It's that time of year again! At long last, the Gus* Modern Summer Upholstery Sale has begun. For a limited time, save 20% off of a huge selection of upholstered chairs, sofas, beds and ottomans from one of our favourite Canadian brands.
There is nothing more luxurious than crawling into a well-made bed at the end of the day. I seriously had no idea about the importance (and comfort) of quality bedding until I got my first set of sheets from Area. Bedtime became less of a routine matter, and more of an indulgence. All of their products are made from natural fibres, and this is a difference that can be felt. Area bedding is where minimalism and sophistication meet. Night night!
The countdown it on. There are only five days left to save 20% off of our incredible Gus* Modern upholstered furniture items during the Gus* Modern Summer Sale. Form and function are perfectly married and result in these incredible pieces. We love that they are designed right here in Canada. Hurry! Beds, sofas, upholstered chairs & ottomans are only on sale until August 17th.
ferm LIVING is a Danish company that designs and creates graphic lifestyle products. The ferm LIVING kitchen collection allows you to mix and match to your heart's desire. This playful assortment of tableware, tools, cutting boards, trays and textiles is bold and bright. If you love functional, vivid accessories of the highest quality, then you need this collection in your kitchen.
Using marble in interior design is incredibly on trend at the moment. The word marble is derived from Greek words meaning either 'crystalline rock, shining stone' or 'to flash, sparkle, gleam'. We believe that adding some marble details in your home will make your place stand out and shine.
Generally, marble makes its way into bathrooms and kitchens in the form of countertops and tiles. We love using marble in this fairly permanent way. It adds a glamourous natural detail that is absolutely gorgeous.
If you want to incorporate this trend without the commitment, we have a design solution just for you. Our marble inspired furniture, wallpaper and accessories will keep your place looking fresh. Check them out below.
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!
Every year we eagerly await Pantone's announcement for the upcoming colour of the year. Now that we know about Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015, we can expect to see retailers stocking their shelves with all sorts of furnishings in the newest 'it' hue. This year designers will find innovative ways to integrate this earthy, rich colour into interiors, but how can you do the same in your home? We have a few tips and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Make Use of What You Have
Marsala has so much going for it. It is warm, spicy and full of life. There are lots of colour combinations that will allow you to use it in your home with items that you already have. This colour likely already lives in your spice cabinet, wine rack and vanity. The time has come to unleash it all over your place. Pair it with blues, golds, dark green, pale pink, grey, tan, black, white and silver.
Use Marsala as an Accent Colour
By simply introducing Marsala through the use of accessories you can monopolize on the trend without breaking the bank. Marsala is absolutely gorgeous, but will be gone again in one short year. Curtains, towels, throw pillows, bedding or an area rug would be great places to use Marsala in 2015. Paint The Town Marsala
Creating an accent wall featuring Marsala will warm up your interior. This will work especially well if your furniture and accessories are fairly neutral. Painting takes a bit of elbow grease, but is inexpensive and adds enormous impact that can easily be changed. This colour would look really romantic in a dining room.
Look to the Past to Decorate for the Future
Wine tones have been incorporated into homes for ages. Marsala conjures up images of the opulent interiors of royal castles. Picture plush velvet, luxurious brocade and rich wall coverings. Now dial it back. Way back. Select textiles with patterns and texture that will give you that lavish feel with a modern aesthetic.
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.
The amazing Gus* Modern Sale is still on, but not for long. Until August 17th you can save 20% on Gus* chairs, ottomans, beds, sectionals and sofas. With so many styles to choose from the hardest part is picking your favourite. Gus* Modern offers so many designs to suit every interior. The time to save is now!
Just for now save 20% off all Gus* Modern sectionals, sofas, chairs, beds & ottomans.
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.