Clutter, conformity and the complicated have no place in your home.
Low tech, high maintenance and the middle ground aren’t for you. Knickknacks
are a no-no, less is more, and form faithfully follows function.
Your lifestyle is Urban Chic. It originated in the Bauhaus art movement of the 1920’s
and has been called Contemporary. Its heritage can also be traced to the 1930’s
German and Scandinavian design schools.
Urban Chic treats spaces almost as pieces of three-dimensional art, balancing form,
shape, color and texture – texture from rough and smooth to glossy and matte.
The spaces are highly functional and well organized with lots of storage to eliminate
clutter, celebrate order and meet the demands of your modern life.
Surfaces are simple, colors are clean and pure, shapes are geometric with immaculate
detail. The look is linear, pared down and polished.
Your Urban Chic furnishings are sleek and strong but uncomplicated in shape, allowing
them to mix effortlessly with other styles of furniture.
It all has the effect of creating a home that is cool and contemporary, urban and
fresh, sophisticated and streamlined.
A recent interpretation of this style is a movement called Loft Living.
These are homes of modern architectural shape featuring vaulting ceilings, open,
spacious floor plans and a multitude of high, wide windows.
The look is a unique combination of industrial masculinity and refined elegance.
Art Deco, the marriage of art and industry, is another variation of Urban Chic.
Introduced in 1925, this style created geometric and asymmetric furnishings of beautiful,
A dining table with chrome base and glass top was a classic example.
Variations aside, the classic products for your Urban Chic home include stunning
glass mosaic tiles, the widespread application of stainless steel and natural complements
like honed limestone.
Your colors are serene and seductive; creative combinations of black and white,
mahogany browns and stainless steel.
In your kitchen, slab door style cabinetry in dark walnut with euro rail hardware
is the perfect answer. And granite countertops -- in black of course -- are the
This is the Urban Chic lifestyle. Your way of living.