ARTS AND CRAFTS

Arts and Crafts Interiors are easily recognized by their clean, straight lines, simple ornamentation, and understated oak paneling and furniture. Piano windows are a traditionally occurring element, along with fireplaces and interior brick and stone. The palette is earthy and leather is often used for upholstery.

ASIAN INFLUENCE

Using neutral and natural colors, Asian influenced interiors are spaces of simplicity and balance. A single color or a strong texture may be used as an emphasis. Commonly used materials are cedar, bamboo, stone, and wicker. Furniture is minimal and often multi-functional.

COLONIAL/FOLK/AMERICANA

The Colonial or Folk style is a simple, utilitarian interior with classic Early American influences such as a Windsor or Shaker chair, a Pennsylvania farm table or a Vermont pie safe. Furniture pieces may be family antiques or quality reproductions.

CONTEMPORARY

This style is often described as a modern design that relies on smooth and polished surfaces, clean lines, simple and uncluttered look. It is not cold, but spacious and comfortable. It focuses on color, texture, furniture, and lighting.

COTTAGE CASUAL

The casual, cozy interior found in lake homes, seaside cottages, and other vacation spots is also a popular style for everyday comfortable living. Cottage Casual has a relaxed look, often using a garden palette, natural materials, exposed beams, and painted woodwork. The overall interior is simple, light and airy.

ECLECTIC

The Eclectic Style focuses on the predominance of a particular element, although from a mixture of sources and time periods. The shared component or element ties the design together with line, color, texture, pattern, or shape. Eclectic Style may include exotic, bohemian, global, whimsical, or artsy.

MODERN

Crisp, clean lines and simple design accented with beautiful, sculptural furnishings define Modern Design. Strong art pieces and colorful accessories often pull together a muted or neutral palette.

PENTHOUSE CHIC

Glamorous, sophisticated, and strongly influenced by the 1940s, Penthouse Chic brings crystal, mirrors, polished chrome, and Lucite into the contemporary setting. Although very cosmopolitan, the style may also include exotic or eclectic accessories.

RUSTIC/MOUNTAIN LODGE

With an emphasis on nature and unrefined elements, the focal point of a Rustic Cabin Interior is often a natural stone fireplace. Wood floors, branches, twigs, rocks, and wrought iron are all commonly used materials. Furniture is wooden or iron and fabrics are natural, including cotton, wool, and animal hides.

TRADITIONAL

Primarily focused on 18th century English or French countryside influences, a Traditional Interior showcases period furniture, formal window treatments, and strong architectural elements such as fireplaces. Damask fabrics, opulent accessories, and large still-life oil paintings with gilt frames are usual embellishments.

TRANSITIONAL (INFORMAL)

Considered a style almost everyone can enjoy, the Transitional Interior is a combination of traditional and modern furniture, finishes, and accessories. The classic style incorporates simple lines but fabrics that can be either textural neutrals or strong graphics.

URBAN LOFT/INDUSTRIAL

Usually in a renovated downtown factory or warehouse, the Urban Loft style combines the industrial bones of the building with trendy furnishings and open style living. Often incorporated are reclaimed wood flooring, exposed brick, ceilings open to mechanical systems and structural beams