Minimalist Musings: Veneers For Spaces That Follow The ‘Less is More’ Tenet

We have been gagging for putting together a blog post where we could just talk about the interior style for we which have historically had a weak spot for. And guess what? This happens to be that blog. Yes, we are going to be discussing our heart out about minimalism. 

We are well aware that the world around us is waxing lyrical about maximalism and while we love feasting our eyes on bold patterns and lively colors and ostentatious details—we cannot get minimalism out of our system. Minimalism is like second nature to us. “Less is more” is an aesthetic ideology that many equate with sparse decoration and getting rid of everything one possesses. Minimal adornment doesn’t mean that the spaces look bereft of life and character. And as for discarding, we’d all agree that as urban dwellers, we could be doing ourselves a huge favor by bidding adieu to that which doesn’t serve a purpose any longer.

 There are ways you can embrace this approach with surface decoration that is texturally rich and imbue your spaces with a sense of warmth, comfort, and everyday elegance. So like there are different strokes for different folks, there are certain design characteristics of minimalism that resonate with different minimalists. See what strand of minimalism you take a shining to—

The Fundamental Minimalist

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The Fundamental Minimalist is someone who swears by the tidying secrets popularized by the Japanese cleanliness doyenne, Marie Kondo. Whilst clutter-free and airy simplicity floats their boat, they, however, crave for warmth, stability, and familiarity—all of which is aptly embodied by OLD NATURE from the Holz In Form collection of Embossed Veneer Panels. Its rustic refinement is enhanced by its charming look inspired by the typical structure of old wood. We love the homely vibe it is working up here in the kitchen. 

The Modern Minimalist

The Modern Minimalist is someone who is lusting after tantalizing textures that soothe senses. In this day and age of technology where we tap our fingers on our digital screens, the draw of running our fingers on a textured surface is just special. The calmness and balance that interiors can achieve with tactile veneers is something that we all can also use in our busy lives that’s divorced from nature! Look at the vanity and floating cabinets in this master bathroom. Enriched with SISAL from the Holz In Form collection of Embossed Veneer Panels, it looks like a tranquil bolthole.

The Big Impact Minimalist

Minimalism is all about creating a big impact with fewer objects and touches and that’s exactly what SCHILF from the Holz In Form collection of Embossed Veneer Panels does. Black adds depth to spaces and opens them up. When you use a strong color like black, it naturally removes the need for superfluous ornamentation. If you are a Big Impact Minimalist, you will probably be looking for darker toned surfaces that won’t lose their magnetism even after a decade.