Synthesis – Thematic Renaissance
Combing themes in interior design is definitely a given. Over the centuries there have been so many styles that have come and gone, it would be a shame to let their aesthetic just die off into obscurity. So what usually happens is that we take all the best parts of a singular theme and combine it into the contemporary, so the results are a dichotomy of movements, tastefully squeezed together into a single space. The art of this phenomenon is to decide which themes to amalgamate and would the end result be satisfactory. There is no way to know that for sure, but physical applications sure come with a certain design aesthetic and intuition that are just enough for an appropriately experienced designer. The end product could be just as charming as it could be garish, so today, we would be looking at a few designs that managed to get this synthesis just right.
The Mexican theme uses bright colors that are borderline funky and combines them with traditional motifs and wicker style furniture design. Though a fun little endeavor, this theme can be a little bit too much in its individuality. Combining it with the straight lines of modern contemporary would be the right way to dilute its intensity and get the ideal end product. If you look at the design below, you will see all the trappings of a Mexican interior that have been incorporated to a modern interior in a subtle fashion. The bright orange of the complicated motifs, the yellow of the lighting fixtures and the stripes in the chairs are all a mod to the Mexican style of interior design.
Similarly, if you observe this interior from another angle, you will see all of these little aspects highlighted tenfold. The yellow theme of the walls and the orange of the furniture depict the traditional aspect of the Mexican style while the furniture design is definitely contemporary.
Mickey Mouse Goes Modern
The first thing that pops up in our vision when you take a glance at this interior is the shape of Mickey’s head. But if you see past that and peer into the intricacies, you would notice that Mickey’s head is the sum of the whole – the rest of the theme is elegantly, simply modern.
Minimalism goes Retro
Minimalism is renowned for its careful grounding and otherwise simple formation – all of these aspects are present in this interior, but there is also a certain flair that makes it just the tiniest bit retro. The shape of the furniture, the design of the shelves and rise of the podium are a definite testament to that.
At first glance, this interior seems to be depicting the best of modern – straight lines, white tones and a slightly monochromatic color scheme. But on closer inspection, you would notice the traditional design of the sofas, and the glaringly obvious ‘mashrabah’ style partition in the mix – a perfect amalgamation.