Get the Look: Soft Contemporary

Less is more with a soft contemporary interior, and with the help of designer Kendall Schmitt, we’ve put together a guide to help you achieve the look in your own home. “This style is defined by subtlety, simplicity, and elegance, the design focuses on the space as well as each piece in it. It is bathed in muted neutrals, creating a dynamic atmosphere that is attractive to any buyer,” says Schmitt. 


In Empire’s Brisco model at Dellrose, the use of cool tones throughout the home, as well as a few statement pieces help to create a soft contemporary feel to the space. Discover the must-have furniture and accessories needed to recreate this look in your home.



Relax and unwind in a bedroom that’s comfortable, cozy and chic all at the same time. Layer your linens and pillows to give the illusion your bed was styled by a pro, keeping in a neutral color palette to maintain a sense of balance. When looking for wall art, opt for pieces that are more simplistic and refined.


1. Safavieh Donald 6 Drawer Dresser in Light Grey, NFM. 2. PB-01LAN-705 Night Stand, Palma Brava. 3. Plaid Wool Blanket, Banana Republic. 4. Round Silver Framed Wall Mirror, Lowes.


Cook your meals in a space that is just as functional as it is stylish. The bright white cabinets and stainless steel appliances give the space a minimalistic feel, while the chevron backsplash in various cool tones brings in a bit of dimension. 

1. Daniella 24 in. Espresso Faux Leather Industrial Counter Stool, The Home Depot. 2. Katie 12″ Pendant Light, Lighting Showplace. 3. Large Round White Handwoven Bamboo Trays, Boscovs. 4. Rustic Live Edge Wooden Bowl, Etsy.

Living Room

The living room is often considered to be the heart of any home, and a place where families can come together after a long day to relax. It’s important to keep the space comfortable, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. In an open-concept floor plan, the heathered area rug helps to define the space and brighten up the room. The velvet throw pillows give the room a luxurious feel while working to create a cozy atmosphere. 

1. Roth Ottoman in Cream, McGee & Co. 2. Halden in Dark Charcoal, Article. 3. Chance Chair in Warm Taupe, Artesanos Design. 4. Emerson Sofa in Hollis White, Ethan Allen.


If you’re in need of even more design inspiration, explore how we styled the Ashton Woods model home to create a classic farmhouse feel.