Inside MiNDFOOD DĂ©cor Autumn/Winter 2019

Take a look Inside MiNDFOOD Décor Autumn/Winter 2019 for the latest news in design, texture, colour & décor trends.

Inside MiNDFOOD DĂ©cor Autumn/Winter 2019

The new Autumn/Winter DĂ©cor 2019 has style with substance. From the latest trends in fabric, paint and wallpaper to expert comment and new releases from the recent Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), to a curated selection of furnishings that can enhance your home, the newMiNDFOOD DĂ©cor has it all. This issue, we take you around the world and give you a look inside inspiring and stunning homes in New York, Paris, South Africa and beyond, with ideas on how you recreate the looks at home.

There’s a great selection of kitchen and bathroom designs if you’re thinking, or dreaming, of renovating. And exclusive interviews with designers of the moment, Sabine Marcelis, Jean-Marie Massaud and Patricia Urquiola reveal the stories behind their award-winning, history-in-the-making pieces. “Our 38-page Salone del Milano review, our largest to date, has been an interesting process curating and editing as we decide what the key take-aways are from the design week,” says Editor-in-chief Michael McHugh. “While visiting, reporting, interviewing, and ultimately deciding what should and shouldn’t make the cut, one thing is sure – there is much creativity, and great design never dates. There is much to choose from, and the talent creating products is inspiring. Great design can be addictive. But like anything it’s in the editing. Make sure you appreciate not only the talent that made the product, but also how that designed piece fits into your home and life. A designer can, over the years, build a following and pose for selfies, but in the end it is what they are creating that enhances our own life and homes”.

7 lessons on how to style the perfect coffee table

What’s on your coffee table right now? Top tips on how to style your coffee table to lift the entire room.

When it comes to ideas on how to style your coffee table, think big impact with little effort. Considering it’s a small surface in the scheme of things, styling your coffee table can greatly complement your living space. Consider these 7 tips:

Maintain balance

Nothing makes for a cluttered surface faster than a large collection of small knick-knacks. Contrastingly, displaying only large items can look heavy and cumbersome. To keep your coffee table balanced, vary the scale of display items and stack or group like objects together.

Isabel Ettedgui Apartment – Chester Square

Composition is key

This is probably the most tricky thing to get the hang of. The key is to think about how all the items in a vignette work together as a whole. Sometimes they’ll connect through colour, sometimes style, sometimes shape, and sometimes theme. Once complete the entire display will read as one unit, with each item fitting together with those around it.

Joris van Apers – Ghent House

Layer it

Books, a tray, coasters and maybe a beautiful ornament that you’ve picked up on your travels can all assist with creating layers on your table which can create a sense of interest. Similar textures can look flat so if you’re finding you’re lacking contrast try mixing materials such as a natural woven basket, concrete decorative piece or a glass vase to add some different elements to your table.

Look to the larger room

Coffee table displays don’t exist in isolation. They need to work with the other items in the room. Keep this in mind when selecting the perfect table and the items you place on it.

Keep it low

As a general rule, when creating a coffee table display you should never have anything so tall that it obstructs the view of people sitting on either side of the table.

Consider all angles

When it comes to coffee table styling remember to take a 360 approach. A coffee table is often placed in a central area of a room, so people can see it from all angles. Try to avoid using things that don’t look good from all sides. For instance, if you put a picture frame on a coffee table someone will have to look at the back of it.

That one special piece

Include a focal piece that you will ‘build’ your design around. It could be an unusual item that sparks conversation, something that’s got a unique shape, or something much brighter than the other items.

Remember, that styling is a way to express your personality, which serves as a perfect foundation for finding the theme for your coffee table.

For more inspiration visit the MiNDFOOD online shop, you may be able to pick up an interesting coffee table item, or two.