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Update Your Home Working Space
Saturday, 27 June 2020
In a post pandemic world, it isn't going to be uncommon for people to continue working from home, but a makeshift desk space on your kitchen table can only sustain a productive mindset for so long. Even if you already have a home office setup, now could be a great time to refresh and consider new options; giving you a positive outlook towards your new working environment.
If you spend a lot of time at your desk, you'll want this piece to be both functional and comfortable. Take the Wolf Desk by Cattelan Italia; it’s slender base and top frame which is available in a variety of ceramic or wood finishes, makes for a stylish addition to your home office space.
Pictured above: Match by Calligaris and Vanity Ceramic by Bontempi Casa
The Match Desk by Calligaris offers a more classic design, but has the contemporary addition of a raised shelf in the centre, giving you all the functionality and organisation you need.
If space is less abundant, why not look at the Taylor Desk by Bontempi Casa which boasts a sleek lacquered metal frame and a luxurious top complete with a hide leather finish available in various colours.
For the more adventurous, the Secret Desk by Bontempi Casa has angular sides which clearly set out your working area, and houses three storage compartments at the back of the desktop. You can also add a slimline drawer under the desktop as an extra, which all adds to drama of the piece. We also love the Vanity Ceramic Desk by Bontempi Casa as it displays all the elegance of a vanity table, whilst offering the functionality of a desk space. The desk is available in three styles which feature two adjustable mirrors, an adjustable mirror and a light, or a practical document holder offering a wide variety of uses.
So if working from home looks like it’s here to stay, why not treat yourself to a new working environment and start making your home space work for you.
Don’t Leave Your Bedroom Behind…
Friday, 19 June 2020
When we consider decorating, it’s always the communal rooms that get the preferential and priority treatment, often leaving more personal spaces such as the bedroom by the wayside.
It may seem easier to ‘make-do’, but the bedroom really is just as important as the rest of your home. Even though we spend most of our time in this room with our eyes closed, it shouldn’t be a space we ignore. The Better Sleep Council has reported that a relaxing and comforting environment where we sleep, will give us a better night's rest, which only has positive impacts on our health and overall wellbeing.
Pictured above: Insert Bed by Lime Label and Ludovic Bed by Cattelan Italia
So let’s start with the key feature of any bedroom, the bed. It needs not just to look good, but to function for you too. You want a bed that you can effortlessly sink into, and that you know will stand the test of time. Take the Flow Bed or the Insert Bed by Lime Label, both of which offer a simple yet elegant curved design and can easily compliment any bedroom decor. Or if you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, try a raised headboard; it’s an easy way to make the bed standout in the room and we think the Adam Bed or the Ludovic Bed by Cattelan Italia are perfect for this.
Let’s also not forget the surrounding furniture, as it can really add to the overall look and feel of your room. Take the Boston Bedside Table by Calligaris - its understated design makes it a striking contrast piece next to your bed, and the drawers can fit all your bedside needs from books and magazines to night creams. Consider also a beautiful dressing table - it’s one piece of bedroom furniture that is sometimes left out entirely, yet it can be the most useful piece you’ll have in the room.
Pictured above: Dyno Dressing Table by Cattelan Italia and Micol Dressing Table by Porada
When combined with the Dyno Chest of Drawers, the Dyno Dressing Table by Cattelan Italia makes a brilliantly functional place to organise personal effects, with all the space you could need. For a smaller room or if you're seeking something a touch more unusual in design, try the Micol Dressing Table by Porada. Its solid wood curves conceal built-in drawers which perfectly hide away a multitude of items, meaning you can keep your surface area clear and free-from clutter, achieving a minimalist feel with a stylish aesthetic.
Whatever your design choices, make sure your bedroom is as considered as the rest of the home; you’ll quickly realise the benefits of a bedroom you want to relax in.
Five Contemporary Bar Stools
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Whether you’re sitting down for breakfast, or leaning into an evening of wine, bar stools are a go-to item at the moment. But with so many variations and options to choose from, it can be quite the task to find the perfect fit for you. Here we’ve put together our top 5 contemporary bar stool picks in the hope that we can make that task just a little easier.
Pictured above: Palm by Calligaris and Kuga by Bontempi Casa
With three different leg options, the Palm by Calligaris can be customised to suit your space with ease. The curved seat will give you more support than a standard flat seat, and you can even choose between a range of velvets, faux and real leathers.
Now featuring customisable base colours, Bontempi Casa's Kuga features an elegant padded seat with button detailing. The high back also means you’ve additional support for an extended sit down.
Pictured above: Polo and Queen Bar Stools, both by Bontempi Casa
Neat tubular metal legs, a footrest, and a low rounded back give Bontempi Casa's Polo everything you need for a style update. You can choose from a variety of colours and combine wood, polypropylene and fabric finishes - giving it the ability to fit it into almost any design.
Another favourite by Bontempi Casa, The Queen shows a little bit of elegance goes a long way. It's a stylish upholstered design with a gathered seat detail, in a range of fabrics and finishes.
Pictured above: Axel by Cattelan Italia
And for a modern look, Cattelan Italia's Axel easily combines contemporary design with comfort. It features a striking angular footrest, gaslift base, and a welcoming upholstered seat available in synthetic or real leathers.
Introducing Fabula Living
Saturday, 6 June 2020
This month at Lime Modern Living we're getting ready to introduce a new brand to our collection; Fabula Living. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Fabula Living has established itself as an international design company with deeply rooted values of craftsmanship, traditional techniques, uncompromising quality and danish design traditions.
Adding a luxurious rug from Fabula Living is the perfect accent to a stylish sofa or dining table. There are many pieces that inspire us here at Lime.
Pictured above: Calla rug and Njord rug
Calla is a modern hand-loom pile rug that perfectly balances style and practicality. Composed of New Zealand wool and viscose on cotton warp, Calla features a graphic line based pattern and a simple two sided border. The rug is available in six neutral colour variations and two sizes.
Njord is a versatile and undeniably Scandinavian kilim rug available in four colour combinations, all leaning towards a calm, natural muted palette of silvery and greyish tones. Composed of sustainable New Zealand wool on linen warp, the Njord rug features a dotted-stripe pattern with a surrounding border and bold dark fringe detail. Both practical and contemporary, this rug is reversible. The Njord is available in four sizes.
Pictured above: Felicia rug and Gro rug
Felicia embodies classic craftsmanship with its traditional herringbone pattern and bold dark fringing. Felicia fits with any space due to its simple and elegant look in four muted, natural off white and greyish hues. Composed of New Zealand sustainable wool on linen warp, the rug is available in three sizes.
Gro features graphic shapes paired with dark petrol tones and neutral beige tones form a stunning pattern framed with a simple dark edge. Composed of sustainable New Zealand wool on cotton warp, Gro is available in three sizes.
Pictured above: Aster Rug and Grisli Rug
Aster is a luxurious and lush hand-loom pile rug with a classic look, composed of New Zealand wool and Viscose on cotton warp, Aster features a repetitive line pattern and a simple edging. Aster is available in various dark colour variations and two sizes.
Grisli features tone-in-tone shades and a stunning diamond pattern with a tactile feel bringing a touch of exclusivity to most interiors. Hand-loomed in New Zealand wool on cotton warp for extra quality, this pile rug is a classic available in saturated beige, charcoal and warm grey variations. Grisli comes in two sizes.
Bringing together design, tradition and simple style, Fabula rugs aim to tell stories. The finest wools, linens, cottons, viscoses and leathers are brought together in an extensive selection with something for every room.