Tips to Modernize Dated Furniture, Décor and Accessories

Be it fashion, furniture or accessories we love to follow trends. We do love our classics but things that are passé doesn’t suit the current trends of interiors and décor. We need to ask ourselves one question- Why do some homes look dated and tired while others always look fresh and current? Given below are some of comparisons sorted for your clear understanding of dated and contemporary styling of interiors.

Damask is a pattern which garnered popularity in the 90’s which can be updated by a large statement bloom instead in today’s interiors.

A large bloom looks quite classy and chic instead of continuous damask pattern which after a point becomes monotonous.

Fast furniture is the easy-to-assemble (and even easier to afford) designs which really blew up in the mid-1980s and have been going strong since. The modern version of fast furniture is simple and bold colour functional pieces like these ones.

Tuscan furniture was quite popular during the 2000 which got replaced by the Italian furniture which has a special place in everybody’s home these days.

An interior in Italian furniture looks chic and comfortable for modern living. The appeal is quite invigorating.

In the 80’s the pastel story was all about dusty blue or dusty pink colour which did not give a clean look. Today’s pastel story is about muted tones of pink and blue and everything light in shade which gives a very classy touch to any interiors.

The industrial styling of furniture was all about using bare lights hanging from the walls but these days the lighting effect has changed a most composed and sophisticated form of lighting effect has taken its place.

The MD and Creative Head of Spacio Mr.Navin Kanodia says “The interiors today is also about timeless pieces which has been in the history but has modified and nurtured itself to fit into the trend of time. We want our readers to seek out designs, styles and colors that are considered to be “dated,” and have been given a touch a modernity through revamping.”

 

Goebel: A summary on Artis Orbis Collection

“Tradition is not about preserving ashes, but about passing on fire“. This quote has been proved right by the German based porcelain honchos Goebel. The result is new and individual collector’s items in high quality, made by skilful hands trained porcelain painters and modellers.

Since the foundation of the company, special emphasis has always been given to artistic expression, quality and the finest craftsmanship. Goebel tells you how with experience, in close cooperation with renowned artists and designers, objects of porcelain, glass and similar materials become something very special. This is what the founders envisioned, and this is what quickly made Goebel an international success story. Dreams became reality.

Goebel deals with aesthetic things making life more beautiful, the little luxury for one’s soul. Goebel give spleasure – spontaneously but with lasting effect. No matter if it is traditional or trendy, the large assortment satisfies almost everyone’s taste.

The blog today on Goebel is about its famous Artis Orbis Collection. Artis Orbis collection from Goebel presents paintings of world famous artists as editions for collectors for a discerning clientele. Elaborate production and high quality manual work result in products of elegance and style. The exclusive and limited collections of Artis Orbis will let you re-experience great art. Artis Orbis is a versatile range and we will look into some of the artist great work through this collection.

Katsushika Hokusai’s series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” became his most popular work. It includes the famous “Great Wave off Kanagawa”

Jean Baptiste Robie’s first success came in 1843 with a series of still lives with flowers and fruits in the tradition of the great Dutch masters from the 17th century. The cult around the rose is to be found in many of Robie’s works. His extraordinary technique, the detailed and imaginative presentation and the filigree textures soon made him famous in the world of art.

The almond tree porcelain flower vase from Goebel is an exquisite limited edition piece inspired by the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Today his paintings belongs to the most expensive art gallery of the world.

Two years ago, Goebel successfully launched the two motifs peacock and parakeets by Louis Comfort Tiffany into the Artis Orbis collection. In 2018 a wall picture, a lamp, two vases and two useful items for everyday life enrich the series.

An icon of the Jazz Age, painter Tamara de Lempicka was an Art Deco diva. Her art and her life of great wealth, indiscriminate sexuality and endless intrigues epitomized 1920’s excess and indulgence. Tamara was a great beauty, a Polish aristocratic refugee of the Russian Revolution, she fled to Paris, where she studied art and made herself a name with her cool, sleek sensual painting style; a style that soon came to epitomize the glamorous Art Deco ‘look’.

Last but not the least in the list discover the Art Nouveau artist Gustav Klimt and his works of art through Artis Orbis collection.

Hence a composition of noble elements has made Goebel an extraordinary brand which has found a special place in Spacio.

Coleccion Alexandra where every creation echoes “emotions”.

EMOTIONS has been crafted to meet the needs and aspirations of the modern day Cosmopolitan, whilst reinforcing Coleccion Alexandra’s uniqueness. EMOTIONS style is uncompromisingly sleek. Clean lines marry together with subtle and neutral tones, exposing the quality of the materials used. Uncomplicated and minimalistic design shrouds functionality and a mesmerising attention to detail. The details themselves set these collections apart and it is through these details that each piece assumes individuality. We will see some of the mesmerising creation from the collection in this blog.

Boston Collection
Boston Collection

Only the world’s finest materials are sourced and used, ensuring every piece epitomises luxury. Cutting edge technologies, used in conjunction with ancient hand carving techniques create works of art, which stand-alone with consummate elegance.

Wind collection
Wind collection

EMOTIONS has been crafted to meet the needs and aspirations of the modern day cosmopolitan. Whether used for residential properties or commercial premises, these collections adapt themselves with perfection. The collections include furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs and accessories, allowing for entire projects to be completed harmoniously and ensuring rooms flow seamlessly from one to another.

