NEW ARRIVALS – Introducing the Adel Collection

Bring a modern industrial look into your living or bedroom with these exciting new pieces from Style In Form. Designed to make a statement, this beautiful collection features oak veneers and metal bases that emphasize clean lines and attention to detail. The raw umber finish is a bold expression of your design aesthetic and engages the eye with its dramatic punch. You are not afraid to make bold choices and appreciate that the perfect piece of furniture can make or break a room.

Who’s That Girl?

Have you ever wondered who that gorgeous girl gracing Style In Form’s website and blog is?

Introducing Zadie!

She is a beautiful 4 year old Great Dane with a sheer black coat and cute white neck tie. Zadie is a rescue dog who lived with a very busy family in Delta, BC before joining the Buchanan/Stewart clan.

Super smart but needing some guidance and training, Style In Form owner Allison took Zadie under her wing and taught her the essentials, like “sit” and “heel” and how to pose for dramatic photos.

Zadie’s favourite pastime is agility class where she has been known to zoom around like a crazy madwoman, missing every jump but having a great  time. For her size (she is the biggest dog in the class) she is remarkably fast and nimble. All of the running around tends to take its toll, so after class Zadie likes to put on her eye mask and catch some much needed zzzzz’s.

Zadie’s best friend (non-human) is Freckles, another Great Dane. They can often be spotted together out on the town or sitting down to afternoon tea. Most days, both dogs (and a few others) can be found hanging out at the Style In Form offices, happily greeting customers as they drop by to do business.

We love you Zadie!

 

 

 

Going Au Naturel? 5 tips on how to mix the modern with the mellow

Lets face it, mixing modern with mellow can be a design challenge. Introducing an all natural, relaxing, wooden furniture piece into your thoroughly modern space can make or break a room.  These helpful hints and tips will set you on the right path.

1. THERE ARE NO RULES

Now you can just relax and enjoy yourself.  Design is more about joyfulness and expressing yourself than ever before.  Do not worry about the stringent rules of days gone by, instead, trust your instincts and go with what makes you happy.

2. BREAK AWAY FROM STYLE CLICHES

The last thing you want is for your space to look like it was shipped directly from the showroom floor. Adding an unexpected piece like our Bebas Coffee Table will create an element of surprise and get you noticed.

3. DO NOT GO OVERBOARD

Too much mixing can work against you, creating a cluttered, disorganized look. You are going for bold contrast that speaks to your confident nature, not a mish-mash of styles that creates confusion. Bring in one dynamic piece and build harmony by accenting with a few softer, more organic accessories.

4. SOFTNESS AND BALANCE

Modern rooms can look severe and rigid without a contrast to mellow them out. Adding in pieces with softer lines like a pair of our Bundar Side Tables will change the tone of your space and help to balance out the sleek and angular mood created by modern furniture. Organic elements add warmth and calming energy to a room with a more serious spirit and can help to strike a more informal tone. Top them off with a set of eclectic table lamps to create a supercool vibe that sets your space apart from the everyday.

5. CREATE TRANSITIONAL AREAS

Most people have a variety of design aesthetics they want to incorporate into their homes. Transitional areas will help make the jump in styles less abrupt. Heading from your modern living room to your more traditional kitchen?  Combining elements of both styles in the dining room or hallway will create the perfect segue between your contrasting rooms.  Our Kotak Stool paired with a contemporary chrome and glass console table is perfect. Create flow between the two rooms by mixing in elements from each.  A transitional space really allows for your creative juices to start flowing.

Our entire Natura Collection is available now. Made from solid teak, each piece is as unique and original as you are. When you are ready to go Au Natural and bring some mellow into your busy, modern life Style In Form has you covered.