Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Walker Woodworking, managing day to day operations, and marketing. Stacey has helped many clients create their dream space.
More than just a finish
Here at Walker Woodworking, we have worked with numerous clients over the last 20 years and seen multiple design styles, each with its own unique beauty. Everyone has their own special style that deserves to be reflected in their home, but sometimes it is hard to narrow it down. We wanted to highlight three, each with different elements but create a beautiful project.
Rustic design style
This is a design style that embraces the beauty of nature and is versatile to work in multiple areas in the home. It is defined by natural materials such as wood beams, stone, and neutral or light colors. Comfort is at the core of this design style and is often reflected in the choice of furnishings. The old vibe is back with this choice such as original flooring, beautiful brick, and exposed beams. Rustic is not an outdated design style, rather it is incorporating the beauty of the past with the convenience of the present. If you treasure history and enjoy the warmth of nature this is the style for you.
Contemporary design style
Many may think that Contemporary is another word for modern but while they have some similarities such as minimal pieces and black, white, and neutral color palette, there are enough differences to distinguish them. The contemporary design style thrives on simplistic elements such as clean lines and sufficient light. While clutter is not part of this style, art is encouraged since it adds beautiful focal points to the room and adds visual interest. Rugs and pillows add a touch of warmth to the design but super colorful or bright prints are not encouraged since they take away from the style. Consider a leather chair or maybe some simple colored window treatments. If you enjoy clean looks and simple colors this style is a perfect fit for you.
Traditional design style
Out of all the design styles, this is the one that is timeless because it has been around for a while and is still used by many individuals. The goal of this style is to create a harmonious and orderly space. Unified space is the perfect reflection along with symmetry and calm. While the walls may be neural, there is no lack of color, it just comes from the items inside the room from rugs to furniture. It’s no surprise that tradition makes its way into this design, after all, it is in the name, meaning that there will be details that harken back to another time such as wingback chairs and elegant decor pieces. If you enjoy a design that is classy, elegant, and familiar, traditional design is exactly what you need.
It is up to you
Your home is yours and meant to reflect you. It is important that you discuss your likes and dislikes with your designer so that they can help you create a space that feels like home. Remember that there are no hard and fast rules for each style, each has some flexibility in the design meaning you can add something to make it exactly what you want. Our experienced designers are ready to help you get started down the path to having a home that says you in every way. Give us a call and let’s get started.
The Walker Woodworking Showroom is located at Greenbrook Design.