Simple, minimalist style is taking over our home decorating choices, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome this laid-back style we call 'low-key luxe'.
This combination of minimalist decor and quiet luxury can be difficult to get right. Designing and crafting a pared-back space that also exudes luxurious comfort can be a tricky balance to strike, but with careful consideration, it can be achieved.
Kris Jenner's entryway, designed by Waldo Fernandez of Waldo Designs and the mother-and-son team of Kathleen and Tommy Clements of Clements Design proves that modern design and warm decor can, indeed, go hand-in-hand. Although Kris Jenner has built an empire living in the reality TV spotlight, her modern entryway was designed with peace and tranquility in mind.
A photo posted by on
Designing a low-key luxe entrance that embodies both modern and rustic design is not an easy feat, but it is important to remember that materials matter.
When planning your space, it is a wise idea to add warmth to the room with structural materials. You can do this with a wooden floor, timber furniture, or wooden ceilings. Timber not only provides the structural skeleton of many houses but also brings a special quality that ensures a space remains timeless and sophisticated.
For us, natural wood furniture never fails to bring character and luxury to an entrance, but its greatest advantage is its versatility. It can be used on walls, floors, storage, and as furniture. For a modern look choose textured finishes that show rough marks of the bandsaw for a distinctly rugged effect. Darker treatments, such as walnut, chestnut, mahogany, and timbers with red tones are also in demand.
‘This interior design trend – centered around subtle luxury – is all about creating a cocooning environment that will help you unwind physically and mentally,’ says Mandarin Stone’s creative director Louisa Morgan. Timber is abundant in nature, so there is a biophilic link at play.
Don't be afraid to decorate with white either. A white canvas will act as a fresh backdrop for statement objects, art, and accent colors. Elegant and timeless in their simplicity, white schemes are a stalwart in the world of interiors. Evoking purity and cleanliness alongside confidence and sophistication, white is a wonderfully versatile color for interiors.
Sign up to the Homes & Gardens newsletter
Decor Ideas. Project Inspiration. Expert Advice. Delivered to your inbox.
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
The best coffee table books – loved by real interior designers
The best coffee table books make the perfect gift, but the market is over saturated. These are the coffee table books beloved by real interior designers.
By Alex David Published
How to grow grapes – for healthy vines and great harvests
From propagating to harvesting and everything in between - discover how to succeed with grape vines
By Drew Swainston Published