Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Bedding Event

Daniel and Stuart from DSS Studio have been busy designing new introductions to their line of bedding. Duvet cover sets with great patterns and colours in washable,
 easy wear fabrics are what they do so well! 
  Daniel and Stuart.
This brand new collection in Chuchill linen is lovely. Our display bed in blue mist and ivory
combination is dreamy.
Charlotte, in graphite colour.
Lillian breeze has a soft, romantic appeal.
Natalie, khaki is rich in warm colours.
Phuket pattern comes in three colours. The grey, seen above, is one of our display beds.

Beatrice is our most popular duvet set. It is on display on a luxurious upholstered bed in our Carriage House building.
Blanc Des Vosges is a luxurious, soft bedding collection, displayed on our four poster
bed in our main building.
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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Top 3 Design Trends for 2013

This is the most exciting time of the year for us at Rousseau's...the whole year is ahead of us, our heads are buzzing with new ideas, new projects are awaiting and all the interior design related shows happen around this time of the year. This week is the Interior Design Show, which is always a great source for new inspirations and it reinforces the trends that are going to be influential for the year.
Our clients are asking what trends to consider when rethinking a space this year.  

Here are the TOP 3 TRENDS that we are excitied about:

Nature walks inside
Our respect for nature is stronger than ever and is reflected in the way we decorate. In the past, rustic elements were for cottages only, we are now incorporating them into suburban homes and condos, because they make us feel cozy and comfortable. We are seeing more and more of natural elements come inside in various forms. Live edge tables and salvaged wood tables mix in effortlessly into any space. Adding a few branches to a large urn reinforces the natural feel. The look is complete with a sisal area rug, a few logs or maybe an antler or two hanging on a wall or placed on top of a table. 

Scandinavian Simplicity
When Scandinavian interiors are mentioned most people think of IKEA. We refer to this style for its simple, well edited look. There is a minimal amount of furniture, all chosen for its purpose and its beauty. Each piece has strong character and makes a statement. White walls make the perfect backdrop for the intentionally chosen furniture gems and the very few accessories. If your preference is to live in a non-distracting, clutter free space, take inspiration from the Scandinavians. 

Fearless Mixing
Creating a balanced eclectic space is challenging. Many attempt to do it and it turns out to be a hodge-podge  of a space. To achieve this artsy yet extremely personal look, one really needs to study the space, and to have a deep understanding of scale, proportion, balance and harmony, which are the key ingredients for interior design. When sitting in the above pictured room, the background music is an aria of your favourite opera, and the discussion is about culinery experiences and travels around the world. This look is not for everyone but for sure is energizing!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New fabric introductions from Kravet Canada

The new Nomad Chic collection was inspired by the nomadic culture of the Far East. The fabrics reference heavy horse blankets , saddle bags and flat weave carpets that accompany travelers on their journeys.
Below is the inspirational photo from Kravet for this collection.

Here is a closeup of the unique, heavy duty fabric on the sofa.
The off-white, soft, washed fringe is part of the weave to enhance the pattern and to create a three dimensional look.

We love this chevron pattern with the warm tones and the hit of orange. Picture a chair or ottoman in this fabric in a family room with leather sofas and a rustic fireplace. To finish the vision, let's sprinkle a few orange accent pieces throughout the room for a heavenly comfortable hideout. 

This new colourful striped fabric has strips of leather woven into it, 
making it an ideal and fun fabric for an ottoman.

Our new favourite Brunschwig and Fils, Kravet, and Mulberry Home fabrics:

Paisley with an unusal, crisp design. 
If you are looking for a fabric that can pull together caramel colours with greys, this may be it.

The iconic Les Touches fabric has been recoloured by Brunschwig and Fils.
Black, red, blue and beige are the new tones.

Tommy Smythe used Les Touches on a pair of wingchairs to add a bold punch of pattern to his living room. 

A lovely, bright paisley in all our favourite strong colours. This fabric is a sure cure for boring beige.

A fresh take on the popular chevron pattern in watery hues. 
Cottage bedrooms, soft living rooms and luxurious bathrooms come to mind.

The softest animal print fabric we have ever touched.
Perfect for pillows to have an afternoon snooze on, or for a luxurious headboard as seen below.

Another gorgeous fabric, it's love at first sight. Drapery would be stunning, and would sure make a statement, but any chair would be a showstopper as well.  

And we say Au revoir with our last pick. Hope we inspired you to experiment with unique fabrics in your home. Thank you Brenda from Kravet for the trunkshow!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Emerald is this year's colour!


Last year, it seemed like orange was everywhere. It was all thanks to Pantone, the printing company that has become well known for its much publicised choice for Color of the Year. Last year's hue was Tangerine Tango.
 This year's newly crowned colour? Emerald (#17-5641, to be exact), a lively, radiant, lush green that Pantone describes as the colour of growth, renewal, and prosperity.
So why is 2013 a Green kind of year?
"Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."  
It might seem bold, but it is actually quite versatile. It lends itself to a variety of feels, from  traditional to funky and edgy. Commitment-phobes can give it a try with accessories like throw pillows, vases, or accent walls. Daring ones should try a velvet chair or sofa for the ultimate punch of colour.
How do you feel about Emerald Green?
Dwell Studio's Malakos Malachite fabric is ideal to recover a chair in or for toss pillows.


Or frame a bit of green to get the trendy look,
just as Dwell studio showcased their fabric line for Fall Market in High Point.

Have a custom pillow made in Robert Allen's Landsmeer fabric
 and toss it onto your sofa for a punch of colour.
How about wrapping your room in Emerald,
as seen in the Wesley Hall Showroom.

Tell us your green story!