Design and Craftsmanship: From Italy with Love

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All my clients, so far, have a special interest in modern/contemporary design. This vision of modernity or contemporaneous schemes varies from client to client. For some is about colors, for others furniture, textiles or art  and  for more daring ones it is about all of those elements combined in such way that  they deliver that […]

Bespoke Furniture, Why Bother?

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The short answer is: because you care and you can. When working on interiors one of the many challenges we as designers face is the design of specific pieces of furniture for solving specific uses, spaces or conditions: _Furniture below the staircase _Niches _A piece of furniture that houses objects that require special storage: a […]

Bathroom Trends 2018. Solid Colors

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How do you imagine your bathroom to be? How it should be? What comforts it should be offering you? What features are a must? All the answers for these questions are going to vary depending on your life style, taste and budget. What most of us would agree though is that our bathroom should be […]

Bathroom Brassware: The Last Choice?

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Tap from Watermark In more than 15 years working with interior design and interior architecture nobody has asked me yet to start the design process considering a specific piece of brassware. The requirements tend to be around style or/and feel of the bathroom being the Thinking about it there was once a bathroom I designed […]

What is That About Regular Patterns? On Tiles

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At the weekend I was having dinner with friends; lovely food and interesting conversations. One of the themes we talked about was patterns.  Not in the design world but in the human behavior one. Complicated subject… I find fascinating that as humans we relate to patterns in one way or another, nature probes that constantly. […]

Bathroom Refurbishment: The Non-Negotiables

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When it comes to refurbishing your home there are two rooms that lead the way in popularity: Bathrooms and Kitchens. The reasons as we have discussed in previous posts are many from functional to emotional passing through the always present financial ones. This is why is so important to get them right and not just […]

God is in the Detail. How good is your home?

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The expression “God is in the detail” originated from the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly. “The saying is generally attributed to Gustave Flaubert (1821-80), who is often quoted as saying, ‘Le bon Dieu est dans le detail’ (God is in the details). Other attributions include Michelangelo, the architect Ludwig Mies van der […]

NEW YEAR AND HOME RESOLUTIONS

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Happy New Year 2017. I hope all of you have had a fantastic Christmas festivities and celebrated the arrival of the New Year with renewed energy and optimism. It will be a great one!!! No option there. Believing this will make us responsible and accountable in making it happen. So let’s do our best. Talking […]

Bathroom Design: Tiling

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This is the last of a sequence of three posts dedicated to bathroom design and I would like to talk about tiling. I have chosen tiling because it is a subject that many people consider self explanatory, the only decision being, what kind of tile to use. Not at all! There is much more than […]

Bathroom Design: A starting Point

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One week ago we talked about what to look at in your bathroom when you are considering refurbishing it: the technical parts, so that you can be confident your bathroom definitely is going to perform as it should. The next step is a bit more difficult, as it is to decide what theme, design, look, […]