Keep It Simple

Over the past few years, Danish and Japanese home trends have influenced the popular interior design of homes across the world. Two trends, in particular, have Americans Googling how to properly adjust their home lifestyle.

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is of Danish origin used to describe a specific feeling or moment as special or delightful. 

Hygge Design Trend

Hygge Design Trend

This is also used to illustrate a simplistic lifestyle in which you rarely buy new things that do not represent your beliefs. In order to survive feeling cold or depressed, Danes found warmth in the simplicity of wrapping themselves in a cozy blanket or lighting a candle.

Adopting the hygge tradition into your home requires simplification, awareness and intimacy. Soft colors, warming scents and low lighting provide a daily sense of hygge and help you celebrate the smaller moments in life.

The second trend that slid into 2018 interior design fashion is wabi-sabi of Japanese origin. Wabi-sabi is the art of finding the raw beauty in imperfection or something genuinely authentic. Rather than decadent opulence or modern, high-tech living, wabi-sabi appreciates the natural state of a thing – even the disregarded and abandoned places around the world.

Wabi Sabi Bedroom Design

Wabi Sabi Bedroom Design

In order to implement wabi-sabi into your home, you have to abandon the idea of perfection and accept that you actually live in your home. Use wrinkled linen sheets instead of pristinely ironed comforters and resort to organic material instead of faux fibers and prints.

Using both trends in a home, according to the Danish and Japanese, is guaranteed to de-stress your lifestyle and provide you with authentic moments spent with family and friends.

 

Modera 44 Opens With Style and Grace

The ribbon was cut, congratulations and well wishes were shared, and the start of a beautiful new community began last Tuesday evening at Modera 44, a new luxury apartment building in Morristown, New Jersey.

Tom, Ann Marie, Lorraine and Jayne represented Design 446 and shared a beautiful evening with our client, Mill Creek Residential, as they opened the doors to their latest project, Modera 44. Here are a few snapshots from the event:

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Sales Environment Design Trends: Trading Spaces for Experiences

If walls could talk what would they say?

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Out with the old and in with the amazing. Gone are the days when typical Sales Environments offered bulky furniture, several mounted floor plans on pedestals, overwhelming wall displays and muted, confined spaces. Imagine a sales office experience where clean lines carve through chic, open spaces and state-of-the-art technology is complimented by streamlined furniture, which becomes the cornerstone of the experience. Continue reading “Sales Environment Design Trends: Trading Spaces for Experiences” »