Modern Design Trends – from the 70s

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Featuring patterns, fringe details and bold colors, the 70s were considered one of the boldest decades when it comes to design. Defined by iconic fashion influencers like Donny and Marie Osmond, Cher and the original Charlie’s Angels, the 1970’s were all about standing out. Inspired by this need for attention a collaboration between Masquespacio’s Ana Hernández and Houtique, produced a stunning collection of modern pendants aptly titled Wink and defined by gold frames and dangling pink fringes that contour their curvilinear shape that were recently debuted at the Maison & Objet show in Paris.

Modern inetior design trends from the 70s

Similarly, Bonaldo partnered with Sergio Biceglo in the design of the Colors modular sofa and with Giuseppe Vigano in the Doppler project that deeply mimic the prints and colors schemes that are innate to the bygone days of the seventies which also were the influencing component of the Kaos coffee table collection by Cattelan Italia.

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 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