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10 Wood Coffee Table Designs With DIY Flavor

Wood is a timeless and extremely versatile material, one which we learned to use in so many inspiring and creative ways, especially when it comes to furniture. A wood coffee table, for example, is often the piece that ties the room together and makes a space truly feel like a warm and cozy home. Some styles do it better than others and a wood coffee table doesn’t need to have an intricate or unusual design in order to be a beautiful centerpiece. The following examples will prove it.

The beauty of a simple-looking coffee table is that you can probably build it yourself, especially if you choose a forgiving style which embraces imperfections and focuses on natural finishes. This farmhouse herringbone coffee table from thejunqdrawer is a perfect example.

This factory cart coffee table is another great example which shows just how easily you can update the look of your living room with a single piece of furniture with a simple design. As you probably suspected, you can build this sort of wood coffee table yourself from scratch and it would be a fairly easy project. You can find all the details on shanty-2-chic.

The hardest part of building a coffee table from scratch, whatever it’s made of, is coming up with the design. That’s why it’s a lot easier if you try to copy or recreate the design of an existing table, perhaps one that’s simply unreasonably expensive and has a simple-enough look. We know this is possible and that the results can be great. Check out morelikehome to see for yourself.

If you’ve already decided that you’re going to build your own wood coffee table, you could take this opportunity to use reclaimed wood boards in your project. This way your new coffee table will have a history and a story to tell. You can find a detailed tutorial showing you how such a table could look like and how to put it all together on instructables.

If you want your wood coffee table to look chic and modern, there’s an easy way to make that happen. All you have to do is give it hairpin legs. Another option could be to integrate a geometric pattern in its design. It’s easier than you think. One project which describes this very set of characteristics can be found on diyhuntress.

Since we’re talking about DIY wood coffee table we should also mention the option of turning a pallet into such a furniture piece. The transformation is fairly easy and there are numerous ways in which you can customize your creation. For example, you can paint the table, install casters or decorate its top. As far as the actual structural transformation is concerned, you can find all the details on papernstitchblog.

You can make a wood coffee table suit any style. For example, you could make an industrial-looking table entirely out of wood and use different types of stain to make the base look like metal. This design is in fact one of the simplest ones yet. You could easily get it done without prior DIY knowledge if you just follow the instructions on littleglassjar.

Plywood is very versatile as well and can be used to make simple and stylish coffee tables like the one featured on themerrythought. The hardest part here would have to be cutting that perfectly circular tabletop. The base is super easy to put together. If you want to you can stain or paint the table so it matches your living room decor.

This is one of our favorite wood coffee tables. We like its simple, blocky design and the fact that you can make something just as beautiful yourself using pallet wood. It’s a fairly simple craft and the instructions can be found on diycandy. You can customize the measurements if you want to. Just make sure everything its before you start assembling the pieces.

Wood coffee tables come in all shapes and styles and some of the design ideas we mentioned can be combined to create something special and matching you own style. For example, you could make a pallet table with hairpin legs. All you’d need is a pallet, four hairpin legs and some basic tools.

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Create a Theme Christmas Tree to Celebrate Your Family

Whether you have one Christmas tree or multiples — it’s a trend — themed trees have become popular as a way to express love for a color, hobby or other passion. Creating a theme tree is easy and it doesn’t have to be done all at once. It’s also an ideal place to put DIY and upcycling ideas to work. Check out these tips for creating a theme Christmas tree.

Build the Collection Over Time

Love is an easy theme for using red.
Love is an easy theme for using red.

While getting all the ornaments needed in one fell swoop is easy and great for instant gratification, it can be costly. It can be more fun to purchase some ornaments and then scout out and collect the thematic elements for the tree over time. Love is a natural theme for the holiday season because essentially, it celebrates the love of family and those we hold dear. Red, the quintessential holiday color, is a perfect for a love-themed tree and the elements to build the theme. Heart-shaped ornaments of all kinds are available and can be combined with graphic ornaments and ribbons. That said, the heart shape is an easy one to create so it’s rather simple to make some DIY ornaments to round out the decor. This particular tree is done by Wit’s End Giftique.

Start Small

Planning a smaller themed tree is a good way to start building a themed collection of ornaments.
Planning a smaller themed tree is a good way to start building a themed collection of ornaments.

For those who want to have multiple trees, it’s easy to start with a small one fitting your theme. Then, build the collection over time, increasing the size of the tree as you go. No matter the size of the tree, start with a core collection of themed ornaments and decorate the tree, filling in with generic elements that fit the color theme. This way, it’s possible to keep the main Christmas tree and at the same time build a theme collection,  displaying it in another room on a smaller tree. The tree above has a musical theme and includes instruments, juke boxes and treble clefs, but it’s also important to note that it also incorporates some generic holiday ornaments for variety.

Stick to the Theme

Stick to a defined color palette on a theme Christmas tree.
Stick to a defined color palette on a theme Christmas tree.

Theme trees make the most impact when they stick to the main plan. The idea won’t come across successfully if the theme elements are mixed with random other ornaments that don’t fit the general theme. Any generic ornaments to be included on the tree should be coordinated at least by color. The tree above is decorated for a baby’s first Christmas and includes suns, moons, stars, birds and teddy bears in addition to the specific pieces like booties, bottles and babies. It would be easy to add plain glass balls or ribbon on this tree by sticking to the gentle color scheme.

Highlight Multiple Hobbies

Highlighting family hobbies and passions is ideal.
Highlighting family hobbies and passions is ideal.

Sometimes it can be challenging to find enough attractive elements to illustrate a theme that concerns a hobby or interest. If so, consider using multiple hobbies, either of your own or combined with others in the household. This amply decorated tree includes ornaments that have to do with fishing, gambling, video gaming and a variety of outdoor sports. This kind of theme can engage everyone in the family and makes it interesting for guests to examine all the different ornaments.

Mix appropriate generic ornaments with themed pieces.
Mix appropriate generic ornaments with themed pieces.

This tree is less about hobbies than it is the holiday itself. By using a variety of Santa and snowman ornaments along with retro baking and cooking decorations, it makes a tree that highlights the activities of celebrating Christmas like baking cookies and preparing the holiday meal.

Try a Tree of a Different Color

Vividly colored trees make good bases for theme projects.
Vividly colored trees make good bases for theme projects.

Ever since the 1960s when white or silver tinsel trees became popular, colors other than green have been options for a Christmas tree. While they may take a little searching to locate, colored trees can add dimension to a theme tree and will definitely make it stand out. Here, a frosty blue tree is used as the base for a theme to delight lovers of everything sweet. Poufy blue bows accent a tree filled with cake slices, donuts, cupcakes, ice cream cones and all manner of yummy treats.

Bright pink is a great color for a retro tree.
Bright pink is a great color for a retro tree.

A vivid pink Christmas tree is an ideal choice for an ultra-feminine theme or for a retro theme, such as this one that combined both of those ideas. Ornaments depicting retro items like peace signs, dancers from the 1950’s, roller skates, lipsticks and such create a fun and light-hearted tree that’s sure to stand out.

