The Perfect House Plant.
Monday, 26 February 2018
Aside from being essential to our development, plants are also an emerging trend. Sales of houseplants have soared significantly over the past few years and are set to continue well into 2018.
Encouraging a conscious shift to connect the rhythm of nature indoors, a famous NASA study suggested that houseplants effectively cleanse indoor air and filter out organic chemicals. Cited as the driving force behind this trend, eco-friendly and health-conscious individuals are recognising indoor gardening as a source of happiness and an inexpensive hobby that generates a good level of wellbeing.
Pictured Above The New Porada Louis Chair, Dalida Bookcase..... the Lime Bedroom Sixties Tall Chest
Introducing air-filtering, tropical plants into the bedroom such as Bamboo Palm or Aloe Vera can create a space that reduces stress levels and dehumidifies to improve air quality whilst you sleep. Renowned for its relaxing properties, the calming scent of Lavender is the perfect bedside table companion to stop restlessness and insomnia.
Foliage can enliven bookcases, shelving and sideboards. Get creative and fuse variations, the contrast of an elegant Peace Lily with an extravagant Areca Palm will make for an aesthetically pleasing arrangement.
Add a personal touch with accessories that complement your interior style, unique vases can turn your indoor plant into a striking sculptural presence you will want to nurture.
Foscarini: Wabi Sabi Inspired Design
Monday, 22 January 2018
Strongly determined by what sellers are creating and shoppers are buying, according to Etsy’s in-house trend expert, Wabi Sabi is the number one home trend poised for 2018.
The term is an ancient Japanese worldview focused on imperfection and impermanence. It’s philosophy in interior decor places emphasis on organic materials, natural shapes and authenticity. This trend can be simply appreciated by incorporating hand-crafted, inherently flawed products into the home.
The Kurage Table Lamp From Foscarini
Created in collaboration with Japanese architect Oki Sato, the Kurage Table Lamp from Foscarini is a striking design that literally translates as Jellyfish, the rhythmic sea creature from where it draws inspiration. Representative of Wabi Sabi, it’s lightweight wood legs feature a shade created with handmade Washi Paper; a traditional Japanese technique that involves harvesting and boiling stems of tree fibres.
The finished product celebrates the beauty of snagging edges, with materials that transcend transparency creating a soft translucent glow inspired by the luminosity of a Jellyfish moving through water.
Monday, 15 January 2018
With Pantone announcing Ultra Violet as Colour Of The Year 2018, a bolder attitude can be anticipated for the year ahead as we consciously embrace creativity and self-expression.
The latest Bontempi Casa Collection reaffirms that colour from a more exciting, end of the spectrum will be welcomed into the home and paired with sophisticated finishes to transform our living spaces.
As Pictured Above from Left to Right: The Bontempi Casa Cosmopolitan Sideboard and Nata Chair from Lime.
Inspired by oriental trends with a strong presence of both red and yellow, tangerine orange signals optimism and good fortune attuned to eastern philosophy. Intensifying its rich appeal, the Nata Chair from Bontempi Casa pairs plush velvet upholstery against surrounding black accent and warm Canaletto Wood finishes to uphold a contemporary feel.
Given its vibrancy, this hue will deliver maximum benefit in your office or dining area by creating an invigorating energy.
When choosing bold colours, avoid overloading and opt for subtle pops of colour. Using blue's association with wisdom and stability, a customisable strip incorporated into the Cosmopolitan Sideboard delivers an contemporary personalisation alongside a Gunmetal Grey SuperMarble finish.
The latest 2018 Bontempi Casa releases are now available to order.
Pantone Colour Of The Year: Ultra Violet
Monday, 8 January 2018
Pantone recently unveiled Ultra Violet as their Colour Of The Year 2018.
More than a trend, the renowned colour institute describe this yearly selection as a ‘reflection of what it needed in the world today.’ At a time when we require ‘inventiveness and imagination’ Pantone offer Ultra Violet as a source of inspiration for creativity and self-expression.
Communicating the emotionally charged state of our current political and social environment, this purple hue encourages non-conformity and a universal desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
As Pictured Above: The Bontempi Casa Nata Barstool from Lime
Ultra Violet's naturally deep enigmatic tone is truly indicative of its spiritually reflective and mystical quality. Via a rich textured upholstery, Bontempi present the Nata Barstool as an illustration of Ultra Violet in the home. Perfect for social areas or quieter spaces alike to help induce positive connections with others and awareness beyond our overstimulated world.