Interiors » Enterijer | 79 Much of the design world spent many years praying at the altar of minimalism. From professional organisers of spaceplanningwhobecamecultheroes (wemean you,Marie Condo), to décor trends likeScandinaviandesignandJapandi - everything revolvedaroundthe refinedmentalityof “less things, better things”, which is why people began perceiving minimalism as the only desirable ethos in interior design. However, have you ever entered a room and concluded that it’s reallymissing something?That the space seemed forlorn and barren? That you wished to be surrounded by more details, or at least some tangible inMOR E I S MOR E The return of maximalism Like two sides of the same coin, maximalist design is a kind of reflection of everything that we denied ourselves in our minimalistic mood. The only question is what would Marie Kondo say to that? Dozvoljeni su i elementi „visokog stilskog rizika“ poput murala, vitraža i skulptura koje dominiraju vidikom Elements of ‘high stylistic risk’ are also permitted, such as murals, stained glass and sculptures that dominate the perspective dicator that it’s inhabited by flesh and blood people? If so, it’s highly likely that you’ll really like the new maximalist trend of home décor, and that you’ll be on informal terms with that kind of atmosphere. Maximalists celebrate diversity and enjoy eclecticism like a rich feast. They’renotoverlyconcernedaboutwhatotherswill think of their life choices, rather they combine things to create pleasure for themselves, uncompromisingly blending bold colour palettes, interesting patterns, lighting that leaves a strong impression and carefully collected bric-à-brac. Howmany things there are in the space isn’t even the point – rather how they are combined to awaken creativity and inspire hedonism. In accordancewith thewisdomthat “fashion trends always come back around, but not exactly as they were the last time”, the rise of maximalist décor is nothing new. “More is more”, as a slogan of defiance, takes us back to the early 1980s – the new wave of designers, like Ettore Sottsass and his famous Milanese Memphis Group, brought their own rules, whichplacedamagnifying glass over the existing guidelines of good taste. This timearound,designers likeKellyWearstler,RaymanBoozer and Jonathan Adler are looking towards their predecessors for inspiration, whilst at the same time upgrading it according to their own discretion. Maximalismexists inevery roomwheredifferent designpatterns coexist inthe idyll of chaos, unified through complementary tones. It is characterised by unique architectural forms, especially in the silhouettes of furniture items like club tables, couches, mirrors etc. Just as the same is done by many accessories that accentuate the décor theme by providing a space with dynamism. Elements of ‘high stylistic risk’ are also permitted, such as murals, stained glass and sculptures that dominate the perspective. Today's trend climate favours the development of this inspiration – during uncertain times, people turn to the joys of elaborate décor and unusual forms. At a time when “sustainability” is one of the most commonly uttered words on the market, maximalism is devoid of the symbolism of greed and excessive consumerism. Today's maximalists are like curators of their own living space, who celebrate every form of beauty instead of rejecting everything that seems superfluous to them. FOTO: Profimedia.rs / Andreas von Einsiedel / Einsiede FOTO: Profimedia.rs / Mel Yates / Avalon