Color Of the Year
have to be truthful, when I saw the color of the year for 2011,
I was a bit skeptical of its application. But seeing other designers
bravely and skillfulness using it, I started liking it more and
more. Take a look at this creative bank design in Paris. Not only
do the colors of the space bring cheerful feelings to its visitors,
the honeycombed ceiling and surrounding mirrors also create an almost
Disney-like movie set atmosphere in this space.
designers implemented Honeysuckle
color of 2011 year for their carpeting, furniture,
accent walls or light fixtures. To learn more about why this color
was chosen to be a color of 2011 year click HERE.
you have been to some of the trendiest shops and restaurants around
the world, they are all missing sharp corners. Their designs are
usually very rounded and flowing following organic shapes, which
are more natural to us as humans. Windows, doors, frames and lighting
fixtures all have liquid smoothness and feel.
elegant and sophisticated jewelry store Octium is located in Kuwait.
To see more images of the store HERE.
designers take it even further with the flowing shapes which transform
into useful ergonomically design elements.
current trend in retail store design and in architecture: creating
a distinctive contrast of a white background with bright colors
of the product itself and/or small pieces of furniture and distinctive
design elements. Take a look at this new dessert
store. Theurel & Thomas is one of the first patisseries
in Mexico specializing in French macaroons. White was selected
here as a base for creating a contrast with the bright colors
of the macaroons. White in this case has also created a light,
spacious and almost heavenly feeling in the space itself. The
designer was trying to create “an enlightened space with
an exclusivity and elegant atmosphere.”
same "white" trend is being followed by the store Camper
Tokyo. Even the images on the walls have a white background with
the brightly colored products being a main focal point.
To see more images of the Store Camper click HERE
Accent Walls Transformed
am so happy to see that our boring one color accent walls have
become something a bit more interesting and exciting! Different
shades of wallpapers are back and are being used in unexpected
places inside of restaurants, offices or in our homes.
kitchen objects are being utilized to create interesting wall
finishes at coffee shops and restaurants. Take a look at these
cans stacked into the slick-looking steel walls. What a great
imaging is another popular element in contemporary commercial
interior design. The images can be applied by an artist
by hand or printed on any type of a substrate such as vinyl
or canvas and applied to a wall.
remember when Patric Blank took my breath away by applying plants
on a famous Jean Nouvel building in Paris, the Musée
du Quai Branly. No longer are green living walls a novelty!
In fact, you can get your local
installer right here in San Diego to put a live green
wall in your office, restaurant, and any other business or home!
if a Green Wall is too much to handle for you right now, placing
backlit images of greenery will also do a visual trick like in
this office below. Green plants promote health; and even seeing
green plant prints will add some balance in the hectic workday
of an office.
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