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Modern - Infused Eclectic Spaces

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Many of us have beautiful eclectic decor in our homes, with furnishings that mean a lot to us. Maybe they’re antiques handed down from earlier generations in our families. Perhaps, it’s treasured pieces we’ve collected from flea markets, yard sales and vintage shops and lugged home in the trunk of the car or bed of our pickup.

All these things have special meaning for us, and we don’t want to part with them. And that’s great, but what happens if you’ve fallen in love with Mid-Century Modern style? No problem. It’s easy to go for an appealing eclectic style, merging modern pieces into your already eclectic rooms. Look below and see what you think. These modern-infused eclectic spaces may inspire a creative solution for your dilemma that works beautifully.

In this awesome eclectic dining room, modern botanical wallpaper, lighting, and dining chairs look great with their traditional and rustic style siblings.

The Eclectic Glamazon Home Tour • Summer 2019 » Jessica Brigham

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In the living room shown below, you will notice the open, yet cozy space is made better by modern lighting and a few modern seating pieces.

Boho living room, modern farmhouse , dining room , round dining table , @laurenpeelman

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And, above modern furnishings look very good in a room with classical interior architectural elements and stained-glass windows. The large area rug seems to tie it all together.

Karina Chandelier - 10 Bulbs

Karina Chandelier - 10 Bulbs

The Karina Chandelier above and the Aias Side Chair shown below would be utterly perfect additions to a modern-infused eclectic dining space.

Aias Side Chair

Aias Side Chair

What do you think? Want to go for modern furnishings merged into your beloved eclectic rooms? You can start with small steps, like adding a modern light fixture or go big and bold with a sofa, lounge chairs and lamps in the living room and a beautiful mix of dining chairs (modern chairs of different designs seem to work so well together) around your trestle table in your large eat-in kitchen. And don’t stop there. A modern bench might be just the thing for your traditional foyer. A big comfortable lounge chair might look good in the guest room filled with a great assortment of “collected” furniture.

We’re here to help at GFURN if you need us.

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Modern - Infused Eclectic Spaces

Posted by Team GFURN on

Many of us have beautiful eclectic decor in our homes, with furnishings that mean a lot to us. Maybe they’re antiques handed down from earlier generations in our families. Perhaps, it’s treasured pieces we’ve collected from flea markets, yard sales and vintage shops and lugged home in the trunk of the car or bed of our pickup.

All these things have special meaning for us, and we don’t want to part with them. And that’s great, but what happens if you’ve fallen in love with Mid-Century Modern style? No problem. It’s easy to go for an appealing eclectic style, merging modern pieces into your already eclectic rooms. Look below and see what you think. These modern-infused eclectic spaces may inspire a creative solution for your dilemma that works beautifully.

In this awesome eclectic dining room, modern botanical wallpaper, lighting, and dining chairs look great with their traditional and rustic style siblings.

The Eclectic Glamazon Home Tour • Summer 2019 » Jessica Brigham

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In the living room shown below, you will notice the open, yet cozy space is made better by modern lighting and a few modern seating pieces.

Boho living room, modern farmhouse , dining room , round dining table , @laurenpeelman

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10 Beautiful Rooms - Mad About The House

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And, above modern furnishings look very good in a room with classical interior architectural elements and stained-glass windows. The large area rug seems to tie it all together.

Karina Chandelier - 10 Bulbs

Karina Chandelier - 10 Bulbs

The Karina Chandelier above and the Aias Side Chair shown below would be utterly perfect additions to a modern-infused eclectic dining space.

Aias Side Chair

Aias Side Chair

What do you think? Want to go for modern furnishings merged into your beloved eclectic rooms? You can start with small steps, like adding a modern light fixture or go big and bold with a sofa, lounge chairs and lamps in the living room and a beautiful mix of dining chairs (modern chairs of different designs seem to work so well together) around your trestle table in your large eat-in kitchen. And don’t stop there. A modern bench might be just the thing for your traditional foyer. A big comfortable lounge chair might look good in the guest room filled with a great assortment of “collected” furniture.

