High Style design may not be a recognized interior design genre, but it is certainly a thing. High Style literally refers to an interior that is ‘high’ in ‘style.’ We tend to categorize our designs in neatly copped up pockets of genres like modernism or contemporary – but in between those official titles, there are some design styles that have yet to be recognized. Many of these styles have inherent characteristics and features that fits aptly with the ‘bigger’ and more widely recognized genres of interior. High Style is one of them. It features a distinctly luxurious aspect, which brings in a sleek, sophisticated look about the interior without a single hint of shabby in sight. Each feature is neatly maneuvered to represent a ‘high society’ vibe even in a small amount of space. Below, we will be looking at some basic aspects of this interior style.
- A balance of warm and bright
The High Style interior design walks a fine line between rustically organic and sleekly austere. There are elements of both within the nuances of its design. As such, it tends to be a little hybrid in quality; offering a plethora of warm and cool tones that balance each other out in the end. The image below is a perfect representation of this aspect – where the most immediate impact of the interior is definitely sleek, but the browns and whites run the gamut of extremes.
- With a topping of light
This interior is also a beautiful compilation of warm and whites that have been layered to literal perfection by using the right textures and materials. The end result is swanky without being over-the-top or overwhelming. Now the cherry on top of this particular design is the awesome lighting that is just the right tenor of frosty gold without seeming dull and extensively intimate.
- A focus on textures
The textures applied in the High Style need to work that fine balance between too modern and/or too rustic. If you look at the image below, you will see how the exposed brick wall dressed in white creates a juxtaposed effect against the shiny, glossed up laminated surface without breaking out of its allocated character.
- The right accessorizing
The High Style is a genre that needs extremely specified sort of accessorizing. It has to walk that fine line between appropriately retro yet contemporary chic. If you look at the image below you will see how the designers have managed to incorporate accessories like the stainless steel faucet and the industrial lighting fixture to complement the rest of the deisgn.
- Just the tiniest bit of shabby
The great thing about the High Style is that it can handle a little bit of shabby with its rustic come austere ambiance. The greater part of this aesthetic is carried out by appropriately applied material. If you observe the image below, you will see how the rustic counterparts fit seamlessly with the modern ones and manage to give off a shabby appeal in the process.