It goes without saying, but the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture show in Milan is an exciting experience for everyone who attends, especially those who are in the design and interiors industries. For Eric Kole and Jason Claire, it’s a chance to see what’s new from well-established manufacturers and to see who’s new in the world of design.
This year they came back with some new lines for the store (more to come on that later) as well as several trends to share with you all. Here’s a small recap…
The rugs at the show were deeply jewel-toned and monochromatic. What was most interesting about them, however, was the way in which they were distressed. Many looked almost threadbare in the treatment of their surfaces. Regardless of how “worn” the rug was, though, there was still a beautiful color or pattern visible.
If you’re one to keep your furniture fairly neutral, a vibrant rug is a great way to bring color to a room.
There’s just a couple of trends left from Milan. Check back with Design Clique to see what it is!
Today’s trend from Milan deals with color!
At the Salone del Mobile, Jason and Eric noticed a definite trend towards manufacturers using deep, rich, saturated jewel-tones. Think pure indigo or vibrant ruby reds. These colors were seen everywhere too. From rugs and wall coverings to upholstery fabrics, vendors in Milan were not afraid of color.
About a month ago, Vastu co-owners Eric Kole and Jason Claire had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. They came back with great ideas, loads of inspiration and possibly even some new products for Vastu. The other thing they brought with them was a good understanding of some trends being established at an international level.
Over the next few days, I’ll go over some of those trends (along with gorgeous photos from the shows) so you can get some inspiration and maybe even introduce a few of those concepts in your own home designs.
Today’s trend from Milan is a two for one deal.
When people think of modern furniture, they can tend to picture cold and sterile spaces and materials. This isn’t always the case however. Vastu designers all believe in a warm, comfortable, modern aesthetic that’s achieved through the use of textiles, finishes and color. An easy way to soften a modern space is by using wood furniture.
Think pure, clean lines and simple forms. Stains can range from dark ebony’s to light natural walnuts and ash.
and the Zoe Low Dresser,
as well as the Zoe Bed.
Wallpaper. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that we’re seeing a resurgence in its use. Whether you apply it all of the walls in a room or use it to create an accent wall, the wallpaper of today may surprise you.
Wallpaper manufacturers are making lots of changes that may just surprise you. Various textures, finishes and even digital printing can all find their way onto your wallpapered walls.
While we tend to keep our clients’ walls neutral, sometimes a space just screams for a large graphic wallpaper or maybe even the slightest shimmer of a metallic finish. Here are just a few of the ways our Vastu designers like to get wild with wallpaper.
Many thanks to everyone who showed up last night for the DC Apartment Therapy Design Evening panel discussion on Trendspotting. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the group conversation from everyone on the design trends we love, hate (and love to hate). While we did do some live-tweeting of the event, it didn’t come close to one particular attendee D. Harris (@aposhgirl on Twitter). We blame it on trying to juggle a beverage in one hand and a smartphone in the other, but that’s neither here nor there…
And so with Harris’s permission, we give you a recap of last night…in Tweet-form. Read more
Lonny Blog recently shared their ideas on stark white style. Here’s our round-up of furnishings that fit this trend…
5. Axa chair
Light fixtures with exposed bulbs and wires weren’t the only trend spotted at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. While, organic shapes have been a big part of design for quite some time now, Vastu co-owners Eric and Jason noticed that sharp angles and straight lines made a big showing at this year’s furniture show in Milan. Wallpaper* magazine has some great coverage of designers who went “edgy” this year.
Shag rugs are not a fad of yesteryear. Modern twists on the shag rug made their way onto the design scene a couple years ago and seem to be here to stay!