Salone del Mobile, Milano, internationally known as Milan Furniture Fair is one of our best sources for trends and inspiration in the furniture and design world. We love taking this annual trip to discover new brands and ideas, as well as taking in the energy of the city of Milan itself and all that it has to offer. Regular gelato breaks are a must! We scoured the fair for inspiration and design ideas, and here are some of our favorite trends that we spotted in Milan.
Marble and wood
A luxurious combination of natural materials and their natural grains that work to create a sophisticated interior
Fluid Sofa Shapes
Pebbles and stones and the flow of water inspire these fluid shapes. There is an organic comfort in natural shapes that combine to create visually beautiful sculptural pieces.
Move over millennial pink it seems like there is a new tone throwing shade. There were several versions of a salmon pink tone seen throughout the fair showing off a newer, modernist colour shade.
A piece of furniture covered in velvet becomes a statement piece in its own right. An elegant addition to any space, and variants like chenille velvet, it isn’t stuck only to classical tufted contours but now also works with modern, clean frames.
Bring an airy flow to your bedroom design with a bed that seems to float in mid air. Enjoy space with no bulk outside the mattress and no rigid obstacles to limit the flow.
Accent your space with textured glass pieces like a coffee table that combines delicate glass with a modern industrial steel frame. Or alternately create a contemporary look with interior glass and steel doors
Green and Brown Marble
With its classy and elegant finish, marble has been a mainstay through all the interior decades. While the monochrome tones of black and white marble have always been a design staple, a trend seen in Milan was new and contemporary takes on green and brown marble. Using the material combined with clean lines and forms provides a whole new look, and green marble has the jade like qualities that bring luxe to a space.
On Trend Colour Schemes
There will always be a demand for neutral tones but there also seems to be a more adventurous take on the use of colour in interior design. Not only with the accents and accessories but the actual pieces of furniture themselves. The colours we saw the most of were green, pink, and accented by lavender and deep purples as well as mustard yellows.
A trend that still seems to have strength as there is still a big demand for the aesthetic look of terrazzo. Made from marble, glass or granite set in cement or resin, terrazzo usually features a variety of colours on a simple background, and provides an interesting base for many objects from tiles, wallpaper as well as lamps.
Extra Textured Fabrics
Adding onto trends that play with scale, shape and colour, we spotted many fabrics that were visibly heavily textured providing a focal point of interest from afar. One of the many ways to create interest in a muted interior design colour scheme is to play with textures and scale.
And some behind the scenes from sourcing team Moe’s!
View more ideas in these unexpected interior design trends we are seeing in 2019!
Established in the bustling city of Vancouver in 2016, Field & Social has quickly gained a name for itself in the gastronomical scene. Field & Social is a health conscious eatery that prides itself on its thoughtfully crafted creations made from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Here at Moe’s Home Collection, we’ve got a crush on Field & Social. One of the perks of working with us are our monthly staff lunches most often catered by Field & Social. We believe that if you eat well, you’ll feel great–and we’re all about our employees feeling good while doing the work they love.
We’re passionate about collaborating with like-minded people–we even helped co-design Field & Social’s downtown space! Many of their pieces, like their free-standing bar stools and communal wood tables, were furnished by Moe’s Home Collection. The salad shop was styled to perfection by interior design company Janks Design Group. Mixing natural and industrial elements, they were able to create a space of Scandinavian simplicity that is fresh, like their food, and modern, like their approach.
We sat down with Barbora Samieian, co-founder of Field & Social, to find out more about our favorite salad shop and its design influences.
What inspired you to open Field & Social in Vancouver?
We saw a need for quick-serve healthy options that marry delicious food with a thoughtful aesthetic.
What inspires your dishes? How often do you rotate your menu?
Our team is inspired by the food we eat when we travel, the seasons in BC, and our customers! We have 5-6 core salads and rotate the rest every 8-10 weeks.
How did you come up with the design for your store? Was there certain inspiration behind specific pieces?
We always envisioned the space as a place for the community to gather and collaborate, not only over a meal, but through events such as workshops and pop-up lunches. The communal tables were an important center piece for the space. We also wanted to encourage bar seating to take advantage of the bright natural light streaming into the space. The copper fixtures we have in the store bring some warmth, making the shop feel more inviting.