Make a Tree for the Kids

A theme tree for the children is very popular.
A theme tree for the children is very popular.

Consider making a themed Christmas tree for the kids, such as this one designed for the girls in the household. Ballet dancers, princesses, nutcrackers, candy and snowflake ornaments adorn a tall, slim tree. Another way to create a theme tree is to start with a core collection of specialized ornaments and fill in the rest of the tree with plain glass balls and snowflakes. As the children grow, swap out the specialized ornaments for ones reflecting different interests as they age. By keeping the bulk of the decorations generic and using a limited number of themed ornaments, it’s less expensive to update the themed three.

Focus on Family Activities

Acquiring ornaments and elements during travel is a nice way to build a collection.
Acquiring ornaments and elements during travel is a nice way to build a collection.

As the years go by, there’s nothing better than walking down memory lane by looking at all the ornaments you use on your tree, especially when they commemorate family activities. Make a theme Christmas tree that highlights all the travels or small trips the family has taken. It doesn’t matter whether the ornaments and elements are collected during travels, or are purchased or made afterward. They signify a location or event and will stir up happy memories.

Favorite places like the beach are ideal themes.
Favorite places like the beach are ideal themes.

Or, perhaps the family’s favorite place to be is the beach, so decorating a Christmas tree with all kinds of beach elements is a great option. Here, santas and sailboats hang alongside all sorts of seashells for a happy, beachy tree. The same idea would work for outdoor camping vacations or city sightseeing. Whatever makes the family happy and makes them think of happy times is a great theme for a tree.

A little planning can go a long way in creating a theme Christmas tree, so be sure to do some brainstorming before shopping. Think of things other than purchased ornaments that can reflect the chosen theme, such as actual items used in a hobby that can be hung as is or spray painted in metallics or a theme color. Also, look for cheaper items to fill in space and make the tree appear full. For example, a tree with a baking theme can include inexpensive cookie cutters tied with a red ribbon. The possibilities are endless, so have fun and try creating a theme tree or two for your own home.

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A Modern, Sophisticated, Cozy and 100% Smart Home in Sofia

A 100% smart home infused with high-tech features doesn’t really sound like a very cozy place to be…or does it? Actually, one has nothing to do with the other. Instead of trying to explain the underlying reasons for this affirmation we thought we’d let you find the answers yourself by analyzing a suggestive example. We’ve chosen this gorgeous home from Sofia, Bulgaria. It’s designed by All in Studio LTD and it offers a total of 316 square meters of living space.

A lot of emphasis was placed on the desire to create a comfortable and inviting home and you can best see that in the living room
A lot of emphasis was placed on the desire to create a comfortable and inviting home and you can best see that in the living room
A fireplace creates a very warm and welcoming ambiance and a built-in wall niche offers storage for the firewood
A fireplace creates a very warm and welcoming ambiance and a built-in wall niche offers storage for wood
The interior design takes advantage of the high ceilings and the asymmetrically pitched roof
The interior design takes advantage of the high ceilings and the asymmetrically pitched roof

The house was designed to serve as a welcoming family home and city retreat and is infused with all sorts of cool and inspiring features such as eye-catching light fixtures, a stylish and modern freestanding tub in the master bathroom, parquet on the kitchen doors, stone floors and an absolutely charming girl’s bedroom decor with pendant lamps that cast shadows on the ceiling. This is, as mentioned before, a 100% smart home which means everything can be controlled via smartphone. It’s also one of the most welcoming, comfortable and sophisticated homes we’ve seen.

Special attention was given to all the materials involved in the interior design and decor of the home
Special attention was given to all the materials involved in the interior design and decor of the home
Wood and stone are the primary materials which give spaces a welcoming and comfortable appearance
Wood and stone are the primary materials which give spaces a welcoming and comfortable appearance
All the rooms are infused with modern and soft materials and textures designed to inspire comfort
All the rooms are infused with modern and soft materials and textures designed to inspire comfort
Even the bathrooms look and feel comfortable and welcoming in spite of their simplicity
Even the bathrooms look and feel comfortable and welcoming in spite of their simplicity
The interior design is modern and sophisticated but also very focused on the inhabitants, their lifestyle and preferences
The interior design is modern and sophisticated but also very focused on the inhabitants and their lifestyle
A large walk-in closet features an entire wall of mirrors and this makes it seem larger than it actually is
A large walk-in closet features an entire wall of mirrors and this makes it seem larger than it actually is
Long fabric curtains and a black ceiling give this corner dining area a very intimate and cozy look
Long fabric curtains and a black ceiling give this corner dining area a very intimate and cozy look
Every lighting fixture was carefully chosen for the specific room and decor that it's a part of
Every lighting fixture was carefully chosen for the specific room and decor that it’s a part of
Surprisingly, the dark color scheme doesn't make the room feel small or gloomy and that has a lot to do with the accent lighting
Surprisingly, the dark color scheme doesn’t make the room feel small or gloomy and that has a lot to do with the accent lighting
Long curtains and large mirrors make this bathroom appear large and very comfortable-looking
Long curtains and large mirrors make this bathroom appear large and very comfortable-looking

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How To Choose Furniture for White Bedrooms

While white might seem the most bland color for some, you can’t fault it’s rise in popularity over the last few years. We’ve seen countless white walls while scrolling through our feeds. Many of these walls display a boho style of decor with lots of light and greenery, but that doesn’t mean white is only for boho rooms. White is bright, neutral and provides all the opportunity you’d ever need.

Scandinavian bedroom interior designModern white bedroom platformIKEA Malm Scandinavian BedroomFrench white bedroom interior design

Maybe that’s why it’s such a good color for bedrooms. In a space tailored to help you relax and rejuvenate, white walls provide the perfect color base to build from. Once you’ve painted your bedroom walls, take a look at these eight white bedrooms and the perfect bedroom furniture.

Traditional Bedroom

Decorating a bedroom with white tufted bed

It’s likely in your traditional home that the rest of your house is painted some shade of beige. A white bedroom allows you to keep on track with neutral colors while giving you something that feels a little lighter and fresher.

Textured Woven Rae Upholstered Bed

The traditional bedroom benefits immensely from a tufted headboard. You likely have that tufted look someplace else in your home so it helps to carry the look through. Also, what’s more comfortable when you settle in for the night to lean back against that extra cushion and read before you turn out the light!{found on worldmarket}.

Bringing a dresser for storage

When looking for a traditional dresser, turn away from the dark wood. Those heavy pieces will feel even heavier on the eyes in your white bedroom. A beige dresser with some detailing will be the perfect spot to store your clothes and display your jewelry.

Colorful Blue Nighstand

Resist the urge to buy the traditional bedroom set. A deep colored nightstand is just what your white traditional bedroom needs to give it a little pop among all those neutral shades. And since a nightstand is small, it won’t overwhelm your space.{found on made}.

