Decorating With Fabrics
We have seen several ethnic fabrics in this blog, and today we will talk about a wonderful African fabric: the bogolan or mud cloth. Throughout the entire world and for thousands of years, humans have developed different fabrics using...
In our last post we told about the big success of the modern Belgian decor (or rather, Flemish decor). This style is often seen in international interior design magazines or in precious “cofee table books” and has global influence,...
If you think shabby chic looks ramshackle and the Scandinavian style a little bit corny… surely you will find the Belgian interior design has that “charm” you are looking for your home. Via: Alexandra Siebelink Actually,...
We have seen several ethnic fabrics in this blog, and today we will talk about a wonderful African fabric: the bogolan or mud cloth. Throughout the entire world and for thousands of years, humans have developed different fabrics using materials from their environment, creating patterns that reflected their myths and culture. These ethnic fabrics serve us today as a window that lets us look into the history of ancient tribes and civilizations. Bogolan prints. Via: Restoration Hardware Paisley tells us about Asian princes and damsels; kilim, about nomads in the desert; batik, about palaces in the island of Java; shibori, about peasants and imperial kimonos; and ikat,...Read More
In our last post we told about the big success of the modern Belgian decor (or rather, Flemish decor). This style is often seen in international interior design magazines or in precious “cofee table books” and has global influence, but is uknown by the majority of people. Living room decorated by Vincent Van Duysen. Via: Elle Decor In the last post we saw some keys of modern Belgian decor, now we are going to see five tips to give any room a touch of Belgian design: Via: homesweethome.be Think in linen! Belgians are experts in linen, they adore it. Use linen in curtains, upholstery, pillows, bedding, slipcovers… Via: Blasco & Blasco The slipcovers...Read More
If you think shabby chic looks ramshackle and the Scandinavian style a little bit corny… surely you will find the Belgian interior design has that “charm” you are looking for your home. Via: Alexandra Siebelink Actually, although it is referred to as the “Belgian Style” it is better described as “Flemish Style”, because this style of decoration is typical of Flanders, a european historical region extending among France, Belgium and Holland. Flemish people decorate their homes without complications, with a comfortable and very elegant style. TBelgian interior design has crossed borders. The key of their success is an instinctive talent to...Read More
Porches are transitional spaces, halfway between indoor and outdoor areas. All of them are wonderful when good weather arrives! If the area is well protected from the inclemency of the weather, like rain and direct sun, the porch decoration can include some indoor furniture. There are a few basic rules to follow which will avoid unwanted consequences: A poolside porch decorated by Melian Randolph. Sofas by Blasco & Blasco with covers made of outdoor fabric. Via: Nuevo Estilo The indoor furniture should never be exposed to rain or direct sunlight. We are speaking about covered and well protected porches. Indoor furniture under outdoor conditions suffers intense wear,...Read More
The sofa is the most visible piece and one of the largest investments of a living room. Of course, you should fall in love with your sofa, but also you should have a long and happy life together… On the basis of there are no fixed rules in interior design, in this post we suggest you five upholstery fabric colors to choose if you are looking for a versatile sofa that resists changes of trends, decorations, seasons, home, even changes of mind… A faithful companion that allows you to change the decor every time you want. Upholstery fabric colors White: Of course, there is life beyond this color. But white is definitely the most timeless of all colors and gives...Read More
Eurostars Washington Irving: Next to the Alhambra, this five-star hotel has a fascinating history Among the many artists of different nationalities who have fallen in love once with Spain, there is one that especially shines: the American writer Washington Irving. Well known worldwide for his book “Sleepy Hollow,”,in Spain Irving is first and foremost the author of “Tales of the Alhambra”, a fantasy novel inspired by the Granada legends, which became a bestseller in the nineteenth century. In 1829 the young Irving came to Granada. The writer, who can be considered like an influential travel blogger of his time, stayed in two places: in the palace...Read More
You can find many articles in magazines and Internet on ideas of sofas for small spaces. But how difficult it is to find some inspiration if you are looking for large sofas. However, there are many reasons to choose an extra long sofa: the comfort, the number of people who use it regularly, the large size of the room where the sofá will placed… Living rom decorated in a sophisticated rustic style by María Prado, with an extra long sofa model Brigitte by Blasco & Blasco, made up to 352 cm long. As a rule, the standard length of a sofa does not usually exceed 210 centimeters, space enough to accommodate three people comfortably (up to four people with a size...Read More
Home decor fabrics are decisive in interior design; So much so that a fabric can enhance or ruin any room. When choosing, we must consider three things: type of fabric, pattern and color. These three characteristics have to work together, as a team. If we fail at one point, we’ll lose the game. If you need inspiration and some help to choose home decor fabrics, here you will find everything you need to know about the latest trends, point by point. Different upholstery fabrics, cushions and curtains working perfectly in this room decorated by Melian Randolph Studio. Via: Nuevo Estilo The type of fabric: First of all, the quality is always trendy. Be sure to choose...Read More
We like this living room decorated by Luisa Olazabal as much as the first day we saw it. Simplicity and order, with high quality finishes, are the basis of its timeless and simple decor. The living area is equipped with furniture of straight lines among which standout the sinuosity of the sofa, from Blasco & Blasco, made of linen. The color touches are given by the red console and the picture made of methacrylate. Beside the sofa, a side table with an industrial-style matches with the lamp and connects this area with the aesthetics of the dining room. Gray tones and natural wood predominate in the dining room. The lacquered bookshelf multiplies the functionality of...Read More
The covers for armchairs or sofas have been there, as an aesthetic and practical element, for several centuries. But few decades ago the Belgian Axel Vervoordt, one of the best interior designers in the world, incorporate it definitely at the universe of high decoration. Armchair with cover in a project by Maria Prado. Via: maria-prado.com The slipcovers are not limited only to sofas. Think in covers for armchairs, ottomans, headboards, stools… Look closely at the photos of this post. We have chosen precisely examples of linen slipcovers not for sofas. And look at the style they give to any decor! Linen covers in the dining chairs. Via: Pinterest The covers are...Read More