Guillaume Goguen. Interior. December 12th , 2017.
The key lies in how you incorporate trends into your space. Limit en vogue items to the cheaper and more replaceable aspects of the space — think throw pillows or lighting. That way, if styles change a few years down the road, you’ll be able to easily swap those elements out for more current styles without a huge cost. Not exactly the case if you splurge on a green velvet sofa that you can’t bear the sight of in a few years.
Located in Singapore, this apartment is both international and eclectic, featuring artists from all over the world. Many of the decorations are from the owner‘s personal art collection. The interior could be described as whimsical, which would be fitting: the owner and designer, KNQ Associates, intended the blank canvas of the apartment to be a playful experiment and testing ground for style, material, and texture.
When designing a modern space, the first step is to get rid of (or at least hide) any unneeded clutter. Once the room is cleared, add a few multifunctional pieces. Be sure that every element you bring in has a clearly defined purpose in addition to driving home your modern aesthetic. Carefully distribute items throughout the room so that it feels balanced.
While these two options are not necessarily mutually exclusive, it does take some know-how to combine them cohesively. Trendy can be too bold, and traditional can be too boring. However, finding a balance of both trendy and traditional means you’ll love the space now, and continue to enjoy it years down the road.
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