The Christmas tree has been designed in literal fairy lights and adds a little warmth within the austere setting of the space.
- Warm colors
True modern interiors were preferably done in industrial style finishes – which means wood was scarce in its aesthetic. The interior below articulates the simplicity of the true modern aesthetic but warms up the ambiance with large wooden surfaces.
While terraces were a modern advent, they used to be done up in simple outdoor furniture pieces. The image below showcases a modern terrace that embodies a completely contemporary vibe in all ways, shapes and forms.
- The walk-in closet
This interior is definitely done in a simple way, but it is certainly not plain. The retail lights, glitzy ambiance and two-toned wooden add-ons make for a decidedly swankier design that embraces just a few modern principles.