Define Your Style: Modern 101

Fans of the modern style are drawn to open spaces that flow into each other, minimal architectural enhancement, furniture with clean lines in asymmetrical spatial arrangements, machined materials such as chrome, Lucite, metal and smooth wood.  Fans of modernism might be drawn to a home designed in the mid 20th century or a condo designed in the early 21st century.

In a modern home one is expected to find a minimalist mix of furnishings with simple lines, limited geometric patterns, materials with rich textures, subtle neutral palettes and no clutter.  For more of a cutting edge modern design, spaces might be bold, vibrant and sleek, featuring a brightly colored wall, and a large piece of Pop Art.