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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Artful Ways to Go Minimalist

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Artful Ways to Go Minimalist

May 10, 2019

Minimalism isn’t for everyone, but these five examples of pared-down prettiness, all culled from this week’s Remodelista posts, may compel even avowed maximalists to give it a try.

1. Bare Walls

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Above: The upside of removing things? What’s left can be better appreciated. Aside from the bare walls, in this stately townhouse, there are also next to no window coverings and only a few rugs by choice. “I loved the house most when the work was just complete and all the rooms were empty,” says the homeowner. Photograph by Richard Barnes, courtesy of Lauren Wegel, from Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House, Transformed.

2. Modest Houseplants

We love a good sculptural and dramatic houseplant, but giving more modest (both in size and type) plants their due can be just as arresting, especially when arranged in unexpected ways. Photograph by Greta Rybus for Remodelista, from The New Sanctuary: Inside a Curator’s Haven on the Coast of Maine, Ikea Kitchen Included.
Above: We love a good sculptural and dramatic houseplant, but giving more modest (both in size and type) plants their due can be just as arresting, especially when arranged in unexpected ways. Photograph by Greta Rybus for Remodelista, from The New Sanctuary: Inside a Curator’s Haven on the Coast of Maine, Ikea Kitchen Included.

3. Black & White Palette

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Above: Izabella knows what’s up; the Remodelista contributor stuck to a strict black and white palette (with light wood accents) for a kitchen that’s understated and simple but in no way basic. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, from Before & After: Remodelista Contributing Editor Izabella Simmons Shares Her Scandi-Inspired Remodel.

4. A Simply Made Bed

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Above: Compelling proof that you don’t need a dozen shams and pillows for a well-made bed. Photograph courtesy of Hotel Henriette, from Steal This Look: A Springlike Pastel Bedroom in Paris, DIY Edition.

5. Lighting as Wall Art

Above: One way to streamline and simplify is to use lighting that doubles as art. These statement-making colorful rattan sconces are all the decoration you need on a wall. See Summery Rattan Lighting from Colonel in Paris.

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