Minimal chic is unembellished and uncomplicated, and most often a limited canvas in shades of white and grey. Although many find it aesthetically pleasing, being a minimalist is an art and not easily done. This is especially true from a designer’s perspecitive. It takes skill to take away layers, rather than add them; however, there is a lot of character in minimal spaces that make a big design impact.
I’m swooning over this relaxing Scandanavian loft designed by German design duo, Studio OINK, featuring a restrained palette of natural tones punctuated by warm woods, textiles and greenery. The Eero Saarinen dining table is one of my favorite pieces ever. More here.
The colorful and charming Dinder House in Somerset, England. I really love everything about this room, espcially the herringbone floors.
Again, the flooring makes a statement and the pop of color is visually pleasing. Via here.
New York interior designer Neal Beckstedt takes an empty model apartment with an open floor plan and creates a cozy space with the thoughtful placement of furniture and accessories. Neal Beckstedt Studio
Another beautiful Scandanavian home. This one was on the market in Gothernburg, Sweden and I’m sure it didn’t last long. I can’t decide which design element I love more, the bed, art, chandlier, or sconces. The flooring is lovely as well. This home is the whole package. More here.