Monday, January 06, 2020

You'll See These Colours In Interiors in 2020

A roller-coaster ride of the new decade has just begun, it's mature to keep up with the trends and say goodbye to the past trends and welcome the new ones with glee. After all, the very nature of the furniture world is keeping tab of what's trending and what's not. From rich, moody hues to elegant neutrals, here are top colours you should imbibe in your decor without holding yourself back.

Classic Blue
This rich, dreamy, dark and beautiful shade reminiscent of the night sky stirs up excitement and a sense tranquillity. It's relaxed and restful nature, allows one to pair it with neutrals like white or pastels. Bold and beautiful, this hue is here to stay for a long time.

Pantone announced Classic Blue as the colour of the year

Twindy from Fama

This hue has been replacing grey which has been dominating the world of interior design for quite some time. As much as this  colour creates a calming environment, this natural tone also makes the room feel warm. You can get creative and play around with metallic accessories like gold and silver to give the room a twist.

Champagne colours in a Reflex living setting

Lemon Yellow

The generation Z seems to be loving the brighter shades. According to designers, the younger generation prefer bright colours over neutrals or bold hues. From vibrant yellow to orange hues, this hue sprinkles happiness and liven up the room and adds a refreshing ambience.

Use Lemon Yellow in sofas or accessories

Olive Green
Inspired by nature, olive green does bring in a touch of opulence. Timeless and chic, this hue has dominated the interior world for two years now. Mixing this hue with whites or other light colours make it a bold move. As always this colour ushers a serene environment.

The walls speak green

Olive green sofa

Light Pink
Popular since the 2016 as millennial pink, this hue offers a calm and composed look and is a refreshing alternative to white or beige. It can be used in living rooms, bedrooms and even kitchens. It complements any space and flows well with other colours. Much more interesting than pink is the very soft hues of nude and peach, chosen by several designers in Milan. This colour can be mixed with warmer jewel tones to give the room a chic feel.

Millennial Pink or pastel pink, whichever you prefer

Dark Red
Dark and rich reds add sophistication and warmth to any room. You can use it as an accent colour or as a predominant colour. It can easily be combined with other tints or shades of red to create a beautiful atmosphere. The reds vary from burgundy to pumpkin reds.

Deep reds on walls and in furniture

A substitute for black, charcoal is a very chic and intimate colour that can be used in almost any room – bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. Charcoal can be used on an accent wall or can be the main colour in a room. It pairs perfectly with other shades of grey, adding visual interest and depth to the space. This hue can be paired with jewel tones adding a calm and invigorating effect.

Charcoal with metallics

An energetic hue, Mango adds more fun to the space, whether it is living, bedroom or kitchen. Like most bold colours, mango can be used as an accent colour in living rooms or dining rooms. It can also be used to accessorise a room – cushions, throws, armchairs – anything goes. It brightens up a room, and a little goes a long way.

Mango on upholstery or accessories

Mango is the only way

Mango outdoors

Burnt Orange
Burnt orange and rust shades add an invigorating pop of colour to any space — just make sure to use them in moderation. Maybe use it on your front door or in the bathroom.

Burnt orange every where

Mint is mainly a mixture of blue, green and yellow. Green is associated with nature. Therefore, it provides calmness and relaxed vibes to the person looking at that colour. Yellow emits positivism and happiness. It makes you feel at ease. Meanwhile, blue is all about trust and reliability. All these are mixed with green and you get the perfect cocktail. Mint interior colour trends 2020 have good effects on human physiology.

Mint blue

A mix of blue, green and yellow

Mint hues used in furnishings

Whether your style is modern or traditional, minimalist or extravagant, imbibing these colours to your decor adds a fresh look and also helps you keep up with the trends.

