Shiny stainless steel and leather combined with rigid, straight lines and plenty of black, white and grey. Look familiar? These are the most common features of a modern interior. This clean-cut living style often uses luxury materials such as chrome, oak and natural stone. The phrase ‘less is more’ is often used to describe a modern interior and this is why smooth materials such as leather, glass and plastic are used. In addition to the effect of rigidity, these materials also provide contrast and create optical space. Colours remain light and modest, with the exception of accessories such as a painting, a box or a fruit bowl. The condition, however, is that these accessories are all exactly the same colour.