While we tend to lean more toward a traditional or classic style of beach decor here at Cottage & Bungalow, there is an emergence of a “new classic” style we cannot ignore: Modern. Modern design has been popular for decades among minimalists due to simplicity in form and function. These days, with stimulations all around us, it’s no surprise homeowners are opting for the clean lines that help define this transparent design style.
Are you considering going modern? We have some ideas for you.
Styling Your Modern Beach Cottage
Polished Modern Furniture
Sleek and streamlined defines modern beach home furniture with pieces that are simple, uncluttered and built for economy of form. The concept of minimalism drives the design of these furniture pieces.
Our Albin Sofa Collection is made of solid mahogany and has simple, mid-century styling with quietly powerful details that push into the architectural design territory. Design interest includes front legs that rise into an organic, compound-curved support for a flared armrest. Curvilinear arms link to tapering back supports. The comfortably pitched seat deck adds to the overall design along with the mixed wood-textile materials.
Form & Function Rule
A modern style is low fuss, sleek and simple. The focus is on function and organization with no clutter allowed. Since modern design uses simple edges and clean lines there is a tendency to embrace industrial materials like chrome, glass, and concrete.
Our Rodan Accent Table is a modern piece made of wrought iron with a cupertino finish and topped with a mirror with an antique finish. The clean lines, open legs, and functional materials give this accent table an airy presence and works with any design style.
A contemporary color scheme today is white and neutrals with vibrant primary colors. Too many different colors however will overpower the balance of a modern room, so it’s important to be mindful of coordinating in an open space layout.
Our bright Green Lacquer Hexagonal Accent Stool could also be used as an accent table. The bold look of this stool allows you to create a shape or color story. The hallmark of the bungalow look is that each piece always feel comfortably familiar yet strikingly fresh.
Minimal Yet Luxurious
Pairing minimal shapes with luxe materials is a common theme in contemporary design and accessories provide an ideal backdrop to explore these features.
Our Atwater Table Lamp offers golden glamour with a twist of modern style. It features hand-applied cracked eggshell on a simple gourd body accented with rubberwood based and cap covered in gold leaf. The off-white linen hardback shade, with contrasting gold foil paper lining, can make any room more alluring.
A modern style is not required to be exclusive. Sprinkled elements can serve to add interest or highlight other pieces in your space.
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