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Spring 2018 Design: All the Ideas for the Renovation of Your House

Interior design Shaker style.
Interior design Shaker style.
Interior design Shaker style.

Indispensable Colors, materials and trends for interior design in springtime

The pleasant season always brings new inspirations to redesign your house in the name of color and lightness. What are the trends for spring 2018 interior design? Here is a selection of the most intriguing ideas to adopt in the renovation of your home.

Spring 2018 Interior Design: trending styles

After the success of contemporary minimalistic design, the time has come for retro. So make way for home-made solutions, vintage atmospheres and decorations, but without incurring in a baroque excess. If you love simplicity, set aside the wintery Nordic style and embrace the American Shaker. Inspired by the religious community of the same name, it is a sober and functional style in which wood and handcrafts reign supreme. The industrial style is also still going strong, with a predilection for steel and untreated wood. Do you prefer to find your inspiration in nature? The natural materials and textures of Japanese Wabi-Sabi are what you are looking for.

Trending Colors for Spring Design

Springtime is the ideal season in which you can flaunt delicate pastel colors without fear of being cloying. Check out the colors suggested by Pantone to create welcoming and regenerating atmospheres. You can choose to paint one or more walls, or maybe give a touch of color to the ceiling. An alternative to brushes? Wallpaper in the trending hues, from Arcadia Green to Little Boy Blue. Combinations of complementary or similar colors are welcome. An example? Pink Lavender wall and Ultra Violet flush-to-the-wall door. Sophisticated and introspective.

Materials for Spring 2018 Interior Design

As far as the raw materials are concerned, choose natural ones. Beechwood, whicker, hemp, but also straw and cord covering. Marble never goes out of fashion, while among metals details in steel and iron stand out for the industrial style; copper and brass for a warm vintage effect. Value also ceramic or cement tiles.

Spring 2018 Decorations: Between Flowers and Geometry

This season’s design also sees the reign of decor. Whether they are the flourishes in the wallpaper, or embroidery on the tapestry, or even prints and motifs for the seats. Favored are the decors inspired by nature: flowers and plants, even in gigantic proportions. For those who love mathematical rigor, there is no denying geometrical decorations and optical patterns.

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Make Way for Simplicity: Calligaris is the feature of the month

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Orbital Table by Calligaris.

InvisibleDoor’s angle on companies, projects, and professionals in the field of minimal elegance

For the month of March we have decided to pay homage to a historical landmark in Made in Italy furniture: Calligaris, a brand founded by Antonio Calligaris in 1923 in Manzano, in the province of Udine. Today the company is known worldwide for the quality and the design of its pieces. Products that go from chairs to tables, from couches to beds, through living room furniture, sleeping area furniture and lighting.

The success achieved over the years by Calligaris is the fruit of careful research in functionality and design. Novelty, fantasy, and flexibility are fused together in unique collections that allow for infinite combinations. The modern design of the furniture and the care for clean formal lines are the elements that make Calligaris’ products perfect companions for InvisibleDoor’s minimalistic solutions. A combination of functionality and esthetics that are the exact formula for contemporary beauty.

Are you an architect or do you have firm with a story to tell? Contact us to tell us about your essential design experience outside of the door category. InvisibleDoor pays homage to Italian and international companies that share their values of style and functionality, hosting the most interesting projects and case histories in their newsletter. An extra instrument to create contacts and promote exchange and relations in the field of furniture and design.

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Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Furniture Trends

Spring Summer 2018 Colors by Pantone.
Spring Summer 2018 Colors by Pantone.

Trending colors for 2018 interior design and the best combinations recommended by Pantone

Spring is at the door, and the desire to renew the house goes hand in hand with the changing season. The colors for spring-summer 2018 are regenerating and lively, and will appeal to all tastes, from the most sophisticated to the most naïf. Here are the color trends for furniture and the combinations suggested by Pantone for interior design.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Resourceful

This contrasting palette suggested by Pantone is for those who love experimenting and do not fear being contradicted. The combination of cold colors, such as Blue, and warm ones, such as Orange, is at the root of this guideline. Use it for sofas or armchairs with contrasting pillows, or for pieces of furniture with unique decorations.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Verdure

Nature is the protagonist of 2018 furniture trends. Colors can be various shades of green, possibly accented with a reddish purple or the color of berries.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Playful

This bright, energizing palette is for those who want to liven up their place. Make way for “Minions” Yellow, Lime, and all the shades that brighten the mood. Playfulness is the key word, which can be interpreted according to personal taste. An ideal palette even for the living room, to welcome guests with an edge.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Discretion

Are you too sensitive for shocking yellow? Then this is the palette for you. Meditative shades and subtle colors are the preferred choices. From Pink to Mauve, via Ivory, for a perfectly romantic atmosphere.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Far-fetched

Are you already yearning for vacation time and far away places? The palette that Pantone recommends is based on warm, exotic shades. Make way for desert yellow, fiery red, coral and colors capable of inspiring imagination and travel.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Intricacy

A sophisticated palette that is not for everyone. Those who are skilled with color combinations can try the “new neutrals” with metallic tonalities combined with dramatic details such as red or sulfur.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: Intensity

This palette has the flavor and depth of true love. Intense colors like Purple, Black, and Gold, but also Green and Ultra-Violet. They should be skillfully combined for a location full of symbolism.

