Monday, April 28, 2014

Organic Shapes: Design Trend


Want to soften a sleek, modern room? Try incorporating organic shapes. These curvilinear pieces have rounded, circular edges and mimic the shapes found in natural objects such as leaves, plants and animals. Organic shapes are used to create a calming, flowing atmosphere and can help soften sharp lines in other parts of your room. Here’s how you can use organic shapes to enhance your next interior design project and create a naturally relaxing room:
Soften a minimalist theme.
Organic shapes are an incredibly popular addition to minimalist or contemporary rooms. These modern rooms stick to basic, essential furniture and often have several black and white contrasts with an occasional splash of color. Organic shapes can help soften this look and prevent it from looking too bare or empty. Incorporate curved edges in different parts of the room, including couches, tables, lighting fixtures, window frames or rugs. You can still have traditional shapes such as squares and rectangles, but make them more organic by muting the edges.
Organic -shaped furniture.
Swivel chairs, loveseats or couches with rounded corners are all examples of organic-shaped furniture that can help soften contemporary rooms. These pieces, especially when they stand alone, can be bright. They add a touch of color and become a focal point in a black and white room. Egg or scoop chairs are also popular choices, as are circular or asymmetric tables.
Soften the edge of your contemporary room with gentle, organic shapes to craft the perfect balance between minimalism and relaxation.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Celebrity Style and Cowhide Rugs: Jennifer Anniston


When it comes to celebrity homes, cowhide rugs now play a starring role. 

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be showcasing several celebrity homes which feature cowhide rugs. Though each of their abodes has a distinctly different architectural and decorating style, they share a common interior design icon: the cowhide rug in shades from tan to black to brown—sometimes in several rooms as a unifying decorative theme.

We were awed by the display and effect of the
brown cowhide rug in the gallery-style hallway of Jennifer Aniston’s West Village apartment in New York City (above).  

We love the bold graphic statement this black and white cowhide rug makes in Jennifer’s living room:


And we’re particularly fond of the subdued elegance of the beautiful grey brindle cowhide rug in Aniston’s bedroom:

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Elegance of a Cream Cowhide Rug


It is very easy to become enamored with white and cream cowhide rugs. They seem to add another layer of richness and beauty to so many different style interiors. We especially love cow hide rugs over sisal or seagrass. In this room, the rug truly seems to compliment all furnishings. The combination of the natural floor covering and the sumptuousness of the cowhide really speaks to us. 
 
Of course in a more modern interiors, a cow hide softens the hard edges of the furniture and the space. Cowhide rugs seem to work in many different decors.