A big part of how we create the look of the Nod brand is contrast. When creating a product or a room design, we like to pair unexpected materials, aesthetics and colors to create an eclectic look that feels layered and fresh. For example, if we were designing a nursery with lots of soft pastels, we’d add in a touch of black. Or if we created a vintage-inspired granny quilt, we’d use neon threads for the quilting. It allows us to create items that are at once familiar and new.
An Adventure a Day Banner / Pizza Pennant / Fun Zone Pennant / Twin Little Sur Bed / Little Sur Nightstand / Big League Duvet Cover / Superstar Jersey Sheet Set / Big League Sham / Big League Printed Throw Pillow / Big League Color Band Pillow / Shoe Sketchbook Lamp Base / High Frequency Rug
Our new Little Sur Furniture Collection is a great example of contrast. The collection is crafted from the most beautiful oak. Each piece is truly unique, celebrating the knots and grains that Mother Nature created. The thing about oak is it can often feel very rustic and traditional, think log cabin. So, we’ve taken that gorgeous wood and used it in a collection that has very clean, modern lines. Resulting in pieces that are at once timeless and current.
Aqua Fade Up Rattan Floor Basket / Little Sur 4-Drawer Dresser / Little Sur Nightstand / Mason Table Lamp Base / Dark Blue Light Years Lamp Shade / Little Sur Twin Bed / High Seas Bedding / Little Sur Bookcase / Bright Letter Throw Pillow / Natural Numbers Pouf / Unframed Snail Wall Art / Unframed Frog Wall Art / Unframed Woods Wall Art / Blue Bars Rug
One of my favorite parts about this collection is the fact that the bed, dresser and bookcase are all the same height. This can be really impactful visually in a room, as it gives an expanse of wall space that’s uninterrupted by the furniture. The designer in me loves the opportunities that provides for interesting wall treatments. You could paint the lower half of the wall one color, and paint everything above the furniture another. Or, hang all the art in the room so the bottoms of the pieces align on a plane several inches above the furniture, for a really interesting look.
Not only is the height advantageous visually, it’s also super functional. It allows for all sorts of interesting floor plans. You could back the dresser to the headboard and float the furniture in your room. Or you can bank it all together along one wall to create a storage system. It’s also a great height for the little ones to get in and out of bed, and access their dresser drawers and shelves.
The last detail about the Little Sur that I love are the leather drawer pulls. Again, I think this creates an important contrast within the collection. Modern design can often feel cold, so adding in an organic, soft material like leather keeps this collection from getting too serious. Plus, it’s leather handles, people….they’re gorgeous!!
So, if you love the look of Nod rooms, consider adding a little contrast into your space. And, if you’re not sure where to begin, reach out to our Design Services Team. They’d be happy to create a custom room design for you, at no charge. I have to say, they create some pretty killer spaces.
Danielle is the Creative Director at Nod and an over-protective mother of two. She’s also completely obsessed with Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and her Kindle, but not necessarily in that order. Danielle loves to craft, sew and crochet. Her current craft of choice is weaving tiny wall tapestries.