Decorating With Fabrics
For some people decoration is a pleasure, a hobby. They usually have good taste and a natural talent for arranging furniture in a living room, bedroom or kitchen, achieving an orderly and harmonious result. For other people, the fact of...
Search in your favorite interior design magazines or websites and you would struggle to find a living room that have a sofa with two armchairs that are part of a set or one of those sets 3 + 2 (three-seater sofa + loveseat). Of course, anyone...
After a few years of gray reigning supreme our homes, beige has been again crowned the king of neutrals. So a beige sofa is a sure hit. Or almost sure, because the greatest risk of choosing this color is… boredom. But with the right...
For some people decoration is a pleasure, a hobby. They usually have good taste and a natural talent for arranging furniture in a living room, bedroom or kitchen, achieving an orderly and harmonious result. For other people, the fact of arranging their furniture is a challenge and doubts arise just to place a picture frame with the wedding photo. These 10 simple steps are a good basis to start arranging a living room: Start working with the empty room. Only in this way you get an idea of the real space and will not influenced by the placement of current furniture. If you already have furniture, try removing or place them into a corner. Now you can get an idea of the...Read More
Search in your favorite interior design magazines or websites and you would struggle to find a living room that have a sofa with two armchairs that are part of a set or one of those sets 3 + 2 (three-seater sofa + loveseat). Of course, anyone will become a genius of interior design just reading a post. But with these ideas we can understand some keys following by decorators and get good results without suffering stress or disappointments. Here you are six different options for arranging sofas and armchairs in the living room: #1 One sofa + two armchairs This is the most versatile option for living rooms of all sizes. If you choose a sofa and a pair of matching...Read More
After a few years of gray reigning supreme our homes, beige has been again crowned the king of neutrals. So a beige sofa is a sure hit. Or almost sure, because the greatest risk of choosing this color is… boredom. But with the right decorative elements and an intelligent use of color in the room, a beige sofa never result boring. Beige with blue. This color scheme brings serenity. Beige matches with all shades of blue: peacock turquoise, inky blue, denim, navy… In this living room, the color scheme chosen by decorator Rafael Sitges is based on beige (predominantly), light blue (as the Juliette armchaires from Blasco & Blasco) and black in small doses (as...Read More
Few things are as English as a Chesterfield sofa. Chesterfield refers to a style, not a brand. It is mainly recognized by two characteristics: back and rounded arms with the same height, and padded upholstery (these buttons sewn with a geometric form). Traditionally Chesterfield sofa was made of leather, but today this type of sofa could be upholstered with different fabrics. Via: Williams-Sonoma Its origin is not entirely clear. It is generally accepted that its design was the work of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who in the early eighteenth century commissioned a leather sofa with the following characteristics: luxurious, compact, comfortable and with a low back (the...Read More
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