We can agree that contemporary decorating is current with today, things modern right now. Contemporary is thought of as warm and welcoming without clutter, casual and inviting. Modern styling is similar - simple, unadulterated, and even minimalist to the point of being considered stark. Every object has its place and purpose. But Modern design technically refers to a time period, the 1920′s – 1950′s.
Colors schemes in both modern and contemporary design are neutral - black and white with a splash of color to make a statement. Floors are normally hardwood, a carpet may soften the look.
We've chosen three collections by Stickley Furniture to show how modern and contemporary styling can be at home in three different settings.
|Stickley Prairie Settle and Bow Arm Morris Recliner|
In the mountains or at the farm, the Stickley Prairie Settle and Bow Arm Morris recliner in cherry is at home. A classic design since 1912, when L.& J.G. Stickley unveiled the paneled “Prairie” design. Available in both quarter-sawn oak and cherry (shown here). The focus is on the beauty of the wood.
|Stickley 21st Century|
|Stickley Bay Road sofa|