5 Key Design Elements of a Modern Farmhouse

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
  1. Rocking Chair: Cornelia rocker by Cattelan Italia represents an indoor/outdoor seat that’s symbolic of farm life with its simplistic design and sturdy metal profile.
  2. Reclaimed beam: old wood with new purpose adds another stylistic dimension and the Jerez dining table with its walnut beam is an exemplary reconditioning of an otherwise futile materials.
  3. Trestle legs: a timeless design element that applies to a farmhouse style because of its basic austerity is often seen as a dining table base but rarely as anything like the Giotto bookcase.
  4. Woven rugs like the Halibut rug by Cattelan Italia is a sign of simplicity and nostalgia and familiarity.
  5. Surfaces with wood knots: a sign of a very organic surface without many frills and corrections is another emblematic character of farmhouse style.  Sometimes seen on table tops, benches and occasional tables, its can also be integrated into the façade of a sideboard as done by Cattelan Italia’s Nebraska sideboard.
Cornelia rocking chair by Cattelan Italia

Cornelia rocking chair by Cattelan Italia

Giotto bookcase by Cattelan Italia

Giotto bookcase by Cattelan Italia

Halibut rug by Cattelan Italia

Halibut rug by Cattelan Italia

Nebraska sideboard by Cattelan Italia

Nebraska sideboard by Cattelan Italia

Cattelan Italia’s farmhouse inspired modern dining tables

Monday, March 21st, 2016

To achieve an informal, yet modern vibe in the dining room, many homeowners use the traditional farmhouse and its relaxed, rugged touches as a decorative platform.  With lots of options to choose from, the farmhouse inspired dining table can be realized with a variety of stylistic intricacies such as the trestle table base as can be seen in the Goblin dining table or Jerez dining table by Cattelan Italia, which incorporates a reclaimed walnut beam into its base.

Goblin dining table by Cattelan Italia

Goblin dining table by Cattelan Italia

Jerez dining table by Cattelan Italia

Jerez dining table by Cattelan Italia

Another way that makes a dining table fit the farmhouse theme is through a wooden top, often either made of wide wooden planks or a single top with a live-edge or an unfinished, reclaimed wood look.  Skorpio wood dining table by Cattelan Italia showcases weathered Heritage Oak table top with wide planks while Ikon Drive extension dining table features a live-edge walnut top.

Skorpio wood dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio wood dining table by Cattelan Italia

Ikon Drive extension dining table by Cattelan Italia

Ikon Drive extension dining table by Cattelan Italia

Asian Inspired Designs

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Rituals lamp collection by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Foscarini features table lamps, wall sconces and suspension lights that are made of blown engraved satin glass and varnished metal and are meant to resemble traditional Japanese lanterns with a lightweight feel that’s not representative of its composing material and an overflowing, seductive glow inspired by rice paper.

Rituals Table Lamp by Foscarini

Rituals Table Lamp by Foscarini

Rituals Wall Sconce by Foscarini

Rituals Wall Sconce by Foscarini

Rituals Suspension Lamp by Foscarini

Rituals Suspension Lamp by Foscarini

Rituals Suspension Lamp installation by Foscarini

Rituals Suspension Lamp installation by Foscarini