An enchanted modern bedroom for anyone who dares to believe in magic

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

What is one to do when trying to introduce a touch of magic into a little girl’s bedroom without making it excessively juvenile? First and foremost, a sense of the unexpected has to play a major role and in this case, the illusion of a round room in a square space is achieved using round rug under the bed, round ceiling cutout and the brightly colored purple “quarter” entrance that suggests a circular shape.

Enchanted modern bedroom

Likewise, the use of rounded, bell-shaped Campana pendants by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra and the matching Mirragio mirror by Campana brothers for Edra  collectively add curvatures and offer striking contrasts to the predominantly linear space.

Magical modern bedroom

Enchanted bedroom for a princess

The choice of the brightly colored, albeit a more subtly shaped bed, reminiscent to Squaring Basso bed by Bonaldo is used as a benchmark for the conventional, while decorative elements like Moooi’s Altdeutsche clock and Pig table, as well as The Killing of the Piggy Bank vase and Bell lamp by Marcel Wanders offer eccentric details that get rediscovered repeatedly as the room is used. Read More

9 guidelines that will inspire your next accent wall choice

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

An easy way to introduce tonal variation and overall depth to any space with maximum flexibility is through an accent wall.  The virtually infinite color, texture and material selection allows the accent wall, the greatest degree of personalization and creativity.  In case you are pulled in too many directions when it comes to your accent wall, here are some guidelines and inspirations to make that choice a little easier.

1. Use bold colors for the accent wall but make sure that the rest of the walls are muted and accompany the color of your accent wall with harmony.

Giotto bookcase by Cattelan Italia

Giotto bookcase by Cattelan Italia

2. Don’t limit your accent wall to just paint color.  Expand your options to wallpapers, wall tiles, and panels.

Jerez dining table by Cattelan Italia

Jerez dining table by Cattelan Italia

Meeting platform bed by Presotto

Meeting platform bed by Presotto

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5 tips to making your bedroom look like boutique hotel room

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Boutique hotels sprung up as an alternate to the cookie-cutter hotel chains of years past, offering its guests originality, innovation and luxurious comfort.  So it comes as no surprise that the signature design of a boutique hotel guest room has become a source of inspiration.  From vintage modern to streamlined art deco, travelers can recreate professionally designed, extraordinary bedroom spaces by following predominant decor elements that are consistently echoed in most high-styled boutique hotel rooms.

High Headboard: The bed is definitely the center-piece of the room which means the headboard must be immediately noticed.  Whether it’s a stand-along bed with high headboard like the Patrick leather bed or a paneled headboard bed like Saturno platform bed by Mobenia, headboard dimensions are essential.

Patrick leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Patrick leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Bench at the foot of the bed: The bench is meant to offer a convenient place to put on shoes or socks, and is really extension of the bed in color, material or style.  Very often bedroom manufacturers will offer a matching bench as an add-on to the bed like the case with Bonaldo’s Squaring alto bed and Squaring bench.

Squaring alto bed and bench by Bonaldo

Squaring alto bed and bench by Bonaldo

Sitting Area:  Separate sitting area is present in most large-scale master bedrooms, however it is rarely decorated or used to its full aptitude.  Using scaled furniture, congruent decor and space defining components like lighting and a rug will help identified the sitting area as a separate but linked space.

Pendants instead of sconces: Very common in boutique hotels to see pendant light fixtures that hang unexpectedly low over bedside tables instead of the more typical sconces and bedside table lamps.  For a sophisticated, modern aesthetic, suspend a striking light fixture like the Topez pendnant by Cattelan Italia that hangs impressively next to the Adam leather bed.

Adam platform bed by Cattelan Italia

Adam platform bed by Cattelan Italia

Color scheme: in boutique hotels, the color scheme is often based on tonal harmony rather than on flashy pops of color.  Symmetry and balance are the most vital when it comes to color so neutral hues are often most common.  For added depth, insert subtle drama through textures that will contribute to the bedroom’s dimensional appeal.

3 hot examples of red room decor

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

These hot red rooms are not the kind from “50 Shades of Grey” but rather are steamy illustrations of exceptional unification between the powerful and the subdued.  Red is an inspiring and highly influential color that sets the ambiance in any room around the house, evocative of passion, power, and elevated emotions.  In interior decor, red color is at its best when used subtly and conservatively with understated hints of warmth and exhilaration.  When introducing a new iteration of the Basket platform bed, the Basket Air version by Bonaldo was depicted in a subdued room with primarily grey color scheme and red accents in the form of the Icosi end table, select bedding elements and the frame of the Alfie accent chair.

Basket Air platform bed by Bonaldo

Red color increased in its intensity in the red and white library, showcasing impactful architectural elements with predominantly red colored Wally bookcases by Cattelan Italia.

Wally bookcase by Cattelan Italia

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Creamy Latte and Smoky Blue Color Scheme

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A contemporary bedroom color palette that is bound to create a calming oasis rooted in its rich creamy latte and soothing smoky blue hues.  Easy to immerse into and enviably relaxing, this color combination is both modern and memorable, a spin on the more customary monochromatic alternative, creamy latte and smoky blue create a predominately elegant and effortless setting especially when realized using simple lines and understated design silhouettes.  Here’s our favorite composition using these colors and the most sophisticated contemporary bedroom furniture pieces.

Creamy Latte and Smoky Blue Contemporary Bedroom Color Scheme

  1. Marshall leather bed by Cattelan Italia
  2. Globe round nightstand by Presotto
  3. Globe oval dresser by Presotto
  4. Swing curved leather sofa by Gamma Arredamenti
  5. Bullet wall mirror by Cattelan Italia
  6. Lumiere table lamp by Foscarini
  7. Gemini 100% bamboo silk rug by Surya