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What is Minimalism?

Posted by Switch Modern on Feb 23, 2016 12:39:00 PM

When a person hears the phrase “less is more” – especially regarding art and design – they might imagine a scene with sparse decorations, monotone surfaces with flat lines, and very little clutter or embellishment. In interior design, this would be called minimalism. It’s an aesthetic that’s widely known today, with its roots appearing fairly recently in American visual art of the 1960s and 70s.

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The Fashion & Furniture Color Connection

Posted by Switch Modern on Jan 2, 2016 5:35:00 PM

Color forecasting is critical to the fashion, home, and interiors industries. Aligning your designs with the prevailing color trends can boost sales dramatically; failing to do so could turn potential customers away, as the products might seem irrelevant.

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Why Proper Lighting Matters at Home and at Work

Posted by Switch Modern on Dec 23, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Planning a room’s design requires a lot of thought, especially for all of the small details. Whether the room being planned is in a restaurant, office, or at home, the small details can make or break the desired atmosphere of the area. This is especially true when it comes to lighting.

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Trends in Lighting for Home and Business

Posted by Switch Modern on Sep 15, 2015 1:30:00 PM

We’ve come a long way in lighting—both at home and in commercial spaces. Interior designers and homeowners alike need to be more knowledgeable than ever when choosing the ideal combination of lighting fixtures for home, office, or business. Artificial light in homes began with one glaring, bare incandescent bulb hung from a cord in late 19th century rooms. Today, bulbs are flat, round, tiny, or long, using an array of technologies that deliver different degrees of illumination and color spectrum.1  

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Eileen Gray's Villa E1027 - Now Open To The Public!

Posted by Switch Modern on Aug 14, 2015 11:30:00 AM


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Arne Jacobsen's Series 7™ Chair Re-Imagined After 60 Years

Posted by Switch Modern on Jul 29, 2015 6:30:00 PM


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Poltrona Frau Brings Tapio Wirkkala's 1950s Bird Table into Production

Posted by Switch Modern on Jul 3, 2015 12:24:00 PM


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CASA OLIVI - Landscape Perfection in The Italian Countryside

Posted by Switch Modern on Jun 21, 2015 12:27:00 PM


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Designing a Modern Living Room

Posted by Switch Modern on Jun 5, 2015 12:28:00 PM

A modern living room is a reflection of an individual’s personal sense of style.  From modern minimalism to understated elegance, designing a living room requires a discriminating eye, a sense of balance, and an appreciation of contemporary luxury décor.  

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