As we enter the new year, a lot of changes in interior design are happening. So what’s the big change in trend right now? Many people are transitioning from Old World style to Mid Century Modern. La Maison has a flux of styles in our showroom, Mid Century Modern being one of our favorites. Unlike Contemporary and Traditional, which have similar traits, Mid Century Modern and Old World interior designs are very different. So why is the world suddenly in love with Mid-Century Modern interiors? Let us break it down.
Old World offers interplay between warmth and formality; it truly holds the ambiance of an old European manor. This style is ideal for adding a sense of antiquity to your home. It is easily recognizable by the deep, regal colors and polished textures. Metals, rich woods and stone are materials you’ll see used often when bringing this look together. The furniture is known to be oversized and varied, giving your home a comfortable and elegant stylization. It is characterized by rich wood carvings, as well as polished textures. The Old World trend feels quite literally as if it was pulled from a painting by Rembrandt. Old World combines antiquity and luxury, making this trend truly beautiful; why do we see such a transition from it?
Unlike the layered look with intricate textiles that Old World is known for, Mid Century Modern is produced of clean lines, natural hues and subtle craftsmanship. An organic offshoot of Modern design, Mid Century Modern is a uniquely different style. This style brings in contemporary designs and colors and then blends them seamlessly into a retro-inspired modern throwback. Like Modern, Mid Century pulls its influence from a specific era: the 20th century. The colors associated with this style are neutral tones with saturated accents, sure to add a luxurious and relaxed touch to any room. In addition to its softer, yet sticking color palette, it holds a minimalist design. Asymmetrical and abstract patterns are often found with this look, giving it an air of sophistication.
So what do you think fits your home aesthetic best? The cozy yet romantic European feel of Old World, or the sophisticated and fresh Mid Century Modern trend? Our showroom offers a myriad of interior designs sure to fit your styling needs. Come visit our showroom and see if the Mid Century Modern feel is right for you.
A little bit of relief from the steamy summer months is on its way! Take a cue from the weather and cool off with style ideas we know you are going to love. La Maison designers are especially excited about this month’s new arrivals! Why? We’re obsessed with all that is luxurious, and we promise to keep comfort and versatility at the forefront of our style ideas.This month we’re bringing you timeless pieces to inspire a brand new look in your home.
Chairs are the basis of a room, the anchor to comfort if you will. We’re psyched about two sets of armchairs this month. Tailored for a luxurious look, the subtle detail in the design work shows off, while also exuding an effortless look and feel. Often associated with the classic choice for a gentlemen’s club, enhanced with velvet covered throw pillows, leather armchairs have become a common stylish option with clean lines that fit perfectly in any luxury home. What’s our suggestion? Try neutral colors to compliment a myriad of bold colors for a modern and masculine mood. The simplicity of these brown leather chairs add depth and sophistication with a touch of charm.
Regardless of the season, florals soften every space. Just a pinch of floral has the ability to transform a simple monochromatic look into a stylish pad that’s both elegant and contemporary. Floral stands out on its own, which means you don’t have to overdo it. We love these velvet lounge chairs! Both versatile and in a refined style, these chairs are modern and chic; similar to the leather chairs above, the neutral color base complements most color palettes. The right armchair has a specific shape and style. It exudes a mood or feeling and offers just the right amount of elegance to the living room or even in your bedroom. Consider how you can incorporate them with the rest of your interior, and of course, take time to sit in it because comfort is really number one here.
Coffee tables, wine tables, center tables.. we love tables! If it’s one item that can’t be overused because of its versatility. La Maison luxury furniture showroom has all the best items to kick of September the right way. Come in and see a gorgeous chrome colored coffee table; perfect for a romantic crisp aesthetic. Change up your home with a pop of color, and achieve a balance between beauty and function. Add just the right amount of dimension to your space with a centerpiece decoration for a strong focal point in your space.
We’re always excited to talk about new pieces in our showroom that really emit the luxurious style that La Maison represents. Our showroom has a ton of beautiful items that fit any style. We always love seeing you, so stop by for more buzz about these and other arrivals this month. Happy styling!
When decorating for your master bedroom, it’s easy to find yourself having a case of the bedroom blahs. The bedroom is one of the rooms you can have the most fun decorating. It’s the room where you spend a lot of your time, so it should have a lot of time put into making it luxurious and comfortable . A favorite bedroom piece of ours is the headboard. A headboard not only ties the aesthetic together, but it creates visual interest in the room. The purpose of this blog is to ignite some inspiration for you, so that you may take your bedroom to the highest level of luxury.
