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Hi. I was wondering what is the difference between contemporary and modern design when it comes to decorating a home? Both of these styles seem to have clean lines, etc., so is there a real difference?

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Dear Danielle,
  In my opinion modern has more cleaner lines and industrial looking. Alot of metal and exotic woods. More accustomed to homes in the city.
http://rmdecor.tripod.com/modfurniture.htm

Contemporary is more of what the fashions are right now. More of a homey feel. Cleaner lines than traditional but not as clean as modern.

Hope this helps.

Rachel Mallon
RMdecor
rminteriordecor@yahoo.com
http://rmdecor.tripod.com

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