Much contemporary interior design has bad press for being a bit cold and sterile. It needn’t be that way. Soft textures and natural materials play a massive part in a contemporary interior, as does colour. As a quick aside: bright colours are seen as contemporary nowadays but they owe much to traditional interiors. Historically pigments were expensive so in order to show off in the great houses around the world, they were used lavishly. Today they are muted and soft and that’s our idea of a traditional scheme.
For contemporary interiors to work successfully, scale plays an enormous part. Georgian interiors can look as fabulous as any new build with a contemporary treatment. Shapes and textures become more important and tend to be used sparingly. Each piece must contribute to the scheme.