Designers Colin & Justin agreed to answer Ronamag questions. Here is their opinion in matters of design and trends!
A change of bathroom vanity unit can change the entire mood of a bathroom. We love the ‘Spectra’ Vanity from the RONA Collection. Modern clean lines, retro style steel legs and a warm tone exotic timber finish make this a vanity to be vain about.
The design of a room isn’t complete without pairs of table lamps. We’ve never understood why people buy just one! A pair of lamps can flank a piece of artwork, dress either side of a fabulous sideboard or just provide design continuity across a room. Whenever we see someone in a store with just one lamp, we always run up and thrust another upon them! The only person to make one lamp work was Aladdin!
We’re influenced by our surroundings, by people around us, by movies, hotels and music videos. We both find retail unit design to be incredibly interesting as it tends to be about the ‘next big thing’ and about merchandising products. We feel that your home should ‘sell’ itself to you on a daily basis, so hit the shops for inspiration that costs nothing!
Upscale upcycling – reusing second hand or discarded furniture items but reusing them in a BIG way. This is not cheap chic; it’s about using items commonly available and turning them into something utterly unique. A mid-century table for example can be given a new look with a marble top or a packing crate can have huge castors added to make it into an industrial style cabinet.
[Main photo via Mikel Irastorza]