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!
At Modern Karibou we believe in the value of investing in quality furniture for your home. In a world full of imitations and temporary design solutions, we are proud to present Modloft, the epitome of innovative and timeless craftsmanship.
Modloft makes sophisticated modern pieces that are meticulously constructed by talented designers from around the world. They strive to suit the needs of discerning consumers who appreciate incredible furniture. If you adore sleek lines, lustrous surfaces, and modern silhouettes, then Modloft designs were created just for you.
After spending countless hours online looking at images of interiors I have noticed that certain kinds of spaces stand out and capture my attention. Surprisingly, it is not a bold room that grabs me, but rather a subtly designed space that has been styled so superbly that I hardly notice why I can't stop looking at it.
Below is an example of a place that achieves visual perfection. The palette is simple: grays, whites, and touches of burnt red. The overall look is simple without being plain. By carefully considering each item and its placement, Minna Jones has styled a home that feels polished, comfortable, and easy to live in.
These beds are low and lean. They're sculptural. The lines are straight and the corners are square. Our English walnut and solid teak platform beds look divine in a white room. We think they are perfect little life rafts at the end of the day.
It's hard to believe that summer is winding up, and autumn is around the corner. Depending where you live, it may already look like winter today. As sad as it can be to say goodbye to all things sunny and warm, the fall has a lot to offer.
The time has come to consider how you are going to prepare your home for the new season. Simple changes, like swapping out throw pillows and switching bedding, can make a huge impact. Take a look at some of our favourite transitional pieces that will have you loving the change from summer to fall.
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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.
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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.