3D Wall Design

3D Wall Design

There will always be something timeless about a 2D wall painted with a beautiful color, but let us change the way we look at things for a minute. What about having walls that are three dimensional? Introducing 3D walls to a room is like having sculptures on the wall!

Sense of Elegance

Unlike a two-dimensional wall, a 3D wall creates a sense of modern elegance and exuberance. The many categories of three-dimensional walls consist of ceramic wall tiles, stone, wood inspired creations, limestone and more. All of these fantastic materials can be used to decorate a residential or commercial environment adding more style and vitality throughout every room!

 

Play of Light and Shadows

The reliefs on the walls create an enticing play of light and shadows. This creates the look of a three-dimensional object. Depending on the category of the material shape, the light and shadowing may differ. For example, a triangle geometric relief from a ceramic tile can create a “sundial” effect depending on how the light may hit the tiles throughout the day. If a home or business is well lit by sunlight, then you just might have an abundance of mini sundials for your own amusement. 

Design Patterns Reliefs on the walls can be formed into many sizes and shapes, creating a unique face lift for every wall. There are a plethora of exceptional geometric shapes to integrate into a home or business. Adding texture to a wall makes a huge difference and can liven up a room instantly. Try incorporating some waves or triangles to give the place a little zest. To get really intricate, creating a wall design such as a flower or a tree can bring the room to life for others to see. 

Design Patterns

Reliefs on the walls can be formed into many sizes and shapes, creating a unique face lift for every wall. There are a plethora of exceptional geometric shapes to integrate into a home or business. Adding texture to a wall makes a huge difference and can liven up a room instantly. Try incorporating some waves or triangles to give the place a little zest. To get really intricate, creating a wall design such as a flower or a tree can bring the room to life for others to see. 

Design Patterns

Reliefs on the walls can be formed into many sizes and shapes, creating a unique face lift for every wall. There are a plethora of exceptional geometric shapes to integrate into a home or business. Adding texture to a wall makes a huge difference and can liven up a room instantly. Try incorporating some waves or triangles to give the place a little zest. To get really intricate, creating a wall design such as a flower or a tree can bring the room to life for others to see. 

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Why 3D?

Most people do not realize that adding faux brick to a room is in fact creating a three-dimensional wall. Just by doing something as simple as this, the space has not only come together, it also gives the space that much more character! Three dimensional walls have the potential to make rooms more exciting or more calming. The can potentially even create a cozy feeling or increase the appearance of how big the room actually is. Depending on what the agenda is for the home or business, three dimensional walls add a sense of personal style and design, not to mention they will absolutely make all of your friends jealous!

 

Our suggestion is to get creative. Go out, be bold and take a chance because as long as it is done correctly and with care, you will be pleasantly surprised! Also, be on the lookout for new places adding in this new wall feature and do not forget to appreciate exactly how much it helps the space come together. The era of two-dimensional wall design will never end, but the era of three dimensional walls is just getting started. 

Pantone Color Projections for 2018

Pantone Color Projections for 2018

 

It is that time of year again when we get a sneak peak from Pantone regarding the new and upcoming color palettes for 2018. This is an exciting time right before we find out the new Pantone Color of the Year for next year as well. We like to make it a game and try to guess the color of the year based on the color palettes said to be erupting in the new year! What is your guess?

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According to the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, the new predicted trends for 2018 will be a complete change from 2017’s Color of the Year, Greenery. However, metallics will still be around but “have really moved over into neutrals," Eiseman said. She also expects to see people continuing to be obsessed with pearlized and iridescent colors, you know, since anything translucent immediately makes people reach out and grab!

 

The biggest and more expectedly different trend for 2018 is the incorporation of bright colors! Pastels will still be around, most likely for the Spring months, but the time for vibrance is back. Eiseman said that these new bright and intense palettes give a good representation “of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days". This is great news for those who love to use intense colors when decorating. Now you can liven up the place with tones and hues of some of the new palettes that Pantone predicts to emerge in the upcoming months.

 

Below are some of the palettes Eiseman mentioned. The good thing about these palettes is that no matter what walk of life you come from or what your personal style might be, there will be one that appeals to the look you are striving to create! 

 

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Start Prepping!

If you are ready to start color scheming, get things going with these five predicted palettes:

 

Far-fetched: Looking for warm and earthy hues? Then this is the palette for you. Think an abundance of dusty rose tones combined with Cornsilk Yellow. As Eiseman says, this palette "reaches out and embraces many different cultures."

Intensity: When you think of the word intensity, we can tell you now that you are guaranteed to agree that the name is fitting for this palette. The darker, winter-esk colors with blue-green and shades of purple hues give off a sophisticated, forest-like vibe, completely balanced with black and gold.

Intricacy: Imagine a classy AND rustic, but bright farmhouse. Infusing those neutral metallics Eiseman spoke about with accents of dramatic yellow, off-whites and touches of light grays that resemble a cloudy sky. We cannot forget the drastic black that brings the room together through light fixtures, table legs, etc. This palette is best for an upscale, rustic and well-lit vibe.