Bedroom Beige Accent Chair

Yes, we’re back to beige. It is a traditional bedroom after all. If there is room in your bedroom, think long and hard about the accent chair you choose. Some spaces might well accommodate a large tufted chair while others might need a more petite option.

Modern Bedroom

Modern white bedroom platform

A white walled modern bedroom probably doesn’t surprise you. In a space that is so colorless, white is the best option for the walls. Most likely, if you begin there, your furniture will follow with either white, black or gray. Then you can color scheme with pillows as you see fit.

Deep wood bedroom frame color

While the finish on this bed frame looks black, it’s actually a very deep smokey brown. Choosing something with those deep wood tones for your bed frame will set off your white duvet best and give you an immediate focal point in the space.

Black and gold metallic glint dresser

The same principal goes for the dresser. It’s likely that you won’t have many knick knacks to display on top, most modern homes being very minimal in decor, so the space a dresser provides is purely practical. Maybe you’ll get lucky enough to find one with a little metallic glint like the dresser above.

Marble Top nighstand trend

Are you seeing a trend yet? This nightstand specifically meshes with the other dark wood pieces in your white modern bedroom without being so matchy matchy. Plus, that marble top gives you a little texture to play with. Need we say more?

Accent chair with ottoman

Modern styled accent chairs can be easy to find if you know where to look. Pick a chair that is black or gray to create contrast against your white walls. After you choose the color you’re looking for, you can decide if you want something chunkier or more linear.

Boho Bedroom

Beautiful white boho bedroom interior design

We mentioned boho bedrooms above so obviously we have to include the style. These bedrooms focus on texture and plants so it makes sense to paint the walls white. When you have this blank slate, you can top it with all the texture you can find and that’s where your eyes will go instead of the color on the walls.{found on theeverygirl}.

Boho bedroom with carved headboard

Isn’t this carved headboard beautiful? Those honeyed wood tones will probably match the other pieces in your boho home and that patterned headboards provides a beautiful feast for the eyes each time you enter your white boho bedroom.

If there was ever a place where you were most likely to find a caned wardrobe, it’s a boho bedroom. This light colored piece is the perfect substitute for a dresser and provides a different texture as well, perfectly fitting into the boho vibes.

Along with all those wood tones, it’s helpful to add some glitz to spice things up. A simple gilded nightstand is the perfect way to add that metallic piece on the downlow. Who wouldn’t enjoy displaying their current reads on this beauty?

A hanging accent chair? Why not? They aren’t just for kids! This hanging jute swing would make the perfect accent chair in a boho bedroom, leaving more floor space for your precious plants. Just through a bright pillow in it and you’re done.{found on worldmarket}.

Scandinavian Bedroom

Scandinavian bedrooms are seemingly a blend of modern and boho bedrooms. They’re very simplistic but they pack a punch with all their texture and warmth. And most of them have… you guessed it… white walls. So while you’re stocking up on knotty baskets and soft sheepskins, here’s the furniture for the Scandinavian bedroom.{found on myscandinavianhome}.

Nothing fancy is required for a Scandinavian bed. In fact, if your mattress isn’t directly on the floor, the more basic the better. A light wood platform bed is perfect for bringing some warmth to your white bedroom and setting the tone for the rest of your space.{found on ikea}.

White dressers come in all shapes and sizes but, like the bed, seek the simple one. Straight lines, basic hardware, no frills or details. It will do the job and you can control how much you style out the top instead of the dresser speaking for itself.{found on crateandbarrel}.

Same goes for your Scandinavian bedroom’s nightstand. Plain, white, simple, that’s all you need. Choosing a smaller one like the nightstand above will help you keep the top uncluttered and give you more floor space.{found on IKEA}.

When there is an opportunity for faux fur in the Scandinavian bedroom, you take hold with both hands. This fur covered accent chair is just the piece you want sitting in the corner by your basket of chunky throw blankets. It’s neutral and inviting, capturing the Scandinavian style in one piece.

French Bedroom

French decor is always so lovely in any bedroom. If you lean towards the glamour french style, white walls will make your pieces stand out and if you prefer french country, the white walls will anchor that fresh light look. Either way, white is the way to go.

Sometimes that big beautiful velvet tufted bed would fit perfectly into your French bedroom but not into your budget. Opt for a lovely white bed frame with a little distressing to give it that delicate storied feel.

One of the best things about distressed furniture is that you can sometimes create the look yourself. A white distressed dresser will blend perfectly with your bed frame so while it’s possible to buy one, you should consider using an antique.

While much of the bedroom furniture is square, how lovely would this round nightstand be in your white french bedroom? It adds to the softness and luxury of the style, exhibiting that roughness around the edges.{found on potterybarn}.

With white walls and white furniture, it’s important to add a little pattern to your french bedroom. Enter the accent chair. Ticking stripes are the perfect pattern for french country styles or you can go with roses on the glamorous side.

Farmhouse Bedroom

The white farmhouse bedroom is the perfect blend of wood furniture, chunky knits and pastel shades. With so much to combine, white walls make it simple to achieve. While you’re shopping for the perfect farmhouse bedroom furniture, consider these pieces that are practically made for white walls.

Many farmhouse bedrooms are small, making foodboards impractical on your bed. This rattan headboard is a lovely piece for the farmhouse bedroom, bringing interest to your space in a simple way.

Any wood furniture in your farmhouse bedroom should take its cue from the rest of your home. If a gray washed wood is your style, that’s what your bedroom pieces should be. We think this dresser is the perfect in between shade with simple classic lines to blend seamlessly into your farmhouse decor.

Farmhouse nightstands are a dime a dozen because almost any style fits. But if you want something truly unique, get out to your local thrift store and choose a vintage nightstand instead of store bought.{found on serenaandlily}.

Many fabric farmhouse pieces rely on textures like cotton and linen. For your farmhouse bedroom’s accent chair, choose a chair that is slipcovered… or at least looks that way. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just textured and comfy.

Eclectic Bedroom

Similar to the boho bedroom, eclectic bedrooms can also benefit greatly from white walls. In a space that is full of color and life, white walls provide a canvas to inspire and display. So when you start filling your eclectic bedroom with all kind of fun pieces, you don’t have to worry about clashing.{found on sfgirlbybay}.

Yes, it’s another rattan bed however this one is quite different. A real eye catcher among the myriad of colors and textures. So no matter how bright your bedspread is, you’ll always see that headboard first.

When the dresser surface is filled with colorful jewelry and perfume bottles, it’s nice to give your eyes a break in the same area. Exactly what this rattan dresser achieves. With its white glossy drawers, it creates the perfect neutral balance in your high intensity bedroom.

As the dresser exhibits, a bit of texture beside the bed wouldn’t go amiss either. This nightstand with it’s fun woven drawer gives you an interesting yet neutral base for your colorful eclectic lamp and your stack of books.

When all your other pieces are neutral, it’s time to have some fun with your eclectic bedroom’s accent chair. Pink is such a lovely shade to add to any bedroom and this chair would be a nice place to sit and relax at the end of a long day.

