The Sexy Side of Modern Décor

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Red is a punch of color that transcends all stylistic loyalties and is also known as one of the sexiest hues suggesting passion, romance, and elegance.  Regardless of its incorporation into the modern home, as an accent or as a leading element, its distinctive mark cannot be lost.  Exotic and mysterious, upholstered furniture in opulent red fabrics like Bonaldo’s Wing bed and the new Millau sofa offer incredible aesthetic sensuality and interior bravado to any room, while dramatic red accents like the Lulu dining chairs by Cattelan Italia or the Zen coffee table by Antonello Italia underscore a censorial experience in spaces that can use a little heat.

The Sexy Side of Modern Décor

Garden party just in time for spring

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Modern furniture and accessories get a new springy twist this season.  From kitchen décor to accessories, interpretation of the outdoors is conveyed through organic motifs as with the Viento kitchen chairs by Bonaldo that integrate the springy feeling with the chairs pattern and its bright color.

Fli kitchen table and Viento chairs by Bonaldo

Fli kitchen table and Viento chairs by Bonaldo

Or Arifort’s Swamp armchairs with a bright and outdoorsy upholstery that emphasizes a its bold silhouette.

Swamp armchair and ottoman by Artifort

Swamp armchair and ottoman by Artifort

Actual blooming shapes like the one of the iconic Tulip chair by Pierre Paulin are a big part of modern furniture with floral-inspired upholstery colors .

Tulip Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort

Tulip Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort

And finally, a literal embodiment of spring is conveyed through perennial favorites incorporated into the Formosa contemporary rug by Nanimarquina.

Formosa rug by Michael Lin for Nanimarquina

Formosa rug by Michael Lin for Nanimarquina

Sinua collection by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Ensuing from its incredibly successful depute at the 2013 Salone del Mobile furniture show, Sinua seating collection by Bonaldo is quickly becoming one of the most eye-catching designs seen in trendy furniture showrooms around the world.

Sinua sectional sofa by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Sinua sectional sofa by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Mauro Lipparini’s latest gift to the contemporary living space, Sinua offers maximum customization and a utilitarian approach to its style and desired composition.

Sinua seating collection by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Sinua seating collection by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

With soft and enveloping structure, Sinua is meant to be a statement of personal style dominated by freedom of shape, texture and pattern as well as its integration of unusual details in the form of geometric quilting.

Sinua seating collection seat cushion close-up

Sinua seating collection seat cushion close-up

Going Beyond the Coats

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Coat racks are not necessarily the item that anyone specifically seeks or spends a whole lot of time on selecting; but, it is however, an item that offers a great deal of functionality and is usually placed at a high-traffic spot.  So the questions is, why not capitalize on the prime “real-estate” that the oh so practical coat rack occupies by using a highly visual element that is not only utilitarian by nature but aesthetically attractive and offers a striking design.  If you’re on board with “going beyond the coats”, then check out these unusual modern coat racks that can easily double as sculptures.

Tree coat rack By Bonaldo

Tree coat rack By Bonaldo

Sipario coat rack by Cattelan Italia

Sipario coat rack by Cattelan Italia

Kaddy coat stand by Tonelli

Kaddy coat stand by Tonelli

Read More

That hard to find bench of the bedroom…

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Not a piece that anyone thinks about or plans for when shopping for a modern bedroom set but definitely a furniture element that makes its absence known in terms of convenience and sheer decorative benefits.  Placing a bench at the foot of the bed is not only aesthetically appealing but functional as well and perhaps the number two most inviting bedroom piece (of course after the bed itself).  That said, finding a modern bench that’s the right size, scale, shape and material is certainly tougher than one may think.  Over the years, this challenge has been met by stunning options from leading European factories and the tally of the perfect modern bench consists of the following favorites:

Sayonara bench by Gamma Arredamenti

Sayonara bench by Gamma Arredamenti

Ripples bench by Toyo Ito for Horm

Ripples bench by Toyo Ito for Horm

Waterside bench by Claudio Silvestrin for Cappellini

Waterside bench by Claudio Silvestrin for Cappellini

Read More