From traditional to transitional to modern, and everything in between, there are countless interior design styles. Such a wide variety of design themes facilitates creativity and helps to curate spaces that are one of a kind. Our designers often enjoy combining elements from several styles to create their ideal look. With endless combinations and possibilities, it is amazing what our designers can create. Here are some Alder & Tweed favorite themes of design.
Modern. Modern is a broad design term that refers to homes with clean lines, a refined color palette, and uncluttered spaces. Modern design favors open-concept floor plans. Rather than using walls to separate different spaces, furniture is used to differentiate spaces. For example a kitchen counter that provides a visual distinction between the kitchen and dining area. When summing up modern design in three words, think “Neutral, clean, and functional”. For a different take on modern design, our designers like to create more interest by adding a bold pattern or a pop of bright color.
Mid-Century Modern. It’s not uncommon for styles from another era to make a bold comeback. A subcategory of modern design, mid-century is a style that is based on many factors. It gives us the clean lines and function from modern design combined with organic shapes, colors, and textures. What clearly distinguishes mid-century modern design from other themes is the juxtaposition of different, and sometimes contrasting materials. The clean lines, organic curves, mix-and-match materials, and multifunctional designs of mid-century modern are the perfect match for an easy and comfortable lifestyle.
Mountain Transitional. A favorite style at Alder & Tweed, Mountain Transitional design combines modern elements with a rustic twist. Often influenced by the location, mountain homes have that “bring the outdoors in” aesthetic. This is achieved by utilizing natural resources as structural and design elements. Natural wood, stone, and fur creates a space that feels rustic, cozy, yet refined. Our designers love adding modern light fixtures and bold art to mix up the look of a classic mountain home.
Modern Farmhouse. This trending style typically combines the open-concept floor plans of modern design with industrial and country design elements. Although modern farmhouse design is a melting pot of multiple design styles, the look is almost formulaic. Shiplap paneling, reclaimed wood, an apron sink, wide planked wood floors, and some barn style lighting are the essentials to designing a modern farmhouse. Typically designed with a neutral color palette, modern farmhouse style is fresh and clean. This type of design has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its charming yet modern looks and highly liveable features.
Traditional. A timeless aesthetic, traditional design is influenced by the 18th and 19th centuries. In traditional homes, styles and pieces reflect historical design elements and European decor. It is an enduring style that prioritizes easy elegance and comfort. It is a great style for those who appreciate classic art, symmetry, and history-rich design. Traditional design elements include unique art, textiles, decorative accents, and rich jewel tones. Traditional spaces usually have a neutral wall color so the room’s rich furniture, artwork, and accent pieces stand out.
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Decorating for the holidays. Happy 4th! The best BBQ of the year and fireworks are upon us! It’s time to decorate accordingly and show off our patriotic spirit. We like to keep it classic and simple for the 4th, so hanging a vintage American Flag is a favorite of ours. We love how this local Park City barn displays theirs.