We’ve heard Field & Social sources all of its ingredients locally. Tell us about your reason for wanting to work with local producers?
We try to source local as much as we can, and we’re proud to work with many local producers, such as: Tempea Tempeh, GRAIN for our Canadian sourced grains, Blue Heron Creamery for our vegan cheese, and of course, Dickie’s Ginger Beer, the Juice Truck, and Culture Craft Kombucha for our drinks.
We are very fresh based–we make all of our dressings in-house and cook our grains and veggies fresh every day. The quality of the ingredients, as well as the relationships with suppliers in our community, are really important to our team and customers. We source our local ingredients for two main reasons: their quality, and our commitment to being environmentally sustainable.
We love your focus on collaborations within the community. Can you tell us more about some collaborations or initiatives Field & Social is passionate about?
Chef Canada finalist Mark Singson, to registered dietitian Lindsay Pleskot–we love collaborating with friends in the community on both menus and events. In the past we’ve done a brunch series with Juno Kim, cocktail making workshops with Max Borrowman, and had flower arrangements created by Celsia Floral. We also support the community through Mealshare, where $1 from every Smoked Salmon + Dill salad we sell is donated to their amazing program to provide a meal for a youth in need.
Field & Social just celebrated their two-year anniversary. What can Field & Social fans look forward to in the years to come?
We’re excited to continue growing, experimenting, and collaborating! Also, we have a new location that just opened up downtown!
Visit Field & Social:
415 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4
214-1055 West Georgia, Vancouver BC V6B 0K9 (now open!)
The Plunge Sectional has been our most popular sectional for years. Our customers love the soft cushions and how quickly they sink into them. This year, we’ve released a new color- navy! While navy is one of the trending colors of 2019, it can also be one of those colors that is perceived to be harder to style than others. This blog post will break down how the Plunge Navy Living Room Shot was created at our most recent photoshoot.
When choosing the seating to your living room, there are often a few things you want to think about: what’s the purpose of your room and how many people are you going to be seating at a time? If your living room has to be a functional space for both your family and your dinner parties, having a variety of seating functions is going to aid in making sure your space can be transitional.
Moreover, we like having different options for seating because it allows for fluid conversations. Not all your seating has to be once color. The additional chair you choose, whether it be an arm chair or a club chair, does not have to match your sofa or sectional, but transition well into your space. Our designer paired the Plunge with organic wooden tones in the brown leather of the St Anne Club Chair for this reason and to expand the color palate we had.
Storage is a very important component to any room. Since we picked a coffee table that does not have an inside storage component, we wanted to add another storage option. The Colvin Storage Unit boasts three spacious drawers and multiple shelves making it, what we believe to be, the perfect storage solution for this space.
In our last blog post, we talked about how the little details can make a big difference. Adding accessories that bring together your space can be a lot easier than it seems. We chose our gold spheres, golden bull, and squirrel sculptures to keep adding in warm tones that contrasted the cool blue of the Plunge Sectional. The orange and blue binding of the books also aids in creating a stark contrast to each other.
Contrasting colors are a great way to add personality to your space. We chose orange to contrast the navy because they oppose each other on the color wheel. Opposing colors have the tendency to pop out in your space and can therefore, become your focal points. Take these two pictures below for instance, the orange pillow in the top image stands out from the blue pillows in the second.
Here at Moe’s, we have a wide variety of lamb fur and goat fur pillows. These pillows are great for adding texture to your space in a variety of colors and sizes.
If adding a contrasting color isn’t your style, and you prefer a monochrome or toned-down look, different variations in blue will pair well with the Plunge too.
Let’s talk about lighting. Lighting can, at times, be the make or break of a room. While designing this room, our designer opted for a more rustic piece with cool chestnut tones and iron hardware. Even though the Pasquale Single Layer Pendent Lamp, is more traditional in its design, when paired with this contemporary ensemble, it ties together the room giving it a transitional cozy feel.
Sometimes our spaces just need a little bit of TLC.