Monday, December 30, 2019

10 Floral Inspired Designs You Should Introduce In Your Decor

Thanks to the Milan Design Week, what's trending comes right out from the horse's mouth. The realm of infusing floral or botanical patterns in your decor is now the latest trend in the world of interiors. Florals have really evolved over the years. It’s probably why they never really go out of style. Besides using wallpapers, curtains, carpets and furnishings to instill a floral look, here's a new side you should explore - printed upholstery.

The Coco lounge chair in three different colours brings out style and elegance through a collection called Blumarine introduced by the Blufin group for Calligaris. The rose, the flower emblem of love and beauty par excellence, takes centre stage in Anna Molinari’s collections. Drawing inspiration from the fashion, Coco exemplifies comfort and style.

Characteristics: Romantic and feminine.
Pairs well with: Stripes or neutral background

Coco by Calligaris 

Arianne Love
This modular sofa is inspired by the 60s design. One can arrange the modules with wide options such as straight modules, chaise longue, straight puffs, modules curves, round puffs, two different corner modules, and tables with a lift lid and chest. The possibilities are endless, the only thing left is your infinite imagination. The floral print on the fabric upholstery allows for endless ways to design your space.

Characteristics: Colourful, playful and charming.
Pairs well with: Country, Victorian, and retro styles. Blends well with contemporary setting if executed well.

Arianne Love by Fama

Inspired by the 50s design, this oval shaped bench is part of the FIFTIES collection featuring a slender four-leg metal profile, combined with the classic and refined velvet, leather or the faux leather upholstery with its silky and soft feel, all characterised by warm shades. The botanical print makes the bench look elegant and grandiose in any environment.

Characteristics: Tranquil and suave
Pairs well with: Geometric patterns

Fifties bench by Calligaris

The Astoria armchair is distinct with its amazing comfort and elegant design provided by the chesterfield backrest inspired by the armchairs of the 50s, in combination with its soft curves and modern style. The printed upholstery uplifts and reinforces its looks.

Characteristics: Avant-garde and soothing
Pairs well with: Bold colours and lively ambience

Astoria by Fama

La Caracola
This armchair is so versatile that one can use it as a reading table, telephone table or hall chair. Upholstered in printed patterns, this chair blends well with any contemporary setting. The arm table gives it a great functionality, as well as an attractive and very special look.

Characteristics: Savvy and bohemian
Pairs well with: Art Deco style

La Caracola by Fama

Inspired by the furniture of the 70s with rhombus capitoné on the back, Simone is captivating with its high back that offer an exceptional comfort. Playing with Renaissance paintings, Simone armchair is simply irresistible.

Characteristics: State-of-the-art and freshness
Pairs well with: Rustic and classical look

Simone by Fama

A high back chair that goes well in the living or bedroom. Stylish and functional, the chair comes with a storage space under the seat. The cupid print on the chair makes it attractive from any angle.

Characteristics: Adds visual freshness, dynamic
Pairs well with: Vintage or contemporary setting

Galan by Fama

Designed to please the contemporary taste, Marlene is inspired by the 19th century "bergère": an armchair that ensures comfort by its deep seat and wrap-around backrest. The floral patterns make it stand out in  any setting.

Characteristics: Old-fashioned and sophisticated
Pairs well with: Geometric patterns such as checks and polka dots if they’re in the same colour or hue.

Marlene armchair by Natuzzi

Josephine and Pauline

Josephine is a sofa, while Pauline is a chaise longue. Plush and ergonomic both deliver unprecedented comfort. Both are available in printed upholstery, but if you already have other components in your decor dressed florals then you can opt for this sofa or chaise longue with throw pillows in floral patterns. This balances the look.

Characteristics: Energetic, passionate and peaceful
Pairs well with: Urban Modern, minimalist and chic.

