Royal Residence for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Following their fairy-tale nuptials on May 19th, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue living in Nottingham Cottage that’s a part of Kensington Palace, a 17th century eponymous royal residence. Its lavishly designed with refined spaces like the Cupola room and King’s staircase, showcase intricate details that were spearheaded by infamous British architects like Sir Christopher Wren and William Kent over the Palace’s multi-century long expansion and renovation.

Nottingham Cottage

Yet the uber modern new royal may add a touch of her eloquent simplistic style to her new royal residence as she so famously did when she chose the super minimal Givenchy and Stella McCartney wedding gowns.

Meghan Markle's wedding gown by Givenchy and Stella McCartney

With Meghan Markle’s influence, the otherwise palatial interior may have a modern twist. With understated, unfussy elegance, the sumptuous space occupied by the royal newlyweds will perhaps be diluted by cream-colored streamlined sofas, naturally finished wooden tables with glass legs, and bedrooms that offer simple lines and important essentials that collectively highlight the traditional grandeur of the Palace. Lago’s Air bedroom and dining room collection as well as its Slide sofa all have an intrinsic aptitude for blending interior styles and environments, proof of which can be seen in the incredible parallels between interiors curated by Lago and the infamous Palace.

Slide sofa by Lago

Air collection by Lago

Color Story – Midnight Green or Philadelphia Eagles Green

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

It’s Super Bowl Eve y’all!!! And Philadelphia is all lit up in tribute to the Eagles whose journey to Super Bowl LII is truly inspiring. The city’s most recognizable landmarks like Boathouse Row, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, City Hall, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and practically the entire city skyline is glowing with green pride in colorful salute to their home team’s road to the 2018 Super Bowl. But just in case Eagles green love extends beyond the Super Bowl, know that this shade of green is also known as midnight green and is a powerful yet chic color with modern inclination and organic disposition. Midnight green is a color that can easily energize and brighten without appearing ostentatious because of its strong ties to nature, while coming across extra sharp because of its vivid cool, cyan undertone. For inspiration and for very pretty modern furniture pieces if you are an Eagles fan, examples of perfectly applied Eagles Green include the Lock armchair by Alessandro Busano for Bonaldo and the Tuny leather bed by Tonin Casa, both of which embody this gorgeous color with serenity and sophisticated taste.

Modern interiors in Philadelphia Eagles midnight green

Color Story – Historical Relevance of Royal Blue

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Royal blue is a deep, highly saturated darker version of blue. Opulent in hue and suggestive of unequivocal elegance, it is hard not to ponder which particular royal this shade of blue was intended for. Dating back to British Monarchy of late 18th and early 19th century, a blue dress was made for Queen Charlotte who ruled England with King George III. The rich colored fabric drew the queen’s attention when it was presented by millers from Somerset, affixing the term for eternity as royal blue. Forever to be associated with regal sophistication, this spectacular shade makes everything appear more lavish. From the mega impressive Basket Alto bed by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo that is intentionally upholstered in a royal blue velvet to add theatrics, to the ultra-modern Track dining table by the brilliant Alain Gilles which despite its minimalist profile manages to offer unparalleled flair when its steel beams are showcased in a royal blue color.

Royal blue modern interior design

Proving that this color is also never too much is a chromatically layered eclectic space that features a pair of beautiful Log accent chairs by Didier Versavel for Desio on top of entirely tiled walls, floors and ceilings.

Queen Charlotte's blue dress

Product Spotlight – Evo Desk by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Another masterpiece with a highly expressive visual presence is the Evo office desk by Emmemobili. Inspired by the original hybrid of styles, that realized the progression of design spectrum from archaic to modern in the most literal of ways; Evo desk pays a verbatim homage to the Evolution sideboard and to the play on artistic side of contradictions.

Evo desk by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili

Evo desk by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili

Evo desk by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili

Evo desk by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili

Designed by the brilliant Ferruccio Laviani, Evo desk integrates signature geometric design with artisan woodworking, ensuing in an aesthetic and functional piece of art with intriguing, three-dimensional asymmetry along with striking contrast between Renaissance inspired carvings and geometrically dominant modern design. Read More

Maison & Objet 2018 – Familiar but New Stuffed Animal Furniture

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The 2018 Maison & Objet fair in Paris bore witness once again to the creativity and thoughtfulness displayed by stuffed animal furniture by AP Collection. Inspired by a personal story of Alexis and Pauline and perhaps by the reinvention demonstrated by Fernando and Humberto Campana’s limited edition series of Banquet chairs, AP Collection’s 2018 presentation included polar bears, swans, mammoths, seals, and toucans.

AP Collection’s 2018 presentation at Maison & Object fair in Paris

AP Collection’s 2018 presentation at Maison & Object fair in Paris

Armchair of Thousand Eyes by Campana Brothers for Fendi Casa

Armchair of Thousand Eyes by Campana Brothers for Fendi Casa

Similar to the Campana Brothers 2003 stuffed animals that were repurposed into modern furniture through repetition, clustering and playfulness and their more recent addition of the Armchair of Thousand Eyes for Fendi Casa, AP Collection embraced sculptural aspects of cushy toys by inserting them into modern interiors through functional furniture like statement-making benches and eye-catching ottomans in addition to their initial collection of accent chairs.

Banquete chairs by Campana Brothers

Banquete chairs by Campana Brothers