Today our tour of global design brings us to Germany. For some Germans you’ll hear from below, the practical side of decorating reigns supreme, meaning function comes before form. Instead of being carefree with design choices, these creative individuals tediously think through how a space should be used and what will work best within it. Furthermore, every piece they pick must reliably fulfill its purpose and then some. All in all, homes in this style are very considered.
This laser focus on functionality doesn’t mean all the spaces in Germany are rigid or lifeless. In a way, this attention to detail actually makes homes there even more interesting and humanistic. With every corner thoughtfully planned and each detail given much attention, even the most streamlined houses become extensions of those who live inside. They showcase their owner’s way of thinking, and that’s the most personal accessory of all. Scroll down to learn more, and enjoy! —Garrett
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