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Gus* has a knack for creating exceptional furniture by mixing industrial sensibilities with an elegant aesthetic. We love this Canadian company and have a deep appreciation for their attention to detail.
From considered construction to fine finishes, Gus* Modern succeeds at making everyday items amazing. They have mastered building objects that are on-trend, yet will stand the test of time.
Gus* offers a range of gorgeous fabric options and an exceptional array of styles. You are sure to find furniture to perfectly reflect your style. Take a peek and see how Gus* Modern can complete your place.
Investing in a large furniture piece can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With a few simple steps you will be on your way to buying the perfect sofa.
1. Consider the Setting.
Is this sofa going to live in this place for a while? If yes, customize the couch to the space. If not, keep the size and shape under control.
2. Ponder the Purpose.
Sectional sofas are informal and suitable for a family room or lounging space, while a couple of couches are a better choice for a formal living room. In a pinch a well-selected sectional can do double duty pulled apart. Consider whether the chesterfield will be used as an extra sleeping spot.
3. Pick a Colour and Material.
Light, colourful, or dark? It depends if you want a bold pop of bright in the room, or something more versatile like a washable white or a darker, more forgiving tone. Greys are always a safe choice.
4. Ace the Base.
Stainless steel reads as modern and industrial, while wood is classic and warm. Keeping your base simple will allow it to stay current and remain on trend.
5. Keep it Simple Silly.
When in doubt, choose a piece with right angles. The simpler the sofa, the less chance for regret. Take your time, go with your gut, and spend a little extra if it gets you what you want. Quality shouldn't be compromised for the sake of saving a few dollars in the short term.
A spa bathroom is the kind of place to spend long afternoons. Wood, white and windows seems to be the foolproof equation for a great space, but consider using black or greys as well. Here is our most serene round up yet.
ferm LIVING has mastered the art of creating modern accessories for stylish homes with a retro feel. This Danish company designs graphic lifestyle products for bold and playful decorating.
At Modern Karibou we love when a few items can transform the look of a room. The ferm LIVING accessories collection easily accomplishes this feat. The colour palette is a combination of subdued brights that fall in line with this season's trend of muted pastel tones and pops of colour. Dare to stand out.
ION Design applies minimalist ideals and mid-century styling to create incredible furniture pieces that will complete your home. By pairing organic elements with industrial materials, ION Design has accomplished a look that is rustic yet modern.
Quirky combinations like a walnut front, blackened steel legs, a white lacquered frame, and metal pulls on the Cora Credenza create desirable juxtapositions. This mingling of mediums is a trademark of ION Design and sets them apart from other furniture manufacturers.
If you appreciate modern lines and vintage styling, you will fall in love with ION design. Each of these sophisticated masterpieces compliment each other without feeling contrived. The ION collection is built to last using quality materials like 100% FSC certified reclaimed teak, American walnut, and white oak. Take your interior to the next level with ION Design.
“A new kind of Pure Design…” The New York Times “A must-have for anyone with a passion for food, design and craft…” Dwell “Simple perfection at it’s best.” Design*Sponge
Modern Karibou is proud to present a Canadian company of distinction. OnOurTable’s butcher blocks, boards and kitchen accessories exemplify the term ‘form meets function’. Their considered products are crafted to inspire people to savour the experience of cooking, eating, and sharing food.
The smooth contours of the solid walnut or maple boards provide an impressive backdrop on which to serve your guests. Breadbaskets are fit for display, while knife shelves are almost statuesque. These Canadian-made wood-worked masterpieces will demand attention and elicit praise. Display them with pride.
At Modern Karibou we are always searching for the perfect gift. A charcuterie board will impress anyone who loves to host and entertain, the walnut bowl makes an ideal housewarming gift, and the butcher board is the perfect wedding gift for a couple with gourmet taste. Don't forget to treat yourself too!
The goal of OnOurTable is "…to collaborate & create original, functional objects handcrafted to be used everyday and passed down for generations.” I, for one, want their products OnMyTable immediately. Check out the full collection here.
Designing a nursery can be a daunting task, especially if your first little one is on the way. With so many considerations when welcoming a new member into the family, it is easy to feel overwhelmed at this busy time. Modern Karibou is here to help! We have tips and ideas for making your nursery a restful place to be.
1. Create an oasis with a comfortable sleeping place.
Pick a safe and attractive crib for your wee one with a quality, natural mattress that allows for proper airflow. This furniture item will typically be the largest in your room so be sure to love it. Bedding adds a punch of colour and comfort without the commitment so it can easily transition from one baby to the next.
Babies don't stay small forever. When choosing dressers, armoires, and change tables it is best to buy pieces that will transition through their life stages. Look for drawers and cupboards for diapers and cleaning supplies. Opt for quality and be sure to err on the side of more storage than you think you may need. You can never have enough space to hide things away.
Babies don't initially differentiate between colours, nor can they see very far at first, but the ability to do both develops rapidly. Give them something to look at. If you don't want to commit to a bright wall colour there are still plenty of options. Wall hangings with bold geometric designs and graphic images are a perfect choice. Hang a mobile or wallpaper the ceiling so your little one has something to look up to from the crib. Modern homes tend to be white, so use accessories and textiles to bring in the bright.
4. Create a relaxing feeding area.
Unfortunately, new parents are guaranteed to be up a lot during the night for a while. Make sure you have a comfortable place to sit back and relax. Gliding chairs and ottomans will be your saviours in the middle of the night when it is feeding (or just plain crying) time. A little couch can also serve as a place to lay back and enjoy the new bundle.
Babies sleep. Sometimes this happens at night, but it also occurs during the day. Make sure you have blackout curtains or blinds to block out the sunlight when it is nap time. A night light will help you see in the darkness without startling your newborn. Bright overhead lights are useful during changings, but a table lamp will come in handy when preparing for bedtime.