With open kitchens becoming the norm and condo living increasing in popularity, open-plan spaces are multiplying. Long gone are the days of formal living rooms and enclosed kitchens à la Mad Men. But as much as open-plan living can be a lesson in togetherness, styling a space to encourage family time can be challenging. This is why Unique Blog has selected the perfect example of a modern open-plan living space so you can put together your own shared area. Continue scrolling to see every detail of this modern and neutral open space, filled with the latest designs of Draga & Aurel.
There’s no denying it—“open concept” is a buzz-phrase within the interior design community. And with good reason. In 2015, 70 percent of recent and prospective homebuyers said they preferred a space that was partially or completely open.
The following year, 84 percent of builders said the typical house they built featured an open-concept design. And the trend hasn’t waned in recent years. Sneak a peek at kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms in your area, and you’re likely to see a floor plan that’s at least a little bit open.
Our human instinct is to push furniture against walls—a big no-no for many interior designers—so open-plan living is a chance to experiment with layouts. While walls once provided us with a paint-by-number furniture plan of sorts, the open-plan space is more akin to a blank canvas, where anything is possible.
To make navigating the world of open floor plans easier, here is the perfect example of a balanced open space that can help inspire your layout.
While designing the new Essential Home and DelightFULL collection, Draga&Aurel drew inspiration from the late Seventies to Eighties— an era that brought together some of the most dynamic and avant-garde thinkers and makers across the world. Draga&Aurel have created a mix of patterns, materials, colors, shapes, and textures that express the desire to somehow break free from the superstructures, process the feelings of a past time, and bring back something beautiful to behold and contemplate.