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      Modern

      Modern design refers specifically to the aesthetics movement that was birthed in the early to mid-twentieth century. From the 1920's to 70's the design styles were characterized by clean lines, neutral colors (with select bold accents) and an overall lack of fussiness. Hand-formed textures, organic materials, soft geometry and light that sets a mood; combine to create fixtures that become functional sculpture in your space. 

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      Modern

      Form and Function for the Home

      Modern Minimalism  Armand detail

      Modern Minimalism 

      Modern Minimalism is a take on minimalism that incorporates current shapes, colors, and textures. Tone-on-tone colors dominate the contemporary design, as well as precise geometry.

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      Modern Minimalism  White Dining room with Armand chandelier over table

      Key Modern Characteristics

      Clean, Comfortable Space
      Clean, Comfortable Space

      form always follows function in modern design. think simple and unadorned decor that serves a purpose in your everyday life.

      fusion of indoor and out
      fusion of indoor and out

      Much like past architecture movements, in modern design there is a focus on nature. Plants are often incorporated into this kind of decor, as are window treatments that encourage a sense of continuity between indoor and outdoor.

      foundational finishes
      foundational finishes

      Choosing the finish color of a light fixture can be overwhelming, there are so many to select from. To help, look to the fundamental finish options that match the modern decor style like white, black and gold.

      White Finishes
      geometry at its best
      geometry at its best

      Modern home design emphasizes clean lines and geometric shapes. No more are architectural features such as arches, ornate columns, window shutters, or any outlandish ornamentation. Try choosing light fixtures that use a variety of materials blended together for a completely unique, but unified aesthetic.

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      The Art of Lighting

      The perfect light can elevate a space and set a mood. It can serve as an art form with geometric shapes, curves and distinctive finishes. élan offers all this and more.

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      See contemporary spaces from our customers home projects.

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