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Sleek and sophisticated, Modern Classic style marries time-tested and current design trends for a look that’s chic and impactful. Streamlined furniture pieces are coupled with a neutral color palette and impactful accents so that each room feels inviting and cozy with just the right amount of zhuzh. Discover the must-have furniture and accessories needed to recreate this high-contrast look in your own home.


A dark wood stain establishes the island as the focal point of the kitchen and lends gravitas to the space. Shaker-style cabinets add dimension, while mosaic backsplash tile laid in a herringbone pattern boosts the kitchen’s visual appeal.

Living Room

A neutral palette of grey, white, black, dark chocolate and grey-blues define Modern Classic style, and the living room brings it together beautifully. Deep blue built-in bookshelves pop against warm white walls, while patterned textiles and abstract artwork punctuate the space and keep the room’s color-blocked furniture from feeling staid.

Gismo Coffee Table, LD Shoppe.

Premier Suite

Ornate wall moulding gives the premier suite an elevated appeal, while a double tray ceiling with the trim painted in a contrasting color visually expands the room. A designated sitting area is perfect for quiet evenings spent reading by the window.

Visit our blog for more design and decor inspiration, including how to get the look for a Casual Coastal, Modern Ranch and Bright & Boho inspired home.

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