We’re here to help at GFURN if you need us.

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Neutrals are a Natural in Modern Interior Spaces

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Those who are passionate about modern style often speak of bold colors in modern rooms. But one should never overlook the beautiful neutral color palettes can bring to these appealing interior spaces. Gray, greige (a lovely combination of gray and beige) beige, white, black, cream, and sometimes blue, pink, and green are all considered to be neutrals.

Yes, we think modern, and neutrals are a perfect match, one you’ll want to explore below:

53+ Awesome Super Inspirational Minimalist Interior Designs

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Wow, what can we say? The modern dining area shown above is simply stunning. Can you imagine a more beautiful neutral color palette? Pale wood furniture is a brilliant choice for this space. And, that sleek light fixture is the perfect finishing touch.

This great neutral modern living room is made more visually interesting by texture and subtle pattern. And as you can see, it’s all doggie approved, which is always a welcome endorsement. What a warm and comfortable neutral modern space!

Modern Living Room Ideas With Grey Coloring - Home to Z

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Lehtia Rug - Sand

Lehtia Rug - Sand

The Lehtia Rug in sand is an area rug in neutral colors that also shows off a lively pattern that will enhance many modern spaces, from the living room to bedroom.

Crider 3-Seater Sofa - Timberwolf

Crider 3-Seater Sofa - Timberwolf

Crider 3-Seater Sofa in Timberwolf a just right neutral with a fierce name. It’s beautiful just as it is, but it’s the perfect blank canvas to show off those brilliant colors you love or a mix of pale pillows in pinks, blues, and earthy neutral patterns.

The bottom line, when discussing color in modern style decor, is that just about any color, neutral or bold, can be added to modern rooms with great success. It’s all about what you love best, what makes a modern space one that you can live in happily. Do brilliant jewel tones make you smile? Are you most comfortable in a calming neutral environment? Color choice is up to you. Go for colors that feel just right, inspire you with a sense of well-being. Then you know you made the right color choices for your modern spaces.

One last thing about neutral color palettes--neutrals are a nice fit for our beloved modern style.

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Neutrals are a Natural in Modern Interior Spaces

Posted by Team GFURN on

Those who are passionate about modern style often speak of bold colors in modern rooms. But one should never overlook the beautiful neutral color palettes can bring to these appealing interior spaces. Gray, greige (a lovely combination of gray and beige) beige, white, black, cream, and sometimes blue, pink, and green are all considered to be neutrals.

Yes, we think modern, and neutrals are a perfect match, one you’ll want to explore below:

53+ Awesome Super Inspirational Minimalist Interior Designs

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Wow, what can we say? The modern dining area shown above is simply stunning. Can you imagine a more beautiful neutral color palette? Pale wood furniture is a brilliant choice for this space. And, that sleek light fixture is the perfect finishing touch.

This great neutral modern living room is made more visually interesting by texture and subtle pattern. And as you can see, it’s all doggie approved, which is always a welcome endorsement. What a warm and comfortable neutral modern space!

Modern Living Room Ideas With Grey Coloring - Home to Z

Pinterest

Lehtia Rug - Sand

Lehtia Rug - Sand

The Lehtia Rug in sand is an area rug in neutral colors that also shows off a lively pattern that will enhance many modern spaces, from the living room to bedroom.

Crider 3-Seater Sofa - Timberwolf

Crider 3-Seater Sofa - Timberwolf

Crider 3-Seater Sofa in Timberwolf a just right neutral with a fierce name. It’s beautiful just as it is, but it’s the perfect blank canvas to show off those brilliant colors you love or a mix of pale pillows in pinks, blues, and earthy neutral patterns.

The bottom line, when discussing color in modern style decor, is that just about any color, neutral or bold, can be added to modern rooms with great success. It’s all about what you love best, what makes a modern space one that you can live in happily. Do brilliant jewel tones make you smile? Are you most comfortable in a calming neutral environment? Color choice is up to you. Go for colors that feel just right, inspire you with a sense of well-being. Then you know you made the right color choices for your modern spaces.

