Capture the romance of the 1920s and 1930s art nouveau and art deco imagery with historic antique-style furniture and accessories. Create a look that will leave you wistfully imagining times past, while enjoying the comforts of contemporary life.
Start with a traditional leather antique upholstered bed from American Drew. The Jessica McClintock Couture Leather Low Profile Bed shown below is an excellent example of how traditional design and contemporary craftsmanship come together to offer the best of both worlds.
Add the unmistakable flair of a Tiffany ceiling lamp over an equally lively art deco print. Finish with an old-fashioned 1930’s style cathedral radio from Crosley Radio.
- Quoizel Kami Tiffany Style Ceiling Light - Lamps Plus
- Tabletop Cathedral Radio CD Player - Crosley Radio
- Art Deco Elegance Print - AllPosters.co.uk
- Jessica McClintock Couture Leather Low Profile Bed - American Drew
Fans of Mid-Century Modern style know the look was established in the 1950s (the mid 20th century) using distinctive rounded lines, bold colors, dramatic geometric patterns and atomic imagery. Mid-Century Modern design was found in architecture, fashion, décor and household accessories. If you love the fashion from Mad Men, look more closely at the furniture and interior design used to create the authentic setting the show is so well known for.
The primary challenge in creating a 1950s or 1960s-era room in your home today is finding vintage furniture in good condition, ideally at affordable prices. Fortunately there are a few names in new retro-style Mid-Century Modern home furnishings that make this look more accessible for everyone.
Global Furniture USA
Charles Leather Living Room Set in Beige & Orange
2. Avenue Six
Avenue Six Yield 41 Inch Wide Swivel Chair in White
Jet Curved Chair Chaise Lounge
Eurostyle Ashby Adjustable Height Bar or Counter Stool in Black/Chrome
5. Zuo Modern
Kettle Desk Phone
Recreate this clever modern living room décor in your own home. Pair the distinctive look of the Zuo Modern Ripple Chair with the Cellular Mirror and Corinthian Vase. This look features the black, white and single color palate (leaf green in this case) which is so popular in contemporary design. Additional depth was accomplished using lighter and darker shades of gray and green.
Add more modern accents from Zuo to create a coordinated ultra modern living room. Ideal for open concept urban apartments or any small studio-size space in which you need a little style to go a long way.
Will you be entertaining at home this holiday season? If you plan to have friends, family, co-workers, or any combination of guests in your home for dinner and drinks over the holidays, consider adding a home bar with bar stools or a pub set to your dining room or living room. Cymax carries a broad selection of quality affordable bar and game room furniture to accommodate your lifestyle and personal taste.
Top 10 Bar & Game Room Picks
1. Folding Bars
Modus Hudson Spirit Cabinet in Coffee Bean
2. Corner Bars
Global Furniture Corner Home Bar Unit in Black and Silver
Hillsdale Classic Large Oak Wrap Around Home Bar
4. Wine Racks
Holly & Martin Monterey Glass Top Wine Table in Painted Black
Lexington Twilight Bay Dalton Bar Stool in Driftwood
Hillsdale Dennery Swivel Bar Stool
Coaster Lathrop 29 Inches Swivel Faux Leather Seat Bar Stool in Black Finish
Hillsdale Dynamic Designs 3 Piece Pub Table Set with Jefferson Stools
Hillsdale Mix-n-Match 3pc Pub Table Set with Hudson Stools
10. Poker Tables
Coaster Mitchell 3-in1- Game Table in Cherry
Create a memorable modern bedroom with a white leather platform bed from Modloft. A white leather modern bed is a particularly striking choice that is surprisingly easy to design around. Add a few cleverly coordinated pieces of bedroom furniture, along with thoughtfully selected décor accents, and you’re on your way to an elegant personal retreat. Take a look at our other white bedroom furniture an modern beds for more inspiration.
If you’re a college or university student who goes home for the summer every year, one of your biggest challenges each fall is finding and furnishing a new apartment or dorm room. Setting up utilities and the basics for furniture is definitely your first priority. But now that the school year is well underway, it’s time to finish furnishing your space with a few final touches.
Top 10 Affordable Accents
Powell Anywhere Lounger in Purple
Lifestyle Solutions Fashion Hardwood San Mateo Futon Frame in Medium Oak
Avenue Six Telephone Table
4. Bar Stools
Winsome 24″ Saddle Stool in Black
South Shore Newbury Collection Mirror
6. TV Stands
Atlantic Inc. Centipede TV Stand with Video Game Storage
Ameriwood Mobile Microwave Cart in White
Ameriwood DHP Delaney Small Square Ottoman in Black
Sauder Office Beginnings Wood Computer Desk in Cinnamon Cherry
10. Poker Tables
Trademark Global Full Size Texas Holdem Felt Folding Poker Table in Green
The Trump International Hotel and Tower recently opened their flagship hotel in Toronto, Canada’s financial district. The hotel is the latest 5+ star hotel to be launched in the Toronto market and the second international location of a Trump Hotel.
The tower is a mix of residential suites and hotel. The building is 60 storeys tall, with the condominiums rising above the hotel. The condominiums are still under construction (as are some areas of the hotel) but they boast an 60% sold rate. It is the tallest residential building in Canada.
Surprisingly, the tower shows no trace of the signature Trump gold. Instead, the color palette is made up of elegant cream and grey, punctuated by black marble and dark wood. The concept is “champagne and caviar” and speaks more to the style of executive vice-president Ivanka Trump than of Donald.
The hotel has 261 rooms and suites, with an average room rate of $350. A 950-square-ft one-bedroom suite goes for about $1000 a night. The room will go for $20,000 a night, a record price for a hotel room in Canada. The hotel also features an 18,000 sq. ft. luxury spa built over 2 levels.
The Presidential Suite will be the largest at a sprawling 4,000 sq. ft. and will be outfitted with furniture from Italian-couture house Fendi. The 30th-floor room includes it’s own soundproofed media room as well as two half baths.
Gorgeous custom-made Dimplex fireplaces are featured in all guest rooms. Other high end features including Nespresso coffee machines, Italian-made linens from Bellino and TVs integrated into the bathroom mirrors.
Not checking into a luxury hotel any time soon? Not to worry. Our selection of Dimplex fireplaces brings the same luxurious look right into your home.
(Hotel Photo Credit: Trump Hotel)
Last week, we discussed the basics of transitional design (if you missed it you can read about it here). But to further illustrate the look, we created an Olioboard that using only Cymax products. Olioboard is a great way to create a virtual furniture board, play with your pieces and ensure that you are creating a cohesive look for your space. Follow us on Olioboard here.
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