Personal Style, Defined: Modern

For this week's "Personal Style, Defined" Jill of The Good Life For Less and I will be exploring modern style.  
Last week we explored romantic style, so if you missed it, check it out here.

Modern design really runs the gamut from stark, extremely bare interiors to mixing in a healthy dose of other styles (ie. "traditional modern" "natural modern", etc).  

Here's our visual references:

Note: sofa, coffee table, architecture {clean lines}
Rug, chandelier {innovative textures}

Note: sofa, recessed TV {clean lines}
Large artwork {graphic patterns}


Note: side table, lamp {innovative textures}
wallpaper {graphic patterns}
headboard, bedding {clean lines}

Note: all {minimalist styling and clean lines}


Note: all{clean lines, minimalist styling}


Note: artwork {graphic prints}
floor lamp {innovative textures}
sofa, ottomans, bar stools {clean lines}

Stores that sell items on the modern side include: Ikea, cb2, West Elm, Room and Board and DWR.

Get The Look:

 Geometric Wallpaper- Graham and Brown
Flokati rug- Ikea
"Knappa" lamp- Ikea
Stainless Steel Bowls- cb2
Acrylic Magazine Holder- cb2
Sofa- Ikea
Green Chair- Target

Does this all tickle your fancy? Then you're a modern girl!

Now hop on over to Jill's blog to check out some modern fashion finds!


  1. I'm not a modern girl, but the cleanliness and simplicity of it does appeal to me, especially that little work space.

  2. just lovely... with kids I don't think such sleek rooms are possible, but I still love oggling at them. So gorgeous (and tidy!).

  3. I never would have thought that texture was such a big part of minimalistic design, but it's true! I'm totally going to bookmark this so that our living room may finally come together!

  4. It's funny, when I first moved out and was in my own place, I was allll about modern. But I attribute this to only being able to afford Ikea. Now that I can afford a smidge more, my taste has definitely changed.