Soft Modern Style

Modern style is defined by neutral hues, straight lines and minimal ornamentation, and can quite easily divide a group in two.   While some completely embrace the idea and can't imagine how they ever lived without it, others want nothing to do with it.

With its clutter free policy the modern aesthetic can define a lifestyle.  I love the minimalistic, clutter-free, less is more philosophy!  However, others in my life may not share the same philosophy as I do. 

This is where finding balance comes in!  I've found that while incorporating some of the signature elements of modern style, one can soften the style by simply adding more traditional elements to "warm up" the space and create a more inviting environment. 

This is a beautiful example of Soft Modern.  Notice the more traditional elements such as the upholstered sofa & ottoman could lean more to traditional in color, the warm and colorful traditional wool rug, and upholstered dining chairs.  While the white paint walls, the design of the upholstered sofa and ottoman, the light wood floors, the accent table and the overall architecture of the space exemplify the elements of modern style.    

This is a beautiful example of Soft Modern.  Notice the more traditional elements such as the upholstered sofa & ottoman could lean more to traditional in color, the warm and colorful traditional wool rug, and upholstered dining chairs.  While the white paint walls, the design of the upholstered sofa and ottoman, the light wood floors, the accent table and the overall architecture of the space exemplify the elements of modern style.    

In this soft modern space, an ideal representation of both modern and traditional elements can coexist.

In this soft modern space, an ideal representation of both modern and traditional elements can coexist.

Modern elements in this space such as the fireplace, modern style sofa and black doors balance nicely with the rustic elements displayed in the rock wall and warm wood beams. 

Modern elements in this space such as the fireplace, modern style sofa and black doors balance nicely with the rustic elements displayed in the rock wall and warm wood beams. 

This guest bathroom boasts modern simplicity.  The bold black granite and crisp white cabinetry with gold hardware are complimented by the contrasting black shower tile and glass enclosure. 

This guest bathroom boasts modern simplicity.  The bold black granite and crisp white cabinetry with gold hardware are complimented by the contrasting black shower tile and glass enclosure. 

In this secondary living space, traditional elements such as the upholstered furniture (with more modern style fabric), the wood pallet coffee table, and raw wood plank wall warm up this otherwise modern space. 

In this secondary living space, traditional elements such as the upholstered furniture (with more modern style fabric), the wood pallet coffee table, and raw wood plank wall warm up this otherwise modern space. 

A beautiful mixture of styles displayed in this space are the traditional lighting fixtures, frosted glass cabinet doors and island playing well with the modern style bar stools, black granite, carrera subway tile and modern black barn doors!  Bringing in gold accents throughout this home, while traditional in color, are modern in style.

A beautiful mixture of styles displayed in this space are the traditional lighting fixtures, frosted glass cabinet doors and island playing well with the modern style bar stools, black granite, carrera subway tile and modern black barn doors!  Bringing in gold accents throughout this home, while traditional in color, are modern in style.

These are just a few examples of the Soft Modern style.  We'd like to know...would you consider Soft Modern style for your home?  Share your comments with us!