Designer Highlight: Corniche
Happy Valentines Day, everyone. I really wanted to bring you a related post, but didn't get the chance to put together a nice and comprehensive guide. That's my thing, if it's not thoughtful and thorough, there's no point in even sharing it. Instead, there's something about series that makes me feel at ease. I like the idea of related topics compiled into a single category so that they're easy to navigate, understand and follow. This is why I've been thinking loads about series ideas we may offer here on the Synonymous Blog. Our latest is called "Designer Highlight" where we'll showcase our favorite designers. Really, just an excuse to post beautiful projects / photos, but more in depth, to set the spotlight on awesome talent.
I stumbled across this interior design firm through Pinterest, yeah, I know, of course, right? Clicked on the image and once on their website, scrolled through the entire project list they had. I'm not kidding when I say every single one had me in desperate need to see more. That's how good everything was.
Corniche is an interior design firm based in Oslo, Norway, how cool is that? They specialize in cozy, rustic chic interiors that are ridiculously detailed and successful in conveying the perfect balance between log cabin meets farmhouse, English cottage, French chateau kind of thing. YES! All those things. I may be into highly edited, tailored, refined and sometimes rigid looking luxury hotel style spaces, but I am equally in love with the warmth and homey feeling rustic spaces offer. Corniche are great in combining so many different old world elements with the modern day. Just look for yourself...
I noticed they love shiplap as much as I do, use lots of natural materials like linen, wood and limestone, while injecting familiar patterns like plaids, checks, paisleys and damasks. A window seat is something I've always wanted and even considered creating a mini version in my apartment when I was 11 - 14, HA! Love this sweet version they created. The perfect French mattress and soft colors drew me right in.
Do you like log homes? I recently indulged on Netflix's "Carver Kings" a show all about the art of wood carving where I was introduced to the true beauty of log homes. Growing up I wasn't a big fan because they appeared too rustic for me, but in the modern day, these homes are incredibly unique, filled with charm, character, texture and designed to feel more of an extension to one's primary home. I learned to appreciate these style of homes, thankfully, for my sake because I'd be a shame to dislike what you're about to see...
This is a bed and breakfast! Whoa, I'd be happy here any day. The simplicity of all the white is calming and chic. Plus, I'm loving the actual shape of the room itself.
I always say rust, and blue are awesome together, that's it! Add in shiplap walls, wicker baskets and plaid, you've got a hot combination.
Nothing but good things to say about this awesome mudroom. The iron rail to hang coats is genius and a serious inspiration. Notice the contrast baseboard in an olive green color. Details like these are what really elevate a design, making them feel different.
Not sure what this space is. Could be a closet / dressing room or a mudroom, maybe? Whatever it is, I love the dark cabinets coordinated with the dark shiplap. That's what interested me when I spotted it. By the way, follow us on Pinterest to receive comprehensive ideas for all things home. Most of what I pin are images that I love, but also that I may not necessarily love. There are certain components in them that I could see recreating and that inspire me, so when creating a scheme I've got a very wide range of details that may be introduced to the design. No seriously, go follow us. My favorite boards are Bedroom Inspiration and most definitely Built-Ins.
This particular image reminds me loads of the countryside homes in my country, Dominican Republic. The rustic / vintage cabinet and the terracotta floors are gorgeous!
Uhh, yeah, this bathroom situation had me at "vanity, log walls, stone sink". The vanity design is so my style, which reminds me that we shared a comprehensive guide featuring our favorite custom vanity designs. You almost wouldn't think to coordinate these pieces + colors together, but they simply work flawlessly.
You know tone on tone is my thing because it is a great way of creating a sophisticated space where color is not necessarily the star; its more pattern and texture. Here black shiplap and a dark stone create a cool, dramatic bathroom. The wood accents help break and warm up the space significantly.
I've been seeing cooper bathtubs these days and I actually really like them. What do you think? Notice the upholstered bench in here, too. I've shared before and even on Instagram that we always recommend adding an upholstered piece to utilitarian spaces in order to make them feel so cold amid all the stone.
I don't even have words to begin describing the beauty in these patterned tiles (check out our list of favorite patterned tiles). LOVEEEEEEE THEM! The trick I find to these is to use them in small, compact spaces so that the pattern doesn't overwhelm the eye. I don't know if I dare use them in bigger areas, yet.
My parents bought a wicker set of accent chairs and sofa once and I hated it, not gonna lie. Now, if beautifully styled like these, I saw please, oh give me more.