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home-store-tour-luxe-home-interiors-part-2

A few weeks ago we had an amazing opportunity to tour through Luxe Home Interiors.  Michelle was our ‘tour guide’ and she has so much information about the incredible brands and collections in their showroom.  As soon as we walked into the store – it was just a home decorator’s dream! So many stunning pieces and so many different looks – it was hard to pick my favourites.  Maddie already posted her favourite 4 pieces and now it’s my turn….

 

1.The Amos Sectional

This was one of the first pieces I noticed. It’s located right at the front of the store. This stunning, streamlined sectional in a mid tone grey not only looks modern and chic but WOW is it ever comfortable! The skinny steel legs give this sectional a lighter look – so you get the comfort of a sectional without that bulky look.  Plus I love that you have a ton of configuration options with this piece – left, right, sofa, chaise, loveseat, apartment sofa etc…there are many options, so if you aren’t looking for a sectional there are still options for you. And of source, you can pick your fabric!

2. The Carrington Chair

So I think this is my favourite piece on the showroom floor – it looks so powerful to me (it reminds me of a man’s suit).  The charcoal grey pinstripe fabric is so crisp and I love neutrals.  The lines of the chair are so clean and it’s very comfortable.  I could see this chair in a study or an office to meet with clients.  But his would also be great in a living room.  The fabric is just incredible and you can feel the quality. This is such a modern yet classic piece.

 

 

3. The Aunt Jane Chair

This has to be THE MOST COMFORTABLE CHAIR I have ever sat in! This chair is perfect for smaller spaces and it also proves that you don’t need a big and bulky chair to be comfy. This chair probably wouldn’t grab your attention on the showroom floor but do not pass on it! You will sit in the chair and never want to get up again! Like all of the upholstered pieces you can choose your fabric and really put your style into this chair. If you don’t have a huge space to furnish, this piece is perfect – it is a lean chair but offers the comfort of a big fluffy chair.

 

 

4. The ‘Live Edge’ Dinec Dining Table

Another show stopping piece in this store and you can’t miss it as you walk in! This table is a great blend of modern and rustic. And you can customize as you like…This table is simple but so incredibly beautiful! This table will work with so many different chairs and so many different decor styles –

 

 

This store is so impressive and there is something for everyone…You need to swing by and take a look at the showroom and meet the incredible staff – It was really hard to narrow my favourites down to these 4 pieces… If you are in the market for some new furniture, be sure to stop by Luxe Home Interiors…

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what-is-mid-century-modern-design

We hear this term a lot and especially lately – but what is mid century modern design?

It is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

So why are we seeing it more and more these days? Well some may say that popular culture has made an impact.  Popular TV shows like ‘Mad Men’ has really helped bring this era of home design, decor and fashion in the spot light again.

Why is it so appreciated?

Mid century modern’s emphasis on pared-down forms, contemporary patterns, natural materials and a seamless flow between indoors and out create a mix functional comfort and chic style. The look bridges the organic and the man-made, with one foot in the natural world and the other in brave new territory that still has the power to surprise us today. Clients are really like the ‘throwback’ feel and blending it with more current and organic styles. We love how all of these images look current and not like they are trapped in a time warp.

So what mid century modern decor elements are we seeing a lot of now?

And how can I bring some of this ‘mid century modern’ style into my space?

When it comes to style be unique.

We always recommend bringing in pieces you love – if you love it, you will make it work. Never feel like you have to fully commit to one style and one style of decor only.  You can easily bring in mid century modern elements into your space without a total overhaul of what you already have.  Any time you start to mix styles, it’s a good idea have a few elements of that style so that the overall look is cohesive and not random.

Definitely lighting.

Mid century modern lighting is huge right now.  It’s a great way to make a statement.  Mid century modern lighting has a great sculptural element as well. This dining room with mid century modern lighting (and dining furniture) still looks current.  The organic wood beams add character and some texture and offer great contrast with the brass finish light and accents.  But the textured wall paper accent wall with oversized mirror makes this dining room big and bright – giving it a new and fresh look!

 

How can we keep this vintage light fixture look current?

Think about placement!  Try adding a mid century modern light fixture in an unexpected room like a bedroom for instance. the mid century modern lighting in this room makes a bold statement and paired with a sideboard from the same era keeps a common thread in the room. The comeback of gold is also a nod to the mid century modern trend.  We are seeing gold in lighting but also decorative accents.

 

Mid century modern furniture classics are also very popular – dining chairs, armchairs, coffee table, bookcases and more are all being mixed into rooms of all styles. This living room corner below has a mid century modern bookcase and chair but the black and white clean contemporary styling and accessories makes this room look cool and current.

Colour was something that was popular during that era – rugs, tile, art, wallpaper and more….add some pops of colour and some great combinations of colour. You will also notice this was an era that wasn’t afraid of mixing patterns and colour and texture!

We are also seeing a resurgence of the shapes from this mid century modern era. shapes play a big role in this design period – take a look at the geometric patterns in fabric and art.  We are definitely seeing this trend in current day.

If none of these suggestions work for you – here’s what we suggest: have fun with your decor and don’t be afraid to take a risk!

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