Posted On July 5th, 2012 by Erin
Modern sofa beds are increasingly growing in popularity because of their clever construction, versatile utility, modern design and space-saving qualities. Often used in vacation homes, contemporary sleeper sofas are now common fixtures in multipurpose rooms, urban spaces, and guestrooms. The newly increased demand is met by an increasing investment from major furniture manufacturers and the resulting vast selection of modern sleeper sofas that do not compromise quality, design or comfort. So if you are in the market for one right now or think you may need this ingenious solution in the future, check out our 5 favorite options.
1. Origami designer sleeper sofa by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia
2. Ibiza sofa bed by Giuseppe Viganò for Gamma Arredamenti
3. Papillon sleeper sofa by Centro Design for Bonaldo
Posted On July 4th, 2012 by Erin
Luxurious urban and coastal properties make surrounding vistas as one of their most essential selling points by offering walls of windows and 360 degree views. While this aspect of urban or coastal living is quite attractive and utterly intriguing, decorating such interiors comes with some challenges.
A solution to this great new interior dilemma of wall-less rooms is comprehensively unraveled by the ground-breaking artist Calle Henzel, founder of Sweden-based Henzel rugs. By being an artist first, Calle Henzel discovered very early in his career, the true power of art, propelling his style to become unanimous with extraordinary story-telling and the most unconventional depiction of realism. After experiencing firsthand what decorative problems of wall-less rooms entail, Calle Henzel translated his avant-garde art into modern rugs.
Face Avezzano area rug by Henzel
Zona Janeiro rug by Henzel
Posted On July 3rd, 2012 by Erin
Authenticity, durability and quality are rapidly acquiring new found appreciation and respect in a globalizing world or simply stated – craftsmanship, innovative design and trustworthy manufacturing processes are celebrating a revival in consumer preferences. Such is the case with modern furniture, or more particularly, designer furniture, the ones that are truly and thoroughly made-in-Italy.
A few leading Italian manufacturers make a tangible contribution towards restoring Italy’s powerful reputation tied to centuries of furniture-making, by designing and producing products that emanate with quality-driven synthesis of modern design, top-notch materials and innovative production processes.
One such example is Gamma Arredamenti whose leather upholstered modern sofas and contemporary sectionals not only flawlessly demonstrate impeccable construction and upholstery but substantiate Italian hand-made quality through extraordinary stitching, tufting and piping details as well as the utilization of solid wood frames, high density cores and only superior bull hides.
Wafer sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti
Border sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti
Mokambo sofa sofa by Gamma Arredamenti
Posted On July 1st, 2012 by Erin
“Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” is not a new concept but rather a familiar notion that stretches across all realms of life, and interior décor choices are not an exception. Here are some examples of what rooms would look like if either the husband or the wife had the upper hand at picking out the furniture.
The very masculine black leather upholstery and clean lines of the Ess designer sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti versus the softer lines and earthy-colored leather upholstery of the Deborah sectional sofa by Polaris; the sleek look of the Dylan designer bed contrasted with the more timeless design of the Sayonara leather bed by Gamma and finally the edgy, chrome dominated Hyatt dining table and the (almost) classic, marble clad Viola d’Amore dining table by Cattelan Italia collectively highlight the stark differences between female and male preferences (in general) when it pertains their room décor.
Posted On June 26th, 2012 by Erin
One of the tired old clichés related to modern bedroom décor – and there are many – is the alleged maxim that ‘there is no such thing as a perfect bed’. And while we completely agree, I think we may have found one that is darn close to perfection, at least from its unbelievable appeal to the masses (even with its steep price point).
Aqua platform bed by Presotto is an aesthetic jewel full of geometric chic and complex modeling that are blended into a visual euphoria that, surprisingly, appeals to those who appreciate designer-sprinkled medley of topnotch quality, abundance of choices and unparalleled silhouettes.