Though not a very conventional theme, Urban chic minimalism is an elegant blend of a sleek, cozy, and sophisticated aesthetic. Let’s take a tour of Carpenter Direct’s designs and some noteworthy takeaways on how you can integrate this into your own home:
1. Less is more
When you’re combining the urban chic aesthetic with minimalism, it’s very important that you don’t overdo the décor. Take a look at the image above - the Carpenter Direct team did an amazing job of creating a subtle balance between the brown color tone of the angular furniture with similarly fawn brown rounded high-chairs.
2. Balanced design elements
What could possibly be the right blend of design elements that get you the best of both the urban chic and minimalist styles? Here, the Carpenter Direct team accentuated the best of both design elements, contrasting the stylized furniture with the minimalist bar, creating a smooth, innovative, and sophisticated look.
3. Being transparent
The urban chic theme features a dark-by-design neutral color scheme. However, these colors could make small spaces seem compact. Which is why using transparent materials, such as glass an absolute must – especially when you’re working on a minimalistic urban chic home. The use of full-sized sliding glass doors not only enlarges the perception of the space, but also adds a fully functional dimension to the home.
4. Color, textures, and furnishings
The color – and subsequently material scheme – of an urban chic and minimalist home interior has to feature the right blend of textures and finishes. Take these two bathroom interiors as an example; both offer mainly dark visuals with just the right amount of white breaks in the mix to keep the space from seeming overwhelming.
5. Glass, dark colors, and accent lights
The right combination of colors, materials, and lighting can get you the best out of any look; you just need the perfect ratio of neutral tones, textures, and lights to emulate urban chic minimalism in your home. Above is a great example of creative use of accent lights with dark colors and wooden textures used delivers sophistication and elegance while capturing the essence of neutrality within this theme.
6. Statement Worthy Front Door
Last, but not the least, your doors can be an excellent way to represent the foray into urban chic minimalism. A door leaf – especially at the entrance – can define the way that your space is perceived from the get go. A metal door with alternating thick and thin lines used by the Carpenter Direct team in this image is a great example of a harmony between the minimal yet modern urban chic.