Decorating With Fabrics
The “less is more” rule works perfectly on renovated houses like this one, where the original classic elements have been restored. Interior Designer María Ruiz-Mateos made a facelift to this Madrid house and gave it a new...
Just as the humble espadrilles arrived at the haute couture catwalks thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, the fine esparto carpets have made their place in the High Décor thanks to a few great Spanish decorators. Of course, also thanks to the...
A fashion stylist once told me that if I don’t know what to wear for an evening event, the best option is to dress in black and use a lot of make-up… The opposite is the case in decoration: when anybody does not know how to “dress” the...
The “less is more” rule works perfectly on renovated houses like this one, where the original classic elements have been restored. Interior Designer María Ruiz-Mateos made a facelift to this Madrid house and gave it a new personality, according to its owners, who wanted an elegant décor. A sofa with linen cover model Odeon by Blasco & Blasco centers the living area. On the marble table, some candelabra from Berenis. The mobile sculpture and the screen are from Luis Puerta. The new spaces, dominated by white with pops of black, share an elegant décor highlighting antiques, furniture from the twentieth century, contemporary art, timeless elements, natural...Read More
Just as the humble espadrilles arrived at the haute couture catwalks thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, the fine esparto carpets have made their place in the High Décor thanks to a few great Spanish decorators. Of course, also thanks to the commitment of a few artisans who have kept alive the esparto tradition, which goes back to prehistory. Large esparto carpet in natural color in this contemporary living room. Esparto is a versatile, ecological, durable and handmade fibre. What is esparto? Popularly, two species have been called “esparto”: the esparto grass (Stipa tenacissima), also known as “atocha”, and the esparto of Aragon or “albardín” (Lygeum...Read More
A fashion stylist once told me that if I don’t know what to wear for an evening event, the best option is to dress in black and use a lot of make-up… The opposite is the case in decoration: when anybody does not know how to “dress” the house , usually they opt only by neutral tones. Thus, many color lovers are trapped in a white, beige and gray world… In this post we tell you the basic rule to add colour in interior design that practically all decorators follow when they begin to plan a project. This room is a neutral box where color has been added with art works and fabrics. Light green sofa is by Blasco & Blasco. Green and yellow armchairs are designed...Read More
A white sofa is a safe bet. But the difference between safe and bland can be very fine. Give life to the sofa with the right environment and fantastic pillow combinations. To inspire you, we found 10 great examples to dress up a white sofá. Multicolor and ethnic This straightforward white sofa has received an injection of personality. The recipe for success is the sum of different ethnic fabrics. The cushions have been made with Afghan kilim, injiri (Indian cotton fabric) and Thai batik. This is a Veneer Designs project in California with a stunning style: an organic review of the style of the fifties. Photo: Veneer Designs Contrast: black + orange This living...Read More
Here is the third post in the series we have dedicated to great international interior designers who never miss sofas and armchairs with linen covers in their projects. 5 John Saladino Considered one of the world’s greatest interior designers, Saladino has shown that the fact that one was born in Missouri does not prevent you from being a master of decoration with European historical references. Saladino interiors are timeless, a perfect mix of old and new. In fact, he is recognized as a pioneer in mixing antiques with modern elements, and simple objects with exceptional pieces, totally in line with Belgian interior design. In any case, his projects always surprise. As...Read More
In a previous post we started this series on major international decorators that have led sofas, chairs and other furniture with linen covers to the High Decoration, starting with Axel Vervoordt, of course. Now is the turn of two more interior designers with very, very different styles, but they could be exchanged their sofas with almost no notice… 3 Vincent Van Duysen No one has dethroned the King Vervoordt, but Van Duysen is like the prince of Belgian interior design. “Axl Vervoordt is my colleague and friend,” says the architect and decorator. Photo: Stijn Rolies About his own style, Van Duysen explains: “Belgians, and especially Flemish...Read More
Axel Vervoordt introduced to the word the sofas and armchairs with Belgian linen covers a few decades ago. Since then they are present in homes around the world and many great decorators have incorporated linen covers into their DNA (some have even launched their own collections of furniture with covers). Photo: Briggs Edward Solomon These sofas, chairs, ottomans and chaise longues dressed with linen are reinterpretations of traditional European designs such as shelter or camelback sofas. Comfortable and luxurious at the same time, these pieces are recognized by its low and deep seats, usually with a single mattress in the case of the sofas, and its narrow arms,...Read More
This house with its white walls and floors adapt perfectly to a neutral decoration but is allied with natural wood to fill the spaces of warmth. The chosen colors enhance the interior light, and the linen fabrics, almost omnipresent, provide comfort and naturalness. Finally, a few pieces of wonderful furniture and touches of blue and orange filled the whole house of vitality. The result is a bright and natural decor. The decor is the work of the Interior Designer Maria Prado. The fireplace is the focal point of the living room. In front the fireplace and around a big cofee table, is the seating area with an extra long sofa and a set of different armchairs. All pieces...Read More
A master bedroom with sitting area is like an immediate upgrade for your own bedroom. Whether you have a lot of space or just a corner, we want to give you ideas to choose sofas and armchairs for the bedroom and create step by step a beautiful space that is functional for seating and lounging. The room has allowed the Estudio Melian Randolph to create different areas, with an end of bed bench, a small desk instead of the bedside table and the chaise longue Liberty by Blasco & Blasco next to the window. Via: New Style Step 1: Asses your space The first thing to do is to place the furniture you already have. Then appreciate how much extra space you have and...Read More
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