Bowie Collection
Bowie Collection

Art meets furniture

The style of EMOTIONS is uncomplicated and minimalistic design shrouds functionality and a mesmerising attention to detail. The details themselves set these collections apart and it’s through these details that each piece assumes individuality. Only the world’s finest materials are sourced and used, ensuring every piece epitomises luxury. Cutting edge technologies, used in conjunction with ancient hand carving techniques create works of art, which stand alone with consummate elegance.

Lift Collection
Lift Collection
Valentina Collection
Valentina Collection

EMOTIONS is Coleccion Alexandra’s most avant-garde segment, in which innovation and passion have molded their most current and contemporary collections. The company has been evolving since its conception and this collection represents the very forefront of its design. EMOTIONS epitomises contemporary style, whilst reinforcing Coleccion Alexandra’s uniqueness. Whilst the designs have developed over the decades, Coleccion Alexandra’s core principles stand steadfast. The collections are created to be adaptable and meet every whim. Every piece is a blank canvas, which clients can fill with their own creativity. Each product is crafted with passion and love and every component is treated with unwavering respect. Every creation echoes the ‘emotions’ of Coleccion Alexandra.

GlammFire: The Beauty of 3D Water Vapour Artificial Fireplaces

Equipped with the most advanced and innovative 3D eco-friendly technology, the 3D fireplaces guarantee you a simple and safe use due to the effective operation of the water vapour release system. Glammfire the brand from Portugal has changed the perception of fireplaces around the globe for the last 10 years and counting.

The USP of this product is that water vapour delivers an amazing virtual flame that looks and feels remarkably realistic at any distance, a realistic aspect of real wood fireplace. As ideal solution for public spaces the 3D has the added value of presenting itself as an eco-friendly product that does not contribute to the waste of energy nor harms the environment. We will be seeing some of the products from the collection in the blog which are mind-blowing and uniquely interesting to feel.

Assuming themselves as true protagonists in terms of decor, Kits Glamm 3D are conspicuous by their great versatility and ability to create a pleasant interior atmosphere. Owing to the use of 3D technology they provide also an incredible sense of visual comfort and aesthetic balance. The beauty of the spaces lies in the details. Kit Glamm series has various types of models.

The Glammbox 3D plus comprises same feature as Kit Glamm
The Glamm box 3D plus comprises same feature as Kit Glamm

Senses 3D adds both simplicity and good taste. With a strong ecological aspect, it not only contributes to the interior design but also to the heating. The realism of 3D technology is combined with a variety of finishes and colours, allowing you to find the best solution that fits well to the type and style of your decor. When the subject is modernity, choose simple lines and shapes.

Completely designed in natural stone, Gema presents itself as a model full of soul and life. In addition to prestige and exoticism, its simple approach gives a unique personality and timeless beauty to spaces. The decorative spirit of your home feels more reinforced with the incorporation of 3D technology.

The elegance of the straight lines that redeem for the present the reminiscences from the past. York creates an elegant and comfortable environment that appeals to the conviviality and sharing of experiences and emotions.
Made from the finest materials – black lacquered steel, brushed stainless steel and rusted corten steel – and running on an environmentally friendly fuel – the electricity -, York is a fireplace with its eyes set on an elegant future that does not leave the charm of the past.

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Furniture Style Files

Everyone has a unique taste and certain palate in furniture by which they decorate their homes. One will feel it hard to find one’s own taste if they don’t know what it’s called. The word furniture comes from the French word fourniture, which means equipment. Here we will tour through some of the most famous styles of furniture used in the world of interiors.

Traditional furniture is called formal furniture from the Victorian period. It combines features from the Queen Anne period – graceful and elaborately decorated, Chippendale style – artistic embellishment and straightened out lines and Sheraton style – delicate pieces with tapered legs and contrasting inlays. Together this creates a comfortable and warm environment with hand crafted, dark timber pieces, over stuffed, plush sofas and elegant fabrics.

Contemporary classic furniture style
Contemporary classic furniture style

The enduring popularity of the Mid-Century Modern style is based on many factors. It gave us clean lines, gentle organic curves, a love for different materials and designers that are idolized even today. While there is some disagreement about when the period started, it roughly lasted from the mid-1930s to mid-1960s

Contemporary classic furniture style
Contemporary classic furniture style

Moving away from the ornate carvings of the Baroque and Rococo periods that preceded it, Neo classical furniture or contemporary classic furniture offers a more streamlined style. While fluted details can still be found on things like chairs and sofas, design elements centre on simpler features such as tapered legs, scrolls and medallions.

 

Fabrics and upholstery are rich but subtle, with colors like moss green, dusty blue and pink, and crisp, classic white.

Transitional Style (also known as “updated classic for men”, “classic with a contemporary twist”, “new takes on old classics”) in interior design and furniture design refers to a contemporary blend of traditional and modern styles, midway between old world traditional and the world of chrome and glass contemporary; incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as severely basic as contemporary lines. As a result, transitional furniture designs are classic, timeless, and clean.

Contemporary style is easily recognizable for its simple and sleek lines. It is very distinguishable from a more traditional style in that there is hardly any intricate detail or carving. The lines of contemporary style furniture are either hard edged or gently curved.

Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is brought together through the use of color, texture, shape and finish. Here’s how it breaks down: Colors: The palette can vary, but it’s best to stick with a few neutrals to help tie all the elements together.

The MD of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Furniture has been a staple of wealth and luxury for centuries. Over the period the industry has been graced with all forms and shapes of furniture and Spacio creates such bespoke masterpieces as per client’s requirement taking into consideration the above genres.