January gets our minds racing about the year to come, and 2015 promises to be one of great interiors. The trend to emulate is that of scaling back and simplifying rooms. Editing your rooms will allow your beloved furniture and accessories to take centre stage. By freeing up some extra space you can revitalize your place. Take advantage of the latest and greatest the design world has to offer this year.
1 International Influences 6 Black and/or White
2 Geometry and Angles 7 Natural Details
3 Large Scale Prints 8 Triangles, Checks and Dots
4 Lustrous Surfaces 9 Bold Colours
5 Gold and Copper Metals 10 Mixing Patterns
Let's see how you can incorporate these trends into your home :
Keep your bathrooms and kitchens fresh by sticking with black and white. From floor tiles to back splashes, white will reign this year, but expect to see black making a dramatic impact here as well. These timeless choices for more permanent design elements are wise. Designers and homeowners will strive to create a minimal look with lots of right angles and flat-front kitchen cabinetry. Black and white appliances are also going to be fashionable in 2015.
In the bathroom the standalone tub provides a much needed sculptural element in the modern home. Put a bench in your shower stall for comfort and style. Continue anchoring your design using black and white. This contrasting duo achieves a tailored, classic effect. Always keep it crisp and clean in the bathroom. Gold will be the metal of choice for faucets this year.
International influences will invoke an exotic look in all of your rooms. Consider introducing touches from the Orient and the Middle East. Mixing items from around the world will create a cultured and curated interior. Embrace the modern gypsy style by mixing bold prints, layering patterns and using bright fabrics.
To achieve a balanced look combine sleek, lacquered surfaces with natural wood or concrete. Bold colours are easily grounded with white and black. Incorporate lots of plants like epiphytes (air plants) and groupings of succulents in glass vessels with exposed soil to add that earthy element. Graphic large scale prints will give your home that gallery feel without visually cluttering the space.
Our preferred quirky trend is the nod to all things intergalactic. Outer space will be providing inspiration for textiles and artwork. We think it's out of this world!
So it's a new year and like most people you have resolved to be a better, more organized you. Make good on your promise with modern furniture designed to get you and your home arranged for easy living. Accomplish your goals in style.
Media cabinets hide unsightly electrical equipment and miles of cords:
Modloft - Aleen Media Cabinet
MASHstudios - PCH Entertainment Shelf
Modloft - Eldridge Media Cabinet
Task specific storage serves serves a purpose while looking great:
This is the cold weather accessory. Get it to bundle your bundle of joy.
Founded in Paris by leading French designer Rebecca Campora is 7 AM Enfant, the creator of sleeping-bag style sacs for those cooler months. Wrap up your baby in a cozy cocoon. Use in the stroller and car seat to keep every little one in the family happy. It would be nice if they came in grownups sizes as well!
7AM also makes a line of adorable baby boots and mittens, but their best product may be the Warmmuffs for strollers. Basically they are pillowy mittens for the stroller pusher's hands. They'll protect you from the wind and cold.
Getting out to enjoy a walk is the best way to take in winter's beauty. Be warm!
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Rock-a-bye your baby in this incredible transparent Bloom Coco Plexistyle Rocker. Talk about style meeting function! The smooth, self-rocking motion and comfortable seat of the lounger provide a peaceful nest for your baby, and the iconic form will fit right in to any contemporary home. The Bloom Coco Rocker is definitely a nursery staple. A winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, November 27th and then announced on our Facebook page and our blog.
Wallpaper is back and it looks better than ever! From charming motifs, to incredible patterns, the options for transforming your home are endless. By choosing exciting wallpaper to spruce up a room it is possible to create instant impact without much commitment.
Unsure how to use wallpaper at your place? We love sprucing up a small space like a powder room with a paper to completely change the feeling of this occassional room. In your children's bedroom wallpaper can be the jumping off point for creating a theme. Pick an insipiring print and run with it. If your living room is lacking that je ne sais quoi, a feature wall will complete the space. Our favourite place for using wallpaper at home is on the bedroom ceiling. Looking up as you fall asleep will be so much more interesting!
The simplest way to change the look and feel of your living room or bedroom is by switching up your accent pillows. At Modern Karibou we have a huge selection to choose from so take your pick and freshen up your home.