Today, Commune would like to share the inspiration behind a design style that we are huge fans of – mid-century modern, which Commune is often inspired by. The mid-century modern style in particular continues to be popular today because they emphasise well-designed objects with a timeless look.
Everyone has their own vision of a “dream living room” – an ideal space that allows them to express their personality, but which also feels equally welcoming and homey to guests.
We’ve all been there – caught up in the frenetic, relentless pace of urban life. With bills, looming work deadlines and an ever-evolving to-do list, it can be challenging to keep your house in tip-top order when all you want to do is rest. However, cluttered environments are often linked to higher levels of stress, and nothing could impact your overall well-being more than to come home to additional chaos that doesn’t allow you to fully disconnect and recharge.
Cultivate a mindful lifestyle with Commune’s suggested airy ash colour palette and furnishings. Not only is the pared-down colour palette and modern minimalist style timeless, it’s connected to mindfulness and paying closer attention to your surroundings.
Transform any room at home into a warm, cosy and inviting work space with the clever use of timber decorations and furniture. By using dark wood, you’ll easily create a sophisticated home office secluded from domestic distractions, inspiring you to work a little harder and enjoy your surroundings while doing so. The warmth of dark timber such as walnut creates the perfect ambience for a guy or girl to sit back and enjoy a quiet reading spot or a space to hide away within a house.
The retro-kitsch of pink, or #millennialpink, is making waves in fashion. Whether it’s splashed dreamily all over Wes Anderson’s movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, the latest Kinfolk or GQ magazine, Drake’s music videos, Diesel campaigns or rose gold incorporated in the latest fashion and technology (think the rose gold iPhone), shades of pink (especially of the rose quartz variety) are fiercely here to stay.
The bedroom is the one sanctuary where you should always be able to go and recharge, away from the chaos of the day. Give yourself home court advantage by choosing furniture you love, as we share these tips to help you conjure your personal oasis with cool hues and subtle details.
Less is more. Dark is the night. Cool, mysterious, and designed for fans of the modern minimalist style, the Linear furniture collection features the unique use of military green and slim mild steel legs that prop up elegant dark walnut overlays.
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” As Umberto Eco wisely put it, your dear dad has probably given you lots of great advice to prepare you for the unknown future. We’re here with some advice too: perhaps it’s time to trade in that tie you get him every year for some out-of-the-box gift ideas from Commune with a masculine edge. We’ve rounded up some suggestions to help get you started - Dad's the way he'll like it!
Hallowed hallways. Old-world charm. Art Deco glamour. Read our tips on how to create the perfect modern vintage home, fit for the sophisticated urban tribe.
Give your living or dining room a pop of springtime with these home furnishings and home accessories in gorgeous green. In zesty colours ranging from teal to mint, these selections are for true green lovers.