Stained Glass is Back With a Modern Twist

Over the past few years, stained glass has gone from a dusty antique item in an old home to modern works of art. With the industry making a comeback into the luxury scene, interior designers are challenging themselves to design a space around the ornate glass. Here are a few different ideas:

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Stained glass can add a pop of color and make your space feel both cozy and modern. The green colors on this partition add a bright finish to the room, making it the centerpiece for all the other furniture to gather around it. While still looking modern, it brings back an old-school style to provide a sense of comfort as well. Nowadays, adding a piece of stained glass to a home brings a unique style unlike any other — one that brings you back in time, while also staying ahead of the times, too.

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the Blake Hotel adds a unique style to the space by featuring the work of Bespoke Glass, a studio-based business in Brooklyn, New York. The different shades of blue colors and the glimmer of the glass adding a retro look that transports you to a different time in the past, while also staying current and on-trend. The placement of the blue pieces adds an edgy and one-of-a-kind appearance. Not only is it a partition, but it’s a work of art in its own right.

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By changing the designs stained glass was normally confined to in the past, studios and interior designers around the globe are beginning to take out the dusty antiques from their storage bins and create works of art instead. With so many different styles and colors, the possibilities are endless.

Boho may bring overwhelming patterns and a mix and match style of colors to mind but these refined expressions of boho are bringing a whole new touch of elegance and class to the term. 

Choose the bohemian blend that is perfect for you and your home.

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African Boho

When many people think of boho style, they think of African inspired bohemia, namely the bright colors, clashing prints and metal tones that are often introduced into the décor of a boho themed living space. Include lanterns, jewel-colored cushions, and ottoman style seating to achieve this laid back vibe.

European Boho

European boho is a little more refined in its mix and match approach, though strives to look spontaneous. European style boho is characterized by vintage style furniture paired with rustic beaded curtains and quirky wall art. Layers, mixed fabrics, and statement wall décor will make or break this look.

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Western Boho

The 1960s and 70s saw a resurgence in bohemian style, one that was influenced by community living that became a prominent characteristic of the counter culture. The western bohemian style relies heavily on natural materials and fabrics to complete the aesthetic. Think exposed beams, tribal prints and pouffe’s or floor cushions rather than traditional seating.

Contemporary Boho

So what’s happening now with Boho style? Contemporary Boho style borrows from its processors but combines elements of the classic boho styles with modern minimalist living. Think white walls and floors, wicker seating and animal head wall art. Cushions and rugs add splashes of color while décor pieces can range from vintage to African to contemporary.

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Mid-Century Mountain — Barclay Butera Interiors is touting a new and exciting genre of style that perfectly suits Colorado’s Snowmass Base Village.

Mid-Century Mountain makes its debut at Residence 502 West with the simplicity and clean lines found in Mid-Century Modern architecture. This style is combined with materials that are often found among the mountains to create the cozy yet modern feel that is Mid-Century Mountain.

“This model residence lives like a cozy mountain chalet with a touch of the Barclay Butera signature glam,” said Mario Ferreira of Barclay Butera Interiors. Set against the backdrop of Snowmass, with its ski slopes and stunning nature, the newly discovered style is bound to attract attention. “These model residences are a study in contrasts, providing a canvas that inspires our homeowners and highlights the possibilities for making the residence their own,” added John Calhoun, the vice president of sales and marketing for East West Partners.

Wooden surfaces are a prominent component of this new style. Live-edge wooden furniture creates a rustic and authentic feel. The rough edge paired with smooth lines is an interesting contrast that pulls from other Mid-Century designs. Similarly, wooden accents play nicely with other sleek surfaces.
A touch of nature goes a long way. With broad windows and beautiful natural scenery just beyond the walls, a few accents can really tie the indoors and outdoors together.

— Greenery showcased in a clear, glass vase is a simple addition that makes all the difference in a room.

— Various wooden surfaces are a smart way to mix textures and colors without feeling disconnected.

— A mix of softer colors and muted tones create a very nature-like, calm atmosphere.

— Subtle pops of color mimic the small splashes of color that are also found among the mountains.

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Extend the comfort of your home outside with Vondom — an avant-garde inspired furniture brand.

Look no further for the perfect outdoor furniture this summer. Vondom embodies quality, innovation, and drama in its designs, which explains the inspiring success of the company. Prestigious in its designs but also in its experience, this furniture appears at resorts such as the Oliva Nova Beach & Resort in Valencia, the Temptation Hotel in Cancun, and The Beach Club Kallis Visby in Sweden.

Whether at a resort, beach club, or in your backyard, Vondom takes the spotlight. The sleekness of each piece brings a sense of elegance to any commercial or residential space. Minimalists will love Vondom’s collections. The lines, fabrics, and colors all create a sense of peace that ensures total relaxation.

In these hot summer months, pool-goers, entertainers, and afternoon-nappers can now relish in the sun in ultimate comfort, with Vondom daybeds, sun chaises, and canopies. Modern, sleek, and quality-made, these products take lounging to the next level.

 

Ulm and Vela — designed by Ramon Esteve, Vondom’s artistic director —  are just two of the collections offered, but there are over 45 available. Both collections are designed with color-changing light features that make it easy to incorporate them into a variety of spaces. The crisp and neutral shades that Ulm and Vela use are softened by the warmth of light. When the pieces are illuminated from underneath it creates a mesmerizing place to rest, day or night.

Vondom’s outdoor furniture is perfect for stretching out to soak up the sun, taking a nap, or decompressing by the pool. With retractable sunroofs, adjustable positions, swivel mechanisms, and designs that ensure comfort, you won’t have to the flee the sun for the indoors.  

Photos courtesy of Xavi Gordo and Vondom

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