Nordic Design

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by Taryn
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Our latest style obsession!!…Scandinavian or Nordic design. Both interior design and the furniture design itself.

This style is generally characterized by white walls, wood floors, clean, minimal furnishings in natural materials accented by soft pastel hues and bold geometric prints. Due to the long winter and short summer days in Scandinavia, the use of light and open space is crucial in Nordic Design, this creates a contrast to the Nordic landscape and creates a warm, inviting interior.

Whether you prefer the monochromatic palette, or the more feminine pastel variety, Nordic design has something for everyone. Here’s what we found inspirational, and some of ModShop’s own Nordic inspired collections. Enjoy!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Taryn
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This year, according toe the color experts at Pantone , the color of the year is…drumroll!!!! Marsala?

Do they really think of design world when coming up with these things? If it were strictly food related I think it would be fantastic, personally my favorite foods contain the name Marsala…I love Italian and Indian food (I know that’s actually masala in Indian seasonings. LOL)! I also LOVE wine…a few of my favorite things.

But when it comes to color inspiration for decor, especially when trying to beat the winter blues at the beginning of a new year…this tone reads very “Fall” and it’s hard to come up with some new, on trend items that fit in this years “IT” color…

It took me a while to find inspiration images using this color palette that were more modern and in fitting with ModShop’s design aesthetic…I did find some good stuff. And was pleasantly surprised by how creative people can be when forced to go with something as important as 2015’s color of the year!

I hope you like what I’ve found and that you leave feeling a tad inspired to do more with Marsala than eat, drink and be merry!

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Trend Alert: Rose Gold

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by Taryn
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When it comes to metallics , these days everything is coming up roses…Rose gold that is. Rose gold is created by mixing yellow gold and copper to create a soft, pink hued metallic that is so fresh and feminine.

Today, this hot rose gold trend can be found everywhere. From jewelry design, to hair color, fashion and home decor.

ModShop now has a few rose gold items in our collections, dining chairs , desks and more…Here’s what we found inspiring and how you could infuse a little rose gold style into your life.

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Mountain Modern

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by Taryn
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This post is not so much inspired by, but more of a plea to the owners of all the cabins frequented by families like ours during the winter month…After returning from a quick snowy get-away to Mammoth Mountain, I did some research on condos and rental units available for rent…hoping to find one cool property to include in this post. Sadly, there’s not a whole lot to show. In general the decor of these rentals is depressing at best!

It seems everyone shops at the same generic log cabin furniture store…and the offerings are not worth of the beautiful surroundings of the snowy outdoors.

I think we should put together affordable packages, and drop them in every mailbox to show owners that for a limited budget, they could drastically update their decor and in turn increase rental revenue…

I searched the web and found some stunning Mountain retreats to show as examples of how this should be done, furnished with the perfect mix of neutral color palette, warm wood tones and organic materials.  I’m especially in love with the chunky knit trend we see emerging in home decor… SO perfect for cozy cabin decor! And something you could actually ask your great aunt to knit for your next Christmas gift, maybe this time you’ll actually like it!

Here’s what we found inspiring, and how you could incorporate some of ModShop’s more organic looking pieces into your mountain home to create a warm and inviting retreat…

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Magical Marble

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 by Taryn
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Oh my goodness ! We are O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D!
This marble trend is too fabulous to be true! So fabulous, it inspired me to FINALLY write another blog post. I, know, it’s been WAY too long. ModShop has had me up to my ears in orders. I know that’s a good thing , but it’s left me a tad uninspired … until now. 
 
There are so may creative ways to use marble , not only the actual stone material, but the pattern/print to replicate the look of marble…. we found so many creative uses , shown in the inspiration pics in this post. 
 
Traditionally used in bathrooms and kitchens …. this luxe look can now be found everywhere ! From the runway , to the streets …. fashion designers & interior designers alike are all over this hot trend. Unique home accessories, laptop & phone cases, textiles and furniture ….. this marble trend is one I hope is here to stay! 
 
It’s so hot, we think it’s stone cold.
 
ModShop offers a selection of marble topped dining tables, sidetables and accent pieces. Stay tuned for our marble inspired pillow collection launching early 2015.
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