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Sunday
Nov062011

The Depth of Simplicity

• Written by guest blogger Alvina Lopez, a freelance writer and blog junkie.

I love visually busy rooms. They are far from boring, and I believe they appeal to a subconscious human instinct to take in diverse information. Before we were in neat, organized homes, humans were outside surrounded by the infinite variability and complexity of nature. With this logic, I believe we all like complex patterns in our interior designs. However, as much as we like complex information in our designs, it is entirely too easy to have a room (and its occupant) suffer from over-stimulation. For rooms with gritty urban cement walls or detailed brick patterns, you need to carefully arrange a room with simple, smooth, and minimalist furniture. The furniture then serves as a smooth palette to contrast against the busy walls and floors, thus turning a confusing room into a unified, cohesive one.

There is any number of decorations and furniture that could accomplish this purpose, but for the sake of continuity, I will use examples from Fritz Hansen. Its chairs are solid in color which yields to their power of simplicity in design. At that same token, they also have unique shapes with subtle and smooth curves that result in a simple but rich decorative effect that can unify a busy room, but also keep a cleaner room at least somewhat interesting. Of course, their photography is gorgeous as well.

Alvina Lopez welcomes your comments at alvina.lopez@gmail.com.

Reader Comments (4)

What a great post and what a great title "The Depth of Simplicity" i realy like that kind of decoration...very nice pics
Nov 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEVA
The furnishings and the wall art are what I love most. The designs are just amazing on the photos!
Wow, amazing design. I love top most white color. Is it cotton ?
http://www.rugbugs.co.uk
Nov 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFloor Rugs
Bedroom should not fully tight with bedroom furniture sets, because it is a cool place for mind refreshment.
http://www.comfyuk.co.uk/
Jan 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLissa

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