Josephine sofa by Fama

Pauline chaise longue by Fama

Whether your space is classic or modern, you can incorporate florals or nature-inspired patterns into the most settings. The trick is understanding how to work with them in terms of pattern, colour, texture and scale. Besides, there are two ways to go about using floral patterns: big and bold for a statement look or smaller flowers for a more accented look. Imbibe these tips in your decor and you'll feel the difference. 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Top 15 Popular Furniture Designs From 2019

This year was So Fa, So Good and let's hope the start of a new decade will be even more phenomenal and exciting in the world of furniture and design, but before we say goodbye to 2019 here's a glimpse of the most popular furniture designs loved by our followers on social media.

Top Sofas
The elegant Bamboo sofa in new colour exhibits a special detail of black chromed metal, wood and leather on the armrest frame. This sofa comes with adjustable headrests. Available in a wide choice of colours and upholsteries. From the Italian brand - NicolettiHome.

The exuberant looks and feel of the Flirt sofa by Koinor makes it eye-catching from every angle in your decor. Curvy contours, high back sitting comfort, adjustable armrest and slender legs for a weightless look.

The new Pepe sofa from Koinor is known for its versatility. A unique feature that sets this model apart is the semi-circular individual seats that can be rotated 90° to the outside and 50° to the inside. The pivoting headrest offers better comfort, and is available in two colours.

The Iago sofa features clean-lined square shapes that harmonise with the softness of the padding for a surprising aesthetic effect. The particularly low seat adds comfort and pleasantness to the design. In this sofa, beauty combines with innovation: relax systems allow to achieve maximum comfort by adjusting the footrest and headrest as necessary, while the beautifully handcrafted "pinched" stitching frames the padding and enhances the upholstery. And of course, reclines to give you limitless comfort. WATCH VIDEO HERE

The new Josephine in bold colour with cushions in colourful floral prints. This love seat has curves that form a distinctive silhouette. A smart sofa that offers cushy comfort. From the Spanish brand Fama. Available in a range of colours.

An inviting modular sofa allowing you to arrange seats the way you like. With deep seating, plush cushions and convenient modules with built-in table surfaces. From the brand W.Schillig.

An award-winning sofa from the German brand Koinor, Marilyn never ceases to impress you. Ergonomic and functional, the three individual seats can be combined, moved sideways, and rotated by 360° giving one the freedom of personal space.

Arianne Love in new colours and prints invokes a playful ambience in any space. The most versatile sofa ever made and lives up to its name with its inviting design and endlessly extendable modules. By the Spanish brand - Fama.

Brio is the ultimate recliner sofa for those who love to watch movies, relax or even take short naps. With adjustable backrest and footrest. Available in a wide choice of colours and upholsteries. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Philo sofa by Natuzzi comes with a unique design, with its refined quilting and the shape of its metal feet. All the seats individually recline and the simple, clean-lined shapes of the armrests and backrest blend with the softness of the padding for unmatched comfort and excellent visual impact. Available in wide colour range and configurations. WATCH VIDEO HERE

Top Dining Tables
Designed by Angelo Tomaiuolo, Calliope extensible table by Tonin Casa comes in fixed and extensible versions; with the chairs of your choice. Available in a wide choice of top and base finishes.

The designer Gino Carollo's desire to create a strong contrast between the base and the table top is brought to life in the Amond Table for the Italian brand Bonaldo. The table retains a great sense of formal and aesthetic balance. The diamond-shaped base conveys a sense of light weight and sophistication. The base and the top are available in a range of finishes.

The Jungle table by Calligaris flaunts a base with a branched entanglement of triangular legs connected by sturdy joints made from solid wood. This exhibits Calligaris' highest expression and ability to work with wood. The top is available in a wide range of finishes.

Other Designs
Kylian from Fama is an abode of unparalleled comfort. With high backrest and smooth curved lines, this armchair has a traditional yet modern look. The adjustable headrest and lumbar cushion makes it a desirable piece of furniture. Available in a wide choice of colours and upholsteries.

