Style Guide: Modern Vs Contemporary

If you love interior design, and architectural design, terminology matters.  Blue is not just blue, it may be cerulean or royal.  Modern and Contemporary are easily misunderstood terms. Modern & Midcentury Modern refer to the clean lined, balanced style that developed during the 20th century, which included Bauhaus, Eames, & Scandinavian aesthetics.  Contemporary design fluid, it’s what’s happening now, not tied to one particular time period or style.