Stereotyping Contemporary

Stereotyping Contemporary

While contemporary design is not the newest advent, it is also not the most oldest. In all relative definitions, a contemporary design is always static – in motion, constantly changing and never the same. But over the last few decades, the hodge podge of various interior styles amalgamated into one has made the progress of contemporary style stick in a literal rut. Each contemporary unit may be different, but the underlying theme of materials, colors and textures has become a monotonous convention. No one seems to know what the next step could be – and in an era where we live by styles such as deconstructivism and parametric designs, that is a bit of an expected aftershock. A conventional contemporary interior is simply a merger between some very ‘it’ ideas that come to life in a stylized setting. So today we’ll be looking at a few conventions that seem to be plaguing the contemporary market these days.

Run of the Mill

One of the more typical examples of a conventional contemporary style interior, this one uses the tray ceiling with running rope light trope to get a classy look. The dark tones are deeply enmeshed to the one side, while the whites occupy a larger three fourth of the room to balance out the gloomy outlook of the dark veneer – a completely conventional contemporary trick. Aside from that, the texture and material palate are of norm, and nothing out of the box. The furniture style is atypical modern, with a touch of transitional, which amplifies that typical contemporary outlook.

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Drop Dead Textures

Texture walls are an advent of modern design, and this bedroom utilizes that commonplace texture feature with a country-rustic mix that might have bought out a different side had the product design been actually out of the box. As it is, it only seems rather pedestrian.

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These drop chandeliers have been becoming all the rage in the recent design timeline – and its aesthetic may be a bit contemporary, but the overall design outlook depends on the coordination with the rest of the scheme, which in this case is quite unimaginative.

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The media wall frenzy is an actual trend around the globe – designers challenge themselves to create better, more creative designs for one single feature, but the most commonplace practice is still a simple veneer with an standardized media placement cupboard like the one below.

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Kitchen design is all about selecting the right gloss, the right veneer, and combining that perfect texture palate with an amazing color scheme. This kitchen shows a typical contemporary kitchen design convention of the modern variety, where a monotonous color scheme can bring down the aesthetics of a well rounded space.

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