Editor’s pick – perfect modern recliner is no longer a rarity

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Recliners as a general rule are certainly not the most attractive seating solution pieces in a sea of stunning designer furniture pieces, and yet it is something that fills the void of certain type of comfort that only this particular chair can meet. We searched high and low for reclining chairs that also combine an element of sophistication and refinement, and were able to highlight two stunning options by Nicoline that, if one did not know, would never assume were recliners. Both Lessina and Poros are a testament to modern style, minimal design and meticulous attention to details that help create a sense of fit with any space that can benefit from reclining functionality without the sacrifice of style. Both recliners are also swiveling armchairs, when not in reclining mode and thus can serve is an attractive accent chair in any room.

Lessina recliner by Nicoline

Lessina recliner by Nicoline

Lessina recliner by Nicoline

Lessina recliner by Nicoline

Poros recliner by Nicoline

Poros recliner by Nicoline

Poros recliner by Nicoline

Poros recliner by Nicoline

Chesterfield sofa is not just a piece of furniture but a piece of history

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Chesterfield, as we now know it, is an exquisite leather sofa that incorporates prominent tufting pattern into its back, seat or both. Its recognized design has turned the Chesterfield sofa into a descriptive and highly transcending style of seating thought to be namesaked after the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Philip Stanhope who was looking for a furniture solution that allowed comfort without the sacrifice of mannered personal appearance. The original Chesterfield offered an upright, firm seat, adorned with buttons and nail head trim for added trendsetting qualities and aesthetic refinement.

Today, chesterfield sofas have changed the status quo of formal seating, and are used in all settings and in all styles, not just in traditionally designed spaces. Their old-fashioned stigmas and conventional class barriers have disintegrated, with modern sofa versions designed to embrace the decorative depths of original chesterfields with simplified details and a timeless British imprint on interior design.

Some of our favorite Chesterfield inspired masterpieces include the Aston collection by Gamma Arredamenti that includes a sofa, sectional, chaise, armchair and a bed.

Aston sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston bed by Gamma Arredamenti

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Color Story – Valentine’s Day, Carrie Bradshaw and the message of love

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Is Valentine’s Day a holiday invented by Hallmark to increase sales? If the answer is “Yes”, then as Carrie Bradshaw asked on an episode of SATC, “Have we become romance intolerant?”

Not really, because while Valentine’s Day does celebrate love in a big way, simultaneously around the world, it is a holiday that also points out the various definitions of love, the way love is expressed, received and cherished. It is after all, an honor to love someone and a be loved, celebrate it one day of the year or every day of the year, as long as it is something that empowers the best version of ourselves to be projected upon the world!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, hope it’s full of sweetest moments and unforgettable, precious memories.

I-modulART wall unit collection by Presotto

Presotto celebrates Valentine’s Day with a personalized paneling system that could be easily applied to cabinet doors of its I-modulART modern wall unit collection to celebrate love, send, highlight or communicate any other tailored message.

Color Trend – Winter Blues

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Color embodies the ambiance of space and with that also imposes certain intrinsic associations on modern living spaces. Today’s color trends from Italy’s leading design authorities are closely correlated with material choices and the overall vibe, which currently reflects a contradicting colder but cozier atmosphere, one that requires a bit more sensuality, perhaps a warmer texture and a color palette that is closely intertwined with the need to be cuddled. The inevitable and highly plausible return of velvet in most diverse variances of modern interior design emphasizes the winter-wonderland palette of blue-greys, as demonstrated in a voluptuous new addition of Lovy sofa by Sergio Bicego for Bonaldo. This wintery color palette is further put to test through sensorial textures that invite a touch and fashion-forward patterns that beg to be examined as shown in the color and textile choices of the contemporary disposed Skid and Coral seating collection by Bonaldo.

Modern Italian design featuring a blue-grey winter wonderland palette

New Year’s Resolution 2018: its time to get organized!

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

With “lose weight” and “enjoy life to the fullest” continuing to top the resolution list, the vow to “get organized” still remain among the promises that also keep showing up on the priority roll from year to year. For some, getting organized is related to their schedule, finances and relationships, while for others it’s literally about decluttering their home and work spaces and simplifying their surroundings. The latter is easier achieved than expected with one simple solution that’s bound to kick start the decluttering journey of the New Year…

Invest in attractive storage! Storage solutions are bountiful and multi-purposeful, and most importantly vary from space to space. For example, modern wall units resolve to achieve many things at once; from taking advantage of vertical spaces that are normally ignored, to providing storage and display capabilities that are also aesthetically striking, their functional gamut is extensive. What’s more, today’s designer wall units are as tailored as they’ve ever been with innovative finishes like metallic lacquer, stone, ceramic and wood, (just to name a few) and personalized with respect to their overall utility, making them easily incorporated into the modern bedroom, office or the living room. Highlighting just a few of such solutions that go even further than purely a deposit for storage, the ingenious I-modulART wall unit collection by Presotto also integrate fireplaces and writing desks into their comprehensive compositions.

I-modulART 276 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 276 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 281 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 281 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 288 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 288 wall unit by Presotto