One last thing about neutral color palettes--neutrals are a nice fit for our beloved modern style.

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Amp Up Modern Spaces: Texture

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Texture is important in all interior spaces, but texture can make a big impact in modern spaces. Soft or hard, every surface in a room has the texture of one type or another. Soft luxurious texture in upholstery, toss pillows, throws, bedding and area rugs offer a beautiful contrast with many hard finishes in modern interiors. In addition to tactile texture, light, pattern, or other visual “texture.” Wallpaper is a great example of that visual texture. Light and the shadows it casts are also forms of visual texture. Wall art can also have texture, especially if it’s layered.

Let’s look at the beauty of texture in modern spaces:

Bedrooms offer a myriad of opportunities to add texture. Below, the beautiful woods of the furniture and the floor and the smooth finish on the ceiling and walls have a hard texture in contrast to the softness of the padded fabric headboard, bed linens, pillows, and a gorgeous fur throw. Branches add a different and dynamic texture atop the built-in drawer storage beside the bed.

20 Awesome Details Bedroom With Amazing Decoration That You Will Love It

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In this awesome modern dining room, texture and textural contrast are on display. The wire table base and wire light fixture exude texture and pattern. The dining chairs are upholstered in velvety hues of green, adding touches of softness around the table. Modern patterned drapes add both texture and color.

Amp Up Modern Spaces: Texture

Saturn Ottoman/Pouf - Grey

Saturn Ottoman/Pouf - Grey

The Saturn Ottoman/Pouf in Grey offers texture and softness for a modern space.

Saskia Dining Chair - Navy

Saskia Dining Chair - Navy

Velvety quilted diamond upholstery created outstanding texture on the Saskia Dining Chair in Navy. Luxurious fabric covered dining chairs can create a lovely textural contrast with the hard finish on wood or glass tabletops. Of course, a bonus is the comfort factor when lingering at the table for coffee and good conversation after dinner.

There is a multitude of ways to add texture to modern spaces; we have offered just a few to inspire you and get your creativity going. Unexpected textural elements can add visual interest and an adventurous feel to the modern interior and outdoor spaces. Have fun with texture in your home projects!

 

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Amp Up Modern Spaces: Texture

Posted by Team GFURN on

Texture is important in all interior spaces, but texture can make a big impact in modern spaces. Soft or hard, every surface in a room has the texture of one type or another. Soft luxurious texture in upholstery, toss pillows, throws, bedding and area rugs offer a beautiful contrast with many hard finishes in modern interiors. In addition to tactile texture, light, pattern, or other visual “texture.” Wallpaper is a great example of that visual texture. Light and the shadows it casts are also forms of visual texture. Wall art can also have texture, especially if it’s layered.

Let’s look at the beauty of texture in modern spaces:

Bedrooms offer a myriad of opportunities to add texture. Below, the beautiful woods of the furniture and the floor and the smooth finish on the ceiling and walls have a hard texture in contrast to the softness of the padded fabric headboard, bed linens, pillows, and a gorgeous fur throw. Branches add a different and dynamic texture atop the built-in drawer storage beside the bed.

20 Awesome Details Bedroom With Amazing Decoration That You Will Love It

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In this awesome modern dining room, texture and textural contrast are on display. The wire table base and wire light fixture exude texture and pattern. The dining chairs are upholstered in velvety hues of green, adding touches of softness around the table. Modern patterned drapes add both texture and color.

Amp Up Modern Spaces: Texture

Saturn Ottoman/Pouf - Grey

Saturn Ottoman/Pouf - Grey

The Saturn Ottoman/Pouf in Grey offers texture and softness for a modern space.

Saskia Dining Chair - Navy

Saskia Dining Chair - Navy

Velvety quilted diamond upholstery created outstanding texture on the Saskia Dining Chair in Navy. Luxurious fabric covered dining chairs can create a lovely textural contrast with the hard finish on wood or glass tabletops. Of course, a bonus is the comfort factor when lingering at the table for coffee and good conversation after dinner.

