Everyone needs some type of shelving in their home, they are ideal for pieces of art, lamps, photos, etc. Regardless what you choose to put on yours, there is no reason why your shelving has to be traditional or boring!
The Eclipse Contemporary Etagere is a piece of art all by itself. Although it is shown in onyx, it is also available in chrome (matte finish), gunmetal, mocha, topaz, pewter and platinum, all with glass shelves. This is a visually stimulating, stunning contemporary design that is handcrafted individually in the United States and comes with a 10 year warranty!
About Johnston Casuals
Superior welding techniques are used in the creation of every Johnston Casuals piece. They pride themselves in paying attention to the finest detail. They aim to offer nearly their entire collection in a myriad of finishes so whether you are looking for a few pieces that all match or you prefer a variety that compliments one another, their line stands alone or together perfectly.
Johnston Casuals strives to make exquisite pieces while protecting the environment so their decor is not only beautiful, it’s environmentally-friendly as well. From using only landfill-safe chemicals that have been EPA certified to recycling factory materials, they constantly look for ways to create art while respecting the environment. Visit Johnston Casuals online to view all of their spectacular pieces!
Do you have a fruit bowl in your kitchen? If so, what does it say about your contemporary space? It is surprising how many exquisitely decorated, modern kitchens have nothing but a simple bowl that was pulled from the cupboard to hold their fruit on their gorgeous table or counter-top. Think you can’t showcase your delicious vitamins as a stylish centerpiece? Think again!
The Blow Up Citrus Basket by Alessi is a showstopper! This is a piece that could find itself a special place in even the most stylish rooms in any home. The basket is composed with mirror polished, stainless steel, hand-welded pieces so each one is truly unique.
The entire Alessi collection is unbelievably stunning and it should be with the passion and attention that goes into each piece. Humberta and Fernando Campana, brothers and partners, come from law and architectural backgrounds and are hallmarked by the way they use raw materials to create functional pieces of art. They are also well-known for experimenting with recycled matter that most other designers would find no use for.
Every home needs a fruit bowl, why not make it one that will stop guests in their tracks? To view the entire Alessi collection, visit their website.
If you really are looking for that one exceptional WOW piece for that wall that is desperately crying for attention in your home, an Inspiration Falls wall water fountain is it! As you may or may not be aware, the key to being successful with contemporary design is providing a focal point in a room. Ideally, this will be a feature that demands attention yet offers comfort, it is essentially a place for tired and busy eyes to relax once they have scanned a room to arrive at their destination.
Your focal point of the room should add to the room’s decor, never become a distraction. Inspiration Falls wall fountains do just that. They are available in an array of stunning surfaces such as black spider marble, rainforest green marble, rainforest brown marble and rajah, green or black slate. You also have the power to choose your frame finish in antique black, rustic copper and stainless steel.
These mesmerizing water features are illuminated with halogen lights and since they are created from natural materials, each gorgeous piece brings its own unique pattern.
An Inspiration Falls wall water fountain will bring tranquility to your home and offer just enough moisture to win that battle with static electricity. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that you will have the most exquisite piece of art in the neighborhood! The Soothing Company is the perfect place to order an Inspiration Falls wall water fountain for your home!
While everyone can certainly benefit from the soothing and warming properties that a dancing flame provides, there aren’t many portable gel fireplaces that will fit in every budget. Fortunately, the Oasis Table Top Fireplace does! The design of this piece is like a dream come true, it’s contemporary, elegant and can complement any decor! Not to mention, it is the perfect size to take out on a small balcony, patio or you can simply enjoy it inside of your home. This fireplace is really lightweight so when it says portable, it means portable!
This stylish piece is stainless steel and comes with gorgeous white river stones but if these don’t match your décor, you can replace them if you choose with other colored fire glass, seashells or anything else nonflammable. It uses either pourable gel fuel or gel fuel canisters which are completely environmentally-friendly so you never have to be concerned with polluting the air outside or in your home. Nor do you have to be bothered with cleaning up the mess that burning wood would leave behind.
The Oasis Tabletop Gel Fireplace will provide you with warmth, ambiance and even when it’s not burning, it is still a stunning piece of art. You can find this fireplace at The Soothing Company at a great price!
Every once in a while, one stumbles across a piece of furniture that you don’t know whether to use or just stand there and stare at. The Rose Table is one of those rare pieces! It’s organic and simple yet intricate and mysterious. It demands attention and draws you in without obnoxiously screaming, “Hey look at me!”
Designed by Ben Gabriel, the Rose Table is beyond special. Although when you look at it in the above picture, it appears curved, like it wouldn’t be functional but this is certainly not the case! If you view other photos of it, you will see that the table is surprisingly a flat surface. A piece of art that you can actually use! Always a bonus!
Made from yew, lacewood and American black walnut, the Rose Table is created in Ireland by its designer and hand delivered to his distributor to ensure that only a flawless product is sold to the customer. Can you imagine this jaw-dropping table in your living room? This is definitely a piece that would stop visitors in their tracks and put a smile on your face every time you look at it. Really, what’s not to love?
View additional photos and find out ordering information for the Rose Table at Where the Hat Is. You’ll also discover a few more pieces you just might have to have too like the Zig Zag Table or the Dandelion Stool!