A headboard takes a chic and stylish bedroom and makes it sophisticated no matter the style you aim to present. Like any piece of furniture, your headboard can be done in many ways. Rather than using a traditional headboard, consider options to make your bedroom really pop with a creative and chic headboard. Unique statement headboards are fantastic because they draw the eye to an exciting focal point in the room. As always, artwork is a ‘yes’ for any room in a home. It ups the luxurious aesthetic and is a beautiful way to express your personal style. Hanging a large piece of art above a bed isn’t a headboard, but it is a stylish option. To cover more surface area, gather your favorite works of art and assemble them in a collage to create the look of a headboard. The headboards that we offer in our showroom fulfill creative styles; mirrored headboards, organic wood and gorgeous upholstered ones. Mirrors make a room appear larger and create more dimension. A mirrored headboard contrasted with warm, romantic colored pillows is unique as well as luxurious.
If you aim for a natural and simple style in your bedroom, but also aim to have luxury and modish ambiance, we recommend organic wood features. It has the potential to give your bedroom a unique look that is also chic and brings a new element of luxury into your home. A headboard also doesn’t have to be one you buy or create. Windows as functional backdrops can be a gorgeous area to place your bed. If presented with the opportunity to utilize a window in your bedroom, flank the window with curtains, place matching table lamps with similar color scheme and you have a stylish alternative to a headboard.
Regardless of appearance or material your headboard should accentuate your style to further highlight the concept of the room. Headboards are known to be an omnipresent feature in a bedroom, and a certain one theme can be overdone and boring. An unexpected headboard could be what your bedroom needs. At La Maison, we not only focus on having luxurious furniture for you to showcase in your home but also provide ideas and ignite inspiration for your home to become something of daydreams.
Lighting is both an art and a science- but you knew that. What many of you may not know however is what the right lighting can do in your home. Besides mood setting, lighting–the right lighting–can give your home a whole new design component. Our homes thrive on the right mix of elements, and that includes the right lighting. Knowing how create a well lit home is a tricky task. How to find the best blend of luxury, style and practicality is something that you have to play with. Luckily La Maison is keen to designing tricks, tips and of course style. Let this blog be a short guide for you design lovers on how to make sure you have the best lighting for your luxury homes.
Whether its for reading, cooking or a romantic evening on the patio, understanding the moods in each room of your house and how they can blend together to create the aesthetic as a whole is an important part in decorating. As art pieces themselves, lighting fixtures bring new elements to the room and can up the luxury and chic styles. Floor lamps create interest at eye level and can be a focal point if desired. They allow flexibility in use, cast light up down and out simultaneously which produces even lighting in a room; they are perfect options anywhere. Recessed lighting, or canned lighting is fantastic to illuminate vanity areas in a bedroom or bathroom. Great recessed lighting should go unnoticed and blend with the ceiling to present a romantic and refined look. This lighting is based on the concept of lighting layers. Layers of lighting are placed to bounce illumination throughout a room and eliminate shadows in corners. We recommend layering your lighting in kitchens or offices, where a lot of lighting is prefered. Layering lighting also adds a luxurious element, allowing you to play with the fixtures and wattage.Wattage you say? Yes, aside from the gorgeous fixture designs and lush materials you can choose from, it is so important to know the appropriate wattage for the rooms in your home. We’ll share a handy formula we found and one you may find very helpful. If you multiply the length of the room by its width, you will find the total area. Multiply that number by 1.5 and you will get the total wattage you need to light the room. Voila!
Now don’t forget to utilize the best kind of lighting offered- daylight! Optimizing daylight will create soft lighting effects, as well as bold lighting in your home. Accompanied with other lighting fixtures, they have the potential to compliment each other well. With better color rendering than even the best halogen bulbs out there, natural lighting is ideal in complimenting electric lighting schemes.
Well made lighting fixtures not only look better but last longer, give clearer light and is worth the investment you make. Be sure to inspect the construction of your investment, ask questions and dont be afraid to seek advice to find inspiration. La Maison Interiors take pride on having luxury designs for every style as well as quality-made pieces. As always, stop by our showroom this weekend and say hi. You might run into the perfect lighting fixture and it could change your life- well it could brighten your day at least. Happy designing!