There is a multitude of ways to add texture to modern spaces; we have offered just a few to inspire you and get your creativity going. Unexpected textural elements can add visual interest and an adventurous feel to the modern interior and outdoor spaces. Have fun with texture in your home projects!

 

Read more


Modern Decor Secrets: Layering

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When we speak of layers in interior design, we can approach the idea in different ways. We can think of layering from a whole-space point of view, where layers are added to build interest one layer at a time, ensuring there’s a visual appeal at every level, from floor to ceiling. On the other hand, we can look at the layering of discrete areas of a room, approaching those areas as individual vignettes. For instance, layers of decorative accessories on a cocktail table or bookshelf or layering on a chair and the space around it. Either way, layering in decor works were with any style in any room. Modern spaces are no exception.

Layering can make any room (from the living room to bedroom, kitchen or dining room) better, more pulled together and finished. However, as is evidenced by the dining room image below, layers don’t always include piles of pillows or multiple throws. In this modern dining room, layering is subtle, restrained.

Underfoot, a lovely patterned rug is layered atop a neutral natural fiber one, making for a lovely interplay color and pattern. On the walls, an awesome “cloud” wallpaper sits above a white-painted chair rail. We don’t often think about layering on walls, but this is a great use of layers.

Also, draping a soft white fur or faux fur over the back of a black dining chair adds not only an additional layer but also an appealing texture.

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Oh Baby! 25 Drool-Worthy Nurseries

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Gentle layering gives this modern nursery a colorful and comfortable look. It’s easy to elevate the baby’s first room with just a touch of awesome layering.

Paisley Rug - Rose

Paisley Rug - Rose

Wouldn’t this Rose rug be perfect for layering atop a larger white or natural rug? Perhaps a rug with a tiny colorful pattern in contrasting or complementary tones would be a great option. We are captivated by the fine lines of this beautiful rug.

Rectangle Cushion - Green - 60cm x 40cm

Rectangle cushion - Green - 60cm x 40cm

If layers of toss pillows on the sofa or bed are your goal, these rectangles will add a nice textural contrast. They’re available in several color choices including this green patterned one.

Are you ready to up your layering game? Gfurn is here to assist you. Just let us know how we can help.

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Modern Decor Secrets: Layering

Posted by Team GFURN on

When we speak of layers in interior design, we can approach the idea in different ways. We can think of layering from a whole-space point of view, where layers are added to build interest one layer at a time, ensuring there’s a visual appeal at every level, from floor to ceiling. On the other hand, we can look at the layering of discrete areas of a room, approaching those areas as individual vignettes. For instance, layers of decorative accessories on a cocktail table or bookshelf or layering on a chair and the space around it. Either way, layering in decor works were with any style in any room. Modern spaces are no exception.

Layering can make any room (from the living room to bedroom, kitchen or dining room) better, more pulled together and finished. However, as is evidenced by the dining room image below, layers don’t always include piles of pillows or multiple throws. In this modern dining room, layering is subtle, restrained.

Underfoot, a lovely patterned rug is layered atop a neutral natural fiber one, making for a lovely interplay color and pattern. On the walls, an awesome “cloud” wallpaper sits above a white-painted chair rail. We don’t often think about layering on walls, but this is a great use of layers.

Also, draping a soft white fur or faux fur over the back of a black dining chair adds not only an additional layer but also an appealing texture.

Modern Decor Secrets: Layering -picture1

Oh Baby! 25 Drool-Worthy Nurseries

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Gentle layering gives this modern nursery a colorful and comfortable look. It’s easy to elevate the baby’s first room with just a touch of awesome layering.

Paisley Rug - Rose

Paisley Rug - Rose

Wouldn’t this Rose rug be perfect for layering atop a larger white or natural rug? Perhaps a rug with a tiny colorful pattern in contrasting or complementary tones would be a great option. We are captivated by the fine lines of this beautiful rug.

Rectangle Cushion - Green - 60cm x 40cm

Rectangle cushion - Green - 60cm x 40cm

If layers of toss pillows on the sofa or bed are your goal, these rectangles will add a nice textural contrast. They’re available in several color choices including this green patterned one.

