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Interior Design Styles

Interior Design Styles

At the start of any interior design project, it’s always a good idea to define what style should be incorporated to create in our own home in order to feel good in that environment.

Although the top 5 design styles are typically Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, Industrial/Urban, and Classic, decorating styles have dramatically evolved over the centuries. Many of these styles were created out of previous styles and have evolved into very unique forms that allow us to express individual personality and taste.

Come join us and explore a few fun and adventurous approaches to design.


Interior Design Styles: Tonal Chic
Interior Design Styles: Tonal Chic

Photo Credit: Bernhardt Design

Interior Design Styles: Tonal Chic

Photo Credit: Bernhardt Design


Create a modern tonal chic decor style by using one or two colors or by layering pale neutral shades of toffee, cream and caramel. A modern feel can be achieved by incorporating a tonal palette enhanced with reflective surface treatments such as gleaming hints of brass or silver that catch the light. These clean lines don’t need to be cold and minimalistic – add layers of earthy organic pieces, lush layers and contemporary pieces. One of our favorite interior designers is Mollie Johnson. Her interiors lean toward a pared-down palette, yet each one is incredibly inviting and unique. “When you have one or two colors, it’s just much easier on the eye.  It’s quieter than a bunch of shades, but can be more elegant and beautiful.” – Mollie Johnson. Photo Credit: Bernhard Design

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Interior Design Styles: Modern Glam
Soho Luxe Dining Room

Soho Luxe by Bernhardt Designs

Interior Design Styles: Modern Glam
Interior Design Styles: Modern Glam


We’ve assembled all the essentials for a polished pad of your own where luxe classics meet fashion edge. From animals prints to sparkling chandeliers, classic furnishings, pretty pastels, global patterns and glamorous gold accents. It’s glam, fun and slightly daring – and these items are all spot-on for creating a space that’s ladylike with an edge.
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Interior Design Styles: Coastal
Interior Design Styles: Coastal


A coastal look can easily be achieved by incorporating a sandy palette, gentle hues of blues and greens with whitewashed accents. Nothing says “coastal living” quite like an open living room, oversized sofas, nautical stripes and sea inspired accents such as ropes, sailboats and sea-side prints. Rich polished wood reminds us of the hull of a mighty ship, and thickly woven jute, high luster finishes and crisp linen pair well with a range of oceanic hues and stormy grays. Navy and white are the backbone of a sailing-inspired look. You can tone down the nautical theme by incorporating pillows in modern prints and creamy neutrals instead of stark whites as shown in the featured image above (designed by Muskoka Living Interiors designer Cory DeFrancisco). Create your own breezy and effortless chic space with these coastal-inspired finds.
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Interior Design Styles: Farmhouse Decor
Modern Farmhouse Decorating


Farmhouse decor and decorating style reflects a slower, more relaxed pace of life in the country. Farmhouse decorating is all about simplicity and keeping things organic. The finer details matter with this approach, and it works best when elements incorporated portray a rustic, minimal and cozy feel. Old is gold and it’s good to keep things as authentic as possible. Think exposed beams overhead, distressed woods, natural textures, floral curtains, vintage and whitewashed décor, a neutral color palette, galvanized metal accents, salvaged goods and implementing raw and organic materials in the foundation. Forego clutter and be selective in where items are placed. Bring the outdoors in with houseplants, preserved wreaths, and herb gardens. When in doubt, fill a mason jar with fresh flowers to complete the look for any space. When it comes to colors, neutral hues create a calming space; linen and cotton upholstery reinforce this laid-back style. Rustic wood furniture and galvanized metal finishes add to the lived-in feel. Image above via: Architectural Digest.
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Interior Design Styles: Urban Earthy
Interior Design Styles: Urban Earthy


Urban, earthy & au naturel, these stunning spaces accomplish their balance and sophistication through the layering of textures, keeping color scheme to a minimum and incorporating organic and monochromatic accents. If you are designing a monochromatic color scheme based on neutrals, it works well to tailor your neutral scheme to harmonize with the neutral colors that already exist in the room. Think natural furnishings, monochromatic accents, wood furniture, burls, sea-grass planters, cane Hoffmann dining chairs and an influence of the outdoors.
Image above: Nick Berman Interior Architecture
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Interior Design Styles: Bohemian
Interior Design Styles: Bohemian


Are you inspired by bohemian decor and design? Unlock your inner free spirit with Buyer Select’s curated collection of bohemian décor with vibrant colors and exotic patterns. Capture the eclectic charm of boho living by surrounding yourself with artistic elements. Incorporate lanterns, hand-crafted pillows, playful patterns and vibrant hues. The image above is the work of, Justina Blakeney, a designer and artist who believes creativity is the key to having an amazing home. “I like to bring in items that stimulate senses other than just sight – things that you touch, things that you smell, things that you hear.” – Justina Blakeney
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Browse through a stunning selection of floor mirrors, wall mirrors & vanity mirrors as well as home decor selected by interior designer, Tracy Svendsen.
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Coffee Tables


Find the perfect accent or coffee table.
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Fall Home Decorating


It’s time for a little house-warming! Autumn is a time of stunning natural beauty with decorating ideas just waiting to be discovered.
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Bernhardt Design


Here’s a few more stunning images from Bernhardt. They have an amazing collection of furniture, home decor and design galleries.

Bernhardt is one of the largest family-owned furniture companies in the world with 3rd and 4th generation Bernhardt family members still actively involved in the direction and management of the family business.

The company operates eight manufacturing facilities and its corporate headquarters in North Carolina and five offices overseas.  The company’s “extended family” includes more than 1,250 employees plus dedicated sales people who represent Bernhardt in more than 50 countries.

Bernhardt’s story is a tale of vision, perseverance, and uncompromising commitment to high standards of doing business. This story continues 125 years later with a focus to anticipate and satisfy the ever-changing needs of customers who expect the very best furniture for their homes, offices, hotels and universities. Photo credit: Bernhardt 

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