The color blue is having a big moment in the world of interior design. From deep shades of indigo to pale icy blues, this is a color for the summer season! Being a color of such versatile shades and effects, blue is the perfect color to exude any feel in your home, whether you’re looking for calm and cozy or romantic and luxurious. We’re here to tell you how easy it is to incorporate any shade of this season’s favored color into any space. Like a glass of fine wine, blue can be full bodied and it works for masculine as well as feminine aesthetics to create luxurious designs in your home.
Calming as well electric, but always stylish, shades of blue mix well together and as a statement color in a room; it blends splendidly. Using blue as your base wall color, there are definitely things you should know to achieve your perfect look. The beauty of using this color is that it can create different effects in rooms depending both on the hue and the complimenting pieces. It works well with other warm and cool colors; burgundies, browns, warm yellows or cool greens. Darker hues of blue such as indigo and midnight blues come toward you, so they help make the room feel cozier and perhaps much more luxurious.Use warmer colors in a dining room or master bedroom; midnight blue reflects and absorbs light very well. To exude a truly luxurious and seductive experience, bathe your master bedroom, dining room or living room with candlelight. Cooler tones of blue are commonly seen in bathrooms or offices. Turquoise, cobalt and ice blue exude calmness as well, but in a different way that presents a focused feel, which is why it is so commonly used in offices. These hues have yellow tones in them so they back away making a space appear bigger. For a bathroom, where a crisp clean aesthetic is often desired and so these shades of blue are perfect to work with.
Wall paint isn’t the only way to bring color into your room, as you may already have guessed being a design lover. Using blue accent pieces are just as effective in creating a luxurious aesthetic for your home. Blue works of art, blue painted desks or end tables, pale blue curtains and loads of blue hydrangeas are a few gorgeous ideas that we love. Art is always a wonderful way to incorporate a theme into your home. Using abstract blue works of art above a television or as a headboard is a funky yet sophisticated way to use this color and artwork. Using ranges of blue in the same room with your furniture and walls should not be shied away from! Using the same color is not overwhelming unless you let it be. By adding hints of green to break up the shades of blue, you can add a warm note to your palette of restful blues.
La Maison is a lover of all colors, but we were especially excited to talk about this beloved color this month because it is so fun to use! We have a range of warm and cool colors including blue that will help you create your dream home and transform any room from drab to fab. Come by our showroom to see more luxury designs as well as ideas on how to utilize this gorgeous color.
If you have visited the La Maison showroom at all, you may notice our common themes of modern and contemporary luxury furniture. You have probably heard these terms used often to describe furniture, architecture and overall home and room design that you probably have wondered if there is a notable difference between these two styles, and there absolutely is. So what is the difference between modern and contemporary interior design really? This is a question for the ages. La Maison wanted to clarify once and for all. Modern and contemporary design are not one in the same, as many people may think. However they both have influences in fusion styles that may incorporate characteristics from each other.
Modern design is static and refers to a period in time. It breaks with the past, specifically traditional styles for example pre-Industrial Revolution; in other words the style is associated with the age of mechanician. You may recognize this style by its characteristic ‘clean lines’ and modest interiors. The furniture is known to be very open and raised off the floor; this allows you to add an airy feeling to your room. The use of natural materials are quite prevalent as well, giving the style a unique and timeless look. Wood, leather, teak and linen are materials that you will often see to achieve this natural look. Neutral colors are favored when pulling the look together; white walls add to the expansive feeling that modern design encapsulates. Going with a complete modern design is fun because you design with the goal of achieving the look of a ‘retro’ era. Many modern interiors today are glamours because they exude an ageless elegance in its simplicity.
Contemporary is architecture produced of the moment; it is literally what is being created right now. This style is fun to work with in it’s own way because it’s not limited to a single stylistic thread. Many designers describe this look to be forward thinking and dynamic. Whatever is popular in interior design at the moment is what is used in contemporary design. Described as eclectic, this look brings in styles and pieces from various eras. You will probably recognize this look by the in-ornate furniture and its use of also recognizable ‘clean lines’. Unique and eccentric shapes of art go well with this style and add a sophistication to its specific glamour. You may be wondering why contemporary design is copying the look of modern design. Being that contemporary style focuses on what is created in the now, a lot of mid-century modern design is being incorporated into the contemporary stylings you see today. In 10 years, there will be a different way to embody a contemporary look in your home.
