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Flavour For Your Home

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Signalling sweeter months ahead, evolving colour trends are encouraging us to inject flavoursome tones into the home this season. Presenting a delightful Laduree inspired palette, on-trend sorbet and sherbet hues can be skilfully mixed and matched.

 

As Pictured Above: The Porada Fritz Side Table From Lime

Showcasing palatable colours in a sophisticated living space, the Fritz Side Table from Porada features a selection of vibrant sugar drenched glossy top finishes offset with classic Canaletto Walnut and brushed brass detailing.

Pairing unique colour combinations as an accent, the selection of Pistachio and Delphinium Blue in darker shades against grounding materials creates a traditional feel whilst maintaining a sense of vibrancy.

Opting for a triangular formed without harsh angles is suggestive of soft geometric trends, subtly reinforcing the dreamlike and surreal feel of this extravagant colour scheme.

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Milan 2018: A Sustainable Design Week

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Now in its 57th year, Salone Del Mobile Milan is considered one of the design industries most significant annual events, attracting in excess of 3,000 visitors. Recognised as more than just a trade show, this leader in design issued its first-ever Manifesto in 2018 that invited a new way of thinking.

A key theme of sustainability was established across this years April event as the Manifesto encouraged designers to ‘look beyond what has already been achieved and aim for sustainable quality, collaboration, inclusion and sharing, valorising young talent and the cultural heritage.’

As Pictured Above: Foscarini ‘Reverse Room’ By James and Susan Wines

Art installations inspired by the values and deeper roots connected to the creative process included ‘Waste No More’ by fashion designer Eileen Fisher, highlighting the staggering amount of waste produced from textiles.

A Lime favourite included Foscarini’s ‘Reverse Room’ installation by James and Susan Wine. A monochromatic, overturned and angled room set presented an exploration of the classic light bulb.

Suspension lamps sprouting from the floor and table lamps looking down from the ceiling, embraced the brands conceptual and artistic ethos by encouraging the viewer to think about the world of design and the endless possibilities it presents.

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Lazy Susan: A Contemporary Spin On Dining

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Despite revolutionising American homes and Chinese restaurants in the 60s and 70s, the Lazy Susan is often initially considered to be a kitsch and gimmicky dining accessory. However, 2018 as seen contemporary brands recognise the modern appeal of this nostalgic table centrepiece.

The social elements of a Lazy Susan can be particularly satisfying for those who enjoy entertaining, introducing an interactive element to dinner parties. For families or friends, this can present a fun, unconventional and accessible way to share platters of food whilst maintaining a social element to create a sense of connection.

  

Picture Above:  The Porada Fuji Table and Bontempi Casa Lazy Susan Rotating Tray from Lime Modern Living.

Pictured above, the Lazy Susan Rotating Tray from the 2018 Bontempi Casa collection features a range of glamorous finishes. Create a sophisticated, art deco look by contrasting an on-trend Ceramic Tray against contemporary glass table tops.

Alternatively, the new Fuji Table (coming soon to Lime) by Porada features an impressive Canaletto Walnut frame which intentionally cascades towards an open central element.

This notable central holder can also accompany the Fuji Turntable Tray. When not in use, such spinning central components are perfect for a stylish composition of candle-holders and foliage which can further flatter the conventional dining area.

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Festive Interiors: More Style, Less Stress

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

For some, Christmas can be a very stressful time of the year. If you have not already started giving your home a festive overhaul there is still plenty of to make your space a cut above the rest without the added stress.

The prospect of a traditional Christmas tree can often be messy and time-consuming.  Companies like Balsam Hill present a faux alternative, specifically designed to replicate the ‘lifelike foliage’ of a real tree. Created from the moulds of live tree cuttings, the renowned BH Nordmann Fir features a rich conical silhouette that perfectly imitates one of Europe’s finest evergreens. Opting for a LED pre-lit version will instantly inject a warm, festive ambience whilst relieving the frustration of unravelling last years lights.

As Pictured :  The Cattelan Italia  Atollo  Suspension Light

Resist the temptation to overload your tree, high-quality baubles and a focused colour scheme is often enough to tailor a visually impactive design. Shift away from customary red and green in celebration of this year's metallic trends. Statement copper and brass tones will promote a rustic charm when paired with lush green foliage whilst gold hues will induce a hint of decadence.

The Conran Shops’ exclusive Metallica Collection presents lustrous, handcrafted spheres destined to add depth and sparkle. Equally stylish ornamental inspired pieces from Selfridges present a contrast of textures and shapes that will add character when positioned sporadically. An enticing range of scented baubles in Orange, Christmas Liquor and Gingerbread are perfectly evocative of the festive season, and a unique way to elevate the senses.

Finally, once your Christmas shopping is complete do not hesitate to wrap and ribbon your gifts in coordinating tones finished with string and complementing festive greenery.

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