Futuristically modern interiors come to life in Rimini

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I-SUITE Hotel on the coast of Adriatic Sea in Rimini is an exclusive sensory sanctum with distinctively alluring modern design, luxurious amenities and an experience that dissects human needs by allowing a full customization of settings and a specific tailoring to individual preferences.  The all-suite I-SUITE hotel is the brain-child of Simone Micheli & Giovanni Quadrelli who foresaw the need for an evolving space and married it with the most spectacular, outlandish interior design that integrates bright greens with whites, places enormous emphasis on the fluidity of shapes and alters environments with the help of sound, smell and color.

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Modern Baroque Interior Decor, Miami Style

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The growing Modern Baroque trend is now largely present on South Beach with the help of the Morgans Hotel Group and the Dutch superstar designer, Marcel Wanders.  The Mondrian South Beach Condotel opened its doors in December of 2009 and has wowed its visitors and residents with its spectacular, enchanted modern baroque décor, theatrical atmosphere and exquisite architecture.  Marcel Wanders successfully created a magical world that blends the known Miami panache with modernism and high-tech innovation.  The condotel or the “sleeping-beauty castle” as it is often referred to, is an opulent paradise showcasing a stylish blend of carved, rococo modern furniture, damask patterns, luxurious materials, and modern linearity.  Recreating this décor in your modern living room, contemporary bedroom or transitional dining room is easy and quite accessible.  Be sure to check out the Noir Collection by Cattelan Italia for ideas.

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Delicious Looking Modern Designer Furniture

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

It is a fact that modern furniture, especially those designed by famous personalities like Karim Rashid, Ron Arad and Patricia Urquiola, or those manufactured by famous brands like Moroso, Leolux, and Meritalia, are bound to be spectacular.   Collectively their impeccable craftsmanship and boundless imagination are the powerful forces that bring these pieces to life and our homes.  The inspiration for every single magnificent product can be often found in fashion, film, music, nature and now, the parallelism is made with deliciously sensational world of confections.

Giacomino by Tobia Scarpa  for Meritalia

Giacomino by Tobia Scarpa  for Meritalia

Giacomino by Tobia Scarpa for Meritalia

Gisa by Leolux

Gisa by Leolux

Gisa by Leolux

Ribbon Chair by Stefan Heiliger for Tonon Italia

Ribbon Chair by Stefan Heiliger for Tonon Italia

Ribbon Chair by Stefan Heiliger for Tonon Italia

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Modern Interior Design Trends – Open Spaces

Monday, August 16th, 2010

With origins in 15th century Japan and ancient Feng Shui practices, the “open-space” gained momentum during the Bauhaus era, which later served as the platform for modern furniture and architecture.  For the past several decades, new home construction has incorporated the open floor plans, a layout that’s been proved to be convenient, socially encouraging and perceptibly pleasing.  Yet with the obvious advantages of such layout, one clear obstacle is how to decorate a large space, subdivided into functional areas.  Key rules for open-floor plan décor include:

Focalized Areas

Eye catching pieces bring the attention to each area individually.  Living/family room (fireplace, television), dining room (dining table, chairs, buffet), kitchen (island with a great counter top and barstools).

Viola d’amore Dining Table and Lulu Dining Chairs by Cattelan Italia

Viola d’amore Dining Table and Lulu Dining Chairs by Cattelan Italia

Artificial Walls

The lack of physical separation between the living-dining-cooking spaces, necessitates to utilize dividing elements like stand alone bookshelves and screens.

Bellydance, double-sided, ceiling mounted mirrored screen by Tonelli

Bellydance, double-sided, ceiling mounted mirrored screen by Tonelli

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Modern Sofas – Designer Italian Leather Sofas

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Below is a video of our favorite designer modern sofas from renowned Italian furniture manufacturers.  Featuring sofas from Gamma Arredamenti, Incanto and Polaris.