Through time and the innovation of designers, these styles have variation in them to adapt to each home and individual style. Though these characteristics define what modern and contemporary design is doesn’t mean you can’t infuse your own luxury or chic aesthetic to them. That is why design is so much fun! With the right knowledge and the right furniture, you can transform your interior into something gorgeous. Whether you aim for a modern or contemporary style home, we hope this clarification between these popular styles helps you come up with a fabulous space. Visit our showroom this week for more inspiration and advice from our designers. Happy styling!
Bringing artwork into the home is a great way to express inner creativity. Artwork adds visual interest and texture to walls or acts as a focal point. Utilizing colors and textures will give your room more dimension, thus creating a much more personal feel. No matter which design aesthetic you have in your home- modern minimalist, romantic or chic, artwork of any style is a perfect way to incorporate patterns and create a mood for your space as well as your luxury furniture.
Different styles of artwork exude particular moods, just as any feature in your home would. Based on the mood you wish to create, look for artwork that complements your space and tie it all together. Chose big, bold and vibrant looks for a contemporary style. Go with softer hues for a more romantic aesthetic. Nobody says your artwork needs to completely match; the beauty of art is that it does not need be justified in your home. Think about hanging a painting with abstract shapes and primary colors for a contemporary look and feel or opt for a watercolor landscape for a picturesque aesthetic.
Unexpected placement of art could be what works for your home as well. Create a stunning focal point with art-deco panels behind a flat screen television. Strategically divert the gaze of party goers and house guests to artwork instead of technology. Incorporate artwork in the high traffic areas of your home for an unexpected visual treat, even for you! Naturestills or beautifully captured portraits work wonders as accent pieces in a kitchen or window frame.
Art is not only defined by framed pieces of paper on a wall, it also includes sculptures. La Maison offers a variety of gorgeous pieces to accent the luxury furniture in your home. Sculptures and table accessories are perfect for filling negative space. Corners are notoriously difficult to fill; take this opportunity to add an eye catching piece to fill an otherwise ignored space. If you want to stay on the safe side of design, opt for photographs with a unified color scheme. Try blue hues for a cooling effect or warmer tones for a cozy look and feel.
A modern living room aesthetic calls for monochromatic artwork or photographs. Primary colors and geometric shapes are also a go-to choice; think simplified sophistication. Artwork with bold and bright pops of color will appear calm and cool in a space with similar colors and equally loud furniture. Take a look at your home’s luxury furniture, and decide if you could add a little more of yourself through artwork. Visit La Maison Interiors Design showroom in Scottsdale for more inspiration of luxurious modern and contemporary art pieces to create your ideal home.
Something is steaming up as July comes and it isn’t just this Arizona heat. With so many unique items coming into our showroom throughout the year, we love telling you about a select few that really embody our uniquely gorgeous interior designs. There is an extra touch of excitement this month, as these pieces truly are works of art in their own right. July is bringing you a lot of timeless pieces that are both modern and chic. The furniture we are excited to talk about will work for any space in your home.
Female bodice sculptures ensue a particular sophistication that many sculptures of its similarity can lack. Use these uniquely designed art pieces to bring to life a bohemian bedroom or as a focal point in your living room. These really are one of kind in our showroom, and should be in your home as well! Their modern bohemian style can still be very luxurious and elegant. We like them with neutral colored sofas and lounge chairs along with eccentric art pieces and a simple but modish chandelier. Any way you choose to decorate your space, these accessory items will be the talk of your party.
A linen lounge chair really gives you the best of both worlds- comfort and style. For comfort, this chair is perfect for any time of the day. And with that factor, it can also add style to your dining room for a unique experience. At La Maison our designers don’t want to limit the possibilities of what you can use your furniture selections for. Go beyond your traditional style comfort zones and the result could be fantastic!
We are psyched about our new martini tables this month! Not only are these beauties elegant and luxurious, but the clean lines and minimalist design are perfect for any trendsetter. These pieces of luxury furniture are great as a pair but just as stylish separated in different rooms. Perfect for a Friday girl’s night in or for a summer cocktail party with your colleagues.
True to the reputation, La Maison brings luxurious yet modern styles to you everyday at our showroom. We always love helping to update your style to add that special charm to your Arizona home. Stop by for inspiration and look for these gorgeous pieces in our showroom this weekend!