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Modern Design? Time to Embrace it

Posted December 22, 2017 by & filed under

The notion of a traditional, old-world home evokes images of warmth and protection translated into dark rooms
and heavy textures. It’s a style that Arizona took hold strongly for a couple of decades with mimicked patinas and
ornately detailed and layered textures of Italian palazzos, French chateaus and rural Tuscan farmhouses. At IMI
Design Studio, many of our projects focus on transitioning from old-world looks into the clean, fresh, modern
design while still embracing the European-inspired architecture of homes that were built in the 1990s and early

Gone is the heavy, thick and busy home styles. What was considered opulence 20 years ago is now almost
suffocating. The more digital noise and clutter we experience in our increasingly busy lives, the greater need for
clean, open, flexible floor space, minimalist decorative elements and extensive use of modern materials throughout
the home. Contemporary forms reach up and out to bring the outdoors in, as opposed to the sheltering, enclosing

 The new designs that our team creates for these projects blend together unexpected elements, creating new unions
that are stylish and bold, comfortable and unpretentious, sustainable and tech-savvy. Examples of this include
replacing heavy chiseled stone floors with light, wide plank wood. Changing overly warm caramel walls to fresh
white tones, and refinishing heavy brown to a washed limed gray stain. Connect with us on social media for some
fresh inspiration. @designeranitalang