One of the first questions new clients ask when they visit Mercato Interiors is what is the difference between the various styles and which style suits me best? At Mercato Interiors we carry the two most popular styles in the industry today, which is transitional and contemporary-modern. Big, bulky, dark traditional furniture was once super-popular during the ‘Tuscany Craze’ but has since been replaced with lighter, more minimalistic modern designs.
In general, modern-contemporary pieces tend to be minimalist, with sleek, simple lines. When some people hear the term “modern furniture” they imagine artistic pieces not suited for everyday use. But in truth they are! At Mercato Interiors, we specialize in high-end, well-made, comfortable furniture to suit any taste.
Modern-contemporary furniture refers to furniture styles that came about after the 19th century. These pieces tend to utilize lighter wood tones, brighter fabrics, and newer materials, like metal and clear acrylics. Contemporary furniture embraces the use of free, open space as part of the focal point of the home and is popular as it helps to enhance these spaces by being less visually heavy. Although contemporary furniture tends to be lighter and less ornate, you want to ovoid cramming multiple pieces into a single area. The overall appeal of the modern look is that it doesn’t take up too much space, and it provides functional multitasking, such as additional storage.
This style of furniture is in essence a bit of contemporary and traditional combined. When defining your design style, if you find contemporary too sleek and edgy, than your borderline style may be “transitional.”
Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics. The result is an elegant, enduring design that is both comfortable and classic. At Mercato Interiors we carry a great many pieces that fit into this style, including living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms.
When choosing which style for your home, the secret is to choose what appeals to you the most and how they blend with the spaces you intend to fill. At Mercato Interiors we’ll work with you every step of the way to find what suits your tastes and needs.
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