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Get Inspired To Decorate With Your Barcelona Chair With These Designs From Pinterest (I/III)

Pinterest is a great source where you can find inspiring ideas of plenty of topics, such as makeup, fashion, hairstyles, interior design, and more. As we know that you are a fanatic of creating your own interior design, we have recollected a couple of pictures from this source to show how can you implement your Barcelona chair to the room you want to decorate.

Choose a monochromatic color palette but without forgetting of the bold colors on details

Analyze, choose, and stick to it! These are the 3 steps we recommend you in the selection process of your color scheme. Look at this example of a monochromatic color palette:

Here they used two elegant white Barcelona chairs with light and subtle tones, but if you pay attention you will notice that they add the same vibrant blue of the sofa in the wall painting. An incredible way to enhance the area!

Add multipurpose furnishing such a Barcelona Bench

Adding multifunctional furniture is the best way to recreate a minimal concept. Take a look at the picture below, there you can see that this item can not only be used as a modern touch, it can also be used to sit next to the window while your reading and enjoying the view. 

Source: My Boysen 

Click here to check the second part of inspiring ideas!

Get Inspired To Decorate With Your Barcelona Chair With These Designs From Pinterest (III/III)

Note: we recommend you to read the first article and the second article of inspiring ideas from Pinterest to decorate your room, before reading the third part.

The series of articles we made about inspiring ideas to create an outstanding minimalist design in your room ends here! 

We took three beautiful Pinterest images which you will love because it expresses the whole concept of modern and minimalism. 

Make your bed part of the concept

Making your bed minimalist is one of the important factors in building the whole concept of minimalism. How can you do this? You can try to match your sheets and pillows with the grayscale – or the color you choose – and the materials you have placed. In the case, you wanted to match with your Barcelona chair be aware of the steel details the chair has! .

Take a look at the example below, where the bedsheets have beautiful organic patterns that perfectly match the wall and surrounding details. They are all simple and create a harmonious environment.

white bed with gray sheets

Source: The Identite Collective

Paper lanterns to create a soft glow

These lanterns are a very delicate piece to place. You can put it on the bedside table next to your Barcelona chair and it will add a soft glow to your bedroom.

paper lanterns in a white bedroom

Perfect for those who have trouble sleeping!

Source: Coco Kelley

Have fun and add a bit of texture

The best way to do this is to add the texture of your choice on the wall behind the bed, this way you can better appreciate the difference.

green wall with texture

Source: Angela Rose Home

Iconic Mies van der Rohe Creations: From the Barcelona Chair To The IBM Building (II/III)

Barcelona Collection a series of revolutionary furniture

The Barcelona collection was designed in 1928 by Mies with the intention of being present in the International Barcelona Expo 1929, and specifically for the use of the Spanish royal couple on the occasion of their visit to the German Pavilion. 

room with barcelona chairs and two Barcelona ottoman
Barcelona Pavillion

The Barcelona elements like the Barcelona chair, are the definition of simplicity and functionality. For that time it was revolutionary due to the usage of different materials like steel.

S. R. Crown Hall Architect House

Crown Hall is a masterpiece based in Chicago and is considered as one of the most architecturally significant buildings of the 20th Century Modernist movement. It was created in 1956 and it is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.


Farnsworth House the representation of modernism

The Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, was built between 1945 and 1951 and was one of the first houses to represent the entire concept of modernism. In the image, you can see how the house and nature embrace and it looks like a single element.

Farnsworth House with nature around
Farnsworth House

Iconic Mies van der Rohe Creations: From the Barcelona Chair To The IBM Building (I/III)

Note: if you want to jump the brief backgorund about Mies, click here to check the iconic creations 

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe before creating the Barcelona Chair

Mies van der Rohe sitting on Barcelona chair

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe was a German-American architect who began his architectural career as an apprentice at the studio of Peter Behrens from 1908 to 1912, where he was exposed to the contemporary design principles and liberal German culture. He worked beside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

Mies started experimenting with his work after World War I where he was just designing neoclassical houses. 