In my house, spring cleaning has always been very important, but whatever happened to the fall refresher? Our living rooms are where we spend a lot of time with our family and friends. Over time, these spaces can get a little bit too lived in. However, this doesn’t mean that we have to go about redoing the entire space. Sometimes, adding some TLC can make a world of a difference. There are several ways to approach refreshing your space- one of the best is by looking at what you use and what you don’t use. Most often, we find things that we have outgrown and they’ve ended up collecting dust and adding unnecessary clutter to our spaces. Think about what you need versus what you don’t. For instance, adding a side or accent table can give you an organizational hub and a pop of color to your space that might be feeling a little bit too cluttered these days.
Paintings are a great way to establish a color palate or tie your room together. We chose the Euphoria Wall Décor because it brought together the golden hues of the Kettel Accent Table. Adding a painting that has hints of gold into a room that is already defined by the warm wooden tones, draws your space together giving it a sophisticated and finished feel.
Table top accents are also a great way to add life to your space. Working with the warm tones of our painting, we added the Titan Vase and this Sax Player Statue. As decorative elements, both these items work well within the space as they tie together the natural tones of our chosen color palate.
Throws, pillows, and poufs are also a great way to add style to your space, especially on a budget. Our Lamb and Goat Fur Pillows and Poufs (yes, we really do have it all), come in a variety of colors that are perfect to mix and match to achieve your perfect style combination. We chose light natural tones to add texture, while maintaining this design’s organic feel.
We also find that by adding a few tabletop accents, we are giving our spaces an artistic flare, while maintaining a simple design. We chose to add pieces from the wooden animal collection as well as Iron Orb Black Marble (pictured above), because they complement the natural and industrial elements of our room.
The last thing we did was add a new floor lamp. The Spotlight Floor Lamp was the perfect addition to this living room because its black exterior matched the Kirby Sofa, while its light brass interior pulled out the warm hues of the Tobin Collection.
You don’t have to go all out and buy a new living room set. Accessories are a great way to add pops of color for a fraction of the price. Add a painting, some new plants, pillows or a new lamp to keep your space bright during the fall season. If you find yourself having a hard time with finding a solution that works for you, take a picture of the room you want to accessorize and one of our sales associates will be sure to help you find you some incredible options that suit your style and personality.
Adding just a touch of glimmer, can make a space infinitely and instantly more glamorous. The trick to using the accents succesfuly is to mix them with different, softer textures throughout your space. Keeping a neutral palette throughout your room will make the metallic pieces stand out and literally shine. Add a touch of glam to your space with our selections below.
Classy, beautiful and timelessly elegant. Marble is a material that imparts an air of luxury to your interiors. It can be used in all areas of the home; whether tiling a whole bathroom or used as a slab on kitchen countertops. But even small pieces of furnishings can have a big impact, and here we have rounded up our favorite modern marble pieces for your home.
A perfect accessory to any kitchen or dining space, a bar or counter stool can provide the perfect silhouette for a small corner or a large bar space. Whether it’s fitting in a bar table in a small apartment in lieu of a dining table, or just having a couple of extra seats at the counter, here is the best selection of Moe’s modern wood barstools.
Working from home can be both wonderful and sometimes challenging. While you are free to operate under your own hours, and come into work wearing exactly what you want, you also have to discipline yourself to structure your time and space accordingly. One thing that can really help increase productivity working from home is setting up an organized and stylish home office. A space where everything has its place, and includes both a desk to work at and a comfortable chair to think through ideas. See our take on the modern home office and shop the look below!
A good chair is a place of relaxation, for hours spent reading quietly, or perhaps watching your favorite TV shows. You can add comfort and style together to make a cozy nook in your living room, and with Father’s Day coming up, what could be a better gift for Dad? We round up some favorite stylish and inviting chairs that could fit the bill.
The current modern industrial look is on trend and can be softened by adding natural wood to the mix. This look often features exposed elements of the construction, whether that’s beams or brick walls reminiscent of classic New York lofts. A way to bring in warmth and comfort to the look at home, is to choose soft tones in art and metal decor to bring in light and reflection. Shop the look below!