Kids Bedroom

Did you know how fun your child’s bedroom can be when you paint it white? Suddenly you have all the opportunity for bright cheerful furniture that will take the cake. Because every child deserves to be excited about their bedroom space.

How fun is this teal Jenny Lind bed? She will stand out beautifully against those white walls and set the flavor for the rest of your child’s bedroom. Not to mention all the cotton candy filled dreams their bound to have sleeping here.

Children’s bedrooms make the perfect spaces to indulge in the whimsical furniture and what could be more whimsical than this floral dresser. Not only will it store clothes and toys, it will be its own piece of art in your child’s bedroom.{found on anthropologie}.

Kids’ nightstands are usually full of things like a lamp, a glass of water, several books and a passel of dinosaurs. With so many treasures to hold, it’s important to choose a nightstand that will withstand the rough and tumble play it’s bound to receive. Drum style nightstands are sturdy and useful for kids’ bedrooms.{found on potterybarnkids}.

Choosing an accent chair for your child’s bedroom is probably based on their age. Infants require a rocking chair for soothing. Young children require something big and comfy for snuggling mommy and reading together. Older children might want something that reflects their independence more. Whatever you need, be sure the fabric is soft and welcoming for whatever child might rest in it.{found on finnishdesignshop}.

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Farmhouse Christmas Decor Ideas Focused Around Simplicity

Christmas is just around the corner so there’s not really that much time left to get everything ready. When you put everything on a list, there’s a lot to be done so it’s best to start a bit earlier and to gradually find new ideas and add to your lovely farmhouse Christmas decor which, by the way, is a wonderful theme. Farmhouse decor in general is cozy and welcoming and the focus on simplicity, natural materials, colors and finishes makes it very approachable.

Let’s start with the obvious, the centerpiece, the focal point of the whole Christmas home decor: the tree. You can expect a farmhouse Christmas tree to be decorated with simple ornaments made of wood or with globes made of rope. Another common way of making this style more prominent is by replacing the usual tree skirt with a more heavy-duty stand/ cover such as the one featured on simplydesigning made out of a galvanized tub.

In the spirit of a cozy farmhouse Christmas decor, focus on natural and simple-looking decorations, preferably made of wood. You could gather a bunch of these and display them on a console table, creating a lovely winter landscape setup.

The best decorations for a farmhouse-style Christmas are the things that you can find in nature, such as greenery, pinecones, twigs and other things. Add some cinnamon sticks too for a lovely Christmassy scent.

Don’t forget to decorate the mantel. Perhaps you’d like to make a greenery garland and casually hang it and complement it with things like snowy pinecones, cozy knitted Christmas stockings, some candles and maybe also a lovely wooden sign with a themed message.

You can do a lot of great things with very basic stuff. For example, fill a bucket with a few big tree branches or thin trunks, some greenery and a string of battery-operated lights. You can display it at the entryway or in a room corner. Find more charming ideas such as the ones we just showed you on christmasadventures.

There’s plenty to plan for the Christmas dinner too. In the spirit of a farmhouse decor, use wood slice chargers and make a centerpiece using greens and candles. You can skip the tablecloth and runner and just let the lovely wooden table top stand out. You can check out laurenmcbride for more inspiring tablescape tips and ideas.

There’s plenty more you can do to make the dining room look festive apart from decorating the table. you can even put the Christmas tree in here if there’s enough room. You can also hang some Christmas stockings, even if there’s no fireplace in the room. Be inventive and improvise. You can always check out therusticpig if you need more inspiration with your farmhouse Christmas decor.

The porch could use a festive makeover too. How about these lovely wood box planters that hold mini Christmas trees? They sure look charming and they’re just what a porch needs to look more welcoming around Christmas. Find out more about these planter boxes on lizmarieblog.

Fireplaces and mantels have the cozy look that farmhouse Christmas decor needs in order to feel authentic. There’s a lot you can do to turn this particular area into a focal point for the entire home. You can find a bunch of lovely ideas on worthingcourt which include cute pom-pom garlands, mini wreaths, candle luminaries and other such things.

It’s enough a few inherently cozy elements with something Christmassy to get a perfect farmhouse-style decor. For instance, place a few knitted accent pillows next to a mini Christmas tree and you’ll instantly change the ambiance in the room. Find more inspiring ideas like this one on farmhouseonboone.

There’s no need for big and eye-catching decorations to make a home look festive and welcoming. In fact, you’d have better chances with small individual decorations and ornaments because you can mix and match them however you want.

Use a Christmas wreath in a creative way to make a custom display using wood or cardboard letters. For example, you could make a charming NOEL sign. If you’re not particularly font of french terms, perhaps you’d prefer a JOY sign instead.

An easy way to instantly give your Christmas tree a farmhouse or rustic allure is if you put it inside a big wooden planter. You’ll be able to conceal the stand and you’ll no longer need a tree skirt.

You don’t really need an actual functioning fireplace to benefit from the warm and cozy ambiance it’s known to create. A faux fireplace can work just fine. You can decorate the mantel with Christmas stockings and garlands and you can use the gap as a shallow storage nook for neatly stacked wood logs.

Since you’re planning a farmhouse Christmas decor, perhaps you’d like to try something with a bit of Scandinavian inspiration. Focus on a light color theme with plenty of whites and neutrals as well as some wood accent.

The entryway could use your attention too. Make this space look festive and welcoming by casually hanging wreaths and other ornaments on the already existing hooks. A tiny tree could sit in the corner or by the bench, bringing the scent of Christmas into your home.

Wreaths are perhaps the most versatile Christmas decoration of all. A simple green wreath like the one featured on blesserhouse could look beautiful just about anywhere. Hang it on the front door, a window, a wall or use it to decorate your entryway mail station.

It’s amazing how much you can do with greenery, especially when it’s a farmhouse Christmas decor that you have in mind. You can make garlands for the mantel, the front door and the staircase railings and wreaths which you can casually hang pretty much anywhere you want. This foyer featured n blesserhouse is a good source of inspiration in this sense.

Another possible strategy when decorating your home for Christmas is to stay away from all the colorful ornaments and to use a more neutral and simple chromatic palette instead. Sure, you can squeeze a little bit of color in, like this lovely rose gold Christmas wreath ornament from simplycozycharm but for the most part try to keep things neutral.

Apart from all the classy neutrals such as white, beige and gray, a farmhouse Christmas decor also needs an actual accent color, otherwise it risks being boring. Of course, you’ll have a green Christmas tree which will break the monotony but perhaps you’d like to add another less conventional color to the mix. This serene light blue featured on findinglovely seems like an exquisite option.

It’s important to remember to look at the big picture and to focus not just on each individual Christmas decoration but also on the way in which they all interact with each other. This way you can better customize not just the decor but also the ambiance. Find inspiration and ideas on placeofmytaste.

Battery-operated Christmas lights are very versatile and can be used in a lot of awesome ways, not just now but all year round. If you’d like some seasonal farmhouse decor ideas that include the use of Christmas lights, check out craftberrybush.

