Great furniture finds for a modern minimalist home

You may know Rove Concepts as a premium mid-century modern furniture reproduction company, which is what our company began as in 2011. Classic mid-century designs, like the Eames inspired Lounge Chair and the Saarinen style marble Tulip Table, will never go out of style, but lately we’ve noticed an influx of interest in our exclusive collection, Kure. Kure’s ultra-clean and simple lines are attune to the natural Scandinavian furniture design that is appearing on design blogs all over. We suspect the trend for beautiful design and functional form is here to stay.

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Classic Eames inspired Lounge Chair featured by Home Polish

Kure is a modern Nordic collection that features simple and space conscious design. The Kure collection is also a line of affordable Scandinavian furniture that is available in Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York and throughout North America. This collection is comprised of sustainable furniture crafted with environmentally friendly and non-toxic materials, like the innovative powder-coated MDF boards used in a number of Kure tables.

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Customer photo submission for #MYROVE featuring the Marcus Dining Table from Kure

The Nilsson TV Stand is one of our fan favorites. The Nilsson TV Stand was praised by San Francisco based lifestyle blogger, Victoria Smith, as “the perfect piece of furniture for my entry way.” sfgirlbybay is definitely a go-to source of inspiration for bohemian modern style and it’s a pleasure to be featured by her!

Nilsson TV Stand featured by sfgirlbybay

Nilsson TV Stand featured by sfgirlbybay

Other customers have been more than happy to share their reviews of the unit. One customer claims “we looked ages for a nice clean modern tv stand. Finally stumbled upon this on google. Love all the small details, soft closing drawers and a place for our cable box.” Another who worked with their interior designer to choose this piece “couldn’t be happier, both beautiful and functional, we recommend it.”

The collection also recently expanded to include a line of small home accessories. Modern concrete vases, gorgeous hex marble trays, handcrafted wood boards, ceramic mugs, and cool metal planters are all in stock. There’s even a little sale happening next weekbe sure to follow for updates on our social channels for details!!

A peak into our new collection of home accessories at the Vancouver Showroom

A peak into our new collection of home accessories at the Vancouver Showroom

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Decadent dining with these BETA5 cream puffs and our newest rubberwood board, hand-dipped and finished with buffalo leather

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#SmallSpaceSaturday – Black and White Minimalism

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This Saturday we decided to take it easy and do something that couldn’t be more simple than black and white. This week’s black and white minimalism is set with an ultra white interior hit strong with the beautiful black aniline-dyed leather of the Rove Pavilion Chair. This chair is modeled after the classic Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe.

What do you think of this look?

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Rove Pavilion Chair – STARTING $1595

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Rove Pavilion Bench – STARTING $895

See it on Polyvore! Black and White Minimalism

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Inspirational Interview with #MYROVE Winner, Danuta Darling

We received over a hundred submissions for our customer inspiration photo contest last month. Here’s our interview with our winner, Danuta Darling from Calgary, Alberta. Danuta combines her background in civil engineering, construction and design to create beautiful home projects in her spare time with her husband, Mr. Darling. 

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#MYROVE winning photo submission

Rove Concepts: Hi Danuta, congratulations! Thanks so much for sharing your photo with #MYROVE. We loved the clean aesthetic of the design that you and your husband recently created for your home in Calgary. This is the first home project that the two of you have worked on together. We’d love to hear more about the inspiration for this project, and how design plays a role in your life. First, what about this project was inspired by the city you live in?

Danuta: Thanks, Rove! What a pleasure. Calgary has fairly recently embraced modernism, so throughout my childhood I was always fascinated by international magazines featuring beautiful boxy homes with clean lines and minimal decoration. That being said, as a kid I had the fortune of walking by the iconic “Connaught Gardens” townhouses on my way to school everyday. They were so different from everything else in Calgary at that time (1992) – boxy, white stuccoed units, with black windows and bright colored front doors, and I remember loving them for it. Calgary is a beautiful, clean city with nice views and plenty of sunshine so it’s a really great place for modernism!

RC: Did any part of your childhood, growing up, influence your design ideas?

D: My childhood definitely affected the way I think about design. My parents were constantly renovating homes, so I was always part of, or at least listening to design decisions about layout, materials, finishes, etc. My mom is also an artist whose personal style is modern and abstract art, so she really influenced my appreciation for simplicity and form.

RC: What is your favorite room in the home?

D: My favorite rooms are either the kitchen or the ensuite. The kitchen turned out exactly how we envisioned it, and is a wonderful hang-out and entertaining space. We’re really happy with the white, grey and charcoal color palette, and minimal handle-less cabinetry, including a hidden pantry that looks like a cabinet. The island with seating on both sides is also really practical and a good alternative to a breakfast nook. The ensuite is wonderful because it gets flooded with natural light from the west facing windows and feels like an at-home spa. We really love how the charcoal, low gloss floor tiles add drama, while the over-sized calacatta wall tiles maintain a feeling of luxury.

RC: You speak eloquently about the use of colors, textures, and materials. What are your favorite types?

D: My favorite material is probably exposed concrete.

RC: And what design trends can you forecast for next season?

D: I think next season will feature more textures in decorating – we’re already seeing it with cable knit rugs and floor cushions, sheepskin pillows, and continuing use of weathered wood. I also think we’ll also see thinner countertops, colored kitchens (rather than predominantly wood or white ones) and great accent lighting as LEDs become more and more affordable and popular.

RC: What are your favorite interior design trend right now?

D: I love that integrated appliances are continuing to become more popular, especially as people pack more and more appliances into their kitchens. I’m also still enjoying the geometric tile patterns trend. When it comes to decoriting, my favorite trends right now are the textured textiles – cable knit wool, sheepskin, boucle. It’s nice to use textures to add warmth to modern living spaces.

RC: Is there anyone who inspires your interior design style?

D: The iconic mid-Century furniture greats – Wegner, Eames, Bertoia, and current design leaders like Tom Dixon, Omer Arbel, among others. I also follow a number of great designers on social media. Some of my favorites are Calgary based BBloc and Vancouver’s Falken Reynolds.

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Wishbone Chair in Walnut with Natural Cord Seating

RC: I see why you chose the Wishbone Chair reproduction from Rove Concepts to grace your home. Do you have any other favorite pieces from Rove Concepts?

D: Womb Chair + Ottoman reproduction. I’m hoping to add the Womb chair to our home in the near future!

RC: And if you could design your ultimate dream home, what would it look like?

D: My dream home would be perched on a hill surrounded by green space and expansive views. It would feature soring ceilings in the main living spaces, and a wall of windows to bring the outdoors in. I would love to feature exposed concrete, and natural wood tones throughout.

RC: Sounds a little similar to a project you’ve already done..! Thanks for sharing your time and insight with us today, Danuta. Congratulations on winning the January #MYROVE photo submission contest! We hope this short interview will inspire our new customers to share a dose of inspiration from their lives, too.

Get the look! Wegner-inspired Wishbone Chairs

Check out the #MYROVE photo gallery of over hundreds of customer inspiration photos at www.roveconcepts.com/myrove.

Be sure to submit your photo to #MYROVE for a chance to win $250 shopping credit to Rove Concepts!

 

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