SUMMER SIZZLES WITH THE LATEST DESIGN TRENDS
Hot Home Décor Inspo from SOCO
By Robin H. Phillips | Contributor
MAY-JUNE 2021 ISSUE
Photo credit courtesy of BoConcept, Nest Bedding, GATHER Home, Natuzzi, Roche Bobois, Design Within Reach, PIRCH, TFS Natural Home, and Modani
Who doesn’t look forward to summer? No matter your age, it’s the season of fun with friends and long, lazy days. It’s also the perfect time to reinvigorate your home décor and add some fresh energy and style to both your indoor and outdoor spaces. With so many cool pieces to choose from, we asked the experts at SOCO – Southern California’s top destination for home design inspiration – to share some of their hottest trends for summertime spruce-ups that will bring beauty to your home all year long.
This May, BoConcept introduced two new designs. First up – The Porto Living Chair designed by Frans Schrofer, one of the leading Dutch furniture designers who is known for functional, beautiful, and ergonomic pieces.
Also of note is the Princeton Barstool, designed by Morten Georgsen. It’s the perfect marriage of elegance and comfort.
With hot summer months just around the corner, pick up Nest Bedding’s luxurious Cooling Bamboo Sheets. They’re lighter and softer than traditional cotton and possess superior moisture-wicking properties that help create deeper sleep with the ultimate temperature control. NESTBEDDING.COM
The smooth creamy oak in GATHER Home’s Oak Round Extendable Dining Table and the Oak Pebble Dining Chair are nostalgic interpretations of the retro styles we all loved growing up. With soft lines and airy elements, these versatile pieces blend seamlessly with almost any design vibe — think Scandi, Japandi, or California fresh.
The curvy lines of the Deep Sectional designed by Nika Zupanc are reminiscent of the ebb and flow of the tide. It’s a sofa you can really sink into, featuring Natuzzi’s Eucafeel high-density foam. Don’t miss the Ombra Table – a true work of art – melding natural and industrial materials to make a sculptural statement.
The Roche Bobois spring/summer collection presents a wide range of designs, some of which are truly revolutionary in both form and function. The shape of the Corail Dining Table – made from 3-D printed concrete on a steel base – evokes reef coral colonies and giant baroque shells. Inspired by the beauty of natural imperfection, it gives the feeling of bringing nature inside. The Coiffe Armchair, designed by Stephen Burk and crafted in Europe, is upholstered in Orsetto Flex fabric and features a back with two positions.
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
From the artistic genius of Modernist French designer Pierre Paulin, the Pacha Chair features a rounded organic profile set on a slim metal base, creating a low-slung profile for easy, laid-back lounging. The Karimoku Case Study Chair and Table from Danish designers Norm Architects blends design philosophies from Japan and Denmark. Made by one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of wooden furniture, Karimoku is inspired by the branches of a tree, with the chair featuring a curved backrest and woven paper cord seat.
Many of the items featured at PIRCH are proudly made in Southern California. This can of course be a huge advantage for customers looking for not only the best quality and style for their projects, but also hoping for the benefit of local availability and the reduction in carbon footprint. We love Huntington Beach-based California Faucets’ handcrafted designs for kitchen, bath, and shower, available in a variety of finishes. And, perfect for year-round grilling, DCS Grills (founded in HB and made in Anaheim) has joined the Fisher & Paykel family. With a lifetime guarantee, their products are designed to be ultra-efficient, producing less waste.
TFS NATURAL HOME
TFS Natural Home at SOCO is showcasing its new NBJ Modular Seating which is totally customizable and made from 100 percent natural materials with no petrochemicals, fire retardants, or harmful toxic finishes. The sleek, low-profile frame is matched with an uber-comfy cloud-like seat, made of latex and wool, to create its statement-making structure.
Nothing brightens up a space better than a pop of bright, sunny yellow, like the one found in the Oleo Ottoman. Crafted out of sturdy wood and fitted with soft yet durable fabric, the Oleo’s two tan handles offer mobility and versatility. Looking for the ultimate decor conversation piece? You’ll love Modani’s Saut de L’ange Sculpture. Available in sleek black or brilliant silver, this modern rendition of the angel’s leap will add magic to any home office or living space.