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Modern interior design originates its impressions from the modern art movement that principal modern design. In painting, Modernism instigated with the Impressionists and others who used concept. Modern interior design shaped out of the decorative arts, notably Art Deco, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It reached its top in the 1950’s and 1960’s, which is why designers and decorators today may refer to modern design as being “mid-century.”

Materials: Modern interior design brands use of many resources. Wood and plastic are common, however designers regularly paint over wood with a solid finish to cover the natural wood grain. Some designers do use natural wood as an organic distinction to more artificial forms and materials. Polished metals, such as stainless steel, are between the signature materials in modern interior spaces. The metal might be used for anything from the legs of a chair to the frame of a lamp. Contemporary interior designers also make use of glass and plastic for their smooth, even surfaces.

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Kensington (London) home, in a modern style,