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Sunday, 10 January 2021
Floors are a great medium to utilise, extending your decor and allowing you to elevate an interior — be it through careful placement of statement rugs or even just changing floor materials to separate zones. We've carefully selected some rugs that we think will really provide a great start.
Pictured above: Sky by Calligaris and Bellis by Fabula
Take the Sky Rug by Calligaris, its warm and vibrant tones and long pile make it a comfortable and stylish selection, and spherical or rectangular shapes mean it can be used in a variety of spaces and ways. You could place a round coffee table on the spherical rug (either centred or off centre depending on your preference) and almost create a spotlight effect within the room – or you could enhance and 'extend' your sofa by placing a rectangular shaped rug at the foot of it. The Bellis Rug by Fabula works great at extending designs into the room such as a sofa or console table, and the marled appearance from its two-tone weave of variegated yarns create an almost ‘rippled’ effect.
Pictured above: Rosemary by Fabula and Luso by Calligaris
For a bolder and more contemporary style, the Rosemary Rug by Fabula offers deep contrasting stripes with a bright red border at each end. The rug is reversible which gives it even more versatility within your space. For a design that is still contemporary but offers more muted tones, the Luso Rug by Calligaris features a beige background with raised chenille patterns in contrasting colours. This gives the rug its own areas of focus, meaning you can play with its placement even further.
These are just a few suggestions and ways to give your floor an opportunity to to show off and lift your interior design from the ‘ground up’. Whatever you choose, don’t let your floors go to waste – they can really make a difference to a room
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
Unique, durable, hardwearing and beautiful, marble is a timeless material that retains a firm place in our current interior design trends. The material secures its exclusivity as no two cuts will ever be the same, making its appeal to those of us who crave something that no one else has.
Marble can be used in a variety of ways, as wall tiles, flooring, even as tabletops, and we’ve found some designs by Porada that showcase this material in all of its splendour.
Pictured above: Porada's Joint Coffee Table and Thayl Table
Take the Ziggy Coffee Table – its wood frame securely houses an elegant marble top available in 3 different finishes, White Calacatta Gold, Dark Brown Emperador, and Black Sahara Noir to suit all your interior themes. Or to opt for a more minimalist design, why not look at the Joint Coffee Table which has a decadent marble top supported by a canaletto walnut element fixed to 3 brass metal tubular legs. You can continue this theme of marble tops into a dining room with the Thayl Table which is available in the same finishes as the Ziggy coffee table, and houses an opulent round or oval marble table top on a cylindrical base comprising canaletto walnut pillars and a Bronzoro metal ring base plate.
Pictured above: Atlante Wood Sideboard and Jean Marble Table
Perhaps you want a design with storage that still houses the elegance of a marble top – then the Atlante Wood Sideboard measures up. Featuring a solid wood frame with customisable doors and internal shelving, all whilst showcasing that all important marble.
If sustainability is a key pillar in your interior design decisions, then you may know that pure marble takes a lot of time and energy to produce. Ceramic marble is a blended material that has all the benefits and appearance of marble, but is kinder to the environment in its production. The Jean Marble Table is a great example of how a ceramic marble tabletop can turn into a bold and statement design, bringing drama and sophistication into your space whilst considering your impact on the planet.
The marble look has stood the test of time, and we know it will continue to do so for many years to come.
How to Live with Nature: Indoor Gardens
Saturday, 5 December 2020
The partnership between nature and our homes has rarely been more linked, with many of us bringing more plant life into our living spaces. Whether it’s to ground us, or introduce some of natures finest decorations into our spaces, we’re finding new and innovative ways to bring the outside in. There have been studies that show the benefits to your mood and stress levels by introducing plant life into your home, with some even claiming that plants can help you fall asleep at night. Whether you’re dressing a home office with some devil's ivy, or lifting up your living room with peace lilies, we’ve some great ways to organise them.
Pictured above: Cane-line Indoor's Frame Shelving System and Lighthouse Teak Lantern
The Frame Indoor Shelving System range by Cane-line gives you levels and heights to play with, placing your ornaments and plants in a way that keeps them organised but also on display. The natural wood support poles also act as a great contrast to the more stylish and sleek shelves, which will make the plants and flowers really pop. For something more portable, the Cane-line Indoor Lighthouse Teak Lantern effortlessly adds a contemporary creative look, helping to frame smaller plants and provide an extra bit of warmth for succulents.
Pictured above: Box Storage Box by Cane-line Indoor and Grow Plant Container by Cane-line
You will also want to consider the pots you hold the plants in. The Indoor Storage Box by Cane-line has a rustic and bold design, with aluminium side panels and a hardwood teak finish. Or for a sleeker design, take a look at the Grow Plant Container by Cane-line which features a powder coated aluminium finish available in a choice of colours, shapes and sizes.
Whilst we continue to see more of us turning to nature for comfort and solace, it’s never been easier to find ways of designing our own inside-sanctuaries and display them in stylish ways.
The Japandi Trend
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
With our day to day lives being so busy and often filled with noise, more of us are turning to our homes for some peace and tranquility to truly unwind and relax. Not surprising then that interior designers have been placing more Scandi and Japanese inspired designs into clients' homes.
Pictured above: Buds and Behive Table Lamps by Foscarini
The clean lines and structure of these designs are perfect for introducing simplicity and harmony within your home. Take the Buds Table Lamp by Foscarini, its soft glow diffuser casts a warm light around your space, and sits on a smooth transparent acrylic glass base which allows the design to seamlessly integrate into any space without drawing too much attention. For a more Scandi inspired lamp, their Behive Table Lamp emits soft luminous rings of light through its unique overlaid design. The structure diffuses light not only through its design but also upwards as the design widens at the top.
Pictured above: Nest Sofa and Spin Rattan Chair by Cane-line Indoor
Extending the structured trend, the Nest Range by Cane-line Indoor offers a wide selection of nature-inspired designs. From the footstool and lounge chair to the 2 seater sofa, they all offer rounded edges and curved lines that encourage a relaxing environment. Not to mention they are made with a natural rattan frame for a classic look.
For those spaces that require a slightly bolder statement, the Area Table and Spin Rattan Chair by Cane-line Indoor are elegant yet simple, offering themselves to smooth rounded lines. The blend between contemporary design and simple classic components allows them to fit easily within a range of spaces and decors.
However you introduce these designs, their clean lines and minimalist approaches will give a room the opportunity to breathe — allowing you to sit back, and enjoy the space.