Color Story – is it wine o clock yet

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Wine colors tend to represent their namesake quite literally with the same amount of sophistication, depth and relaxing disposition. Exuding warmth and inspiring complete coziness, wine-colors are a powerful way to showcase a rich combination of design styles and architectural details as well as a known decorative method that brings attention and highlights a desirable feature.

Tonin Casa does an excellent job with this elegant color palette through Astoria sectional by Aldo Petillo that is eloquently upholstered in deep burgundy velvet fabric while the Dharma bed with its rounded headboard and plush structure is featured in a beautiful shade of merlot. Equally enamoring is the multi-purposeful Ricciolo armchair by Angelo Tomaiuolo in ruby red Nubuk leather that also doubles as a chaise lounge using its patented folding mechanism. To finish this tempting color palette with yet another example of chic timelessness is the Sorrento dining chair that satisfies multitude of styles and enhances with its enveloping structure as well as with its intricate choice of upholstery.

Modern interiors in in wine colors by Tonin Casa

Cheers to beautiful interiors to achieve which you can’t go wrong with a red-wine palette!!!

Color Trend – a different shade of blue

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The blue palette is so vast and so popular, from indigo and navy to ocean and sky blue, (just a few go-to shades), that this color family cannot possibly have another fashionable offspring. But that is definitely the case because these new shades of blue-grey are absolutely mesmerizing and they are taking the interior world by storm. Calm and relaxing, these almost ethereal blue-grey colors are agreeable in both traditional and modern environments, making an impactful visual statement without being too overwhelming.

Blue-grey modern interiors

Lending itself easily as the newest (and most favorite) choice of color by Gamma Arredamenti, various shades and types of blue-grey leather were used on the Marylin fringe bed, Swing rounded sectional and its newest introduction, the Tuxedo sofa as was the case when Tonin Casa reintroduced the Goya sideboard, a dining room staple, in a new blue-grey lacquer color.

Neutral and full of impactful sophistication, this invigorating color palette mixes well with white, gray, black, even brown colors as well as with any metallic like silver, gold and copper and bronze. The eloquent pairings of this color is eloquently demonstrated by Bonaldo in a dining room setting that featured a grey-schemed Origami table accented and anchored by the dimensional richness of blue-grey wall.

Color Story – cognac can be non-alcoholic

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Associated with rich cooper color and intrinsic warmth, the beautiful deep orange shades of cognac are a popular choice for modern interiors and stunning designs from Italy. Perfectly paired with a grey palette as well as with earthy tone, cognac is the go to shade for fashion brands like Hermes and MCM, and a common upholstery choice for furniture manufacturers like Cierre with its Boheme leather armchair and Nicoline’s Bric velvet sectional sofa. Other ways to bring in this uber sophisticated shade is through a lighting fixture like Birdie by Foscarini with its newest copper option or a super hip wall unit composition by Gruppo Tomasella.

Modern interiors featuring deep orange shades

 

 

Defining Design – Wainscoting, the Band-Aid of wall coverings

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Dating back to 16th century England, wainscoting was associated with the most modest of dwellings, initially used on the lower interior sections of stone walls to insulate the room from cold and damp weather elements. With better construction methods and the popularization of HVAC systems, wainscoting transitioned from a dampness and coldness Band-Aid, to being increasingly used by homeowners in the dining room as a sort of a bumper to protect walls from possible scuffing damage caused by dining chairs.

It is one of the world’s most ancient forms of custom-made decor, and has become quite a source for creativity and personalization as can be seen through examples of wainscoting in the modern dining rooms featuring Giano and Plisset dining tables by Cattelan Italia.

Giano dining table by Cattelan Italia

Giano dining table by Cattelan Italia

Plisset dining table by Cattelan Italia

Plisset dining table by Cattelan Italia

Today, wainscoting is no longer a Band-Aid for imperfect walls but rather a decorative element that can upgrade the style of any room, adding dimension to an otherwise dull wall surface, symbolizing prestige and casual elegance.

Color trend – orange and blue prove that opposites really attract

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The ying and yang of design are colors that are opposite in every way, but prove to be complementary and powerful interior design companions. While both orange and blue are statement-making colors, their innate nature and opposing placement on the color wheel suggest possible conflict and a very probably possibility of eclipsing each other. Yet, the contrary confirms to be the case, because while orange may glow with fiery energy, blue adds a sense of calmness to the space or the object, causing a total atmospheric balance often enriched by whites or greys to faintly temper this commanding contrast.

Countless interiors, like the sitting area that features Structure arm chairs by Bonaldo in orange and blue, or product creation like Mirage glass coffee table by Metteo Ragni for Tonelli and newest Euroluce introduction by Foscarini, which was a nominee for Best Product Award, Filo table lamp Andrea Anastasio, have proven this powerful duo to be a winning one.

Modern interiors featuring orange and blue colors