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Ten Tips for Minimalist Interior Design

Sep 21, 2017
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DSTLD is comprised of style-minded free thinkers who are endlessly engaged and curious members of the creative class. We bring a mix of experience, opinions and stories to the table while at the same time sharing a similar “less is more” attitude. The minimalism and ease we enjoy in our wardrobe, we strive to impart throughout the rest of our lives too.

But how exactly do you achieve a minimalist aesthetic in your home? We figured we’d ask an expert. Enter Beatrice Fischel-Bock, the co-founder and CEO of Hutch. After realizing that interior design was an untapped resource in the tech space, Fischel-Bock launched Hutch as an m-commerce and interior design media company. It allows users to build a virtual rendering of the space they’re looking to decorate by using on-demand filters and proprietary photo technology. Fischel-Bock and her team of talented designers curate the products featured for each filter, all of which are shoppable directly through the app. If that’s not convenience, we’re not really sure what is.


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Here, Fischel-Bock shares her top 10 tips for designing your interiors with a minimalist mindset.

1. Choose a neutral color palette. Too many colors can make a room feel extremely cluttered. This doesn’t mean that you have to stick to just beige or white. There are a lot of great options such as a muted grey or light cappuccino sofa.

2. Pick timeless pieces. A comfy brown leather chair or a vintage wooden coffee table is a great anchor for a sparse space.


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Image courtesy of Architectural Digest


3. The trick to minimalism is the ability to edit which is actually one of the trickiest parts of decorating. If you’re redecorating an already lived in space try to take everything off the shelves and only put back the necessities. Leaving space between objects will make the area feel a lot larger.


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Image courtesy of Architectural Digest

4. Use texture. A crystal chandelier or a beautifully carved headboard adds a lot of depth to a neutral space.


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Image courtesy of Architectural Digest


5. Clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture is my go-to when I am trying to keep it simple. Try to find pieces with classic edges such as an Eames or Flag Halyard chair.


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6. Lighting is key. Brighten up the room with sconces, candlesticks and very thin linen window treatments. The more light the better.

7. Warm up the place with cozy textiles. A comfy mohair blanket or a sheep skin rug adds an additional layer of texture to a bare space. This is especially key for homes in cooler climates.


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Image courtesy of Architectural Digest


8. Slatted walls. Once again, I am all about texture! Scandinavian designers use slatted walls quite a bit. They are incredibly sleek and give off a rustic vibe. You almost feel as if you’re walking into a luxurious cabin.


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9. Monochrome artwork. Start collecting simple black and white photographs and decor pieces such as dark metal statues. The key is to build over time and don’t follow the traditional rules of hanging art. Placing a large piece on the floor next to a couch adds another dimension to the room.

10. Bring the room to life with a cactus or a fiddle leaf fig. No matter which style you’re gunning for - you can never go wrong with a great tree.


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