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The word "modern" often acts as a catch-all phrase in the design world, but there's not just one type of modern design out there. Which modern home decor style are you - funky modern, or industrial modern?
Funky Modern: I think we can all learn from (or at the least be inspired by) the way artist Kirra Jamison uses color and arranges unique items in her living room. With lots of wall art, patterned area rugs, and colorful pillows, it all seems to work together. Photo by Derek Swalwell, featured in Inside Out Magazine.Get the look: Main Street Giclee Print Wall Art, Rectangular Mirrored Circles Wall Mirror, Laguna Orange Square Pillow, Red Ikat Throw Pillow, Gwenieve Wood and Glass Cocktail Table, Premier Purple Swoop Arm Chair, Palpitate Handmade Rug
Industrial Modern: Dahlia, of State of the State, has an industrial modern dining space that lets in so much light. Even though the space has a combination of modern and industrial elements it still feels like a lived-in home. You can get an Industrial Modern look with a few simple pieces. See the rest of the feature on Wit & Delight. Photo by Melissa Oholendt.
Get the look: Black Dome Pendant Light, Silver Metal Serving Bowl, Faux Silk Plant in Pot, White Plastic Side Chairs, Small Gustavo Glass Vase, Cheese Block Wood Tray, Frosted Glass Dining Table
So, funky modern or industrial modern - which home decor style is more your taste?
Meg Biram is a digital media and brand consultant, and the founder of lifestyle blog http://www.megbiram.com. Her site, originally founded in 2007 as MIMI+MEG, covers fashion, interiors, art, and business. Prior to consulting, she was a senior designer at Hallmark Cards, Inc. Her curated aesthetic evolved over years of art classes and magazine subscriptions. When she's not blogging or consulting, she's encouraging others to follow their passions in life, traveling, or painting.