Category Archives: Interior Design Trends

The Quiller collection designed by Uto Balmoral

   |   In Design News, Interior Design Trends, Living Room Design   |   8 September 2016, 14.38   |   comments: 0

The Quiller collection designed by Uto Balmoral consists of five elements: a bookcase, a console, a mirror, a low-table and a side-table. All furnishings are made of high thickness glass slabs processed with the chamfering technique, which rounds off the corners through a tilted cut. A further detail -typical of Tonelli design tradition- is represented by the hand-bonding of glass, strongly emphasized in this collection to remember the history and the craftsmanship of the company.

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The Quiller collection stand out for its lightness and versatility: the products are designed for both residential and work environments and could be personalized for the customer needs. For example, both the console and the side-table may be complemented with a tray in solid walnut canaletto wood or mat white MDF, the bookcase can be used against a wall or also freestanding and the low-table is available in square or rectangular shape.

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Tonelli design has been designing and manufacturing glass furniture for 25 years and its manual bonding technique has become its distinctive feature. Tonelli has continued to experiment whilst remaining faithful to its origins, resulting in a perfect balance between shape and technique. The in-house glass factory and state of the art machinery have allowed the company to achieve an optimal production capacity, both in terms of turnaround time and of the quality of tailor-made products.

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Interior Design Tips: Working with Patterns

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Interior Design Trends   |   20 February 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Many homeowners shy away from using furnishings with a distinct pattern. Usually, the reason is just that they either don’t know how to pick a pattern they can live with for a long time, or they don’t want a few furnishings to overwhelm the room. But, used in the proper way, patterns can make a big and beautiful impact.

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Focus on Wood Furnishings

   |   In How to Choose Furniture, Interior Design Trends, Sustainable Design   |   29 January 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

A design trend predicted to be big in 2014 is the combination of white or pale rooms and furnishings combined with the warmth of real wood accents. Here in San Diego, that’s not really new, but as interest peaks across the country for this style, it’s bound to be reflected in the furniture you’ll see in our showrooms. Here’s a short primer on how to select wood furnishings and incorporate them in your contemporary home or office.

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Changing Your Décor When Your Tastes Change

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Interior Design Trends, Seasonal Design   |   27 December 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

As the New Year approaches, many of us are ready to get rid of the old and bring in the new. It’s time to put away those holiday decorations for another year and go back to simplifying our interior design schemes. This also makes it the perfect time to redo the look in your home or office so that it better represents your current sense of style. Use these tips to create a space that reflects the new you!

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The Iconic Designs of Milo Baughman

   |   In Designer Spotlight, Interior Design Trends   |   27 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 2

Chances are you’ve seen a Milo Baughman-designed piece perhaps without even knowing it. After all, many of his mid-century modern furnishings are considered iconic of the movement and have been featured in a variety of famous settings. A circular sofa, a metal-framed leather scoop chair, a drum table – all of these 1950s – 1970s furnishings are representative of elegant Baughman style and likely to be seen on the set of Mad Men, in the homes of celebrities and gracing an upscale corporate office.

Not only are his designs iconic, they are also enduring. Baughman himself admitted toward the end of his life, “With an ongoing interest in 1950s and 1960s design, a lot of my work has been reintroduced and been very well-received. Increasingly, architects are using these mid-century classics from the pioneer producers of this period.”

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