Clean, contemporary lines pair with an organic palette of wood, stone and metal to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The eclectic fusions of Soft Modern with exotic and industrial elements also adds an intriguing note or echo a Zen, spa-like retreat. Here is a brief introduction into the Soft Modern world of the Maranda Furniture showroom in Javéa.
The Soft Modern style interior design takes the clean-lined Modern architecture and emphasise on intentional asymmetry, right angles, whitewash or white stucco. With textural patterning and crisp lines, cabinetry is taken to a new level, enlivening the space. Characteristics of the Soft Modern trend often feature a clean slab door, veneer finish or pillowed edges. Together with the Mid-century Modern and with the Retro Style, the Soft Modern trend takes inspiration from the Modern style – the era-specific design that breaks with those Industrial Revolution traditional styles. The Modern design is connected to the age of machination and is typically referred to of that of the 1920’s-1950’s, although some make the case that Modern design refers to anything from the 20th century. Modern design is born from a vantage point of trying hard to break from tradition. Traditional spaces tend to be full, both visually and physically. Modern spaces, on the other hand, embrace simplicity in adornment. Modern interiors are clean and fresh, perhaps with a hint or two of colour added.
For a Soft Modern touch in our homes’ interiors, we take inspiration in the unique environments created by Maranda Furniture, in Javéa, Alicante. This furniture specialist offers a great selection of styles for interiors, covering the areas of living and dining room, home office and bedroom. The styles they offer include all the variations of the Modern and Contemporary trends, as well as some original, eclectic pieces. And, in terms of Soft Modern design, Maranda Furniture offers some of the most diverse and original choices.
Here are some of the main aspects to be found in the Soft Modern atmosphere, illustrated with the Maranda Furniture solutions.
1. White on White Compositions
In a modern space, white walls are crisp, clean, and fresh. They enhance the details of the room itself without drawing attention to themselves. White walls expand the modern space and, overall, are a beautiful foundation for great design. And, especially when the textures and patterns differ and enhance one another, the white furniture on white background is one of the most exquisite compositions. Obviously, the scheme involves a few accents that enhance the overall effect: a high contrast element, such as the wood veneer panel, below, or shades of beige and grey, for a soft degradé.
2. Polished Metal Details
The author of LESS IS MORE phrase was also the designer of several outstanding pieces of Modern furniture, in a great combination of black leather and polished metal, apparent structure. The Soft Modern relies on this scheme to create contrast with the white-predominant architecture.
3. Sculptural Elements
Modern furniture, accessories, and even architectural details incorporate materials that stem from the industrial age. Some easily recognizable examples include iconic chairs of moulded plastic, wood credenzas, and furniture legs of polished metal, to name just a few. In the Soft Modern approach, the furniture is also the sculptural accent, and it is common for a certain piece from the room to be conceived as visual and geometrical accent.
4. Subtle, Still Rich Details
A key component of the Modern design is its minimalism – using the least to achieve the most. The result is a clutter-free space where attention is placed in the details, whether they be architectural, artistic, or furniture-related. Still, discrete details are obviously needed, in order to create multiple compositional layers and evoke Soft Modern interpretations of various interior styles, from Neoclassical to Postmodern. These details are created on purpose, for the overall charme of the mix-and-match attitude.
5. The Use of Natural Materials
The Soft Modern style incorporates plenty of natural materials. These include wood, stone, leather, teak, and even linen – all materials that quietly provide warmth and texture to a space without detracting from the overall feel of a clean-lined design.
6. The Asymmetrical Balance
Vanguard design tends to focus upon the dynamic aspect of balance in asymmetry, while classic design obviously goes for the symmetric approach. While some contemporary trends might bring striking asymmetrical accents, the Soft Modern design looks for subtle compositions, as well as for echoes in terms of chromatic aspects, balancing the contrast with multiple layers of depth, colour or correspondence.
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