This new coat hanger can be a new addition to your bedroom space or even office or living room. Parentesi by Fabrice Berrux is a coat stand upholstered with fabric, which stands out for its simple yet uncommon style and goes well with any setting. Made in Italy, from Bonaldo.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

A Brilliant New Way Of Life - The Latest Milan Collection 2020

Behold, the fresh and the latest Milan Collection is here! The Trendiest. The Finest. The First of its kind. The new new. With exciting colours, floral patterns, never before-seen materials, cutting-edge designs, furniture with innovative and built-in technology to give you an experience of a new way of life.

Last April, we covered the Milan Furniture Fair LIVE and brought to you the new updates on the latest collection, innovation, trending colours and materials and now you'll find these new designs seated in our 5 showrooms across South India.

The latest collection is crafted by Europe's finest furniture makers, from Italy, Germany, Spain, and Norway. Designed by the world's foremost furniture designers, and legendary architects.

Reflex and Ezpeleta are the two new brands that are added to our prestigious family of brands that include Natuzzi, Koinor, NicolettiHome, W.Schillig, Fama, Bonaldo, Calligaris, Tonin Casa, Alf Italia, Stressless, and Bordbar.

Josephine by Fama

The stunning collection will keep you flabbergasted with multi-functional sofas, motion sofas, sofas that function with the aid of an app, modular sofas that let you create the seating arrangement as you wish or even sofas that don't look like a bed but turn into one.

Astoria by Fama

Dining is more stylish than before with interesting base with gold finish, with unique base structure, made with transparent crystal and more.

Monogram by Calligaris

Bedrooms are more personalised and allow for an individual experience. With a mix of classic and contemporary, there is no room for excuses, just comfortable, functional and chic.

Home theatres are designed with movie essentials like cup holder, ottomon, storage box, lazy susan to give you a out of the world experience.

The outdoor furniture chooses to be quintessential as well as functional. With features like water-resistant, water-permeable, waterproof, low maintenance, anti-bacterial and moisture resistance, there's no question of maintenance.

Outdoor furniture from Ezpeleta

With the latest collection, you can add a burst of colours to your space with our upholstery in over 425 shades of European leather and 325 fabrics.

Over 75 years of master craftsmanship, and built like no other, with 400 quality checks, and specially developed materials.

Over 360 innovative designs at any given time, with award-winning original designs.

Choose off the floor or order to meet your unique needs, over 20,000 premium customers and counting.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Molteni&C, Dada Launch in Bengaluru, India

The launch of the dedicated, new Molteni&C and Dada space was brought to life at our Mekhri Circle showroom by the presence of some of the South India's leading architects and interior designers, and high profile business-people of the city. 

A Sunday brunch event, guests explored the collection in great detail, spending most time on the Gliss Master wardrobes and Dada kitchens

Built into the lazy, glamorous spirit of the morning was a live artistic photographic shoot by one of India's leading photographers - Waseem Khan, who explored the connection between fashion and luxurious living.  

Fashion Photographer Waseem Khan at his best
There was also a special Italian wine tasting session, hosted by an Italian wine expert - Luca Bernadini, supported by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Wine Expert - Luca Bernadini shares his knowledge on 3 selected wines
Some of the stunning pieces from Molteni&C collection designed by the world renowned architects include D.154.2 Chair by Gio Ponti, Gliss Master wardrobes by Vincent Van Duysen, Clip bed and Diamond table by Patricia Urquiola, and the Prime kitchen from Dada were seen on display at the newly enlarged showroom.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Member of the Lok Sabha P.C. Mohan and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Cafe Coffee Day Nitin Bagmane were present during the occasion.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C. N. Ashwath Narayan explores our Molteni&C | Dada Collection

Member of the Lok Sabha P.C. Mohan visits and gives his best wishes
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Cafe Coffee Day Nitin Bagmane (second from right) joins in celebration of the launch of Molteni&C | Dada

The afternoon culminated in an Italian and Mediterranean lunch, served at the terrace level, prepared by award winning Chef Saha. All in all, it was the perfect way to introduce the sophistication of Molteni to South India.