PbyP’s Design Styles They Are Currently LOVING
What makes Piece by Peace Designs unique is our team! We pride ourselves in having varying design styles of our own. This gives us an advantage when it comes to designing for our clients because we can and will cater to all types of design styles. Let’s take a look at our team and dive into some of the unique styles that we love!
Shanti’s absolute favorite design style is Mid-Century Modern! Furniture of the mid-20th century was simple and functional, typically made of wood, and had beautiful curved designs; they were the focal point of the home. This furniture era is seeing a resurgence, now called “mid-century modern”. The curved wood pieces are paired with modern geometrical styles, contrasting each other in a balanced way. Not only is the mix of shapes important to this style, but color is key! Color is used as bold accents and focal points, though it is most certainly not an afterthought. Though the furnishings in this style of design can be ornate, designers still remain true to the original meaning of mid-20th-century furniture, which is functionality! Now that years have passed and architecture has advanced, our functionality needs have changed, which is why mixing modern pieces with mid-20th-century furniture works so beautifully.
More often than not, Modern and Contemporary design styles get misnamed and confused by the masses. Though they are similar, they are different in major ways. The style Nuri is drawn to is Contemporary design. This style speaks to current design trends while also paying tribute to styles of the past. It is a melting pot of styles that is constantly evolving. The ever-changing nature of Contemporary design is what compels Nuri. This style allows the designer to be playful without having to conform to hard or fast rules. Natural materials are paired with industrial materials. Colors can be boldly black and white, or colorfully eclectic. Accessories and furnishings can be cozy and whimsical, while still remaining sophisticated. Contemporary design, like a majority of styles today, remains open and uncluttered and has a minimal feel to the design. If you are a person who likes to constantly change things, this style is for you. Swap out furnishings or accessories to keep up with the current trends and never settle!
Wabi Sabi is a design style discovery Shanti made recently and now she is obsessed! Although it has been around for centuries in Japan and other Eastern Asian countries, it is just now gaining popularity in Western countries. Wabi Sabi holds simplicity, natural materials, and imperfections in the highest regard. The use of wood, stone, and clay in their raw states are heavily used due to their earthy texture and natural appearance. Additionally, handmade, one-of-a-kind items are best to use in this style because their natural imperfections shine through. Today’s world is fast-paced and stressful, and Wabi Sabi interior design focuses on creating a sense of serenity and calmness to combat the chaos of today’s world. When curating furnishings, the use of multi-functional objects and storage solutions keeps spaces clutter-free and organized. Muted and earthy-toned color palettes, sparse furniture arrangements, open floor plans, and minimal decor, are key in creating a sense of peace, harmony, and balance in Wabi Sabi design.
Growing in popularity, especially in the southwest region of the states, Modern Desert design draws inspiration from the desert landscapes and brings the outdoors into the home. This style is a mix of Mid-Century Modern design with natural materials and neutral, earthy tones. Natural materials can be seen in exposed wood beams, concrete flooring, stone countertops, and much more. To keep the serenity inside that the outdoors brings, furnishings should be simple and sleek in neutral colors and laid out in a way that is uncluttered. The floor plan should reflect the vastness of the desert landscape. So far, everything listed about this style has been very simplistic. What if you want a little pizazz? Add texture and pattern through fabric items such as rugs, pillows, throws, etc. Or, add abstract or geometric art in either a neutral tone or a pop of color. Lastly, and most importantly, use greenery such as succulents, cacti, and other desert plants, real or faux, in your accessorizing! Modern Desert design lends itself to a very minimalistic and sleek aesthetic and lifestyle. Want serenity, peace, and tranquility in your home? This style might be perfect for you.
Art Deco is a style that Shanti has dreamt of using for a client. Today’s modern take on Art Deco is bold, unique, and decadent. Inspired by Art Nouveau, Cubism, and Bauhaus design, this style gained popularity in the 1920s and ‘30s for its simple lines and geometric shapes, expensive material and textiles, bold jewel-toned colors, and ornate light fixtures. The lines, shapes, and patterns commonly seen are trapezoids, triangles, zigzags, and chevrons. Some of the materials and textiles used are lacquer, brass, and stainless steel. The jewel-toned colors are used in tandem with more neutral shades including muted yellows. An easy way to introduce Art Deco into your space is by being eclectic in your design. It is all about how you feel toward items- mix in items that make you feel luxurious, bold, glamorous, and sophisticated.
Newly introduced to Nuri is a design style called Neo-Industrial. This contemporary design combines modern aesthetics and functionality and the efficient and practical design of the industrial age. There are a few key elements of this design, the first of which is the use of raw materials. Brick, concrete, steel, and reclaimed wood are some examples of raw, sustainable materials. Whether there is exposed brick or a piece of furniture made from steel, each element of the design is practical, functional, and purposeful. Intentionally exposing beams, pipes, ducts, and other industrial elements is another prominent feature of Neo-Industrial design. Lastly, the contrast between rough, industrial textures and polished refined surfaces or upholstered surfaces is what makes this design style visually intriguing. This design style pushes the boundaries of what we think “looks good together”, and challenges us to design more sustainably. Being forced to think more outside the box is what draws Nuri to Neo-Industrial design.
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