It’s a look that is growing in popularity, so should you worry that it’s too trendy? Not necessarily. After all, a Clean Modernist Aesthetic With Neutrals draws upon timeless design elements. It works swimmingly with Midcentury-modern, relaxed sophistication, livable luxe, and California cool decorated rooms. While I am partial to modern French and European country inspired interiors, I love this modern eclectic look. Neutral color palettes, tone on tone, and classic black and white schemes can be interpreted uniquely across a number of design styles as you’ll see in this collection.
Clean Modernist Aesthetic With Neutrals + Decorating Resources
Athena Calderone Designed Furniture
Modern Euro chic style from author and influencer Athena Calderone is now a look you can get at Crate and Barrel.
I’m crazy about the above upholstered Revival Headboard! Certain art pieces from Athena’s collection have been reproduced. For example, this Solace Art Print by Aliyah Sadaf:
The curvy pieces in the living room feel modern yet retro…
Step Inside a Modern European Styled Home
There is so much serenity within Athena’s beautiful home:
The accessories designed by Calderone for Crate & Barrel are also breathtaking:
The dining table above is topped with travertine marble.
Do you love the warmth of the flooring, velvet chair and artwork?
These centerpiece bowls are genius for any dining table or kitchen island!
Just imagine all of the different seasonal produce and possibilities!
Modernist Pieces from Athena Calderone
I fell in love with these counter stools, but they sold out before I could even consider them:
They look sooooo comfy, and I plan to check them out in person. Here’s a piece that is versatile enough to work in a range of different rooms.
It doesn’t scream “bar” or “cart” so it could be beautiful and functional anywhere.
Isn’t the neutral color story beautiful, calm, and natural?
I love the tone of the light wood pieces. And maybe my favorite piece in the whole collection?
This amazing vase! How gorgeous for an entry!
Neutrals & Natural in My Own Home
This bonus room in our former home featured a mix of traditional and modern neutrals.
Leanne Ford’s Way With Neutrals & Clean Aesthetic
If you like the rustic side of luxe modern, you will love her style!
This bed designed by Leanne Ford could make a bold statement:
Leanne Ford’s rooms look relaxed and non-contrived.
Here’s the thing. I couldn’t stop at inspiration for just interiors!
Remember when no one dared paint brick exteriors? My mama has excellent taste and was way ahead of her time though. So in the 80s when I was in grad school, she painted their brick ranch a gentle greyed-white, and her neighbors (in Kansas) lost their minds! Hahahahaha.
Are you more of a black as an accent person?
In Case You Love Luxe Modern Rustic
If a modern rustic look is your favorite design style, then neutrals with black and white work brilliantly.
When you turn up the volume on texture, magic starts to happen. I mean, look at the shaggy pillow and the boucle you can sort of see on the wing chair in this room designed by MDP. This was years ago, and you can’t scroll anywhere at the moment without a barrage of boucle smacking you in the eyeballs.
Oh, Michael, the nubby deliciousness and triumphant cobalt oval ooh la la of it all…
How would one ever find the strength to rise from a sherpa sofa so sumptuous!!!???
Clever Idea for Wainscot in a Bath
In Case You Love Rustic Luxe and Modern With Your Black and White
Do you like this table Leanne Ford designed (below) with its plaster-like appearance? There’s also a larger pedestal table version of Willy which is perfect for entries or intimate dining.
Michael Del Piero Global Luxe Style
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In Case You Love Wearing Neutrals
This cashmere dress is on my list!
I never tire of this sweet cast iron teapot on my cooktop:
Black Window Inspiration
Inspiring Ebony Flooring
See THIS STORY for paint color ideas from Leanne Ford.
In Case You Love Laid Back Luxe
Black and & White Inspiring Tile
This Medina encaustic tile is one of my favorites of all time!
Care to add just a touch of black to your white kitchen?
Decorating Finds Friendly With Black
The very first kitchen chairs I ever purchased for myself were Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs for my first apartment as a freshman in college. I was 18 and over the moon to find them at a garage sale.
Peace to you right where you are.
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