What is the difference between a house and a home? A space and a room? What makes a random area in your house a sanctuary you want to escape to?
At the Milan Design Week we literally kept walking into a new trend that opened our eyes. It is a theme that is all about how connecting with people is more important then ever. ‘Everything is connected’ was not only the title of Jotun‘s design exhibition, we also felt this proposition at brands like IKEA, Carl Hansen and Son, Vitra and many more.
Outside the walls of our home we are constantly connected to the world by social encounters via our numerous devices. With an overload of data we come home in the evenings with our brains still working overtime.
Yet creative ideas are mostly born by connecting with others, talking, discussing, brainstorming and laughing. And that is why our home, like never before, ideally is a place to disconnect the devices and connect with each other.
We feel that a house could be anyones, a home tells a story. Your story. It reflects our personality and is the space where memories are made. The furniture around you should make you happy and can change according to the phase of life that you are in. To us, changing our interior always brings in good vibes and new ideas.
Converting spaces to rooms in your home means bringing in furniture that allows you to connect. Sitting across each other is more inviting then sitting next to each other. Make your kitchen tables larger, your TV sofa’s smaller…
As true Instagram and wifi addicts, we understand that turning off completely is mere to impossible and not something we desire. Yet we love the trend of creating a home around you that makes you want to talk to each other, share ideas and just be. Because slowing down is sometimes the best way to speed up.
We are excited to be back at the most spectacular show of the season. The Milan Design Week so far has been impressive and fun.
This year we are happy to see Jotun back in the Ventura Lambrate design district. Curated by Katrin Greiling the exposition ‘Everything is connected’ brings together talents of the Norwegian design and craft scene to tell the story of the country’s creative presence. This all against the backdrop of Jotun’s newest colors that will set the trend for this year. Norwegian Wood, Blue River and Nordic Breeze have been exclusively designed for Milan Design Week.
Changing seasons always makes our stylist heart a little restless as this is the perfect moment for change. We were very curious about some of the colors on Jotuns new color chart and that in combination with being totally ready for something different made us decide to take a little gamble.
The good thing about creating a statement wall in your home is that it is a big effect in very little time. This wall only took one can of paint and four hours to complete including the styling. The proof is in the video. Bye bye white walls, hello dusty red!
Colors are one of the most inspirational elements in interior styling. An therefore the launch of new colors is something that excites us. Take for instance the colors that Jotun launched during the Milan Design week. Their color range Structure brought back the focus on creating tranquil spaces with calming colors.
And that was so spot on that we fell in love with all the earthy tones in paint and design. We left monochrome for what it was and embraced this new trend with both arms.