Good morning everyone, it’s certainly getting colder here and it’s Monday – not a great combination for inducing happiness, so Chichi Furniture’s Room inspiration today is glamour and glitz. We’re talking all out indulgence and warming up the scheme with golds and silvers.
We are still on the dining theme, so below are some fabulous furniture pieces to help create that chic, stylish room to wow all your guests. Don’t hold back, with golds and silvers you can get away with large, bold pieces, the furniture can be fabulously ornate, super size the chandelier and layer the room with textures and detailing.
Maybe consider adding one extra key colour to break up the mass of gold/silver so as to appreciate it more. Maybe add a feature chair in a corner, hang beautiful curtains at the window, if the floor is wooden you could have a large coloured rug to lift the scheme.
Whether you go silver or gold, have fun with this one and let your creativity run free :O)
As we near the end of another week, we reach the second Chichi Furniture post on dining.
Today its all about the ‘dark side’. No light and bright today, its all about creating an intimate snug environment. You wouldn’t necessarily consider black as ‘warm’, but a room painted in dark inky colours, with dark furniture and lit with candles and a sparkling chandelier, can be very cosy and atmospheric.
It doesn’t have to be completely without light though, black is a strong visual colour and perfect for creating that stand out feature. You could decide to have light decor with the striking contrast of black dining set, you don’t want it to look awkward though, so ensure there are other black features in the room to pull the look together, a sideboard, mirror for example.
Introduce a colour, maybe have a two toned unit (like the black and green display cabinet below) – you could then add a matching table runner, or a stunning vase full of greenery. Adding layers to the room to blend the design together is so important to create a balanced, cohesive look.
Finally you could decide to turn to the dark side in a gradual way by adding just a ‘touch of black’ and choosing a black framed dining set that has matching upholstered chairs in a paler colour to soften the look.
Whichever you choose, black is a stylish, chic colour, so have fun creating that dark ambient space.
Mondays have never been the easiest day to deal with, so Chichi Furniture thought adding a bit of colour to your day may help!
Today Chichi Furniture is back with its topic of Room by Room French interior design ideas and Thursdays inspiration is for a shabby chic dining experience.
Beautiful carved ivory pieces for that relaxed, warm feeling in a room. When using neutral tones you don’t want the scheme to appear flat and boring, that is where these elaborate carved ivory pieces step up the design, with gorgeous upholstered chairs adding texture and depth to the scheme.
Add a display cabinet to show off your fine collection of country crockery, which is a great way of introducing another colour to the design and making the room feel homely and lived in. Or, if you’d rather not have items on show, have a solid door sideboard to store necessary items and place a few choice ornaments/flowers on top, or use it as a serving station.
Placing a drinks cabinet in a corner is a great way to fill an otherwise awkward space, maybe a large plant or floor lamp in another corner will drawer the room together.
Hanging an ornate mirror will add more light to the room. Finally, complete the look with a chandelier centered above the table.
Another Monday, another week, it comes round so quick!
Today our final hallway inspiration is stylish black. Make an impact with your entrance.
Black can be sleek, elegant and bold. You can create a crisp clean lined look, or a softer look by adding a few lighter tones or a highlight colour like silver or gold – add a few cushions on the sofa, a rug on the floor, a few choice ornaments on the console.
Adding a mirror will ensure there is plenty of light in the space, as although the furniture is black, you don’t want the space to feel closed in and ‘heavy’.
Below are a few stylish black pieces from Chichi, ideal for a hallway. Both consoles have an elegant curved shape instantly adding character and one has delicate vine leaf detail which breaks up the solid block of black if you want a more toned down look. The stunning seat is upholstered in velvet which adds texture and depth and offers that luxurious finish, the silver detail makes it less intrusive, as also seen with the single chair edged in silver.
If you have space, adding a bookshelf to an entranceway can be a great way to fill what can be difficult and sometimes wasted space. It can add interest and character too and again the collection of books itself can tone down the solid black.