Visualizations of Modern Apartments that Inspire

The beauty of visualization is that is able to capture the most current trends in interior design. It is such a live medium that changes can be made down to the wire and on the whim of either designer or client. Visualizations such as these, which give substance to modern apartment concepts, by SpacioDesigners. They serve as an indispensible reference for all those artisans who collaborate on a project and a source of stimulation for those members of the greater community seeking interior inspiration.

 

 

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10 Popular Home Design Trends — Timely or Timeless?

It’s hard to know what’s going to stick and what’s going to go down in history. Interior design trends come and go and come again, to be sure.

In the ’50s, people ripped out Victorian details and claw-foot tubs in favor of vinyl and plastic and elements with the sleek, modern aesthetic of the atomic age. In the ’70s and ’80s, Danish modern pieces and other icons of the ’50s were eschewed as symbols of a stuffy, bygone era. Now they are sought-after treasures with giant price tags.

In the last decade, we’ve seen some new decorating trends emerge. Some will have staying power, and some will go down. We may see them in 20 years and think, “That is so 2012-2013.” But which is which? Spacio Designers have their predictions. What are yours?

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Moroccan Poufs

We are a huge fan of Moroccan poufs, says Navin Kanodia of Spacio Furniture. They are great extra seating. They are great footrests. They are both exotic and modern, and they come in a rainbow of colors.

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They’re modern looking, but with just the right amount of flourish. Not too sleek, not too busy.

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And they go with any decor: modern, traditional & eclectic. But are they here to stay?

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Woods Wallpaper

This beautiful and serene pattern hit its apex in about 2010, when it was absolutely everywhere.

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It’s simple, symmetrical and classic.

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Midcentury Modern Wallpaper

All love wallpaper, and love the big, graphic patterns inspired by midcentury designs. But they’ve already done their comeback circle, and we are betting that in a few more years they are going to fall out of favor again.

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In 1990 no one would have put this in their home. Now everyone is. What about in 2025?

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Same goes for midcentury textured wallpaper. Trend.

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Midcentury Starburst Mirrors

A design trend from our youth that now seems horribly misguided. The 50’s generation still cannot imagine why anyone would want this in a home where as the youth of today find it to be the trend and the in thing.

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But many, many people do want starburst mirrors in their homes. You see them in all sorts of different styles. Does that make them a classic, or are they just enjoying one last moment of favor?

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Midcentury Everything

All the midcentury design icons have made a huge resurgence in the past decade: Eames, Saarinen, Nelson , Bertoia. You can’t turn around without hitting your shin on a Tulip Chair.

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Midcentury modern design has real beauty and a very recognizable aesthetic. It is grounded in the philosophy of its time, which sought a sleek simplicity and integration with the outdoors.

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The ideas and designs of that time will never fade away. But the trend of creating a period-piece room will. We will always have Danish modern and Nelson lights, but we don’t think there will be quite so many rooms that look like Mad Men sets in 20 years.

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Butterflies

Butterflies are the insect of choice for everything from little girls’ rooms to sophisticated dining rooms. In the early years it was birds; now it’s butterflies.

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Nature never goes out of style, and we’ve been stealing its designs since we first wrote on cave
walls. But will butterflies scream “2012” in five years?

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Old Globes

These are another staple of modern, eclectic design. Just try to score a cheap out-of-date globe at a garage sale. There is no such thing, such is the demand.

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Old globes do have an innate loveliness. They are bright and round and colorful. They represent exploration and mystery.

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But will the old globe’s current iniquitousness be its undoing? Ten years from now, will you be able to score one at a garage sale for next to nothing?

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This is another big one in eclectic modern design. It’s funny and winking and ironic — very much a product of the time.

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But animal heads fashioned out of cardboard, plaster and ceramic have a limited shelf life.

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‘For Like Ever’ Posters

Already dated. They were just too popular for their own good.

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It’s always possible that they will make a nostalgic comeback in 20 years when all the children of today recall them from their childhoods. But they will never be a classic.

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They are great for people who can’t or don’t want to commit to wallpaper. And they are certainly a lot less expensive than art. But does the wall decal mural have a future?

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We think wall decals might be here to stay for short-life rooms like nurseries, but their best days
are behind them for adult spaces.

Please let us know your views and comments.

STYLISH AND UNIQUE HEADBOARD IDEAS

Designer Navin Kanodia of Spacio shares innovative concepts on how you can style your bedroom with unique headboards for your bed.

 

Functional Backdrop

Make the bed a focal point by creating a wall-length headboard that features favorite decorative accessories. Punches of bold pinks and greens are toned down with black furnishings, creating a  sophisticated, yet fun, bedroom retreat.

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Simple and Neutral

Create dramatic vertical impact by taking the headboard to the ceiling. Designer Navin Kandodia uses the two-toned headboard to help distinguish the sleeping area from the sitting area.

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Screen Masterpiece

Headboards can still make an impact in a monochromatic color scheme. Find one with a mixture of textures and finishes to add interest. Here, designer Praveen Kanodia used an elegant wooden screen with a metallic sheen.

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Refresh the Classics

Try a twist on the traditional upholstered headboard. Instead of the tufted approach, Navin suggested to create a grid of squares covered in tan fabric for the head of this bed

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Storage Smarts

A wall of shelving not only acts as a sleek headboard, but it also maximizes the storage in this bedroom.

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A Fresh Canvas

Add a splash of color to a muted or white bedroom with a favorite painting hung over the bed. Be sure to hang it high enough so the pillows won’t rest against the canvas.

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Graduated, Padded Headboard

For a unique headboard, find a favorite fabric in three shades. Attach batting to three different-sized pieces of plywood then wrap each piece in one of the fabrics.

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Canopy Chic

Extend the headboard with a fabric canopy for a truly dramatic impact. Designer Praveen Kanodia used a neutral striped fabric with an accent panel of metallic red to contrast with the blue walls.

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Artfully Designed

An inexpensive option for a headboard is to define the space with framed pieces of artwork. In the picture below, two small pieces of art above the bed and flanked the bed with two display cabinets have been used to add style to the bedroom design.

 

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