Defining my home design style: antique minimalism

It is with EXTREME excitement that I get to tell you I am officially in contract for a new home. It is not at all what I thought I was looking for, but it is perfect for this stage in my life and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. The road to new construction home ownership is long and tedious, so get ready to come along for the ride. I have almost 7 months exactly until my house is finished, leaving me a TON of time to plan and scheme. First things first, I feel like I need to define and refine my personal style. I appreciate so many things when it comes to design, this has been a huge undertaking.

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Just because I have nothing else tangible to look at or post– right now it may be gravel, but this is the site of my future little house.

So I pretty much just made up the term “antique minimalism”, but it TOTALLY suits what I love about various forms of interior design. While thinking of the home I want to have, there are certain charms that really make my heart pitter patter.

Parts of Antique style that I love

fringe

tufting

moody colors

wood

texture

details

This photo by the homes feed makes me so happy. I love the natural elements, the antique pieces, and the clean lines it has everywhere. What a beautiful space!

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Parts of minimalistic style that I love

organization

cleanliness

texture

purpose

easy upkeep

Or this photo just makes my heart happy. From the architectural detail to the black finishes, this entry is a stunner. I love vintage rugs and even wrote a whole post about them.   The antique pieces here have the chance to shine and that is what makes this space so perfect.

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This style may seem like a total contradiction, and in some ways it is. I love details. I love the soaps with the pretty wrapping, art that is interesting and often historic, and beautiful everyday items. It is this that I think marries these two styles. If I have less of what I love, then each item actually has a chance to shine.

Finally, this photo  by team hay makes me happy to see varied pairings of new and old. I love the leather furniture and the pops of color.
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The biggest issues I’m having with new construction, is the lack of original character that is so key to an antique style and no inspiration photos with those moody colors I love so much. I am looking for any and all suggestions on how to incorporate character into my tiny new-build. Leave a comment or shoot me an email if you can think of any ideas.

 

 

 

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