How to design a timelessly modern home


Abode2 sits down with Featured Edits Furniture, the expert curators and creatives in home design, to discuss what exactly makes for a home that inspires you for years to come

  1. Embrace openness, comfort and simplicity - when designing, consider the power of omission, less is often more; and favour objects that have a special, personal meaning that also enhance our lives mentally and physically.

Timeless design is not affected by fashion, it has the staying power to never go out of style. It's sophisticated, practical and functional.


  1. Thrive through the wellness benefits of biophilic design, by incorporating plants and allowing the flow of natural light.

  1. Authentically create a traditional decor by including historic features, such as wall panelling, a ceiling rose, coving, dado rail. These original features form timeless interior architecture that will be spectacular for decades.

  1. Modern minimalism - An unobtrusive frame of mind is useful when deciding on large pieces of furniture including sofas, kitchens and bathroom suites. Often the Interior architecture is so stunning the rest of the composition should compliment, rather than compete with it.

  1. Homes should be a practical but comfortable so the desired emotion and atmosphere is an important consideration when planning a home for the whole family to enjoy. Consider the fusion of the indoor/ outdoor living space and make the most of every square metre.

  1. The best designs reflect the love of craftsmanship and the organic beauty of natural imperfections. Whether hand-made timber pieces or more experimental designs from concrete and metal, the material is the focal point to be admired.

  1. The elegant and restrained colour palette is most often chosen, with a mix of colour in tone on tone shades. Neutral colours do not over power a room and create a serene sense of calm. Balance is key.

  1. Create contrasts - If your colour palette consists of similar shades, you can interrupt the consistency by changing up the textures of any fabric in the room. It's more than adding a rug here and there and the rough with the smooth. It's creating an equilibrium and depth to the surfaces in the room. Blending numerous textures well can be achieved in various ways: matt and gloss finishes, glass, natural wood, stone flooring, rugs, sofa fabrics, or tactile artwork.

  1. Often mixing bold and bright contemporary art with antiques in a traditional room can equal each other out to create a timeless space. Art should always be a personal choice, that resonates with you every time you look at it. Unexpected and eclectic combinations mix different eras and styles which when planned carefully create a transcendent interior design.

  1. Iconic shapes - Choose furniture pieces that reflect the influence of the most iconic designs of the 20th Century; you can’t go wrong if you follow this rule and consider that Quality is the best form of sustainability.

Anyone looking for inspiration on how to decorate their house to create an enduing space of their own remember - balance, symmetry and proportion.


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