Nowadays, time has no longer the same length and has no longer the same coordinates. The term old, no longer exists. Everything is brought up to the present and here we are, surrounded by everything that has accompanied us so far, breathing a new beginning.
Chairs, armchairs and sofas take new positions within space and change it, refresh it and point out corners of interiors and lateral perspectives.
They have the same structures that made them famous long time ago , but with a twist. The language is unlimited, the mix matches various and the effect is a complete renewal.
Wood structures, thin legs and high backrests change cloth and dare for more. Even resting conservative is a creative attitude that , underlined by fine crafted details can create a “wow” effect.
When it comes to standing out, there is a whole patternology to try. Weather we speak about the most loved stripes , the trendy chevron or the romantic flower prints, materials bend their spine on almost any shape.
A little long gone is the taste for lacing. It’s been transformed in fine stitches, almost invisible to the eye. A well done craftsman knows how to have fun with the materials without showing the assemblage secrets.
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Understood, no more lacing , but welcome staples. They used to be a secondary character of the upholstery story. Now, they lead the way. They are the accent that changes, that gives vibe and shines in all its colors.
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And, what would be life without pillows! They had long had a strong relationship in the style alchemy. There, where upholstery gets to be bothering, the daring pillows get into the play and reestablish the equilibrium.
Full of style and really playful, the patchwork takes advantage of every part of the material, creating a whole that is not affraid to express itself. Let us bring joy in our houses, the patchwork is trendy and comes back with refreshed forces.
The old mixes with the new and everything is just a matter of proportion , style and good taste, try and you shall see!
The “happy home” could be something different for each of us, hard to define exactly and maybe quite personal, a consequence of what we need in order to reach the ecstatic mood. My view that I wish to share is the one of a romantic house, one with an atmosphere of coziness and playfulness, less sophisticated and fresh. Even if it is an attempt that can be too daring and therefore too evasive and incomplete, there are some questions to which the happy home should be able to respond. No rules, just alternatives that, generally speaking, look and feel really well.
The happy home has joyful and pretty interiors, mixing styles and elements without overdoing it, interiors that breathe optimism and give an overall good feeling.
1. Happiness is creativity
This is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of happiness. The Happy home should be a space for freedom and creativity. It can’t be boring and sharp, predictable or prefab. It should be created step by step and it should gather details that underline the personality of the owner. That means that you have to let your passions and likes be part of your home. Put into light whatever you want to see often around you. Let your passions speak for you in every corner of your home.
2. Happiness is fun
Don’t take everything that seriously as to judge every detail and forget about the perfect mood it gives you. Be eclectic minded and never say never. Switch, gather, reposition furniture and rotate upside-down everything that is well hanged. A happy home should have a versatile spirit and change look from time to time. It should grow from the inside continuously.
3. Happiness is comfortable
Happiness is a state of comfort. It’s that moment when nothing bothers you. You have just everything you need and you don’t need more. It’s the place you can go to have a seat and just enjoy. A home is a place to stay. Comfort is when everything falls into place.
4. Happiness is colorful
This is maybe the only statement that I would define as a rule. Put some color in it. Color is vibration, it gives energy and power and sometimes even light. Because color has light. Color and grayscale walk hand in hand. Monochromes or various tones , color islands and local accents, geometric prints and crossroads of various shades drag your eye and enrich its journey through its way.
5. Happiness is relaxed
Indoor happiness isn’t posh. Its luxury is to be found in shape ,but also in a leisure state of mind. It’s not heavy decorated and heavy charged with all sorts of needless beauties. It’s not clouded or crowded. The general atmosphere is that nothing is or gets pressing or tight. With a natural look, not too much make up and a “let go” attitude, you’re house can get happy anytime.
6. Happiness is light
If you let there be color, let there be light also. Happiness is sun oriented and your happy homey nest also. Avoid north orientation for the rooms in which you spend most of your time. North is dark and east receives light all day long. Of course, natural light is never enough, so you have to add also all kinds of lamps to animate your happiness. When choosing, get it local and warm. Central hanging lamps are too distant and can’t be responsible for atmosphere.
7. Happiness is having a wide living space
Break as much walls as you can and take advantage of open spaces. Keeping calm is always a matter of space. Give yourself and your home all the space that you need to breath and live.
Source: Lonny Magazine May June 2011 Photography by Patrick Cline Interior Design by Lisa Sherry
8. Happiness is having enough storage spaces
There are things that you wish to see around you, and much more of them you wish to have out of sight. For the so called “visual comfort”, you ought to have enough hidden places to hide things.
9. Happiness is having “that something” – the personal touch
And this is definitely an open chapter. Happy now?