The Fusion of Art and Design in the Home

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The fusion of art and design in the home: new trends aim for absolute beauty.

Antoni gaudi calvet chair

The latest trends in interior design show an appreciation for artistic furniture, i.e. furniture designed by distinguished artists who, by combining design and quality materials, have created a perfect fusion of functionality and beauty.

Bd dalilips sofa

Get the look with Dalilips sofa

Many furniture manufacturers try to reach agreements with the families of famous artists to authenticate and certify all products designed by the chosen artist. For example, the famous Spanish furniture manufacturer BD Barcelona Design has managed to reach an agreement to authenticate and certify all products by Antoni Gaudi.

Calvet armchair

Antoni Gaudì Calvet armchair

Buying such a product means having a real work of art in the home that will attract all the attention and the rest of the furniture will be built around it!

Bd gaulino chair

Get the look with Gaulino chair

Interior designers aim to cultivate beauty and venture on the luxury of things well done, while combining art with functionality to offer unique pieces with a strong personality. In contrast with what happened in general to almost all the Modernista furniture which ended up going out of fashion, furniture designed by artists like Gaudì or Salvador Dalì is still as modern today as it was when it was first designed.

Calvet mirror

Antoni Gaudi Calvet mirror

This project is a hallmark on the long tradition of BD’s reproductions of Salvador Dali’s furniture. This is Xai,  a sculpture-small table, absolutely unique and iconic!

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Salvador Dalì Xai small table

What about the Salvador Dalì Vis à Vis sofa?! A typical surreal interpretation of a piece of furniture extremely bourgeois and conventional. This piece carries the appearance of human elements – a feminine hand, one with a jewel and another masculine one with a watch– embracing those seated.

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Salvador Dalì Vis à Vis sofa

People shape cultures, and cultures shape lives. Each home, in each culture, creates a sense of belonging based on unique architecture, objects, traditions, and the people that inhabit it. The concept of this object (below) is to weave together these experiences. The hen, which in the past was found in most homes, providing eggs and meat, represents home and living. The candle holder brings a sense of home, whilst the hen standing on the egg, represents the transformed city. This is the story how the egg and the hen, the city and the culture, each formed the other in a cycle of creation, always posing the question: What came first?

Bd walking hen

Aisha Al Sowaidi Walking Hen candelholder

Alessandro Mendini is another unique artist characterised by his great generosity amongst many of his other qualities. He was the one that defined the concept of “neoartesanado postindustrial” (new post industrial crafted art) much like what we do at BD, ever since the business started in 1972.

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Alessandro Mendini Cristallo cupboard

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Decorating Home with Green Colour

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Decorating home with green: the freshest, most vital and versatile colour.

Decorating with green colour

According to Chromotherapy , the colour green is a symbol of harmony, the colour of nature and well-being, of calm and refreshment. Green is usually chosen to instil calm and serenity, and is therefore widely used to decorate many rooms in the home such as the kitchen, living room, dining room, etc.

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The colours that go best with green are metal, stone and all shades of wood from walnut to oak, from wengué to cherry. The combination of green and these materials creates brightness, warmth and cosiness.

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Vanity Fair armchair

In addition to these materials, green goes very well with most other colours. In fact, thanks to its versatility and the wide choice of shades, you can even opt to combine green with blue! This combination is suitable for rooms that make good use of natural light in order to bring out the brilliance of these two colours.

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A very interesting and elegant shade of green is Aqua Green. Delicate and discreet, this shade combines perfectly with light beige for a super cozy result!

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Dark green painted furniture creates a “natural” atmosphere and is perfect for The Jungle Style lovers! Dark green goes perfectly with any style of furniture, whether shabby, vintage, industrial, Provençal, contemporary or modern!

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La Isla sofa

As green is the colour that represents nature, it is advisable to create a real natural environment by adding plants, bamboo, flowers and other decorations that enhance the “Green” factor for an ecofriendly home!

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Sancal furniture collection

Finally, it’s important to say that all shades of green are perfectly combinable with each other! If you liked our blog post “Decorating Home with Green Colour” have also a look at Decorating Home with Blue

 

Decorating Home with Blue

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Decorating home with blue color: original ideas for furnishing your home with the most elegant and relaxing colour.

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Although it may seem an odd choice, choosing blue as the main colour in the home is a winning tactic in most cases! Blue is by far the most relaxing and elegant colour; it gives a lot of depth to the environment, enriching it with its strong but discreet personality.