Playful: Three words to describe this palette: bright, young and fun! This one consists of bright yellow, lime and all other colors that make you think of fun! This color scheme gives of a youthful vibe and creates the "need to stop and smile," said Eiseman. 

Discretion: Some might call this Playful's alter ego because of its subtle hues. Colors such as Elderberry and Hawthorne Rose show another side of confidence and maturity. "Pink has developed more power than ever before," said Eiseman, and it is not going anywhere anytime soon. 

Suede & Velvet Upholstery Fabrics

Suede & Velvet Upholstery Fabrics

 

Now here is a material we should all get on board with! Not only are these fabrics the BEST because of the way they feel when you touch and even wear them, they’re even better when you can enjoy the design when sitting in a beautifully upholstered chair, couch or stool!

 

Suede

We define suede as leather with a velvety napped finish. In short, it’s the soft and “fuzzy” part on the bottom of the leather. Suede can be made by either turning the upside down, revealing the suede portion OR splitting the leather, taking away the top grain showing only the underside. When using the first method for creating suede, expect to have a leather that is just as strong as full grain leather but with a different texture and feel. The second method creates the more common and desired suede that is used for some shoes, hats and interior decor.

 

One thing you want to remember about suede is that it has it’s purposes and you should only use it for those purposes. For example, introduce suede on a chair back. Because the backside of a chair, while visible, do not get too much use, so the suede will last longer. Not only does suede add an awesome texture and look in the space, it adds a sense of culture in the room!

 

There are multiple types of suede nowadays such as ultra-suede, sueded silk and microfiber suede that cater to the Vegan lifestyle. Just remember, the more wear and tear that suede is exposed to, the faster the “soft” and “fuzzy” parts disappear!

 

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Velvet

According to the dictionary, velvet is a closely woven fabric originally made from silk, but now can also be made with cotton or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side. Velvet has been used in history for over a millenia. Originally it was all made by hand and buying velvet was expensive. This was to attract only the Royal and wealthiest of customers. Nowadays we use velvet for more than just clothing! Everything from sofas, chairs, bedding, and throw pillows are being used to class up hotel lobbies all over the world. Although it is a very sensitive material, velvet takes stylish and sophisticated to a different level!

 

Velvet can be made from silk, cotton, wool, linen, mohair, etc. and taking care of it can be pretty tricky! Due to the fact that velvet is so porous, exposing it to too much water can damage and even reduce the velvet taking away the soft feeling. 

 

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What is the Difference?

These two materials obviously have a lot in common, but there is one main difference. Suede consists of leather and velvet does not! Suede has an advantage when it comes to objects such as shoes. Come on, Elvis Presley sang about blue suede shoes! Suede shoes are very common because, be honest, who doesn’t want soft-to-the-touch footwear? Velvet is used more for furniture and clothing. Velvet furniture, as we mentioned before, is used to create a more classy and stylish ambience.

Upholstering pieces of furniture with velvet or suede will make a place appear more upscale without giving off the vibe of being overpriced. Not to mention how soft and comfortable the material is. Bring this look into your space and you will lose track of the compliments within days!

Dark Wood, Cork & Bright Lights, Oh My!

Bright white and light-colored interior design will always work well to achieve a modern feel, but the darker themes with a few upgraded touches only continue to be a classic look.

Dark Wood

There is something about dark wood that gives off a comforting, feel-good, welcome home kind of vibe. Good thing there are so many places inside a hotel to incorporate this theme! Think about lining the inside of minibar cabinets with a dark wooden paneling or making the doors inside the guestrooms and suites a dark wood to create that luxury farmhouse feel. Fortunately, some naturally dark woods are considered hardwood which means that while they might be a bit heavier, they are incredibly stable and sturdy. Imagine walking into a room full of new-age, beautiful mahogany furniture. We can vouch that it immediately makes us want to smile! The darker wood is making a comeback, especially when it comes to hotels. The look creates a more organic and high-end picture that customers enjoy when they enter the door. 

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Bright Lights

When a space has a lot of dark decor, what is the best solution? Bright light! Although the Thomas Edison bulbs are largely in style at the moment, if the furniture and design has a dark tone, those lights will make the place appear more rustic and industrial and create an even darker tone. Unless you’re going for that look, we suggest brightening it up with items such as pendant lights in the kitchen over an island and/or a few chandeliers here and there through the walkway and dining room. It is better to have too many lights than not enough! Try installing dimmer lights throughout in order to change the mood lighting if it does get too bright.

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Cork

Cork, my friends, is IN! No, we are not talking about leftover wine corks that turn into DIY projects. More and more pieces of furniture and wall art are being made with cork. There are chairs, stools, benches, table tops, cabinets, lamp shades, etc. that are popping up all over the world. Of course, we cannot forget about the kitchen appliances as well. Some of these are made up of half ceramic and the upper (or lower) half is...you guessed it...CORK! Who would have thought that this part of a tree would not only be used to keep wine fresh, but to furnish stylish spaces? Not only is it amazingly fashionable at the moment, but according to a 2008 study by Pricewaterhousecoopers, it is more environmentally friendly than the production of aluminum and plastic closures! Not to mention the little honeycomb looking pockets that you see, those pockets make cork buoyant and FIRE RESISTANT! Wow...now that is multipurpose at its best.