One of the most inspiring farmhouse Christmas decors ideas we found this year comes from ribbonsandglue. The piece of resistance is a vintage ladder. It’s the perfect support for all these Christmas-themed ornaments.

 

Another awesome idea comes from thriftyandchic. That’s where we first saw this wood clock Christmas advent calendar. Actually it’s not just this decoration that looks charming but the entire setup. There’s something very peaceful and classy about it.

There’s a lot of inspiration to be found on lovegrowswild. Check out these mini Christmas tree centerpieces, the nutcrackers, the candlesticks and especially those wreaths on the wall in the background. It all adds up to a perfect farmhouse dinner table setup and a warm and welcoming overall ambiance.

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A Shipping Container House With A Surprisingly Lightweight Appearance

As more and more architects are embracing the reclaimed shipping container trend, houses such as this one are starting to appear all over the world. This particular residence is the finished product of studio River & Rain. It’s located in Dhaka, Bangladesh and was completed in 2017. The entire project was done using parts from four shipping containers. The result was a three-story residence with a surprisingly lightweight appearance.

The landscaping around the house was kept minimal to allow the building to remain the focal point of the site
The landscaping around the house was kept minimal to allow the building to remain the focal point of the site
In total, four shipping containers have been repurposed and transformed into cozy spaces
In total, four shipping containers have been repurposed and transformed into cozy spaces
The ground floor holds the common and social areas which welcome the views and the outdoors in
The ground floor holds the common and social areas which welcome the views and the outdoors in
The residence has unusually large decks and terraces connected with wood and steel staircases
The residence has unusually large decks and terraces connected with wood and steel staircases
In total, the residence offers 134 square meters of cozy living spaces spread across three floors
In total, the residence offers 134 square meters of cozy living spaces spread across three floors

The residence has a steel frame and an unusual amount of large openings and reflective surfaces which combined give it the lightweight look we just mentioned. The ground floor contains the social areas while the two upper levels house the private spaces. Sets of stairs connects the internal spaces as well as all the decks and terraces spread throughout the floor plan. Overall, the house has an industrialrustic appearance, a big emphasis being placed on the use of reclaimed materials and on the transformation of the shipping containers from cold, austere volumes into a cozy and welcoming home.

The architects emphasized the use of reclaimed materials throughout the interior and exterior design of the house
The architects emphasized the use of reclaimed materials throughout the interior and exterior design of the house
In spite of its robust frame and industrial appearance, the residence looks surprisingly lightweight
In spite of its robust frame and industrial appearance, the residence looks surprisingly lightweight
The two floors house the bedrooms and bathrooms with simple and welcoming interior designs
The two floors house the bedrooms and bathrooms with simple and welcoming interior designs
The bedrooms are connected to open terraces which bring in natural light and panoramic views
The bedrooms are connected to open terraces which bring in natural light and panoramic views
At night the residence has a soft glow and blends in with its surroundings in a seamless manner
At night the residence has a soft glow and blends into its surroundings in a seamless manner
A large yard provides an ample outdoor space for various activities
A large yard provides an ample outdoor space for various activities
A special relationship developed between the house and all the greenery embedded in its design
A special relationship developed between the house and all the greenery embedded in its design
The industrial style is definitely the dominant one but there are also noticeable rustic details spread throughout the design
The industrial style is definitely the dominant one but there are also noticeable rustic details spread throughout the design
Full-height windows and large openings allow an abundance of natural light and the beautiful views to penetrate the rooms
Full-height windows and large openings allow an abundance of natural light and the beautiful views to penetrate the rooms
The views are emphasized in subtle ways through the carefully chosen internal layout of the rooms
The views are emphasized in subtle ways through the carefully chosen internal layout of the rooms
The numerous decks and terraces serve as buffer spaces between the four container volumes
The numerous decks and terraces serve as buffer spaces between the four container volumes
The fact that the exterior of the containers was kept as such is barely noticeable
The fact that the exterior of the containers was kept as such is barely noticeable
This residence was designed to serve as a peaceful and welcoming retreat, away from the city
This residence was designed to serve as a peaceful and welcoming retreat, away from the city
The pergola roof filters the light and maintains an open and lightweight appearance
The pergola roof filters the light and maintains an open and lightweight appearance
The ground floor has a particularly close connection with the outdoors and this is reflected in the floor plan
The ground floor has a particularly close connection with the outdoors and this is reflected in the floor plan
The four shipping containers are connected by a series of open spaces
The four shipping containers are connected by a series of open spaces
The landscape influences the design of the residence in subtle and harmonious ways
The landscape influences the design of the residence in subtle and harmonious ways

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Awesome DIY Christmas Tree Ideas With Non-traditional Designs

Personally I don’t really like the whole Christmas tree madness, at least not the traditional kind. Cutting a whole tree and dressing up just to watch it slowly wither isn’t really my idea of a happy Christmas celebration and I know others feel the same way. Whether you want to save a tree or just to stand out by being original, there are all these cool DIY Christmas tree alternatives that we just can’t wait to explore with you. Let’s get started.

If you’re the eco-friendly type you might enjoy building a unique Christmas tree out of reclaimed materials. You could use reclaimed wood boards for the actual tree template and you can then decorate the tree with all sorts of other items you can find in your workshop, garage or your garden. You can find additional details about this project on funkyjunkinteriors.

The honeycomb Christmas tree featured on studiodiy is very colorful and fun and you can customize it using any color palette you want. The best thing about this sort of Christmas tree alternatives is that they take up zero floor space. You display them onto an empty wall which is super practical as well as a great way to add a focal point to a small room.

If you can find enough driftwood branches you could use them all to build an awesome Christmas tree. Of course you can adjust the size of the tree based on the supplies you have. In any case, we think this is a very cool and original idea. We found it while browsing imgur and you can decorate it in any way you want. We suggest keeping things simple.

Geometric designs are very trendy right now and you can use that as a source of inspiration when creating your unique Christmas tree out of paint chips. The idea comes from we-are-scout. You should glue the paint chips onto a canvas or a sheet of paper so you can easily reposition it and later take it down.

Another very cool idea for a DIY Christmas tree comes from instructables. This time you’re looking at a tree made out of stacked milk crates. You can use green or different-colored crated for the canopy and a brown one for the trunk of the tree.

For the minimalist type, we suggest checking out this washi tape Christmas tree idea featured on brit. All you need for this project is washi tape. You can mix and match different colors and patterns and even create multiple trees with different shapes and sizes.

Book lovers could make a very cool Christmas tree out of books. The books won’t get damaged in the process since all you’ll be doing is to stack them so no worries there. You can carefully decorate your book tree with some string lights and display a star ornament at the top. Just make sure you’re using a sturdy, level surface. You can find more details about this project on verymerryvintagestyle.

As you know, wood pallets are incredibly versatile but you probably didn’t think you could turn one into a Christmas tree, did you? Well, you can and it’s actually a very simple craft. Just take the pallet as it is and paint a Christmas tree on it, as shown on affirmaison. Then decorate your pallet tree with cute ornaments.

