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Less is more with a soft contemporary interior, and with the help of designer Kendall Schmitt, we’ve put together a guide to help you achieve the look in your own home. “This style is defined by subtlety, simplicity, and elegance, the design focuses on the space as well as each piece in it. It is bathed in muted neutrals, creating a dynamic atmosphere that is attractive to any buyer,” says Schmitt. 


In the Brisco model at Dellrose, the use of cool tones throughout the home, as well as a few statement pieces help to create a soft contemporary feel to the space. Discover the must-have furniture and accessories needed to recreate this look in your home.


Designing the work-from-home office of your dreams doesn’t need to be overly complex — all you need are a few key pieces to elevate the space. The curved linear mirrors create an element of visual interest, and compliment the smaller, more simplistic decor pieces in the room. 

Mirrored Iron Wall Decor, Coleman Furniture. 

Isal Area Rug, Wayfair.

Trey Modular Writing Desk, Scenario Home.

Trey Modular Wide Bookcase, Interior Homescapes. 


Relax and unwind in a bedroom that’s comfortable, cozy and chic all at the same time. Layer your linens and pillows to give the illusion your bed was styled by a pro, keeping in a neutral color palette to maintain a sense of balance. When looking for wall art, opt for pieces that are more simplistic and refined.


Cook your meals in a space that is just as functional as it is stylish. The bright white cabinets and stainless steel appliances give the space a minimalistic feel, while the chevron backsplash in various cool tones brings in a bit of dimension.

Living Room

The living room is often considered to be the heart of any home, and a place where families can come together after a long day to relax. It’s important to keep the space comfortable, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. In an open-concept floor plan, the heathered area rug helps to define the space and brighten up the room. The velvet throw pillows give the room a luxurious feel while working to create a cozy atmosphere. 

If you’re in need of even more design inspiration, explore how we styled the model home at Empire Audubon to create an eclectic contemporary feel.


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Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


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