How to make your home feel like a luxurious beach resort

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Making a home feel like a vacation oasis is not as difficult. To start with, a white on white theme is closely correlated with beachy, yet modern ambiance. An airy vibe is especially prolific when it comes to combining sleek finishes like glass and lacquer of Prora dining table by Bonaldo with dimensional textures of the Alanda leather dining chairs and the classic minimalism of the tiled floors which collectively create a contemporary but relaxed setting similar to one experienced in chic resorts.

Prora dining table and Alanda dining chairs by Bonaldo

Prora dining table with Alanda leather dining chairs by Bonaldo

This very similar, fresh resort look is achieved with a glowing white-on-white decor using Impunto bed by Pianca in a spacious room where the only pop of color is the ocean outside, but in any urban equivalent would be an art piece or other decorative accessory.

Impunto upholstered bed by Pianca

Design Trends – Summer Living

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Summer is a laid-back season full of weekend getaways, relaxed days at the beach, and outdoor entertaining. It is a time when life is full of care-free, fuss-free occasions and where the home is a reflection of lightheartedness and casual living. Subsequently, making the summer version of a modern house to be one where the floors welcome sandy feet, sofas that can handle damp bathing suites and a chaise lounges that call for an afternoon nap like Pierrot by Bonaldo or Roller by Gamma Arredamenti.

Pierrot Sofa by Bonaldo

Pierrot Sofa by Bonaldo

Roller sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Roller sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Design trends – yellow and white color combo is what summer is all about

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Yellow is an exciting hue suggestive of summer and sun, especially when combined with a bright white. The yellow and white combination is in fact so alluring that many designers are choosing it to showcase some of their most vivacious modern furniture collections validating the fact that this incredibly happy color combo is able to inject any interior space with positivity and fun. Here are some of the best examples that encapsulate this spirited combination in the form of interior solutions.

Polka Polka Dots Full White by Toyo Ito for Horm, is an iconic sideboard that blends minimalist graphics, formal geometry and brightening disposition that will undoubtedly illuminate any modern interior space.

Polka Polka Dots Full White by Toyo Ito for Horm

Spazio 05 wall unit by Pianca is another example of this sunny choice that lends a vigorous character to the living space. This sleek, clean geometric living room storage solution features a clever interplay of closed and open spaces that are especially highlighted by the striking color combination of yellow and white.

Spazio 05 wall unit by Pianca

Viento dining chairs by Bonaldo are full of unusual details in the shape of organic motif that are will definitely brighten up any space, especially when paired with a stark white kitchen table.

Viento dining chairs by Bonaldo

Year-round patriotic decor ideas that go beyond July 4th festivities

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

It may be a tad difficult to realize a Red, White, and Blue color scheme in the house, without making it overtly patriotic and to some extent cheeky, especially since it is s inextricably connected to Independence Day. This iconic palette, albeit being a July 4th symbol, can also become a discerning choice for surprisingly crisp modern interiors that project a preppy vibe.

True bed by Bonado

True bed by Bonado

Take for example a True bed by Bonado shown in a modern bedroom with minimal decor and brightly colored white walls. The simple bed is upholstered in an elegant red colored tweed fabric with blue bedding and a mixture of accent pillows that further highlights this dapper color palette.

How to pick the perfect stool for your kitchen, bar or game room?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Wrong height, too wide, wobbly and uncomfortable may be some of the problems that send people in search of a replacement stool for their kitchen counter, bar area and even game room. To steer the selection process in the right direction, it is important to note a few very important details that can serve as possible filters and eventually help select the perfect stool.

First, you need to identify whether you need a counter or bar height stool. Most popular collections like Filly stool by Bonaldo and Cindy stool by Cattelan Italia offer the same stool in both heights which makes the choosing process unencumbered. If placing stools around the kitchen counter, then their seat height should be 24-29 inches while a bar height stool should have seat height that ranges from 30-36 inches.

Filly Too Stool by Bonaldo

Filly Too Stool by Bonaldo

Another element to consider when selecting the perfect modern bar stool is whether it should be swivel and height adjustable. This plays a big role particularly in multipurpose areas that require a more flexible solution. For example, in a game room where the action can be spectated from different directions, the swiveling functionality can be very useful while height adjustable mechanism can serve family members with drastically different heights. Some height adjustable stools can also be lowered to a dining chair height and can be reused as additional dining chairs. Some of the most popular examples of height adjustable stools include the Toto stool by Cattelan Italia which is very modern and sleek while the Club stool by Costantini Pietro serves the more transitionally decorated spaces with its button-tufted design.

Toto stool by Cattelan Italia

Toto stool by Cattelan Italia

Lastly, stools that are chosen should be comfortable, but also flow with the rest of the decor. Whether they need to match the dining chairs nearby or the materials of the kitchen cabinets, the stools of choice should be consistent. In fact, many stools are now part of larger collections that also include dining chairs for this exact reason. Take the very vast Isabel collection by Cattelan Italia that includes dining chairs as well as stools that can either be entirely upholstered or have metal legs to coexist with the metal surfaces around them. But if it’s wooden surfaces that is needed to match then collections like Arcadia and Magda both offer dining and stool options with wooden finished frames.

Magda dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Magda dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Magda stool by Cattelan Italia

Magda stool by Cattelan Italia