Do you wish that you could just have one element in your home that none of your family, friends or neighbors could outdo you with? Well, if you want to stand out and you’re willing to pay a pretty penny to do so, Budri is an Italian company that can certainly make it happen!
The marble inlay floor pictured is just one of the exciting projects that they have in their portfolio. Whether you want your floor, walls or entire bathroom to become a piece of art, they have the designers that can make it happen.
Who is Budri?
Budri has more than 50 years of experience working stone and marble and 20 years perfecting their artistic inlay skills. Every project, whether it is a piece of furniture or an entire room is tailor-made like a fine Italian suit in a way that only they can perfect.
Your project would begin with a private consultation with one of their architects who would ultimately be behind the design that is created for you. Materials and finishes are selected and they work very closely with their customers throughout the entire process.
They offer three primary collections being Budri Home, Budri Classic and Budri Woogie from some of the world’s most brilliant designers including Marco Piva, Patricia Urquiola, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Peia Associati and Uainot Architetti. To learn more about their unparalleled work in marble and stone inlay, visit the Budri website.
If you are not familiar with the fast-forward, fun and stylish designs of Giovannetti, you are certainly in for a treat! Whether you’re looking for a colorful table and chairs, contemporary couch or an artistic chair, you will find something beyond tempting from this designer.
Giovannetti feels that when it comes to furniture, traditional material, fabrics and color choices can often be so boring and predictable. The artistic adventure and pure creativity for life is what inspires every piece, including this table and chairs pictured above, made from polyurethane. Makes you think of ice-cream scoops, doesn’t it?
Every piece features a gas piston which allows you take the set from a low dining room table to a tall pub-style variety, perfect for gathering around while entertaining. The bases are made from steel chrome to create a surprisingly durable and stable piece of furniture, even at their maximum height. If you look closely, you will also see a shelf/cubbyhole under each seat which is ideal for your guests who never quite know what to do with their purses.
The Giovannetti collection represents the vitality and energy that this 40-year old company has come to be so well known for. Their motto? Made with love! Visit the Giovannetti website to see for yourself why people literally fall in love with this collection. These are pieces that may just inspire an entire new remodel.
Can you just imagine walking into your dining room to see a dark, absolutely gorgeous Claro walnut wood table such as the one pictured above by Hudson Furniture? This is one of those pieces you may catch yourself just standing there staring at from time to time, just to soak in its beauty. If you think the table is stunning, they also make other furniture, beds and sculptures without compromising the natural organic lines of the tree.
Who is Hudson Furniture?
Hudson Furniture is a company who has a deep appreciation and respect for the inherent grain of wood. Trees offer geometric forms and well-defined lines that can be accented when cut the proper way and hand rubbed with an oil finish. Their unique pieces are available in Claro walnut, Ebonized pine, Satinwood, Acacia, Jasmine, Myrtle and Black walnut in custom dimensions.
Their furniture is never created from old growth forests. The wood that they use in the creation of these exquisite pieces of furniture are from either wind/storm damaged or salvaged trees.
From petrified wood stumps to their most exotic signature bed, each piece is hand-crafted with a great deal of thought and care to ensure that the end result pays tribute to nature as an exceptional piece of art. Visit Hudson Furniture to view their entire collection.
Are you ready to make a long-term commitment to your lighting? This ring chandelier designed by Brand Van Egmond is fun yet elegant, flirty yet sophisticated. Why not treat your home to some gorgeous jewelry?
The Diamonds from Amsterdam pendant light is feminine, glistening, rich and it may just make your heart beat a little bit faster every time you look at it. This piece of art is nothing short of brilliant that would look absolutely stunning in a very simple, contemporary room that doesn’t offer too many other busy distractions.
The dangling pendant is unconventional and bold without being too flashy. The hoop features a groove all the way around that houses alternating lights and stones which all compliment one another exquisitely. The piece is available in an eye-catching traditional stainless steel or in a black stainless steel finish. The inside boasts the words Brand Van Egmond, written in the same way that one would inscribe their wedding band.
If you have a modern room that could use a little eye-candy without taking away from the simplicity of the space, the Diamonds from Amsterdam lighting sculpture may be what you’re looking for. You can view the entire 2011 collection at the Brand Van Egmond website.
Many people aren’t even aware that there is such a thing as WallArt but there is! No, not art hanging on your walls but literally turning your walls into eye-opening, jaw-dropping pieces of art. A Padstyle reader shared this link with us in the comment of the Top 25 Blogs entry and it certainly is one worth exploring!
What is WallArt?
WallArt adds three-dimensional, gorgeous design and depth to any wall using fibrous residue that’s made from sugarcane. That’s right, it’s eco-friendly too! They explain the whole process on their website but what is left is a raw material that is 100 percent biodegradable! It doesn’t really get better than that does it? Oh, but it does!
What They Offer
WallArt is available in different designs such as ellipses, vaults, gaps, bricks, waves, sweeps, cubes, pitches, splashes, kites, craters and squares (as shown). Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven is the talent behind this striking featured design. The wall panels are 19.7” x 19.7” and believe it or not, they’re easy to install too! A single WallArt kit contains 12 panels which will cover a considerable amount of wall space.
If you need a focal point in a room or desperately need to add a little depth, creativity and mystery to a space that’s just not exciting you anymore, WallArt may be just what you’re looking for. You can view their entire collection online at the WallArt website.