Spring-Summer 2018 Colors: TECH-nique

A young, shiny palette for spring-time locations with a hi-tech sheen. Light blue, Turquoise, Pink, Purple combined with White and Almond promise to refresh the spirit and open the mind.

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Furnishing a Studio Apartment: 5 Space-Saving Solutions

studio apartment interior
studio apartment interior
How to furnish a studio apartment.

Essential ideas and principles to furnish a studio apartment functionally and stylishly

Furnishing a studio apartment requires strategy and planning to effectively exploit the (limited) space available. Loved more and more, and not only by singles, studio apartments are full of potential. You just have to know how to exploit it following some everlasting expedients adaptable to your individual style. Here are 5 invaluable recommendations on how to furnish a studio apartment for a surprising result.

Furnishing a studio apartment: magical drawers

The first principle you should follow when you don’t have much space is the elimination of the superfluous. Ideally, every piece of furniture should have at least two functions. An evergreen example is the use of furniture, beds, and stairs with drawers. These hidden spaces are extremely useful to keep the environment free of clutter. They can contain linens, dishes, documents, books, toys, and anything you don’t want to pile up on the shelves or on the floor.

Furnishing a studio apartment: lights and mirrors

An essential element in the furnishing of a studio apartment is lighting. Aside from making the best use of natural light trying not to obstruct it, it is important to distribute sufficient artificial light sources. The idea that less space implies fewer lights is a common mistake. Ceiling lamps, table lamps, and floor lamps, placed in the proper corners like small centers of light, separate the space gracefully, identifying different areas. No less important are mirrors, which, ably placed, contribute to amplify the perceived space.

Furnishing a studio apartment: height is half the beauty

If the floor space is limited, making use of the height is indispensable. For those lucky enough to be furnishing a studio apartment with a very high ceiling, a loft is almost mandatory. Here there can be space and privacy for a bedroom or a place to relax. Otherwise you can still use the walls for bookshelves and cupboards that take up the entire height.

Furnishing a studio apartment: to see or not to see

One of the most cherished solutions for studio apartments is the open-space. However, sometimes separating areas is necessary – as for the bathroom – or simply enjoyable. Since the locale is small, it is best to choose solutions that don’t encumber the space. For example, Japanese screens, glass walls, or flush-to-the-wall sliding doors, which, when opened, become an unencumbered arch.

Furnishing a studio apartment: don’t open the door!

When you live in a studio apartment, it’s hard to find a place for everything. The risk that undesirable objects remain visible is fairly high. Aside from the aforementioned drawers, an effective solution is invisible access panels. Flush to the wall cupboards can become broom closets or small laundry rooms. You can also use these for more original solutions, for example to create a small studio-area with a built-in desk.

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5 furnishing ideas for Saint Valentine’s: romanticism and design for a special evening

Interior design red details
Interior design red details
Furnishing ideas for Saint Valentine’s.

How to furnish your house for Saint Valentine’s? Here are 5 romantic ideas for a perfect date

If for this Saint Valentine’s Day you’re thinking of a romantic dinner in the intimacy of your home, this post is for you. It may be because of the crowds you find in restaurants on this day, to the detriment of the service; it may because of the enticingly brief distance between living room and bedroom, but a Saint Valentine’s dinner at home seems to be increasingly popular. What counts is making it different from all others, reinventing your home for a special evening. Here are 5 furnishing ideas for Saint Valentine’s 2018 to help inspire you.

Saint Valentine’s 2018 furnishing: red skies in the evening

Red is Saint Valentine’s quintessential color, and there’s no reason to reject it for originality’s sake. If Ultra Violet is the color of the year, on February 14th don’t fear to change your furnishings to favor scarlet tones. However, it is best not to overdo it. Use it for pillows and details, for curtains or for the sofa-cover. But to avoid its seeming too aggressive, dilute it in abundant white – from cream to Navajo, through ivory.

Saint Valentine’s 2018 furnishing: fire with fire

The first rule of furnishing for Saint Valentine’s is warming up the atmosphere. Red can help symbolically, but why not do it literally? Make way for candles, and not only on the table, to create a suffused atmosphere. Are you so lucky as to have a fireplace? There was never a better moment than this to light it.

