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Our favourite find from Pinterest today is this adorable home by Amber Interiors. The final look is sparse and clean, yet it feels warm. Take a peek: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blog: Velvet
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Today we are dreaming of wandering around the fascinating streets of Tokyo from sun up until way past sun down. The possibilities for things to do in this metropolitan prefecture are pretty much endless. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Creating a perfect nursery for your baby can be really easy, yet look like it took forever to put together. We are loving this simple modern nursery, and will show you a few of our pieces that will help you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Your dad deserves a gift as cool and modern as he is. This Father's Day make his day special and show him just how much he means to you. See our collection of gifts and take the guesswork out of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Sometimes an image can capture a mood or feeling that seems familiar. Today we are loving these dreamy, story-like drawings by Loika we found while hanging out on Pinterest. The incredible colours and references to nature are charming. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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At Modern Karibou we are all about interiors and good design. Recently, we were lucky enough to have a chat with Shannon Smithers-Gay, the owner and lead designer at One80 Design, to learn about her approach to creating some of... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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It is always fun to follow current styles, especially when they are colourful. Brightly painted walls are showing up more and more in modern interiors that would typically be white. This is a trend that we are totally on board... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Spring has finally sprung. Bluebells, daffodils and crocuses are blooming giving us the first glimpse of the season upon us. Hello rain and warmer days! Spring is the time for new life. We see buds emerging on branches and little... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Sunken tubs may be the ultimate in bathroom luxury. Stepping down into a body of water makes for a better spa experience. Look to the Japanese onsen for inspiration and lower your bathtub into the floor. To pull of this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Oeuf designers believe strongly that while babies don't need many items, they do need some essential pieces. Oeuf's mission is to make those essentials practical and stylish, without compromising quality and safety - their top priority. Oeuf's Mini Library, Toy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Introducing the new must-haves from our elegant Modloft furniture offerings. If you are looking to take your dining space to the next level, then this is the combination you have been waiting for. The square Caldres dining table comes with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Looking for an inexpensive way to make a HUGE impact in your home? Wall stickers are super on trend and so incredibly simple to apply. If you ever tire of them they are equally easy to remove. Just find a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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ferm LIVING is a Danish company that designs and creates graphic lifestyle products. The ferm LIVING kitchen collection allows you to mix and match to your heart's desire. This playful assortment of tableware, tools, cutting boards, trays and textiles is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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This simple and fresh living room is exactly what we are craving today. It is still snowy outside, yet there is a slight glimmer of the warmer weather to come. What better way to welcome the much needed change than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Using marble in interior design is incredibly on trend at the moment. The word marble is derived from Greek words meaning either 'crystalline rock, shining stone' or 'to flash, sparkle, gleam'. We believe that adding some marble details in your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Having the day off on the third Monday in February is a wonderful idea. Busy people can take time out of their schedules to be with those that are nearest and dearest. Perhaps the idea of having to set aside... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Some architectural details are so impressive that they read as works of art. Today we are delighted to feature architectural photographs that feel refined, sophisticated and worthy of display at The Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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At Modern Karibou we are always on the lookout for the newest trends for modern homes. While some involve a complete overhaul of your living space, there are others that are simple to implement, yet make a huge impact. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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It's the time of year when Cupid does his thing. Shooting arrows of love, he turns hearts to mush. Be prepared to shower your sweetheart with affection this Valentine's Day. A little gesture goes a long way when wooing. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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There is so much to love about the design aesthetic of Japan. Function determines form resulting in the elegant simplicity of Japanese homes. Wood, earth, water & air are key elements of this style that features nature at its heart. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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Check out these cool little rooms featuring our Wildwood Citrine duvet set. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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January gets our minds racing about the year to come, and 2015 promises to be one of great interiors. The trend to emulate is that of scaling back and simplifying rooms. Editing your rooms will allow your beloved furniture and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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So it's a new year and like most people you have resolved to be a better, more organized you. Make good on your promise with modern furniture designed to get you and your home arranged for easy living. Accomplish your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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The season of giving is still upon us! Our Gus* Modern 'Keep On Giving' event is on now until the end of January. This is a wonderful opportunity to keep others in mind after the holiday season. Giving back to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Blog: Velvet
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The temperature has dipped again and has us longing for toasty evenings by the fire. We love Malm fireplaces that have been around since the 1960s and fit perfectly into modern interiors. Suspended fireplaces, like the Gyrofocus, are also super... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Blog: Velvet