The ultimate principle of minimalism is “less is more.” With a simple, streamlined backdrop, small details can make a big statement. We find it particularly interesting when minimalist designs feature an antique accent that creates an intriguing focal point. This way, the emphasis is placed on the texture, patina and distressed qualities of the antique piece. Take for example these interior designs that successfully mix new and old in high minimalist fashion.
The Louis XV style antique chairs and vintage buffet table add warmth and contrast to the rest of the more clean and simple furnishings in this dining area designed by Fougeron Architecture FAIA.
A wide open layout and modern box-like sofas are combined with several antique touches including candelabra fixtures and a vintage sofa chair in this truly unique living room by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech.
The elaborate antique chandelier creates a striking centerpiece in this austere minimalist kitchen and dining area designed by Natalie Du Bois.
The patina, rich wood and detailed craftsmanship of the antique side tables add stunning contrast in this crisp white living room designed by Nicole Hollis.
Homeowners looking for rare and eye-catching antiques to add contrast, warmth and interest to modern and minimalist designs can find a fabulous collection at French Quarters in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Contact us at 866.414.6864 to learn more.