Sancal tonella

Get the look with: Tonella armchair

Painting the walls in blue creates a backdrop against which you can play with the colour of the furniture, ranging from pastel colours to neutral shades or daring here and there with some brighter shades such as yellow or orange…

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If you are afraid of being too daring by painting your walls blue, you can opt for a more ‘classic’ style, i.e. combine white walls with blue furniture, such as armchairs, a sofa or other objects, and combine the various existing types of blue: Indigo, Ottanio, Avio, Oceano etc…

Sancal hera

Get the look with: Hera armchair

The main characteristics of this colour are:
-it adapts well to all styles, both classic and contemporary;
-it can be combined with a wide variety of materials: marble, wood, metal, even difficult ones!
-it adapts to all rooms in the house, from the kitchen to the living room, from the dining room to the bedroom…
-The colour blue influences the mood. Being the colour of the sky and the sea, blue has a calming effect.

Sancal mini tortuga

Get the look with: Mini Tortuga chair

It is not recommended to use dark blue in large quantities in large rooms: you may cause a depressing and gloomy atmosphere. Moreover, always make sure that the room is well lit by natural light, which, when combined with blue, will create bright and elegant shades.

Sancal mosaico

Get the look with: Mosaico bench

If you liked our blog post “Decorating Home with Blue” have a look at Home Decor Ideas for Autumn Season and Decorating with Baby Blue Color

 

 

 

Decorating the Living Room with Red

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Decorating the living room with red: the colour of passion adds a touch of exclusivity to the room.

Decorating with red

All lovers of red should know that very little is needed to brighten up a monochromatic and characterless environment. If your living room is therefore monochromatic, you can decide to add small touches of colour, such as the upholstery of an armchair or a sofa, to give more personality to the space.

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Get the look with Vermelha chair

So how best to use red in living room furniture? A good strategy, as we were saying before, is to choose this colour for single elements: for example for a chair, a sofa, a desk, a sideboard or a pouf. Alternatively, if you are not afraid to be daring, you can decide to distribute red in small doses throughout the room: for example, choose red cushions, curtains or carpets with a red print.

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Get the look with Rose chair

As red is a warm colour, it tends to make a room smaller: for this reason, in a small, dimly lit living room, it is better to avoid painting all the walls in this colour… Red is an energetic and lively colour: for this reason, it is better to use this colour only in the living area and not in the sleeping area.

Barcelona design lounger armchair

Get the look with Lounger armchair

To make your living room harmonious, you can combine the red colour of the walls with brown and in general with all shades of wood. A furnishing that skilfully combines white and red is certainly very impressive.

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If you liked our blog post “Decorating the Living Room with Red” have also a look at 5 Must-Have Designer Rugs for your Living Room.

 

 

 

Decorating Home with Mirrors.

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Decorating your home with mirrors: how to decorate different rooms in your home with mirrors.

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The mirror was created primarily as a purely functional element and finds its natural place in rooms such as the bedroom, the bathroom or the entrance to the house or to diffuse light in the rooms, or even increase the perspective of the spaces. But mirrors can also be used as decorative elements to decorate the home, to transform a room and give it a particular style and/or character.

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A mirror is an extremely versatile piece of furniture, as it can be placed in any room, can have any shape, size and can be part of a composition. With mirrors you can renovate and decorate your home, even with little money, creating original and designer settings.

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Get the look with Grimilde mirror

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Get the look with Coque mirror

There are many places where a mirror can be placed: from the entrance to the hallway, the bedroom to the living room, a mirror in the right place harmonises the environment and creates pleasant perspectives. We recommend opting for modern, minimalist mirrors that can always be moved to other rooms or reused over time without compromising the visual harmony of the space.

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Get the look with Palmiro mirror

The various models of mirrors available on the market create different effects in an environment; a mirror with an important frame or with a particular shape/size finds its maximum decorative expression when placed on the ground, becoming an important furnishing element of the environment, able to enhance the chosen style. This type of mirror finds its maximum expression when placed in a bedroom…

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Get the look with Reflection mirror

The use of mirrors is an excellent solution for cramped and poorly lit rooms; in this case you don’t need a huge mirror, just one of the right size and shape for the space available, meaning that in a small bathroom you don’t need a full wall mirror!

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Large vertical mirrors are perfect for use in entrance halls or corridors, complete with accessories such as an object holder or clothes racks; in the case of Benvenuto by Miniforms, the mirror is transformed from a decorative to a functional element!