Saint Valentine’s 2018 furnishing: table design

Decorating the table for Saint Valentine’s is an actual art that involves infinite possibilities. Our suggestion is to pick one – one theme, one motif, a recurring detail – and pursue it with coherence and sobriety. If you love rose petals, you don’t need pink hearts. If dishes and centerpiece are red, the tablecloth should offer a pure white contrast.

Saint Valentine’s 2018 furnishing: vintage is back

One of the trends for 2018 interior design is the return of vintage. Saint Valentine’s is the right occasion to slip in some retro details, but with a touch of levity. Yea to the candle holders or lanterns or lacework of yore, but rigorously played down in a contemporary context.

Saint Valentine’s 2018 furnishing: DIY

Everything that is made with love is absolutely welcome. Table mats, place markers, wall decorations, and any other creative do-it-yourself items will make your significant other smile. Don’t worry too much about the result: this is one of the few cases when it’s the thought that counts – really!

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Make Way for Simplicity: Glas Italia is the feature of the month

Interior design with crystal table
Interior design with crystal table
Glas Italia interior design.

InvisibleDoor’s angle on companies, projects, and professionals in the field of minimal elegance

February is a winter month, a time for intimacy and reflection. The right month to pay homage to the purity and the impalpable shapes of Glas Italia. Master of crystal in all its forms, Glas Italia uses many designers to create refined furniture and furnishings. Chrystal tables, bookshelves, mirrors and seats are some of the products presented by the company over the years.

Glas Italia was founded in Macherio in 1970. Since then, the historical family glass-working activity has turned into a brand known all over the world for its quality and design. Products for the home, the office, and contract projects in the name of simplicity and creativity. Traits that go hand in hand with the philosophy of InvisibleDoor‘s products. Tables such as the famous Atlantis, or conceptual bookshelves such as Deep Sea, through Colour on Colour mirrors.

Are you an architect or do you have firm with a story to tell? Contact us to tell us about your essential design experience outside of the door category. InvisibleDoor pays homage to Italian and international companies that share their values of style and functionality, hosting the most interesting projects and case histories in their newsletter. An extra instrument to create contacts and promote exchange and relations in the field of furniture and design.

Write us now at, we’ll be happy to give voice to your story.

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Interior design fads: kitchen furnishing 2018 trends

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kitchen design interior
Kitchen furnishing trends 2018.

Fashionable colors, combinations, and solutions to furnish the dining area. Here are the kitchen furnishing trends of 2018.

New year, new life – beginning with everyday things. The kitchen is one of the most crucial rooms for our daily routine. From quick daily meals, to the convivial moments of the holidays. This is why it is important to design it accurately and refurbish it regularly to make space for new habits. Here are the main furnishing trends for the kitchen for 2018 to inspire you.

Kitchen furnishing 2018: connecting and sharing.

One of the main trends in kitchen furnishing is based on choosing adjoining rooms. Specifically, kitchen and parlor become one large living room. A solution that favors union and sharing and broader spaces. If open-spaces don’t always convince you, consider a separation thanks to flush-to-the-wall sliding doors. You can close them when necessary, and once they’re open, it will be as if they weren’t there.

Kitchen furnishing 2018: color/monochrome

As for the color palette for kitchens in 2018, there are two opposite trends. On the one hand, make way for neutral colors: cream, beige, and cord. On the other, thumbs up for daring hues like emerald green or the color of the year, Ultra-Violet, for a kitchen without inhibitions.

Kitchen furnishing 2018: shelves and counters

Exposed shelves are one of the highly recommended interior design 2018 trends for the kitchen. Perfect to welcome jars and bottles, work tools and ingredients close at hand. But also to free the counter from useless clutter, in the name of functional and harmonious order.

Kitchen furnishing 2018: tiles and materials

The return of majolica and ceramic decorative tiles in one of the greatest musts for 2018. The preferred materials are porcelain stoneware and sintered stone slabs. Marble and quartz are still considered of everlasting elegance.

Kitchen furnishing 2018: eco-chic and Hi-tech

Ecology and technology meet in state of the art solutions. Sustainability and energy saving are the key words. So make way for “green” details, beginning with pots of herbs and plants. On the other hand, state of the art technology wants its share, with smart appliances, connected to your smartphone or with integrated loudspeakers.

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Pantone 2018: Ultra Violet is the color of the year

violet living room
violet living room
Ultra Violet interior design.