This project from fynesdesigns is one of our top favorites this year. These adorable Christmas tree are made out of repurposed kitchen funnels. You need three funnels for each tree in three different sizes (large, medium, small), stack them and decorate them with ribbon. For the smaller tree you can simply use a single funnel.

You already know that you can use fallen branches and driftwood to build a Christmas tree since we showed you how earlier but let’s also check out another technique, an easier one. In this project from laloleblog the twigs and branches are simply stacked, each attached to the wall (we assume with double-sided tape). You might have to cut some of them to obtain the right Christmas tree shape in the end.

Who says a Christmas tree only has to be pretty? Well, nobody does, that’s why we’re showing you this Christmas tree alternative that’s both lovely and practical. It’s actually a shelving unit shaped like a tree. You can use this all year round, not just on Christmas. If you want to find out more about the project, check out ana-white.

Because we love repurposing everyday items and using them to make beautiful, unexpected things, we find this Christmas tree from countrydesignstyle to be pretty awesome. In case you didn’t figure it out by yourself, this tree is made from old spindles. Who knew you can use these things in such a cool and creative way?

As you’re probably suspecting by now, you can make a Christmas tree out of pretty much anything if you put your mind to it. It’s no surprise that we found this tree made out of brown paper on craftsalamode. It actually looks very chic and stylish. We love the way the paper curves and makes the tree like a giant, unusually-shaped flower.

Some things are actually just asking to be turned into a Christmas tree, like a double ladder for example. If you paint it green it’s even better. Either way, you can hang all these Christmas ornaments to actually make it clear that you made a Christmas tree. Check out paisleyandjade for more cool ideas like this one.

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Design Miami 2018 Celebrates Artful Designs for the Home

Some of the best-known designers from across the globe gathered in Miami the first week of December for Design Miami, a celebration of artful design for the home. Running concurrently with the massive Art Basel show, Design Miami is a visual delight in many ways. From the sponsoring brands that create immersive displays to the galleries presenting cutting-edge designs the array of creative works is breathtaking.

Homedit was camped out in Miami for the entire week of events celebrating art and design to bring you the coolest things we could find. We picked 20 of our favorites from Design Miami, but it was a tough choice!

Todd Merrill Studio

The silky dark marquetry of the wings adds an air of mystery.
The silky dark marquetry of the wings adds an air of mystery.

This is the stunning Paillon Cabinet by artist Jean Luc Le Mounier. Curved Butterly wings crafted from black straw marquetry are affixed on a cabinet of golden straw marquetry. Swing them open and it reveals a second set of butterfly-shaped doors, this time a grid of lacy bronze. These also open to reveal two shelves and a hidden compartment, which was common in the early decades of the 1900s. Exacting craftsmanship and the unexpected shape and elements make this a one-of-a-kind rarity.

Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades

The base of this table by Atelier Biagetti is crafted from leather.
The base of this table by Atelier Biagetti is crafted from leather.

Launched in 2012, Objets Nomades is a collection of items that pay homage to the company’s long-standing history of leather design and travel. With pieces unveiled every year, each one is a collaboration with a special designer who creates a work that is his or her interpretation of travel. In also includes Les Petits Nomades, a line of decor objects.

Two distinctive pieces presented this year are the Anemona Table by Atelier Biagetti of Milan and the Ribbon Dance seat by Andre Fu of AFSO, a highly acclaimed Hong Kong design studio. The base of the Anemona table is fashioned from genuine leather that has been finished with a blue lacquer interior. The rippling shape of the base is inspired by the seaside heritage of Italy and the hometowns of the studio principals.

A sinuous leather-covered frame joins these two ample seats.
A sinuous leather-covered frame joins these two ample seats.

The Ribbon Dance is a sinuous double seat that is upholstered in a bold new color and framed by a leather-covered frame that elegantly wraps around both cushions on a single base. The stylish curve creates a silhouette that is immediately appealing. Designed to encourage people to engage in conversation, the seats are connected by the Mobius strip that supports them and creates an enveloping feeling, even though the lines are minimal.

Gallery All

The amazing scales on this cabinet are wood and copper in graduated sizes.
The amazing scales on this cabinet are wood and copper in graduated sizes.

It’s amazing how a piece created in homage to a folkloric monster can be so beautiful. Called the Pankalangu Credenza, the surface is comprised of curved copper and walnut veneer scallops that are exactingly attached to the main structure. The copper is meant to evoke the invisible monster’s body, which became visible only when it was hiding in the bush during a rain. This piece is a collaboration between Trent Jansen and Broached Commissions studio.

Cristina Grajales Gallery

The textural look is "painted" with foam.
The textural look is “painted” with foam.

Unexpected texture and color help make this sofa by Sang Hoon Kim a big draw.  While it might look like a rigid bench, it’s actually made from memory foam which he melts, tints and paints with. Kim’s Pollack-style finish is done over a more rigid interior support. Kim’s family owned a foam manufacturing company where he was exposed to the material and its varied properties. A highly tactile piece, the sofa is a modern and very expressive piece of furniture.

Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Blonde wood makes this a stunning ensemble.
Blonde wood makes this a stunning ensemble.

Stunning and sinuous wood furnishings are frequently exhibited by the Myerscough Gallery and this year’s Design Miami was no exception. This trio of pieces is the Dommus Suite by the Joseph Walsh Studio. Walsh is a designer who crafts his one-of-a-kind pieces in County Cork, Ireland. Made from ash, the bleached finish enhances their ethereal mood. The curving lines are clean yet complex and the tufting of the sofa seat echoes the rounded nature of the silhouette.

Kasmin Gallery

Velvet and lustrous gold create a very luxurious look and feel in this design by Mattia Bonetti.
Velvet and lustrous gold create a very luxurious look and feel in this design by Mattia Bonetti.

The Kasmin Gallery presented works by Mattia Bonetti that had not ever been exhibited before. A stunning velvet chair and ottoman, part of the booth that is a single unified installation, feature frames that were designed as a single line. The squiggling line snakes around the seat in a fluid, elegant fashion. In addition, the shine of the gold is an excellent complement to the rich, textural velvet.

R & Company

Katie Stout's life-size lamps are all about girl power.
Katie Stout’s life-size lamps are all about girl power.

Designer Katie Stout has transformed her very popular lamp figures into near-life-size version floor lamps that are just as colorful and whimsical. The lamps are a tribute to women and their support of one another. With gilded erogenous zones and brightly colored bodies, they are a very diverse group. Need to turn on the light? Twist a nipple.

Etage Projects

Neon bulbs give an artful wall piece a unique look.
Neon bulbs give an artful wall piece a unique look.

Designers Sabine Marcelis and Guillermo Santoma collaborated on pieces for Etage Projects, including this wall light. The mixed materials are highlighted by the neon rods that come through the curved from piece, that somewhat resembles an artist’s palette. Both the designers spent a summer at 13th-century palazzo near the Italian Alps, organized by Étage Projects founder Maria Foerlev. Whether or not the result of the summer was this cutting-edge design, it is a magnificent mixed-media light.

