What Is Organic Modern Style? Minimalism Meets Mother Nature
Move over,modern farmhouse. Back up, boho chic. The rising star in the world of home style mashups is organic modern decor. Thisau courantconcept channels a light, airy aesthetic while combining the best of modern design, natural craftsmanship, and a dash of Scandinavian flair. Think cozy, comfortable neutral spaces with well-crafted fixtures such as hand-hewn wooden beams, clean lines, and natural textures and fibers.
EvenJustin Bieberhas taken to the trend—hisnew homeis filled with these touches.
"While organic modern style is a nod to Scandinavian minimalism, it also borrows from midcentury modern and bohemian design to create inviting spaces that are warm, natural, and effortlessly sophisticated," says Stephanie Thornton Plymale, president and CEO of the Heritage School of Interior Design.
Has this style piqued your interest? Read on for the simplest ways to incorporate the look into your home.
Organic modern style is an evolution of the most popular elements of minimalist design that have been personalized and given individual character, explainsBeverly Solomonof the eponymous design firm.
"The general idea goes back toFrank Lloyd Wrightand his concept of continuity," she says. Wright felt that great design should feel like part of the landscape, stressing livability, natural materials, and craftsmanship.
The organic modern look also has roots in design from the turn of the 20th century, especially the influence of the Finnish designer and architectAlvar Aaltoand designers such as Charles Eames.
Organic modern style features clean open rooms with natural elements, texture, and very little clutter, says Karen Gray-Plaistedof Design Solutions KGP. One of the key hallmarks is a subdued color palette, which is typically shades of white, gray, or beige with very few vibrant colors. If brighter tones are used—say on a pillow or in a rug—they're used to juxtapose all the white.
Looking for a neutral paint shade as a starting point? Consider the ever popular greige family likeAshwoodby Benjamin Moore (OC-47) or the quieter, more femininePink Ground(No. 202) by Farrow & Ball.
Choose clean lines
Gray-Plaisted says you should stash all thoughts of tufted sofa in favor of simple geometric shapes. A leather option like the Hamilton sofa (seen above) fits the bill ($2,400,West Elm).
The best way to curate an organic modern aesthetic is to choose a rug made from natural materials like sheepskin, cowhide, wool, or sisal. One to consider: the Gracie Oaks tribal handwoven area rug ($130,Wayfair).
Other materials can include wood or natural stone flooring, bamboo, and, of course, live plants.
Make it easy on yourself, and hit up the bigger retailers for larger items (Design Within Reach, Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, World Market) and then accessorize with handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces from Etsy. Plymale loves the idea of a Danish teak or natural hide slingback chair with a native woven blanket from a local vintage shop.
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