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

Design Trends – Channel Tufting

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Harking back to old-Hollywood glamour, channel-tufted upholstery, instantly makes the room sexier and more sophisticated. Part of the newest additions from Italian furniture design houses such as Cattelan Italia, Gamma Arredamenti and Costantini Pietro, are striking creations that sport this elegant treatment, suggesting that channel inspired tufting is having a moment. Here’s three of the latest iterations that include a bed, a sectional and a dining chair collection that can help bring this style trend home.

Amadeus leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Amadeus leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Nautilus sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Nautilus sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Milady dining chair by Costantini Pietro

Milady dining chair by Costantini Pietro

Design Trend – Royally Modern Style

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot and with that, breaking many rules and age-old traditions as well as redefining what royalty in the 21st century really means through their fairy tale love story, it is not surprising that the ultra-modern interior style that’s known for its particular minimalism is getting a royal makeover. Epitomizing exquisite materials that are inspired by regal heritage and combining aesthetic simplicity with intelligent functionality, today’s modern design heavily influenced by extravagant details typically associated with royalty. This trend was particularly highlighted at this year’s Salone del Mobile that took place in Milan last month. From velvet upholsteries to exaggerated structures, here’s our favorite example of this growing modern trend.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Rossetto showcased two beds that added some extraordinary elements to its already stunning bedroom selection. The Caracalla bed was upholstered in a jewel-toned velvet fabric with extra wide and, curved headboard that’s designed to envelop with cozy refinement. The Sipario bed is the company’s first canopy styled bed that joins the decadence of aristocratic Europe with modern geometry that’s incorporated into its headboard.

Caracalla bed by Rossetto

Caracalla bed by Rossetto

Sipario bed by Rossetto

Sipario bed by Rossetto

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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

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