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Friday, March 20, 2015

How to create an American style interior?


This post is definately for people not living in US. We love American interior design (at least I do :)). Here is what make an interior American and what is so so different than in Poland (here is an example of a Polish interior) 

Please don't treat the post dead serious ;) I know all the interiors in the US don't look the same, so it just a simplification of the style.


1. Plan

In US house plans tend to be so complicated! Compare the two examples below: a typical American house to buy vs a typical Polish house to buy. The house area is also different - in US it's on average 400 square meters, in Poland - 150! 

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...and a plan of a Polish typical project

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2. Kitchen

Big one, with an island. There will be a post on American style kitchens only. 

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3. Molding and colorful walls

The molding is in almost every interior I found! (which is NOT so in Poland). Also - we tend to have white walls while here...


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 Bree's house, Desperate Housewives

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"Sex and the City 2", source


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4. Symmetric design

A sifa and two armchairs or the furniture symetrically towards the fireplace are very characteristic feactures of American interior design.


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"House of Cards" interior, source


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4. Layers.

Rugs on carpets, cushions, curtains...Lots of soft textiles in colors and patterns that are working well together. 

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"Single Man" movie interior design, source

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5. Color

“Don’t be afraid! Paint the door green!” —Dorothy Draper 


...and her famous Greenbrier Hotel, autorstwa Dorothy Draper (more about the hotel)

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www.thenovogratz.com


6. Gold

We tend to think gold and solver shiny interiors are bad taste. Well, not necessarily!


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7. Sense of humour (sometimes close to kitsch...)

Who ever said that we have to treat the interiors seriously! Let's have some fun.


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American interior design with sense of humour is definately the interior design of the Novogratz


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8. Mix of cultures and styles

The interior below could be created only in the US. For me personally the mix of styles is shocking (ancient Greece + baroque France + Art Deco + Hamptons?). It's a Greenbrier Hotel by Dorothy Draper.

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sources:
http://www.dreamhomesource.com/house-plans/dhs/styles/new-american-house-plans.html
http://www.morganharrisonhome.com
http://designindulgences.com



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