 

Put It All Together

Now individually, these pieces are wonderful, but put them all into a theme for a house, hotel or even just one guestroom and you won’t ever want to leave! Adding in new pieces and upgrades to a dark wood themed hotel will not take away from the classic beauty it entails. It only enhances that warm and cozy vibe and makes everyone feel at home.

 

 

Top 5 Must Haves for Contemporary Guest Room Design

Top 5 Must Haves for Contemporary Guest Room Design

 

Contemporary design is all about the here and now and how design in our present life is helping to communicate our style and make our life easier. Hotels that have a contemporary design and hospitality focus are hotels that want to communicate an effortless transition from everyday life and to your vacation. With contemporary hotel rooms interior designs, hotels will have design features that guests are used to and see in their everyday life. 

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All of the Light:

Natural light is something every interior designer tries to play up. Natural light not only can make the environment of the room feel softer, but also add to what key elements will stick out. Contemporary design focused guest rooms will work to incorporate the use of natural light, and more often than not it happens through big ceiling to wall windows. Big windows not only let in a ton of light, but also give guests views of the scenery.

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Bold Art, Bold Room

Bold artwork is something that has not only become part of our culture, but also a part of the current contemporary design style. While, hotels are opting to keep their hotel walls clean and neutral, they are contrasting that by having bold hotel wall décor in the room. Where the artwork is placed in the room differs between hotels and the wall space that they have. While some might prefer it to be a focal point of the room, others opt for a subtler approach or have the artwork in the bathroom. However, styled, one thing is for sure. Bold artwork is a must. 

 

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Natural Growth:

With indoor plants being a big trend for 2017 it is no surprise that it is a top 5 must have for contemporary rooms as well. With contemporary design being affected by trends, then this is an important one. With natural light being a big component for plant growth it is no surprise that the two work hand in hand and are both top 5 contemporary trends.  Indoor plants while aesthetically beautiful also have great health benefits. When using indoor plants in guest rooms designers work to bring in a yin and yang effect by having the softness of the plants contrasted by the carrier that they are in, which is usually of a more solid and concrete material.

 

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Don’t Look Down (Except this Once):

Guest rooms that have a contemporary design focus opt for a more playful design, and the best way they accomplish this is through colors and bold printed rugs. Rugs can work to give the room character and also work as an accent detail if you don’t want to use color. Different rug textures and prints are used to accomplish this look of creative rugs.

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Geometric Design:

Geometric design is a big part of contemporary design. Geometric hotel room design trends are a new take on how the structure of a piece should look like. Geometric detailing works to add a unique take on any piece and uniqueness is something we have all come to appreciate. Hotels are using geometric detailing in anything from furniture, to lighting fixtures, and wall hangings.

 

Since contemporary hospitality design trends are ever changing, hotels want to embrace the current design and appreciate it for what it is and bring it into their hotels to enhance their guests stay. 

Modern Hotel Bar Design

Modern Hotel Bar Design

Modern design is design that is clean, minimal, and often times has flare or inspiration from the 1920-1950s. By using it as the design focus for the bar and restaurant design ideas, it lets you keep the bar area simple, and not overdo it. Showcasing the necessities, but in a way that will still stick out to your guests. 

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With a Touch of Mother Nature:

With a modern take on minimalism hotel bars are left bare, figuratively and quiet literally too. Keeping to a natural palette, the only element of color that is seen is through the incorporation of indoor plants. Some bar interiors even get as creative to make it seem as you are sipping on your cosmopolitan in a garden, with great, green vines draped around the bar. Others keep to a simpler look with touches of wood for accent and a planter or two at the bar.

 

All-White:

The ultimate image of a modern bar interior is all white furniture, giving the room so much negative space. The negative space also works to open up the room and give it an air of lightness. While having an all-white aesthetic to your design, it really lets the colors of the food stand out and opens up the experience for the guests that are at the bar.  An all-white bar interior is sure to be a show stopper, and guaranteed to turn a few heads!

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Deep Texture and Warmth:

The other side of the coin to modern design is the use of deep textured wood that adds a sense of warmth to any room. The deep and rich colors work to add in depth, and give the room a more mature look. But to avoid a look that could be considered too mature, hotels are adding in different industrial textures, still keeps it modern, but allows for more creativity and freedom with the design.

 

Hotel bar interiors are like the kitchen of a home, there is constant movement and in many ways is the stomach of the hotel. It is where guests meet up before heading out for the night, or meet with a business guest, or just pass by to get a quick snack. It is important to consider all the different occasions that it’ll be used for, and how the modern design will embrace it all. 

Luxury Lobby Trends

Luxury Lobby Trends

 

When guests go to stay in hotels they are looking to have unique experiences, from the amenities, guest service, and design aspect, they are looking for that something, that jena se qua. Something that when they go back home they can share with their friends and family, and this something should begin the minute they step into your hotel, with the lobby. Luxury hotels know this, and that is why we often find ourselves looking to them for design inspiration. Luxury hotel lobby décor has that “wow factor,” and here is how they have done it.