As our move into our new/old house looms ever closer, I’m moving on from tile selection and paint color obsession to how I might actually be filling our rooms. After the chaotic process of a remodel, all I’m craving is a serene space that shuts out the world’s crazy. I just stumbled about San Francisco-based design firm Luft Design and they totally get my dream vibe. They describe it as Warm Minimalism. Take a look below, I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love as quickly as I did.
The magic word here is edit. Can you imagine only living with the essential? The “what you would save from a fire items.” Everything in your space would serve a purpose, spark a memory or evoke an emotion. I love the idea of every item in a room feeling intentional. No place holders allowed. After allowing myself to turn into a collector of random things, I’m SO ready to pare down (especially as baby stuff continues to fly through the door fast and furious.). That is my ultimate decorating goal.
And this home is proof positive you can go minimal without being cold. Yes, the space is in a monochromatic color palette, but the mix of blacks, light and dark grays feel like a modern update to the all-white trend Scandi-style has brought on. The secret to keeping the simple rooms from feeling too stark is the warm wood tones and layered textures. The mixed materials, rich tones and cozy linens help a room feel inviting. I’m particularly smitten with hints of metallic with brass living room pendant and the black bathroom fixtures. I have a feeling I’m going to regret not jumping on that trend bandwagon.
So as we pack I’m going to be taking a hard look at everything that tries to make its way into box. Only if I truly love a piece will it cross the threshold into our new space. We may be sitting on cardboard boxes with a lot of blank walls for awhile. And I’m ok with that.
images via luft-design