So now, we went beyond the ethnic trend. Designers are taking the ethnic wave to the next level by transforming the objects and yet keeping their soul and the humanity of their origin. Here is the work from Gypsy Maturin, that uses vintage Turkish kilim and adorned them with simple and powerful graphics.
The other useless yet fabulous location for a day bed is the living room. It then become a rather uncomfortable sofa with no back but that allows the eye to look right through to see a view or some art. It allows the room to expend to the space beyond, yet give extra seating. In those example, there is the famous Barcelona day bed and the Jacques Adnet bed (see previous post)
A furniture that is perfectly useless yet fabulous in every room, the day bed can be just really uncomfortable, to throw your clothe on, or the perfect reading chair, a moment of intimacy in one's own bedroom. Like the second bed, with a reading lamp and, in my case, a laptop...
When furnishing a country house, I try to keep it casual, whimsical and inviting. I believe one can take some risk in a vacation place, with color (see bellow mustard and purple together), with lighting, art or accessories. At the same time those images show an uncluttered, minimal treatment of the space that allows for a lot of guest and an intimate family life in the same room.
|Marie Claire Maison|