Functional Art Gallery

Plastic may be ubiquitous now but this artist thinks it will be extinct.
Plastic may be ubiquitous now but this artist thinks it will be extinct.

Plastic is the material of choice for Theophile Blandet because he believes that this material, as we know it today, will cease to exist in the future because of environmental considerations. Blandet creates pieces that celebrate its future status as a rare material. Known for his work in digital mining and oil painting, he uses different types of plastic to achieve the textures and opacities in each piece.

Melding the concepts of an office and fashion design creates a range of unexpected pieces.
Melding the concepts of an office and fashion design creates a range of unexpected pieces.

Harry Nuriev’s exhibition is called The Office, which expresses connected ideas between fashion, design, and art. Inspired by the Balenciaga SS19 fashion show and the small windowless office in Russia where he worked as an intern, Nuriev dreamed up his imaginary world. Each piece of office furniture has been transformed into a work of art and represents something: For example, this Balenciaga chair is meant to represent creativity and a place to spend time, sometimes miserably.

Hostler Burrows

Contrasting wood on this super large table make it very distinctive.
Contrasting wood on this super large table make it very distinctive.

Physically massive yet not imposing, the Gaya table by Israeli architect and designer Gal Gaon celebrates the beauty of wood. The position of the grain and the colors in this custom piece emphasize the differences in the materials. Gaon’s work is a little edgy but still exudes a warmth not always found in modern pieces of such a large scale. He designs and creates all his works in Israel.

Jason Jaques Gallery

The mix of rococo elements and the trippy central design come together in a marvelous porcelain work.
The mix of rococo elements and the trippy central design come together in a marvelous porcelain work.

A bit rococo, a bit gothic, works by Japanese Katsuto Aoki stun with their intricacy and sedate color palette of blue and white. Aoki is known for works like this Trolldom Oracle II, crafted from glazed porcelain. The relief style of the frame is a three-dimensional echo of the intricate image in the center of this larger piece, which is about 18 x 24 inches. Her subjects for the trippy pieces are mainly include parts of animals and skulls.

John Keith Russell

The simple beauty of Shaker style boxes will endure for ages.
The simple beauty of Shaker style boxes will endure for ages.

At the vintage end of the spectrum, John Keith Russell antiques presented impeccable pieces of Shaker design, including these boxes. The gallery, which focuses on items produced in the US before 1860, presents the pieces in original condition. The original minimalists, Shakers believed in well-made pieces that were simple, functional and honest. Shaker style designs have endured thanks to these principles and take on special meaning in today’s world of trends and belongings that are disposed of quickly.

Mameluca

This credenza can adapt to the needs and whims of the owner.
This credenza can adapt to the needs and whims of the owner.

One of the intriguing pieces in the Mameluca studio booth was this Symbiotic Sideboard. Made from cedar and stainless steel, each wood piece can be shifted to adjust its position. Changing the wooden posts allows the table to adapt to various needs and desires.  In fact, the wood pieces can be removed from one slot and inserted in another. The sideboard can be a simple, rectangular piece for functional purposes, an artful arrangement of jaggedly arranged pieces, or a solid facade of wood.

Moderne Gallery

A triangular corner cabinet is a flat-fronted optical illusion.
A triangular corner cabinet is a flat-fronted optical illusion.

A trompe l’oeil cabinet by John Cederquist drew our attention because of its visual trickery. While the piece appears to be fully three dimensional, it is triangular and the facade is completely flat. The Cajon de los Muertos Cabinet is made from Baltic birch plywood, wood veneers, epoxy resin inlay, and lithographic Ink. The cabinet is a definite conversation starter not just for the optical illusion, but its design as a ragtag pile of old crates.

Southern Guild

Hefer's nests celebrate the indigeous materials of Africa.
Hefer’s nests celebrate the indigeous materials of Africa.

It wouldn’t be Design Miami without a piece from South African artist Porky Hefer. Known for his hanging nest seats, many of animal shapes, Hefer always presents eye-catching designs. This is one of Hefer’s two Mud Dauber Sleeping Pods, made from kooboo cane and leather, both local materials. All of his works make you want to crawl inside and snooze away.

R and Company

Multiple beveled and angled mirror panels create an endless design inside.
Multiple beveled and angled mirror panels create an endless design inside.

This stunning cabinet not only has a faceted, mirrored front, but also a multi-dimensional interior. Inside the cabinet, more beveled mirror panels create a never-ending landscape of angles and shine. While it is a storage cabinet, we’d be tempted to leave it open all the time just to gaze inside!

Side Gallery

The furry fest is an exploration of materials and their limitations.
The furry fest is an exploration of materials and their limitations.

Spanish designer Guillermo Santoma’s creation is an exploration of materials and their limitations. He uses sheepskins, furs and glass to “deconstruct the fixed images of design. The all-white layout is more of an ethereal roomscape that literally begs you to come and luxuriate in the plush material.

Vintage or modern, the works found at Design Miami were definitely distinctive — whether they were more an artistic expression or functional item. The entire show is a glimpse into the best of creativity on a global scale, celebrating life and all the things that can make a home beautiful.

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Modern Family Home Reflects Its Owners’ Strong Passion For Art And Design

A family of five with a passion for art and design moved in 2016 into an amazing house built specifically to their liking. It was a project done by Padovani Arquitetos Associados. The house is located in Brazil and is the very definition of contemporary design. It has a minimalist appearance inside and out, featuring clean, straight lines and a light and fresh look which takes advantage of the natural light and immediate surroundings in a very expressive manner.

Concrete, glass and wood are the main materials used throughout the house
Concrete, glass and wood are the main materials used throughout the house
The house is organized into two main volumes, a private one and a leisure and service area
The house is organized into two main volumes, a private one and a leisure and service area
Sliding wood panels and glass doors create barriers between the indoor and the outdoor spaces
Sliding wood panels and glass doors create barriers between the indoor and the outdoor spaces
The kitchen window is small compared to the others but the space compensates for that with a skylight
The kitchen window is small compared to the others but the space compensates for that with a skylight

The main challenge for the architects was to create a design which is practical, family-friendly and which also reflects the owners’ passion for art and contemporary design in general. The balanced was achieved through a carefully selected array of materials, finishes, forms and colors. Large windows and full glass walls bring the outdoors in and at the same time expose the interior design, revealing certain key features such as the sculptural concrete and metal staircase.

