As we discussed in our previous post, Modern custom homes: Simple and intuitive (part one), minimalism is a key contributor to the chic design favored by our clients in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley. In contrast to the ornate, detailed approach of traditional architecture, the streamlined aesthetic of modern homes brings simplicity to the forefront.
Clarum President and Founder John Suppes recognizes this style as a growing trend amongst our clients.
“Not only are Clarum’s clients committed to reducing their carbon footprint, but they also aim to cut architectural clutter and unnecessary details,” says John. “We deliver this philosophy of low-impact and clean living through the architecture and aesthetic of our high-performance modern homes.”
When you are planning your custom home, a keen eye for detail can make the difference between a bleak or a beautiful space – the right touches can enhance the simple beauty of your modern home. Consider these tips to guide you in your choices:
Subdued color schemes provide a clean and timeless look: toned-down palettes draw out the natural beauty of materials in your home. Skip the oversaturation and embrace colors that exist in nature.
Small, creative touches can add a custom flair to a sleek modern home. To add a touch of tasteful zest, incorporate details that lend to the Zen of your space and don’t add extra noise.
In the chaos of everyday life, modern architecture incorporates repetitive details to give a sense of consistency that is soothing to the eye. Embrace echoing patterns and shapes to create a calming cohesion throughout the home.
In contrast to the ornate arches and pointed roofs of Victorian and Gothic architecture, lines in modern design tend to be straight and angled rather than curved. Apply this contemporary philosophy to the structural elements and finishings in your home – windows, beams, cabinets, furniture, etc. – to support a linear look.
Elements such as curbless showers and floating staircases provide function without fluff. The fresh design of these features cuts clutter and results in a more spacious and elegant living space – adding an extra element of ease to your life.
Modern design tastefully includes details, pushes traditional boundaries, and eliminates the unnecessary – resulting in a living space worth loving. With these minimalistic elements, you can start every day with a clean slate and enjoy a modern peace of mind.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the modern home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069.