Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Redecorating this spring: The height of Italian fashion for your home

The rapid onset of spring takes many of us to a place where we’re thinking about renewal, rebirth and an all-round fresh start. What better mindset is there when it comes to taking a new look at your home? Spring is a popular time for us, with many of our favourite customers returning to get our opinions on what the next steps could be in their own interior design journeys.

We love what we do, and being at the heart of the world of interior design gives us a fantastic insight into future trends and fashions to keep your home on the cutting edge of Italian design philosophy. We look to big events like April’s Salone del Mobile 2015 to keep our finger firmly on the pulse.

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The latest Italian furniture fashion

Held annually in Milan, this fantastic event showcases the best design innovations for the modern home, with over 2,000 exhibitors strutting their stuff. With UNESCO proclaiming 2015 the International Year of Light, designers have been inspired to explore the essence of modern lighting for the home. We’re anticipating great things, whether similar to the understated, curved elegance of the Astra Arc floor lamp from Cattelan Italia, or bold, expressive statements like Foscarini’s Big Bang suspended light.

Special attention is also being devoted to design in the workplace this year. The Workplace3.0 exhibition is bringing together top contemporary furniture innovators to consider what the professional spaces of the future will look like. We’re looking forward to seeing how much of this filters down into design for modern home offices and studies.

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What’s in this spring for your home?

A wealth of inspiration directly from top furniture designers is great, but it doesn’t mean we can’t also think outside the box for ideas. Last September’s Fashion Weeks gave us a hint about what to expect from the world of clothing, but there’s no reason we can’t adapt these principles to create gorgeous interior design.

Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 collection was all about a fusion of classic and modern styles, with loose geometric designs at the heart of the concept. This lends itself well to pieces like the Astro modern wrought iron bed from Ciacci, with the striking angular metalwork at either end breathing new life into a classic piece of Italian furniture.

The colour of this spring seems to be vibrant ochre yellow. Designers like Tory Burch are making great use of this season’s hottest shade to produce beautiful garments which anticipate a bright, lively season. With all of our contemporary Italian furniture made to order in a range of rich colours, you can dress your home up with the same sense of vitality. Picture something like the elegant Tonon Wave swivel chair brightening up your living room this spring.

The interplay between black and white is a timeless look, and it got its deserved share of catwalk space across the globe this year, with designers and fashionistas alike loving the idea of a strong black design on a pure white background. You can bring this strong look into your home with a well-chosen kitchen design, whether you prefer a more contemporary or classic feel. It’s a versatile motif that always works hard to bring style and class to this most beloved room. Rounding things off with a striking piece like the Kreaty dining table from Ciacci could be the final touch you’re looking for.

Whatever may be inspiring you to take a fresh look at your home this spring, you can be confident that Belvisi are here to give you world-class advice based on our passion for the latest great interior design ideas.

We’re also helping you tie it all together by offering two free matching chairs with every table and four chair combination sold, so you can invite even more guests to enjoy your new space.

Come visit us in our Cambridge showroom for an espresso and a chat about what you want to achieve, or call us on 01223 327463. We’re looking forward to hearing what our customers have planned, and motivated to make it happen with our trademark Italian design flair!

Novamobili

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Novamobili is an international brand that is a benchmark for Italian design who pride themselves on the quality of their products and service and commitment to sustainable development.

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Novamobili is a well known Italian manufacturer of contemporary bedroom furniture that produce a fantastic range of modern italian furniture for the home including living rooms furniture as well as bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobes, chest of drawers, dressing table. Click here to view the Novamobili collection.

novamobili-drift-stripe-bedTheir ultra modern ranges of bedroom furniture can be made in a wide range of colours and finishes and include some truly unique beds and contemporary bedroom designs that would grace any home. The sleek lines of the Novomobili Vogue bed comes in a variety of on trend colours all with matching bedroom furniture. The bedroom closets and wardrobe systems offer individuality and practicality with a multitude of internal hanging and storage options.

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Belvisi Furniture can offer the full range of Novamobili bedroom furniture. Take the advantage of our full interior design service. Please contact us for more specific details and options for any of the Novamobili products.

Kids bedroom design

Children’s bedroom design: The colours of childhood

Decorating a child’s bedroom presents challenges not found elsewhere. For starters, considering the colours you’ll be using is a sticking point for a lot of budding interior designers. Like any challenges there are shortcuts, but when it comes to the cutting edge of modern design philosophy, falling back on the old blue for a boy/pink for a girl option can be merely a short-term solution.

Think outside the box with your child’s bedroom

Opening up the colour palette brings in a new world of sophistication. By making the same considered choices in the kids’ room as you do in every other room in your home, you’re creating a stimulating space, a bedroom where the little ones can live, learn and grow.

Your choice of colour for the kid’s bedroom can affect how big it looks. Lighter colours open up the space and help you make better use of the light. Combined with the right multifunction, space-saving furniture you can give even the cosiest rooms a new, expansive feel. Browsing through our range of space-saving modern bunk beds and bed-cum-desk combos is sure to give you some great ideas.

Think about the effect colour has on the mood of a room. By making bold choices and decorating in bright reds and vibrant green you can create an exciting, stimulating atmosphere for playtime. Deep purples and rich creams suggest a calmer, more nurturing environment suitable for study and a great night’s sleep. By finding the right balance you’ll create the space which is right for your kids where they’ll love being.

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Shape up the perfect kid’s bedroom furniture

By making the most of the interplay between shape and colour, you can give your child a space which is more than just a kid’s room, it’s somewhere that’s beautifully crafted and uniquely theirs. With modern bespoke children’s furniture you can customise the tiniest details to ensure the room reflects the best of the child’s personality. This is reflected everywhere in our design philosophy, from chunky, curved bedframes down to choices of sturdy rounded handles for our range of children’s wardrobes.

Imagine the fun they could have in a bright, lively room furnished with innovative children’s furniture like the Goccia bunk bed from Battistella. If you’re going for something a little more understated, there’s also the Fiore bunk bed, another Battistella creation, with a more straightforward construction which still makes great use of whimsical shapes and fun cut-outs to add a sense of imagination to a practical, durable design.

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Need contemporary bedroom furniture for teens?

As time marches on, you’ll begin to see why taking that little bit of extra time to choose the right colours for your kid’s room was such a wise idea. Boys quickly grow out of baby blue, even quicker than girls grow out of flamingo pink. A more nuanced, style-conscious palette means you can replace individual pieces of furniture to keep pace with your child’s development without the hassle of a full redecoration.

For example, as the rounded, organic shapes which characterise furniture for young children give way to the defined, angular designs typical of the furniture teens love, a bedroom decorated in bright, fresh cream could easily play host to this gorgeous modern teenager bedroom set. Space will no doubt also be an issue so we’re sure to keep up with beds like this modern single bed with lifting base. It’s chic, it’s versatile and it provides discreet storage for all the essentials of teenage life.

A timeless, classic colour scheme for the kids room also makes accessorising much easier. This fun bubble design mirror from Calligaris would look right at home among a collection of contemporary bedroom furniture for teenagers. What about a quality rug to match the theme of the room and direct attention to the rest of the stylish décor? Spending an extra hour or so now on deciding on the right colouring can save you time and effort later on when it comes to adapting the space.

Here at Belvisi we love getting to know the families we work with to create their perfect homes. We’re a family business ourselves so we know the value you place on feeling content in every room. If this blog has inspired you to think outside the box when it comes to the colours you’re considering for the kid’s bedroom, talk to us about it. Leave a comment below or even come and visit our showroom for a quick espresso!