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The Essential Guide to Velvet

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Fabric & Linen, Home, Serendipity Fabrics | 0 comments

The Essential Guide to Velvet

Just a couple of years ago, to say “velvet” in decoration was synonymus of outdated decor. But the sum of the cocooning trends and the love for retro style have made velvet a new object of desire. Velvet has a bit of bad reputation (“it´s expensive”, “delicate”, “complicated”…), which is totally unfair. In this first post dedicated to velvet, we are going to know it better. A blue velvet sofa, like this one by Blasco & Blasco with Keystone velvet, becomes the center of attention of any living room. What is: It may be easier to define velvet by what it is not. Velvet is not a fiber, neither natural nor synthetic. The term refers to the result of a complex...

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Hygge Tips for a Happy Home (II)

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Design Trends, Home | 0 comments

Hygge Tips for a Happy Home (II)

Have you tried our five first hygge tips for a happy home? Here you have five more keys: Surround yourself with things that make you happy. The hygge culture is about creating an environment that make us happy at home. And one way to do it is to surround yourself with things that remind you of good times. It can be a photo gallery of your trips. Or maybe an inherited closet with wood smell that carries you to your grandmother’s house every time you open it. Don´t spend money without thinking. The Danes aren´t wasteful. They usually save to buy good furniture or design pieces, rather than buying something that does not really fascinate them just because it is cheap...

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Natural decor in Marrakech

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Home | 0 comments

Natural decor in Marrakech

This Marrakesh home, inspired by the traditional country houses in this area of ​​Morocco, combines tradition and comfort, with a very sophisticated result. Its luminous and natural decor is the work of Spanish interior designer Victoria Melián, from Estudio Melián Randolph.. Her project filled the house with color, always in soft tones, and provided it with comfortable furniture. Victoria Also included materials and crafts of the area. The house is brand new and has been based on traditional Moroccan architecture. In the backyard porch, in front the pool, Point and Métiers d’Hier furniture. The green wooden pergola is designed by Victoria Melián.   Almost...

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Hygge Tips for a Happy Home (I)

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Home | 0 comments

Hygge Tips for a Happy Home (I)

“Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life”, said Benjamin Franklin. So it is likely that happiness will find us at home, if we do our part to have a happy home … The Danes use a word, “hygge”, difficult to translate, which means something like “happy people in a cozy home”. Hygge does not refer to a particular style of decoration, but to an attitude in and towards our house. To understand it, think of this: in the catalogs of the Swedish decoration giant, what exactly do you like: the furniture or the...

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Luminous Decor in the North of Spain

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Home | 0 comments

Luminous Decor in the North of Spain

To receive the spring we have chosen the living room, dining room and porch of a house in Gijón (Asturias), decorated by the interior designerRafael Sitges, founder of Et In Arcadia Ego Study. The house seems like it has been there for a long time, but actually it´s a brand new villa. The key lies in a balanced and luminous decor, the use of soft tones and the coexistence of pieces of various styles. Three large Windows, with white wooden blinds and courtains, create a link with the garden. Artwork by Pablo Fernández Pujol. Outdoors is present in the living room and helps to enhance the luminous decor. Blasco & Blasco armchairs are upholstered in linen. The dragon...

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How to Prolong the Life of the Upholstery

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Fabric & Linen, Home, Serendipity Fabrics | 0 comments

How to Prolong the Life of the Upholstery

In this post we have put together a series of tips to care an upholstered sofa and some tricks to keep it as the first day for a long time. To begin with, we have to do justice to the grandmothers who did not let eat in the living room, especially chocolate or cheese sandwiches. Some stains can be very difficult (or expensive) to remove from the upholstery. Blasco & Blasco velvet sofa. Via: El Mueble   Vacuum: the sofa’s best friend If you are one of those who lose the small brushes of the vacuum two days after buying it or those who recycle it with its accessories as new as the first day, you are damaging your sofa. Accumulated dust creates friction and...

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The ‘Wow Effect’ in decoration

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Design Trends, Home | 0 comments

The ‘Wow Effect’ in decoration

The “Wow Factor” applies to many areas, and is especially interesting in interior design. This happens when you go into a house, hotel or any room and exclaim “Wow!”… But defining the concept remains difficult. The wow effect has nothing to do with glitter, ostentation or splurge. It’s more about surprise, feelings or personality. It is not related to money or how wonderful the house is. The proof: Have you ever been in a house with amazing architecture or wonderful views, decorated in such a way that destroys the wow effect?  Huge lamps multiplies the wow effect in this dining room. Via: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Without personality there is no...

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Chaise longue’s styles

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Home | 0 comments

Chaise longue’s styles

The chaise longue made its way from French bedrooms to our living rooms, and today it has even reached the entrances of our houses. It has never abandoned their decadent air, but it has modified its design. Its main advantage lies in its versatility. A chaise longue can accommodate two people sitting in small space, depending on the design, so it´s a great alternative to benches. And placed in a wasted corner or at the hall, next to a side table, it creates a functional space that can be enjoyed a lot. The best allies of a chaise longue are a cushion, like this one made of ikat, and a blanket, like this one with fabric by Serendipity Fabrics. Via: Nuevo Estilo Wherever...

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A Green Living Room: Color of the Year

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blasco & Blasco World, Home | 0 comments

A Green Living Room: Color of the Year

Why a green living room? Every year, Pantone selects a color to represent trends that mark our global culture. “Greenery” has been chosen as color of the year 2017. According to Pantone experts, Greennery is Nature´s neutral… Green represents new beginnings, the rebirth of Nature. Greenery satisfies our desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, and provides the reassurance we yearn in these troubled times. Interior Designer Marta de la Rica used all the shades of green to revitalize this Biarritz holiday home. The living room opens to the garden How to decorate a green living room? Take a look at this house in Biarritz, decorated by Marta de la Rica, where...

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Mix and Match Printed Fabrics

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Fabric & Linen, Home, Serendipity Fabrics | 0 comments

Mix and Match Printed Fabrics

Mix and match printed fabrics is really an art. In decoratingwithfabrics.com we do not believe in those posts that say “Five tricks to combine prints as a pro”. We prefer to offer tips, photos and inspiration to push you out of your comfort zone and start playing with the prints, not only on cushions, also on curtains, upholstery, headboards … Who knows? Maybe we awaken that decorator we all have inside… Mix and match printed fabrics multiplies the decorative interest of any room. Via: House Beautiful Color. Choosing a single color for all prints can make even the most unmatched patterns look like they are made for each other. It is the easiest...

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