subtle + sophisticated

blush velvet bed
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blush velvet bed
modern table
Tufted arm chair
copenhagen table lamp

minimalist furniture delivers maximum style

by Danielle Urbina

The power of simplicity—it’s become a popular ideal, especially in terms of home style and organization. For many, minimalism is the new way to go. Furniture and décor, too, have taken on an unembellished kind of look with strong, clean lines and less ornamentation. Of course, minimalism doesn’t mean paring down to items with no personality—well-made pieces created with natural textures and unique structures are still strong enough to be statement pieces throughout the home. And simplicity doesn’t necessarily mean free of color either. Here are a few pieces that will have you convinced that less really is more.

blush velvet bed

World Market Blush Velvet Jacie Upholstered Platform Bed
You’ll want to keep throw pillows and any bedding extras to a minimum to show off the striking simplicity of this bed. Its blush velvet upholstery is an elegant complement to gold, splayed legs, and channel tufting on the headboard brings the entire look together. The bed is constructed with a pine frame, includes a slatted support system, and is available in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes.
$1,300–$1,500, World Market,


modern table

Zuo Modern Saints Coffee Table
A necessity in every living room, the coffee table is an integral part of the area’s design—so it’s got to look good. In addition to its minimal look, the Saints Coffee Table also showcases chic midcentury modern style with a sawhorse-style base and rectangular top. The rich walnut finish and black metal accents on the base are a sophisticated contrast to the bright white tabletop.
Price upon request, JV Gallerie,


Tufted arm chair

Myna Tufted Arm Chair
This teal accent chair by Opalhouse is a great example of minimalist furniture that makes its statement with color. Upholstered in a sumptuous green-blue fabric and accented with shiny brass legs, this is one comfy seat—perfect for brightening up a space and giving minimalist interiors a lively aesthetic.
$270, Target,


copenhagen table lamp

Copenhagen Superlight Table Lamp
Yes, sculptural pieces can be minimalist, too. This table lamp gives off major modern style, but is also functional for table and desk lighting. The Superlight casts a warm LED glow and slides easily to wherever it’s needed; it can also be adjusted and dimmed to your liking. Additionally, the lamp comes with three colorful felt pads that can be swapped to match different areas around the house.
$285, Copenhagen,