Defining design – pop of color

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

For those who do not favor tremendously colorful spaces but yet want to avoid a dull or extremely monochromatic result should find a “pop of color” as an appealing concept and a proven way to underline architectural details, inject a fun character to a subdued space.

A stunning example of tasteful color pop can be seen in the already stylish bedroom that features the new Tulip bed by Gamma Arredamenti in powder grey leather and reaches a new level of glamour with the presence of the Tulip accent chair upholstered in regal blue leather. The grey-blue combination is audacious and impactful, transforming the otherwise grey-toned bedroom into a dynamic space with a colorful twist. If adding color through furniture seems like a long-term commitment, then slight color pops through an art piece or throw pillows is the solution that will still elevate any space into a considerably more interesting one. Opt for a slightly muted color pallet version to soften the monochromatic aesthetics.

Tulip bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Tulip bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Gamma Arredamenti: The Night Collection

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Quality and modern distinction, paired with innovation, makes Gamma Arredamenti a leader in the field of fashion furniture.  From conception to finished product, Gamma’s hand-made workmanship brings to life the most exquisite designs among which are the ever expanding night solutions.   Premised for contemporary settings, with simple lines and immaculate proportions, Gamma’s Night Collection proposes a comprehensive look for sophisticated, yet discreet luxury.

Gamma leather beds and occasional furniture are inscribed with incredible style and the highest of quality standards, focusing not only on the finished product but on composing elements that are invisible to the eye but make an enormous difference that goes well beyond form and function.

Tulip leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Tulip leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Pepper leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Pepper leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Offering flexibility and versatility, along with a strong visual identity, Gamma designer leather beds like the recently introduced Tulip leather bed and the new Pepper leather bed, offer personalization and exclusivity through different textures, colors and aesthetic silhouettes.  Eloquently coordinated solutions like matching benches, ottomans and night tables are innately distinguished by a fusion of design details like fringe and chesterfield tufting.  Famous for meticulous details that highlight the form and underscore the essence of Italian authority on fashion and furniture, Gamma’s Night Collection also boasts memorable designs like the Aston and Wind Beds, both of which explore timeless solutions for bedrooms of diverse styles.

Aston leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Wind leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Wind leather bed by Gamma Arredamenti

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.