Unquestionably! The art of selling real estate and choosing an appealing interior design go hand-in-hand; minus one, it’s hard to do the other.
Mankind’s earliest proof of human’s fascination with interior design can be found on the walls of the caves from the Cro-Magnon era. While cavemen obviously weren’t watching ‘Flip This House,’ running around their dusty and dank holes hanging up the severed heads of woolly mammoths, and positioning their favorite Saber tooth throw rug for its greatest visual impact, research suggests cavemen demonstrated in an innate interest in embellishing their caves with illustrations. With no IKEA in their immediate neighborhoods, cavemen decorated their dwellings by utilizing the available materials on hand; rocks, tree stumps, native flora and fauna, and even the occasional animal skins. Implying some sort of genetic predisposition to enjoying the artistic endeavors of interior design, and as the trends of modern interior design continue to climb up the evolutionary ladder, adapting along the way, choosing an appealing interior motif still seems to matter – even several thousand years later.
By examining contemporary interior design drifts throughout history we see breathtaking examples of mankind’s preoccupation with aesthetics. And whether deliberately or instinctively, modern European ideas have set the tone for many of today’s interior designs trends throughout the southern Utah luxury real estate market.
America’s modern minimalist movement has captured the imagination of today’s homebuyers throughout the US, evolving from a passion for open and bright spaces, embracing functional and relaxed environments. With the roots of modern interior designs anchored in Nordic regions, where winters are protracted and dim, affording few hours of daylight. It was psychologically critical for those of northern European descent to have bright and open, albeit comfortable spaces to call home. Decade’s later; Europe’s modern minimalist movement has taken over American interior designs.
While Europe’s modern take on interior design can often be perceived as ‘cold’, or the polar opposite of ‘comfortable’, the clean and open space of the European design palette help to stimulate a sense of peace and tranquility, provided of course the homes feng shui has been properly addressed.