After a year post-launch, Italian brand Enzyma is back with the start of a year full of household furnishings and the first up is Shaky , a vase designed by founder Gianluca Sgalippa. Shaky is a playful, ceramic vase that reminds me of one of those bendy straws or a Slinky.
When it comes to creating the most relaxing environment inside ones bedroom there is a lot that needs to be accounted for in regards to the furniture such as; colors, shapes, styles, and size. Putting a relaxing and stylish bedroom together takes something that most people look past, traditional bedroom furniture.
Traditional bedroom furniture is more than just the average bedroom set; it is bringing old world charm in and turning it into new world design. There comes a time where not all bedroom sets need to be placed in the same room, sometimes a mixture of one set and another is ideal for many reasons. Mixing and matching different bedrooms sets will give off a more relaxing feel as well as spread ones dollar further.
Before buying bedroom furniture think about these few things. How much furniture do you need? How much space do you have? What color, shape, size, and style do you want? Once you can answer these three questions you are ready to pick out your new bedroom furniture.
Here are two tips about buying bedroom furniture that will surely help you out.
Feel free to buy outside your comfort zone – Most people only buy what they have bought before and this is why style never changes in some households. Spend more than normal, buy a different style such as contemporary bedroom furniture, use different colors; these are all ways to change the style inside your bedroom.
Mix styles not colors – For the longest time mixing colors was very popular but now mixing styles such as traditional and modern or contemporary and antique.
Buying bedroom furniture is a fun experience, just remember, bedroom furniture is like buying a new car, if you don’t love it at the store you won’t love it in your room.
Modern design has spread through home furnishings over time and over the last few years, planters are finally getting their dues. Landscape designer Shannon Lester started Steel Life and has come out with a line of bold and bright planters as part of The Desert Collection . The pieces are individually made using salvaged and upcycled metal. The Shallow Root Vessel (first image also) eliminates the need for lots of soil and water due to its shallow depth, making it perfect for succulents. I love that you don’t have to use them exclusively as planters – the various-sized Mod Dish designs ( Mezzo Mod Dish above) are a great dish to hold fruit or any of your collections.
German product designer Anne Boenisch creates home furnishings that are both functional, and most definitely, sculptural. Most of the products contain strong geometric qualities with beautiful shapes and lines. These are her latest pieces: The MOTION collection consists of a folding stool and table that utilize stainless steel bolts in the frame and seat, allowing the piece to be “stretched and squeezed” horizontally. I love that it can be flattened when not in use.
Missoni is a brand as known and admired for its home furnishings as it is for its fashions. Rosita Missoni, who started the fashion house with her husband Ottavio (she refers to him as Tai), and is now head of Missoni Home . which puts forth plush rugs, upholstered pieces, towels and bedding, tableware and more, with its signature chevrons, stripes, and free form florals. Her Friday Five reflects her love for family (unsurprising since her children head other aspects of the business), food, home, art, and travel. 1. My Family My husband, Tai, our children Vittorio, Luca, Angela, and our 9 grandchildren: Angela’s Margherita, 29, Francesco, 27, and Teresa, 24; Luca’s Jennifer, 27, Michelangelo, 20, and Madeleine, 16; Vittorio’s Ottavio, 28, Giacomo, 24, and Marco 22
Rota-lab is a laboratory of applied arts based in Rome that is dedicated to the creation of original works. For example, pictured above is Animalhouse, a revised 1950s cupboard. Working with wood, metals and resins and tapping into a Italy’s rich and varied tradition of craftsmanship, Rota-lab produces a limited series of furniture, lamps and interior furnishings, adapted to the functional needs and aesthetics of contemporary living. Many unique pieces arose from Rota-lab’s passion for the recovery of found and/or abandoned objects, and their ability to give these objects a new life and a new function.
My lovely friend Susan Serra (remember her great article on 2011 kitchen trends ?) is launching her new line of Scandinavian-inspired kitchen furniture called Bornholm Kitchen this week at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show . Along with her daughter, Kelly Serra Donovan, Susan has created a new kitchen furnishings line inspired by the spirit of their ancestral birthplace; authentically Scandinavian, yet handcrafted in the US. Bornholm is a kitchen that promotes social interaction — it’s freestanding design is perfect for today’s open floorplans. It’s the “little black dress” where the accessories make it your own.
Sven Stornebel is a German designer who was brought up around art. Starting out as a cabinet maker, he eventually became an interior designer and artist, realizing his dream of creating quality artistic home furnishings. Ehrenfelder Küche, designed by Oliver Schübbe and Sven Stornebel, is a modular kitchen that can be arranged in a variety of configurations. Ghost is a series of pieces made from picture frames collected from flea-markets became cabinet doors and adorned with graphics and artwork by Sarah Schlau.
Cup is a tasteful basin sink designed by Italian company Art Ceram. Art Ceram was founded in 1987 and provides a full collection of bathroom furnishings, from sinks and toliets to towel racks and shower plates.
Inspired by the shape of a coffee cup, the Cup is a modern washbasin with a interesting design not typically found in the bathroom. It is available in all white or in a black exterior with a white interior. As shown in the first image above, the loop that represents the handle of the cup is a handy place to hang a towel.
Cup is a contemporary sink with minimalistic appeal. It has a deep basin and a spot for tolietries or soap on the top. With clean lines and sleek colors, the Cup is a great choice for the modern bathroom. Check out Art Ceram’s website for more contemporary bathroom furnishings.