An exclusive look at the new Bello Collection from Modieus

Hotel Designs was given exclusive access to the Modieus design duo Leah Manwaring and Debra Ryan on the launch of its hottest new collection, BELLO. Italian for good-looking, lovely and handsome, this fine-looking collection is beautifully designed with an unapologetic masculine nuance…

There are three distinct chapters to this Italian inspired design collection from Modieus and each chapter has an original colour palette, developed by the team as part of its 2023 colour trends forecast. Colours within BELLO range from soft pastels like lilac and celestial blue, to gold dusted highlights, watermelon magenta and both dark and light teal.

“The opulence and energy of this collection feels the right response for interiors in which they are intended,” discussed Leah Manwaring, Designer, Modieus. “People are going out and enjoying hospitality spaces. It’s like ‘revenge opulence’, a celebration of hospitality to make up for lost time over the past few years. 2023 will be all about layering. We see our patterns forming a backdrop for a variety of bold shapes, angular furniture and textured walls. Interior spaces are becoming bolder and multi-dimensional, so our patterns cultivate a mish-mash of floral, chequered or striped geometrics and plenty of textures.”

blue panelled wall next to marble with white sofa and blue chairs with teal and bronze Modieus carpet in the foreground

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“We have loved seeing the trend of mixing old vintage pieces, alongside new contemporary elements gain in confidence,” added Debra Ryan, Designer, Modieus. “Opposites attract and our new designs are ‘pretty’ but incorporate a ‘masculine’ quality. The patterns within each chapter celebrate a mix of eras, textures, and colours. As designers, it’s been incredibly exciting creating a collection that reflects our colour and design trends for the year ahead. We encourage you to be playful and find your own Bello.”

The three distinct chapters within this Italian inspired design collection are a shout out to bling and over-the-top opulence – starting with PALAZZO. In Palazzo we discover an abundance of Art Deco line and geometric patterns alongside decadent, clashing content. Modieus take us on a journey from Greek mythology to modern Versace and from ornate baroque architecture to intricate Victorian tiles and elaborate damasks.

curved wall couch with wood details and blue cushions with Modieus Bello amore carpet in foreground

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You cannot help but fall in love with the designs in the AMORE chapter. The beautifully drawn floral patterns in this collection work in harmony with the Art Deco inspired line designs. This decadent, clashing content layers elaborate Victorian ornamental scrolls with modern graphic shapes and textures.

cream couch and small table on bright floral teal carpet in modieus Bello carpet range

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FIORE, meaning flower in Italian, dazzles with its over-the-top opulence. The exuberance of the Modieus design team can be seen in the extravagant design scale and clashing content. Floral patterns and Art Nouveau designs share this pretty colour palette with hints of metallic highlights. dig deeper into the pattern and you might even find an Art Deco flying goose or two – this is joyous, fun, and exciting design at its best.

The Modieus Bello Collection was designed as part of its 2023 trends forecast. Each year the Modieus design team undertake a global study of colour, fashion and lifestyle influences to determine how these will affect commercial interior design. This year you will glimpse elements of the pastel hues of the WGSN-SS-23 colour palette and the vibrancy of Pantone’s colour of the year Viva Magenta – but in Bello it is perfectly paired with Pantone piccolo, an Italian expresso coffee. Bello is design celebration created for the hospitality sector. Each design can be recoloured or rescaled to create beautiful carpets, rugs or tiles.

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