Hi. I’m Ann Myrick. And today I’m going to
show you how to recognize minimalist style. I am in a small living room, and the style
is more a very clean, a very de-cluttered style. It tends to be using contemporary pieces.
And well, minimalist can really be any style. You think of it when it’s modern or contemporary,
but you really can have a shabby chic house that is shabby chic, but it’s minimalist also
in that there’s just not a lot of stuff out. But I tend to think of minimalist being contemporary
or modern. And I’m going to show you just ways as you see different styles, you’ll know
what they are. As far as minimalist, great table with one piece on it would be more of
a minimal style. The lamp with the books and the accessories, that, I would tend to clean
that up. If somebody said, “Make that minimal”, I would tend to take this and just have that
style. And I would also, a lot of times, and these are just little things. On a traditional
or on a cottage house, a lot of times, you might see just the books where they’re just
kind of scattered like that. But minimal is more just straight-lined, straight forward.
And so, with a minimal look, you’re going to just straighten it up and have it very
clean. Ways to put down your furniture- on a minimal look, you’re not going to have a
lot of furniture. It’s going to be very clean. Like in this situation, we could take away
these two pieces. I love using these little chests, because it allows you to use it as
a table, but if you wanted to go real minimal. And what I would do just to warm it up a tad,
because it’s a little cold by the way it looks right now, so I would just put a little bit
of; a modern look has a lot of texture to it, so I would just put a little bit of texture
to it. This is Ann Myrick. And these are different ways to recognize a minimalist style.