It is almoust Easter and it’s a nice opportunity to use creativity and put the hands to work. With very simple and unique ideas you can surprise and delight. Forget that old image about eggs with flowers painted and peanuts inside. With modern materials and creative design, egg shells can be used for a cheerful décor, cool and contemporary as well.
Marble texture is super trendy and it is also in the crafts. Bet in combination with gold, because just like in home decoration, marble and gold super complements.
Another way to use the eggs is giving them the function of mini pots with plants, what brings romance and delicacy for home decoration. The style may be more rustic with the bark, or more modern painted gold.
Choose the design that most inspired you and don’t miss the opportunity to create an original and practical decor. Happy Easter 😀
There is a boutique hotel in London which is a bless for the eyes and soul. It’s called 40 Winks London this eccentric hosting with a magical atmosphere. Full of charm and personality, the decoration is signed by Mr. Carter, award-winning interior designer and owner of the establishment.
The more 300 years house was working as backdrop for celebrities and fashion editorials and in these photo shoots always had models and photographers asking if they could not stay overnight in place. So Mr. Carter decided to not only accept guests but also welcome then with style.
If you are a little tired of minimalist décor like me, leaves of white color aside and come delight in these chambers filled with details, surprises and elegance.
I thought amazing the tulle PomPoms as highlights. They are proof that good taste doesn’t mean spending a lot of money, but have the eye to the potential and the sensitivity to capture what passes each piece.
This PomPoms arrangement brought irreverence, fun, a delicate touch and fluidity, maybe for remind us the ballet costumes.
The cheap and expensive can Yes walk together, since well harmonised.
Textured paints, wallpapers, Oriental references, velvet, dark colors, hats, cane, toys. Phew! How much wealth! All these details gives a mystery and fantasy vibe . Where’s Johnny Dep offering a cup of tea?
Mr. Carter aesthetics and his eye to details is apparent everywhere you look. The mixture of different objects, textures, aesthetic and materials result in this captivating and alluring hotel.
And if you’re crazy to do that clean and exterminate some objects from your house (support unconditionally), train the eye and think about it if something could be a beautiful decorative object. 🙂
If you was curious about how to make a tulle Pom-Pom, click here and see how simple it is
Today was the last day of the Milan fashion week and the first idea was to make a compiled of the top looks. But when I saw the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show I could not select just a few pictures. What amazing pieces, so many colors, patterns, materials, fabrics, appliques, embroidery, Phew! Deserved a post just for it.
Titled “Fashion devotion” the collection showed many Renaissance printed images merged with pop patches! Silk bomber jackets (with cherubs wings coming out of the back), many angels images with brocade fabrics, lace and sequins.
Watch how beautiful it was and hold on because probably at the end of the post you leave wanting to create a pattern, an outfit, or customize something around you.
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There is a relaxed and cozy Coffe Shop in Alfama neighborhood named Pois Café. With walls and floor made with stones from the original construction, the Pois café home design is very informal and joyful. Has vintage trunks, 70`s furnitures, and on the walls a few arts from locals artists. You can fall on the sofas, read a book and enjoy a beautiful afternoon, alone or with friends. Has the peculiarity of sharing a table with strangers and make use of all the books, magazines and games that have space.
I`m currently crazy about velvet cushions. I love these old green velvet futtons on top of chairs.
In the menu there are soups, tapas, salads, sandwiches and delicious desserts. I chose to order the LAx, a toast with grilled smoked salmon, cream cheese and red onion – wow! To drink I wanted to try a typical austrian lemonade called KRACHERL with blueberries, sparkling water and lemon juice. I loved it, but you have to like sweet drink, because that was pretty sweet.
As the Coffee is located in Alfama, take the opportunity to explore the neighborhood which is quite typical, watch the buildings, the tight streets, the clotheslines, the tiles and visit the Sé Cathedrals. You can also try a fresh orange from the trees.
I think mixing materials, colors and styles in decoration works a lot and this place is proof of that. See how a classic sofa – I kept the color red but I changed the style to give that touch – can combine with a modern bookshelf and lamp. Velvet, wood, leather and metal also harmonize beautifully.
Yupiiii, today I inaugurate the new blog´s section where I will show you prints that I designed and what inspired me to create them. The inspiration to create a print or another kind of art can come from various sources. Today I start showing the Circus collection, wich I designed to Trevisan Concept. The inspiration came while I was visiting the Maison & Objet in Paris (I’ve talked about this incredible fair here).
It is realy important to be always watching everything around us. Creativity does not come out of nowhere, the ideas are always connections of our repertoire that are stored in the brain plus our interpretation. Magazines, covers, packaging, fashion, posters, blogs like this (Aháá), everything goes into our information box and as the repertoire grows, easier it is to create new ideas.
When I visited the Maison & Objet, a huge home decoration fair that happens in Paris twice a year, I have observed that many stands had the circus-themed decor, or even some products like wallets and purses. Added to this a lot of memories of carousels images that I saw in Paris. It didn’t take long and all that information became the mood board above (ok I compiled just a little bit:P)
I also associate the Christian Lacroix designs, which I’m a big fan and I identify with his aesthetics. In the image above are examples of the designer’s art, surreal, colorful and irreverent and jolly.
All this information on the brain added to my interpretation of all of it, resulted in the collection below. 🙂
The prints were applied on some home decor objects. I loved the collection and I was realy proud to see the interpretation of what is around applied to design.
So, from today, let´s observe everything around us. And let´s create beautiful arts. And about you, what inspires you?
The Chinese new year begins on the the next February 16 and to celebrate the year of the dogGucci launched this super collection with a very kitchy vibe witch I loved! In honor to man’s best friend (cats are also okay), The collection features sweatshirts, polos, bomber jackets, bags, backpacks, wallets and watches. Inspired by the Alessandro Michele dogs – the boston terriers Bosco and Orso – the illustrations were made by Helen Downie (@unskilledworker). Check it out these inspiring photos, colors, scenarios, filters and details! I want everything! Even the dogs!
The campaign was photographed by Petra Collins and resulted in colorful images in light tones, which seems that come out of those teenager magazines that we rediscover when opening a treasure chest of memories.
The bomber jaquet pattern is wonderful but what about the couch behind? Wich house they founded it? Positive points to the production.
Those who follow oriental designs know cute design, pink and glitter appear quite be in packaging, clothes or commercials. That’s why I thought the concept of the photo above was assertive, it brings the oriental aesthetic in a subjective way.
Now, if you ask me, Jules, what did you enjoy most at this campaigning? I answer you: “the damask couch lined with plastic!!!!!! Yes, that’s right. I don’t know if is because it brought memories of childhood, or because it’s so fancy and kitchy. There are things that you just can’t explain! So lovely lovely!
Inspired by the colors and textures of the scenarios I selected some pieces to a guccianhome decor! Let’s dare because life needs daring!