The lovely Peta from Gingerbay, Bundabergs’ newest furniture and homewares boutique asked my to write an article for her recent newspaper feature. I was honoured that she thought of me and this is the piece from the Bundaberg News-Mail
Contemporary Design with a Classic Twist
For those of you who may have missed it, here it is……
The past is the best source for inspiration when looking at home and furniture design, with designers are now updating historical styles that have proven the test of time. Signature pieces with the sophistication of a classic design, changed up with contemporary lines, are evolving in all aspects of furnishings. Here are a few examples….
Tufted furniture is no longer a thing of the past. This classic design is popping up everywhere reinvented with a modern twist. Whether a lounge or oversized ottoman, this statement piece upholstered in rich velvet’s will give presence and last through the ages. Think outside the box; change up the fabric to go from classic to modern.
The classic slipper chair; is armless, upholstered with low legs and sits low to the ground. Originally used in the bedroom, for ladies to place their inflated skirts on, while dressing. The slipper chair makes a great accent chair, looking sharp and tailored, detailed and traditional or eclectic and fun. A great space saving chair!
Include key pieces of furniture with accents of the past i.e. dining table with cabriole legs are now reinvented using metal finishes along with a highly lacquered top. If modern contemporary lines are boring you, add some curves. Consider adding traditional scroll details to pieces or accessories.
So is mixing contemporary furniture with clean lines and striking profiles, with classic elements a design style for you?