Meditative, fascinating, and mysterious: the Pantone color of 2018 is the mystical Ultra Violet

Code name 18-3838. It’s not a secret agent, it’s the number of the Pantone Color 2018. As it does every year, the American company that classifies colors has elected its Color of the Year. Ultra Violet 18-3838 was chosen for the New Year, ready to make a splash in haute-couture, design and make-up. Here is what it represents, and why it was chosen as Color of the Year 2018.

Pantone Color 2018: Ultra Violet because…

Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos Pantone declared. The Color of the Year 2018 is an “inventive and imaginative” color, capable of stimulating imagination and creativity, but also our spiritual side. The contemporary world needs fresh air to imagine unprecedented routes and create innovative solutions. “Visionary thinking” is a precious ally in this endeavor, one you must nourish and second. Ultra Violet is a brilliant, certainly nonconformist color. Purple is also the color of meditation, introspection, and awareness. Despite what the superstitious might say, it deserves the throne of Pantone Color 2018.

Pantone Color 2018: Ultra Violet in interior design

So Ultra Violet favors reflection and genius. But how can you fit it into your furnishing? A color like this is surely going to stand out, so we recommend caution. Even a single element, like a piece of furniture or a rug, can give new personality to the room. If you feel more audacious, you can use Ultra Violet to paint a wall, a baseboard, or a flush-to-the-wall door. The contrast with White, Pearl, and Ivory is certainly very effective. Other possible combinations, which you can use even with textiles, are Cream, Silver, and Light Pink. Feminine and eccentric with Fuchsia, it becomes enigmatic when combined with Blue. It is also perfect paired with Yellow and 2017’s Greenery, its semi-complementary color.

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Make Way for Simplicity: Desalto is the feature of the month

oval table design
oval table design
Clay table by Desalto.

InvisibleDoor’s angle on companies, projects, and professionals in the field of minimal elegance.

With the beginning of the new year it is even more important to make room for what really counts. In life as in furniture. For the first feature of the year we chose to pay homage to Desalto, a Made in Italy brand that combines design and functionality.

Desalto’s story begins in the early ’90s with the Orsenigo brothers. Since then the idea of a clean, unique design has been expressed in practical and elegant furnishings. Working with established or newly established designers, Desalto has been able to stand out in its field. The vast array of products offered includes chairs, tables, and solid, minimal furnishings. From the Crown coat rack to the Mir frame, through the Helsinki table. A series of collections that give the best interpretation of the philosophy of minimal and refined efficiency that lies also behind InvisibleDoor products.

Are you an architect or do you have firm with a story to tell? Contact us to tell us about your essential design experience outside of the door category. InvisibleDoor pays homage to Italian and international companies that share their values of style and functionality, hosting the most interesting projects and case histories in their newsletter. An extra instrument to create contacts and promote exchange and relations in the field of furniture and design.

Write us now at, we’ll be happy to give voice to your story.

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How to Furnish a Modern Living Room: 3 Useful Suggestions

red modern apartment
red modern apartment
Modern living room.

From style to accessories, passing through color: here are all the suggestions to furnish a modern living room

Your living room is a location of crucial importance. As it is the “living” room, it must in fact welcome with comfort and elegance, putting guests at ease without being boring. In a certain sense, the living room is also the representation of the personality of the house and the people living in it. This is why it is fundamental to furnish it with care and carefully design its look. If you love a fresh, functional style, a modern living room is what you need. On Internet you can find many suggestions for this type of furnishing, but here are 3 principles you should always keep in mind.

How to furnish a modern living room: make space

When you’re dealing with furnishing a modern living room, “avoid excess” is the golden rule. The modern style is designed to be practical and comfortable even in everyday use. Capable of following the frantic rhythms of modern life and reducing complications, a modern design is exquisitely essential. Opt for functional furniture: fold-away desks, container sofas, and extension tables. Eliminate everything that turns out to be useless. You can even play with the structural elements of the house to create more space. Flush-to-the-wall sliding doors are an effective example of space-saving.

How to furnish a modern living room: choose a style

If simplicity is the priority, you have to choose a concept. A unified style is essential to create harmony and personality beginning with a few strategic elements. Before you begin to choose elements and decorations, we recommend you reflect on some key aspects. Which colors should you use? A total look? A black&white style? Or unique combinations? Another important choice concerns materials. Metal, wood, glass, and lacquered surfaces are some of the most used in modern furnishings. It is important, though, to select them accurately to avoid the “patchwork effect.”

How to furnish a modern living room: pay attention to lighting

An aspect that is often neglected is lighting. Before you proceed with the furnishing of your modern living room, always consider the lighting; both natural lighting, such as windows and glass walls, and artificial, such as lamps, table lamps, and ceiling lights. In this manner, you will be able to distribute the furnishings so as to benefit as much as possible from the available light, enhancing it where possible and compensating it when there isn’t enough.