Minimalism is a key contributor to the chic design of Clarum’s modern homes.
As its core philosophy, the modern home brings simplicity to the forefront – this includes the simplicity of form, space, detail, materials, and color. Unlike the ornate, heavily-decorated approach of other types of historic architecture such as the Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Victorian, modern architecture and design shows restraint through a meticulous pairing down of space and form.
Inspired by the work of great architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Roche, and Joseph Eichler, today’s minimalism in architecture implements the concept that you can strip away everything that is superfluous, yet still retain a distinct core identity in a home.
In Clarum’s modern homes, we demonstrate a minimalist aesthetic with well-planned architecture and high-performance efficiency. Our custom homes reflect the philosophy that less is more. Simple, open lines and large uncluttered spaces bring residents a new level of calmness, comfort, and beauty that other types of homes cannot.
Let’s look at the ways that the sleek, stylish approach of minimalism plays throughout the rooms of a Clarum modern home.
Room compartmentalization with thick walls and doors in traditional architecture can result in a claustrophobic and crammed feeling. In contrast, minimalistic modern homes use as few walls as possible to remove barriers between rooms. Instead, they incorporate screens, partitions, panels, and split levels to create an open layout that lets light through.
While this plays out in every room, it is nowhere more apparent than in the living room: the epicenter of the modern home.
Minimal, modern living rooms have crisp, straight lines and large expanses of windows to bring in as much natural light as possible. Repeating details and echoing patterns give a sense of consistency that is soothing to the eye. This approach enhances the comfort and beauty of the living space, while providing dramatic views of the surrounding environment.
Flooring, cabinets, and beams incorporate natural materials such as wood, stone, and metal to create a softer, authentic interior. The minimalistic approach enhances these materials in a way that showcases their true qualities, such as using only a light stain on wood so you can still see the grains.
The outside of a modern home is as important as its interior. In addition to adding to your home’s beauty, the right design will transform your outside area into an oasis-like setting that so comfortable, relaxing, and calming, you’ll never want to leave.
In contrast to superfluous curves and details of traditional architecture, the exteriors of modern homes have sharp lines that are visually handsome and provide a perfect combination of order and style. These minimalist structures mix eye-catching linear elements to create a unique statement and to showcase a high sense of flow within the space. The exterior and the landscape design seamlessly integrate with the interior of the home, so the overall impression is one of fluid continuity.
Garden pools, modern outdoor lighting, covered awnings, extended rooflines, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to patios and atriums all combine for a refined approach that is subdued, but not monastic. The use of natural materials such as bamboo, wood, stone, limestone, metal, and even glass are all options that can be used to create gentle perimeters and intriguing layouts.
At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than to go into your bedroom and have it be the perfect blend of function, style, relaxation, and elegance. To ensure you get the rest you need and to spend time in a room you can feel proud of, it’s essential to plan the elements of your modern bedroom.
The modern bedrooms integrates minimalist design by maximizing clean lines, restful color palettes, uncluttered surfaces, and rich accents of texture. By embracing echoing patterns and shapes in the bedroom, a sense of calming cohesion soothes to the eye, mind, and spirit. As a bonus, this relaxed state brings more restful sleep.
During the day, having large windows in your modern bedroom is not only beautiful, but good for your health. An airy, well-lit space with natural light increases relaxation and comfort. It even helps to regulate human circadian rhythms – and who couldn’t use a solid night’s slumber?
At night, however, your personal sleep preferences become very important. Do you need complete darkness to get your best night’s sleep, or is light streaming in from the moon and stars comforting to you? Select window treatments that support your functional sleeping preferences. You can get various opacities and designs that block light to varying degrees while still allowing fresh air to circulate.
A bathroom with minimalist modern design can take your breath away with its simplicity and elegance. Simple color schemes, straight lines, and sharp edges blend with glass walls, stone or marble tiles, and wood cabinets.
To enhance the look and feel of your bathrooms, incorporate a relaxing color palette and elegant marble tiles. You can also include large, attractive vanities to add style and comfort to your bathrooms. Ask a lighting designer to help provide the perfect lights for all of areas of your bathrooms so that you look your best whether you are getting ready for your day in the office or for a night on the town.
Curbless shower and bathtub areas serves the dual function of opening up a small space to appear larger, and reducing visual clutter. Under the right circumstances, and with some thoughtful planning, the curb can be eliminated without reducing the functionality of your shower. You can also enhance the comfort of your shower with rainshower-style showerheads and a steam function – and to take it to the next level, install electronic controls that allow you to preset sprays, temperature, music, and steam settings.
Minimalism combined with high-performance technology are the hallmarks of Clarum modern homes. Breaking free from excessive detail and complicated lines, we strip away what’s unnecessary and embrace simplicity. This approach creates the perfect environment for people who want an innovative living environment.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the modern minimalist home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069.