Are you ready to up your layering game? Gfurn is here to assist you. Just let us know how we can help.

Read more


Have a Seat: Benches in Modern Entryways

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Let’s look at high style benches for modern foyers. Yes, benches are practical furniture when placed near the front door, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look stunning at the same time. Benches provide a place to drop shopping bags and totes while removing coats, gloves, and scarves in the entryway. Also, a bench is the perfect place to sit and remove boots, and such is another way benches perform functional duties. We think the most important function of benches in the modern foyer is to look beautiful. After all, form and function are not mutually exclusive.

That concept is on full display in the entryway shown below. With sleek, simple lines, this great gray bench is visually appealing while at the same time making life easier every single day for family members and visitors. Adding to the bench’s practical side are coat hooks on the wall above the seat.

17 Stunning Mid-Century Modern Foyer Interiors You Deserve To Walk Through

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This Is Why Millennials Love Mid-Century Modern Homes So Much

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Wow! What else can we say about this stunning modern entryway? With a soaring ceiling, an expanse of glass, bright blue door and ethereal hanging pendant light, an awesome padded bench fits right in with the Mid-Century look.

The stylish Pavilion Reproduction Bench is perfect for a modern foyer. With an upholstered leather seat, stainless steel base and belt leather straps, it’s cool and oh, so modern. Do you have the perfect spot for one of these awesome benches?

Pavilion 3-Seater Bench - Reproduction

Pavilion 3-Seater Bench - Reproduction

The Stainless-Steel Bench is stunning in its simplicity and will make a big style statement in a modern foyer. Can’t you just see yourself pausing beside this stunning bench on your way out for that special evening? What a great design in polished stainless steel!

Stainless Steel Bench

Stainless Steel Bench

There’s a bench for every modern foyer, wooden benches with amazing Scandinavian style or with upholstered seats for your classic Mid-Century Modern home. No matter what look you’re going for; you’ll love all the choices we have when looking for the bench that is just right for your modern entryway. You might want to check out the other benches in our collection. Gfurn is here to help.

 

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Have a Seat: Benches in Modern Entryways

Posted by Team GFURN on

Let’s look at high style benches for modern foyers. Yes, benches are practical furniture when placed near the front door, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look stunning at the same time. Benches provide a place to drop shopping bags and totes while removing coats, gloves, and scarves in the entryway. Also, a bench is the perfect place to sit and remove boots, and such is another way benches perform functional duties. We think the most important function of benches in the modern foyer is to look beautiful. After all, form and function are not mutually exclusive.

That concept is on full display in the entryway shown below. With sleek, simple lines, this great gray bench is visually appealing while at the same time making life easier every single day for family members and visitors. Adding to the bench’s practical side are coat hooks on the wall above the seat.

17 Stunning Mid-Century Modern Foyer Interiors You Deserve To Walk Through

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This Is Why Millennials Love Mid-Century Modern Homes So Much

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Wow! What else can we say about this stunning modern entryway? With a soaring ceiling, an expanse of glass, bright blue door and ethereal hanging pendant light, an awesome padded bench fits right in with the Mid-Century look.

The stylish Pavilion Reproduction Bench is perfect for a modern foyer. With an upholstered leather seat, stainless steel base and belt leather straps, it’s cool and oh, so modern. Do you have the perfect spot for one of these awesome benches?

Pavilion 3-Seater Bench - Reproduction

Pavilion 3-Seater Bench - Reproduction

The Stainless-Steel Bench is stunning in its simplicity and will make a big style statement in a modern foyer. Can’t you just see yourself pausing beside this stunning bench on your way out for that special evening? What a great design in polished stainless steel!

Stainless Steel Bench

Stainless Steel Bench

There’s a bench for every modern foyer, wooden benches with amazing Scandinavian style or with upholstered seats for your classic Mid-Century Modern home. No matter what look you’re going for; you’ll love all the choices we have when looking for the bench that is just right for your modern entryway. You might want to check out the other benches in our collection. Gfurn is here to help.

 

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