Monday, 27 February 2017
This year has said its goodbyes to earthy beiges and welcomes pure drama with open arms. Beautiful deep jewel tones such as emerald green, sapphire blue, amethyst and some pastel colors have emerged to bring life and richness in your home. By layering the colors and textures, a once cold space will definitely transform into a warm one, with just a few design elements! Your jewel tones do not necessarily have to match. So long as they are of a similar visual weight, then they will be visually harmonious. Let’s take a look at how we can incorporate jewel tones into your home, besides on your walls or window coverings.
The “Clarinda” accent chair is the perfect blend between a classic slipper chair and a traditional wingback chair. This beautiful modern design features tapered legs and clean lines, along with a subtle tufting for added flair. While the deep seat and winged back offer comfort, this accent chair’s gorgeous sapphire blue color will surely make a statement in your room.
Are you looking for a piece that can add a lot of drama in your space? Then why not consider a jewel-toned sofa? The rich vibrant color of the “Sagen-Teal” sofa will awaken a certain regal vibe in your living room. You will feel like royalty when you have a seat on the plush cushions and bold shape of this contemporary design.
Turn up the warmth in your space with a beautiful burgundy “Ashton” throw. The woven herringbone pattern, along with the thick fringe will add visual texture to a bed, sofa or chair! In fact, since the throw has so much personality, it would be best to pair it with shades of gray as a backdrop.
As you can see, vibrant colors are here to stay. Jewels tones are not only meant to be worn! Dress your home in the colors of royalty, so that you feel a certain distinction right within your own space.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Faux-fur on your furniture
The winter is a season that brings out our primal instincts and leads us to preserve ourselves from the wretched bitter cold. So how exactly do we manage to do so in harsh weather conditions? We keep warm of course! One way of putting this into practice is by layering. In fact, the same concept is true for the home. You may find yourself pulling out extra rugs for layering, or your winter throw to keep you and your loved ones warm, while you spend time together in the family room. In 2017, these elements have made a comeback in the form of trendy ultra-soft and cozy furniture. Furry furniture is making its appearance either way, so why not embrace its fuzzy return?
The faux-fur throw:
One way that faux-fur has made its comeback is with the throw. The trend does not just imply neatly folding a fuzzy throw and placing it in a corner. Better yet, it serves as a tool to embellish your furniture! The beautiful texture will create a pop of aesthetic to your living room’s sofa or chair that’s reminiscent of nature’s beauty. Cover up your seating with the throw and you’ll have a new look in no time!
The faux-fur pouf:
Another way to give into your animal instinct is to add a luxurious faux-fur pouf to your home. Whether it is in your living room, bedroom or entrance, this piece will surely bring warmth to your space. Just see for yourself. Lay your feet on this fuzzy pouf and feel the incredibly soft and plush texture beneath your skin. This piece is truly a dream!
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Nailhead detail is making its way into 2017 in a big way. The trend will go beyond the classic accent on upholstered pieces such as sofas and headboards. Now, it will make its way onto credenzas, storage chests and even on certain light fixtures. Some designers are venturing into creating patterns on pieces of furniture, rather than the typical outline. It’s definitely a great way to add some personality and style to your furniture! Let’s take a look at some of Ashley Furniture’s creations to enter the spotlight this year. Some of them are outside of the box!
The Classic Nailhead Sofa:
The nailhead trim sofa is and always will remain a classic. The accented details that surround the edge of the seating add certain sophistication to the upholstery. Your sofa will surely capture attention in your living room,as it boasts a beautiful polished silhouette.
The Nailhead Mirror:
Nailheads have now made their way onto mirrors! There’s nothing scaled back about this piece! This particular look is a reflection of a modern and industrial design. The Ogier mirror by Signature Design features an accentuated gold nailhead trim, with a convex grid. The nailheads, along with the curvaceous form create an irreprehensible refinement. Hang it up in any room to experience how it will accent your wall.
The Nailhead Lamp:
The Sidony lamp is truly one of a kind! This table lamp features a metallic gray finish with a classic white hardback shade, a whimsical blend of simplicity and industrial traits. Create a soothing atmosphere in your space, by relaxing in the dim lighting this lamp will diffuse. Perfectly sized to fit on your nightstand or end table beside your sofa, this lamp will surely make a statement in your room!
The nailhead detail trend is going to impact furniture in various ways this year. Furniture designers are working overtime to think outside the box and of new ways to embellish your home. Are you ready to jump the bandwagon?
Monday, 6 February 2017
Navy is the new black:
In 2017, navy blue will be the preferred alternative to black. Whether your aim is to accent your room or to paint your walls, navy blue will add a modern twist, while lending a traditional feel to your home. That being said, it makes this color the perfect candidate to pair well with almost any color scheme and will add a certain sophistication to your room, without giving the eye an impression of being small. Let’s take a look at how navy blue can define your living room with the finesse you find in a picture perfect home décor magazine.
Your living room seating:
Put first things first. The fact is people get tired of flashy-colored sofas, loveseats and chairs. If you’re not looking to change your furniture for a while and want to avoid cringing when you see the color once the fad is over, then sticking to a neutral color is the way to go. Picture a beautiful navy upholstered sofa in your living room. Just like the perfect Italian tailored suit, it will fit your space like a glove. The LaVernia collection is representative of this look with their beautiful selection of upholsteries and patterns.
Now that you nipped the living room seating in the bud, your choice of color scheme makes it quite easy to mesh well with the decorative pillows you may want to select. Again, it comes down to whether you want to stick to a traditional feel, which is timeless or if you have a wild streak and absolutely need to throw in some color. Besides, decorative pillows are not exactly the largest investment in the room! For a traditional feel, stick to navy blue and lighter shades of blue. If you want to add some character, fun patterns will add some visual interest. If adding contrasting colors is a must, then yellow is quite the happy color!
Finally, the room is never complete without its accessories. Add throws, candleholders, vases and picture frames either in the traditional tones or in the contrasting tones if you prefer.
Now that you have your information about how navy blue will bring sophistication to your home, you can decipher whether this is the look you would like to achieve. Navy blue is the new black – the little black dress you will have in your home for many years to come.