The staircase connecting the two floors is positioned on the outer edge, parallel to a huge glass wall
The staircase connecting the two floors is positioned on the outer edge, parallel to a huge glass wall
The full glass walk-in shower keeps the bathroom looking open and spacious while the windows high on the wall maintain privacy
The full glass walk-in shower keeps the bathroom looking open and spacious while the windows high on the wall maintain the privacy
The rear side of the house is open towards an infinity edge swimming pool framed by a sleek patio
The rear side of the house is open towards an infinity edge swimming pool framed by a sleek patio
The front of the house is open towards a manicured lawn with a palm tree
The front of the house is open towards a manicured garden with a palm tree
The living area is infused with colorful contemporary art pieces and eye-catching sculptures
The living area is infused with colorful contemporary art pieces and eye-catching sculptures
The metal staircase is attached to a reinforced concrete structure and completely exposed to the exterior through a glass wall
The metal staircase is attached to a reinforced concrete structure and completely exposed to the exterior through a glass wall

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Luxury Hotel in Milan Gets a Design Refresh With Top Italian Design Brands

Quietly luxurious and uber elegant, the Baglioni Hotel Carlton is just steps off of one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets in Milan. The hotel has always been an exclusive retreat for discerning guests, but now it also boasts interiors designed by Italy’s Jumbo Group featuring collections from Jumbo and Gianfranco Ferre Home.

The entrance is a quiet refuge in a bustling area of Milan.
The entrance is a quiet refuge in a bustling area of Milan.

For luxury fans, the Jumbo Collection and Ferre names are synonymous with superior refinement and unparalleled quality. Now, guests at the Baglioni can enjoy this special luxury. The project reinterpreted the rooms of the “Montenapoleone Terrace Suite,” which is the hotel’s most exclusive accommodation, using furnishings from the Jumbo Collection. It also re-imagined the Caffé Baglioni with designs from Gianfranco Ferre Home. Both areas were designed by Jumbo Group Creative Director Livio Ballabio. Founded in 1985, the Jumbo Collection is wholly designed and produced in Italy and is widely known for its elegant furnishings done in a classic style with quality craftsmanship.

Connected by a pedestrian walkway to the famous Via della Spiga, the Baglioni Hotel Carlton offers rooms and suites that have amazing private terraces, ideal for enjoying the view of the city. Among the public areas of the hotel is the Caffè Baglioni, known for its authentic Milanese Aperitivo. The cafe got a very elegant Milanese-style upgrade with Gianfranco Ferré Home collection furnishings.

Ferre's Kaliope Suspension Lights hang along the coffered ceiling.
Ferre’s Kaliope Suspension Lights hang along the coffered ceiling.

Throughout the space, lighting is in the style of the 1950s and the refined accessories and furniture enhance the grand area. The armchairs are a “Baglioni special edition,” featuring a silhouette that envelopes the person in the seat. The lines and contours of the seat are highlighted with the fabrics chosen both for the floral chairs and the blue-gray chairs that mix textiles with Italian leather.

Custom tables are drafted from chords that create the illusion of a refined grosgrain finish, a technique repeated for the wallcoverings. Grey intermingled with “air force” blue shades created a distinctive hue that pairs well with the overall gray and black color palette in the cafe. The colors give Caffè Baglioni a masculine feeling, somewhat reminiscent of a classic cigar room from the 1950s.

Custom pieces mixed with items from the collection make a unique, elegant interior.
Custom pieces mixed with items from the collection make a unique, elegant interior.

Designers placed Ferre’s two-part Psycho Bookcase at the center of the space. It’s an imposing piece that has an Asian-inspired sculptural design consisting of two symmetrical pieces. Visually, the case creates a divider in the space, with its size magnified by the placement on both wides of a wide pillar.

Shades of gray with a touch of muted floral still portray a masculine vibe.
Shades of gray with a touch of muted floral still portray a masculine vibe.

The style of the cafe is said to reflect the “true essence of Milan lifestyle,” which is one that is expressed with culture and refined taste but in a contemporary style. The new look for the space was launched during Milan’s Fall Design Week 2018. In honor of the new partnership, the hotel created a special, inspired by the designer, called the Ferrè Martini. The beverage is a sophisticated concoction of St-Germain, Marconi Gin, Cointreau and lime, served to welcome guests who are staying in the new Montenapoleone Terrace Suite.

Textural fabric and leather chairs are highlighted by the brass base.
Textural fabric and leather chairs are highlighted by the brass base.
Glass table tops reflect the elegant lamps overhead.
Glass table tops reflect the elegant lamps overhead.
The King's Cross sofa has classic Chesterfield tufting.
The King’s Cross sofa has classic Chesterfield tufting.

A luxurious sitting area is included in the public space, which is ideal for relaxing or waiting for a guest. The tufted Chesterfield sofas fit in with the more masculine look of the cafe area and are a classic choice. More modern elements like the black armchairs and square coffee table keep the look fresh and new instead of veering into a more conservative look.

The luxe headboard with folding side panels is distinctive.
The luxe headboard with folding side panels is distinctive.

The jewel in the hotel’s crown is the Montenapoleone Terrace Suite. This fashionable accommodation covers 120 square meters plus 60 square meters of terrace overlooking the Via della Spiga.  The interior is an homage to Italian craftsmanship: The apartment is done in a delicate color palette with shades of beige and olive green, embellished with golden touches. The refined setting was made current with furnishings from the Jumbo Collection, which is a classic line ideal for presenting the highest level concept of luxury in a bright and contemporary way.

Throughout the apartment, refined materials are used to highlight the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship. The variety of elements come together in a bespoke interior that cuts across defining lines, with oriental and French inspirations melded into an eclectic mix. The resulting interior is an entirely new expression classic style. In addition to the furnishings, accessories and touches of special materials include unique styles of marble, such as cloudy onyx, and crystal.

Every material and finish in the room is luxurious.
Every material and finish in the room is luxurious.
Despite the old-world feel, the room includes some modern pieces like this bedside lamp and the fur throw.
Despite the old-world feel, the room includes some modern pieces like this bedside lamp and the fur throw.
A floor lamp has an elegant brass base with leaf details.
A floor lamp has an elegant brass base with leaf details.
A magnificent sitting room is with opulent furniture is part of the suite.
A magnificent sitting room is with opulent furniture is part of the suite.
The Jumbo Collection chairs have wonderful tufted, fan-shaped backs.
The Jumbo Collection chairs have wonderful tufted, fan-shaped backs.
The mossy green shade of fabric on the chairs is handsome and tasteful.
The mossy green shade of fabric on the chairs is handsome and tasteful.
Opulent details can be found on every piece in the room.
Opulent details can be found on every piece in the room.
The dining set features a table with a curved, three "legged" base.
The dining set features a table with a curved, three “legged” base.

The Montenapoleone Terrace Suite also includes a junior suite that is furnished with pieces from Gianfranco Ferré Home. The color palette in this suite includes of beige, brown and bronze. The soft, earthy colors are enhanced with materials that have great tactile sensation such as leather and velvet. The sum total is a serene and delicate space that is eminently comfortable for guests.

The junior suite is more contemporary than the main bedroom suite.
The junior suite is more contemporary than the main bedroom suite.
Neutral colors blend well and create a serene environment.
Neutral colors blend well and create a serene environment.
Small details such as the curve of the console and elegant base on the pouf are immediately noticeable.
Small details such as the curve of the console and elegant base on the pouf are immediately noticeable.
The Ferre brand label can be seen on the pillows.
The Ferre brand label can be seen on the pillows.

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