The interior design industry is changing, with more designers opting for modern designs in the pursuit of “artistic integrity”.
It’s something that has led to a resurgence in traditional styles, like the French Nouveau or classic French, with a few classic and modern designs thrown in for good measure.
But one thing is for certain: when it comes to interior design, you don’t have to pick one over the other.
Here are five things to consider when choosing between a classic or modern interior design.1.
Modern design is more contemporary in styleThe most important thing when choosing a modern interior is to look at the design and design-speak, says designer Daniel Kline.
“In the past, we would have been looking at the history of the interior,” he says.
“That’s no longer possible.”
Now, Kline is working with a team of designers to create modern designs.
“We wanted to make sure that we were creating something that is timeless and that is not just something that could be taken over in a few years.”
The interior of a modern house by architect Daniel Klin.
Photo: Daniel Klines/Bespoke Architects, Inc. Kline says that modern designs are “more contemporary in design, but in terms of aesthetics”.
Modern design, he says, is “designed to last”.
He believes that, when it came to design, modernist styles were always about creating a better feeling than traditional designs.
The modernism of modernism, in this context, is synonymous with minimalism and minimalism is the opposite of minimalism.
The design of a home by architect Kline in the 1950s.
“It is not a design that has to be minimalist, but is always about making the most of the available space and the possibilities,” Kline explains.
“Modernism is about creating spaces that are open and open, but are always there.”2.
Modernism is not only about creating open spaces, but also about being flexibleThe modernist approach to design is flexible, Klin says.
The best way to design an open space is to be able to change things and adapt to the changing demands of society.
Modernist houses were often built with large open areas, which gave a sense of space that was open, and which allowed for the design to be flexible.
But Kline argues that modernism is no longer about the open spaces.
Modern houses are now built with narrow corridors, where the house is separated from the surrounding landscape by large windows and doors, to keep the living area at a distance.3.
Modernity is not an end in itself, but rather an opportunityTo say that modernity is the end in and of itself is not to deny that modernist design is still important in the design of homes.
But modernist designs are also part of a wider modernism that is about being able to adapt to change.
Modern designs are not limited to a single concept or style, but instead are designed to make the most out of the possibilities of the future.
“I think that a great designer has to take care not to over-exploit a specific concept, but to find the best balance of all the possibilities that the future might bring,” Klin explains.
This means that the design should never be overly focused on the design itself.
Instead, the designer should be able and willing to create designs that offer flexibility to the designer and the house.
The way modernist architecture is being constructed today, for example, is more flexible, and it allows the designer to be creative about the space, the house and the surroundings.4.
The classic is timeless The classic interior design was designed by architects who knew the basics, Klines says.
Modern designers, on the other hand, are looking for a more flexible approach to the design, which means they need to be more creative.
“The classic is something that can be taken on, not something that needs to be taken off,” he explains.
It is, in fact, the most timeless design.
The interior of an old house by British architect John Graves.
Photo by Daniel Klins/Bispoke Architects.
Modernists tend to use the classic as a template to create new, creative, modern designs, and modernist houses have also become a popular place to build contemporary, modern houses.
“A classic is more about the basics and what is in it, but it is also about the possibilities, so it is something where you can go back and create something from scratch,” says Kline, who points out that a modernist home can look and feel like an old classic, but without compromising on the original.5.
Modern styles are more timeless, but not always in the way we likeThe traditional interior design approach was a very specific approach, Klins says.
And, while modernism can be seen as a progression, there are certain styles that are timeless, and others that are not.
In fact, there have been many classic designs that have been