After the war, progressives thought to completely change the architectural design process due to the changes in needs that neighboring countries were going through, in which way? They started to mainly considerer problem-solving and include new structures and materials; such as glass, steel, and plate wood.  

“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. Living, Changing, New.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

So after the transitional process and a lot of collaborations from brilliant minds such and experts the mid-century modern come to live. In that time Mies started to become famous for its challenging and visionary projects, which sometimes just stayed on paper but they were a piece of art for everyone’s eyes.

We have created a blog series to showing you 5 of these amazing creations that just didn’t stay on the sheet. Click to check the Iconic Mies van der Rohe Creations part II!

Coffee Table Books to Decorate Your Barcelona Table (III/III)

Note: We recommend that you refer to the first and second coffee table book list, in case you haven’t already.

girl laying down in sofa next to a coffee table

Today we will end our coffee table series list with more amazing options to update your Barcelona table.

Take a look at these!

“Prabal Gurung: Style and Beauty with a Bite” by Prabal Gurung 

For people who like: fashion design, photography, history.

The first monograph on fashion designer Prabal Gurung, including stories, design inspiration, and never-before-seen photographs. 

This coffee table book will take you to a journey showing different times and moods from the icon, runway shots, photographs,and an opportunity to understand how the mind of the Prabal Gurung works in its creative design.

Afros: A Celebration Of Natural Hair” by Michael July

For people who like: history, Afro-American culture, feminism movement

“The afro hairstyle is a ‘natural’ and a progressive by-product of style, fashion, and culture. Its history is our history, a history rich in tradition, beauty, and challenge that has its roots at the beginning of civilization ”. This book will take you on an adventure crossing continents from Ethiopia and East Africa to Atlanta and East Oakland, showcasing the beauty and influence behind African American culture.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark: The Complete 3-Book Collection

for people who like: horror, folk tales

If you want a fun and relaxing evening with family and friends, this 3-book compilation of your childhood horror stories would be a great companion for those nights.

Coffee Table Books to Decorate Your Barcelona Table (II/III)

Note: We recommend before continue to check the first coffee table book list, in case you haven't already.
coffee and books on table

Still wondering what coffee table books to put on your Barcelona table, check out this second part! 

New York by New York 

For people who like: history, photography, mid-century movement.

New York is a fantastic city with a vibrant personality where converges several cultures, a place like this deserves a book like these to; demonstrate the beauty behind its history, travel from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the Bronx, and Queens to Staten Island by just looking perfect pictures representation.

Plus! If you are fan of the mid-century movement with this book you will discover the most interesting stories behind it.

A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World

For people who like: feminism movement, history, illustrations.

The creator of this amazing alphabetical board is the Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes. This book is contained by gorgeous and uniques illustrations that will introduce you to powerful women around the world. Including Oprah, Malala, and Amelia Earhart. 

The Very Embarrassing Book Of Dad Jokes

For people who like: comedy, jokes, illustrations.

This is a collection of ” ”side-splitting” jokes taken from dads all over the world – all of whom think they are hilarious”. Perfect for hanging out with your dad while you challenge his humor and have fun with his reaction.

What so far has been your favorite coffee table book to decorate your Barcelona table?

Coffee Table Books to Decorate Your Barcelona Table (I/III)

Before dive into the topic let’s be clear on what is a coffee table book: this is “an oversized, usually hard-covered book whose purpose is for display on a table intended for use in an area in which one entertains guests and from which it can serve to inspire conversation or pass the time”. 

These days they with people spending most of the time in their home, one of the activities that have increased is the lecture. Updating your Barcelona table with interesting books on different topics is a great way to entertain your family and visits.

Below we have listed a couple of coffee table books to decorate your Barcelona table, take a look at the topic of your taste, and renovate your coffee table book library!

