Monthly Archives: November 2012

Industrial AV Unit Concept

We are currently working on an AWESOME interior design & décor project here at Design Monarchy. Rose and I have always dreamt of doing a project in the now-trending Industrial Style and were therefore super excited when we finally got the opportunity to do so earlier this year! Whilst the project is ongoing and the house is still in the construction phase, most of the furniture, décor, and finish have already been selected. As you can imagine, Rose and our lovely open-minded client had an absolute ball during the recent furniture sourcing expedition!

We could however not find a fitting AV cabinet, and after stumbling across some beautiful precedent images, we designed a unit that would fit perfectly with the rest of the interior. We thought to share it with you as a little teaser until the rest of the project is completed. What do you think?

{precedent: 1, 2}

Li Edelkoort Talks Textiles

“In these almost impossible to live in times,” says Edelkoort with feeling, “we need to be cuddled.” As a trend forecaster, she believes that in the near future we will see the overwhelming revival of textiles in our interiors, and that we will literally crave their tactility, sense of narration and colour.  “The only problem, she points out, is that we are closing our mills at a rate of knots, and universities are fast replacing looms with computers. The result? We are slowly forgetting how fabrics are made and where they come from. Yet, the appeal of textiles is universal and timeless,” says Edelkoort, “making them also very sustainable.”

The future, she says, “will see the overwhelming revival of textiles in our interiors, covering floors, walls and furniture in an expansive and personal manner. These textiles will speak loud and clear, and become the fabrics of life, narrating stories, designing patterns, promoting well-being and reviving the act of creative weaving.”

A New Look For Design Monarchy

Design Monarchy LogoMost of our loyal blog readers know that when Rose and I are not busy topping up our (and your) inspiration tanks by writing for The Design Tabloid, we are hard at work here at Design Monarchy. We are some of the lucky few who get to daily immerse ourselves in our passion – interior design and décor – and get paid to do so.

This past season marked some exciting developments here at Design Monarchy, including a bout of spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new! Our company has undergone quite a bit of growth and evolution the past couple of years and we thought it high time to rethink our branding and website. We asked the lovely Leila Fanner to design a new logo for us, and were ecstatic with the outcome. I think it truly speaks of who we are.

Furthermore – after two years, dozens of options, and a lot of to-and-fro, we have finally decided on the prefect tagline: “Serving Interior Design Excellence

Even though a small part of us will miss our old logo – it served us well over the years, this new logo and the branding that comes with it, just affirms our continued growth and forward movement. We feel more settled and defined as a company.

{So what do you think? Do you like our new branding?}

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