FROM INSPIRATION, DESIGN IS BORN. WE WANTED TO LET OUR READERS IN ON WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES WHEN WE’RE CREATING OUR ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTIONS, SO WE SAT DOWN WITH APADANA CO-FOUNDER, MIKE ALIDADI TO FIND OUT WHAT TAKES PLACE BEHIND THE DESIGN.
THE BOHO COLLECTION
Q: What is the Boho Collection?
A: The Boho Collection is a new line we started around six months ago. It features two colors and is comprised of wool and bamboo silk. You can, of course, choose any two colors you’d like – usually wool holds the primary color and the bamboo silk makes for an incredible accent – both in texture and aesthetic.
Q: What design trends are you seeing the most of in Fairfield County this summer?
A: Fairfield County is the quintessential American summer location. This summer we are seeing a lot of solids and stripes. Mid-century and transitional styles are a definite staple, deco is very in and lots of layering – especially with vintage pieces. Blues, grays, lilacs – muted tones paired with bold splashes of accent color.
Q: How do you think the Boho Collection speaks to the Fairfield County summer 2018 trends?
A: Boho is a subdued pattern and it’s versatility can be used in any room, it’s easily layered with vintage rugs – which I highly recommend – it’s been extremely popular amongst designers this summer and clients are loving the pieces in bedrooms. With the possibility – and the suggestion – of bright colors (oranges & pinks) it really is superb for the bold splashes of accent color everyone is loving this summer, and at the same time is a strong contender for the muted tones as well. Summer is flexible, it’s ready for fun and entertaining, and this collection is exactly that.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the Boho Collection?
A: The softness, elegance. The ability to customize down to the last thread. It’s understated, and extremely versatile.
Q: How would you utilize the pieces from this collection in your own home?
A: Again, I can’t recommend it enough: layers and bold colors! You could absolutely use the pieces in this collection as stair runners, bedroom decor. The possibilities really are endless.