Touches of color like pale pink make a walk-in feel more like a room and less like a closet. #ThursdayThoughts http://t.co/AS2IAzZmoV
The Milan Furniture Fair, also known as Salon Internazionale del Mobile, is one of the biggest and best contemporary design events in the world.
It features miles – literally MILES – of exhibits in twenty-four different halls. Top-notch designers create displays as large as 5,000 square feet to show off their newest product lines.
Our California Closets team is there to bring back inspiration and ideas for our clients this year! Many of our current product lines, such as our Lago Italian finishes, were a direct result of our time in Milan (and were the first of their kind in the U.S. closet industry).
So, what are we seeing this year?
Milan 2012: Day One
On day one of the fair, I spotted a lot of calming, sophisticated neutral palettes – especially cashmere grays and taupes.
The pops of color are different this year. Last year, we saw large portions of furniture and storage designs with swaths of bold, dramatic colors, contrasting with whites and blacks.
This year, the subtle neutral palettes are highlighted with touches of color, most notably citron and a shade of red reminiscent of “fire engine red”.
Take a look at what I found. Which are your favorites?
Ginny Snook Scott is the chief design officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients organize their home.