Interiors: the greatest rooms of the century book 

For people who like: interior design, architecture, decoration.

Take advantage of all the free time available and navigate through the sea of knowledge, guided by expert designers. Here you will find the best advice of the interior designer’s gurus, best practices for decoration, and more than 400 rooms to get inspiration.

Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon by Rihanna

For people who like: makeup, photography, pop-culture,

Rihanna is a symbol of pop culture and an icon on the make up industry. She made an empire with its well-know Fenty Beauty brand. If you want to know all the background about it, this book is a must-have.

If you want to keep looking for options, check the second list of coffee table books to decorate your Barcelona table.

Enhance Your Home Office During Quarantine By Adding A Barcelona Sofa

Being in quarantine has changed everyone’s routine, however, change doesn’t always have to seem like a negative process. Change sometimes means improvement or new opportunities, what better example of this than the now common way of working remotely.

Have you ever imagined that you could spend 6 months working on your pajamas? Or have meetings from the comfort of your home? These changes are due to the quarantine!

So what better way to enjoy this new adventure called “isolation” than by improving our work environment.

Here are some simple options to enhance your area:

Choose comfortable furniture

A Barcelona sofa has many different advantages, one of these is its elegant and simple design. Having a Barcelona sofa in your home office could offer you a place where you can have your meetings or exchange ideas. It features beautiful Italian aniline leather upholstery and a solid stainless steel frame.

Add a focal point

Focal points help you better concentrate and relieve stress. You can add any artwork or nature you want.

Usually, people like to add plants or paints, it’s your choice!

Paint the walls

A great way to liven up and delimit the space by adding vibrant color to the room. Try to choose a pale color palette to keep the room neutral

Sofas 2020 Trends | The Barcelona Sofa & More Modern Options!

Sofas are known as the most relevant and functional furniture in the living room.

This is where you spend a lot of time watching your favorite TV show or talking to family and guests. So acquiring this important component of your interior design requires a lot of dedication and research.

What I mean is that you are not only looking for a regular sofa, but you are looking for something functional, comfortable to sit on, and last but not least, something that will suit your current space.

Today we are going to share with you a couple of 2020 trends in sofas starting with our favorite mid-century modern model: the Barcelona sofa.

Barcelona sofa – Modern style

SOurce: Barcelona Designs
Barcelona Sofa and Barcelona Chairs

The Barcelona sofa features individual panels of hand-cut, hemmed and tufted Italian leather, all on a reliable base of polished stainless steel. If you like modern looks and materials like steel, choose this sofa and you won’t regret it!

Plus! The leather colors of the Barcelona sofa combine with any decoration you have.

Next, we have the Burrow Sofa

It offers you a classic style and more space to sit. So if you have a big family and you like to get a lot of guesses, this may be the perfect model for you. Plus! It is resistant and customizable.

Our final model: the Floyd sofa

This is definitely one of the top sofas in the 2020s, it has beautiful wood accents and provides a really comfortable cushion.

A Barcelona Table & More Elements You Can Add to Your Living Room

The living room is one of the most important rooms that a house can have, they are created to receive guests; such as family and friends, having reunions, watching movies, and more activities that require a couple of persons.

Before adding anything to it you should be aware of the design and color palette you have. Today we’re going to show you what kind of elements besides the Barcelona table you can add to make your living room a relaxing and harmonious place.

Barcelona Table

What’s a living room without a table? A coffee table like the Barcelona table will serve you to hold your guest’s drinks, remote controllers, magazines, snacks, and having any classic accessorize.

Plants

A plant brings an organic look to any room, it can be used as a focal point in any empty or visually unattractive space.

Paintings

A way to add art and personality to a room, paintings are a designer’s favorite choice for decorating walls. They can contain landscapes, abstract shapes and even fruits, what you should take into account when choosing it is that the colors of the painting include those of the palettes that you have chosen