Miniforms benvenuto mirror

Get the look with Benvenuto mirror

 

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The Best Modern Beds for a Stylish Home.

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The best modern beds for a stylish home: experiencing comfort, whether calling it a night, catching a quick nap or just lounging about.

Noctis paco bed

A modern bed is always the best option to ensure quality sleep and a stylish bedroom thanks to a discreet, elegant yet contemporary design. There are many models and brands available that offer design products with excellent value for money.

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For example, the Italian manufacturer Noctis produces a wide range of modern beds, available in various options and coverings to suit all needs and tastes. Let’s discover more about Noctis beds together!

1) The Paco bed

The Paco bed by Noctis is characterized by a fully reversible headboard that changes the life of dreams. It has also a great new feature: the double-face cover. Completely changing the colour and look of your bed is very easy: just open the zip on the perimeter of the headboard, whose cushion is made of extra-soft foam.

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2) The So Ever bed

Noctis So Ever takes part of the elegant So collection composed by 5 different beds suitable for modern environments. The So Ever bed is characterized by the capitonné headboard whose craftsmanship is applied to the two adjustable cushions which represent a real innovation.

Noctis so ever bed

3) The Osaka bed

The Noctis Osaka bed is certainly not a tatami mat. On the contrary, it looks like a large, comfortable bed that has little to do with the austerity of a bed on the floor.  It is the mirror of the double Japanese soul, which continually oscillates between tradition and modernity, yet capturing the pivot that holds the contradiction even in aesthetics: a harmonious balance that resolves everything when you are able to identify beauty in the silent shadows of a Zen garden, as in the design and function of the marvellous products of the most advanced technology.

Noctis osaka bed

4) The So Casual bed

Noctis So Casual takes part of the elegant So collection composed by 5 different beds suitable for modern environments. The headboard cushions of all versions of the So bed are always made of injection moulded foam. The Casual version is characterised by the elegant decoration of the headboard cushions which make the So Casual bed extremely modern and versatile.

Noctis so casual bed

5) The So Lively bed

Noctis So Lively takes part of the elegant So collection composed by 5 different beds suitable for modern environments. The So Lively bed cushions are characterised by the central button. The perimeter cord and button can be made in the same colour as the upholstery chosen for the bed frame or in a contrasting colour.

Noctis so lively bed

If you liked our blog post “The Best Modern Beds do a Stylish Home” have also a look at Ideas to Decorate a Cozy Bedroom.

 

 

 

Some Useful Tips for Planning your Home

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Some useful tips for planning your home: guidelines for home and interior design.

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When renovating a house and deciding to design the interior, there are so many aspects to be dealt with. This is why we usually rely on professional interior designers, but this is not the rule! By proceeding methodically and in an orderly manner with DIY you can achieve satisfactory results.

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By following these tips, you can design the interior of your home in the best possible way!

The first thing to do is to identify your needs for designing your home, namely:

– Number of Rooms : How many rooms do you want in the interior design and what kind (for example 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 laundry room and 1 storage room)?

– Indicative size of the house and rooms to be designed

– Preferred style: e.g. classic or modern, minimal or country, shabby chic or industrial, total white or hygge

– Type of furniture – define the furniture, starting with fixed furniture, which influences the wall layout; e.g. kitchen furniture, sanitary ware, built-in furniture, wall units, fireplaces, walk-in wardrobes, etc.

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Get the look with: Chester Moon sofa

Enhance the characteristics of the house, because every house has unique characteristics!

When renovating, it is interesting to pay attention to the characteristics of the house that should be maintained and enhanced… By enhancing what is already there, you will be able to leave the same personality to the house where you may have always lived, without completely disrupting it.

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Get the look with: Colony armchair and Porcino coffe table

Choose colours and materials for the flat; first of all follow your taste and the style you want to give to your home.

If you have a beautiful old floor, don’t cover it, renovate it. The contrast between modern and antique is always pleasant. If you want to renovate your house in an environmentally sustainable way, green building materials made from renewable resources are preferable. Not sure how to combine colours, materials and finishes?

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Get the look with: Botera sofaBotera pouf and Colony screen

Making the most of space.

It is very important that in the design of the interior division, maximum use is made of space. For example, to give breathing space to the kitchen and living room, you can opt for Open Space. You can also use the space with cupboards, create storage space…

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Get the look with: Illo table and Iola armchair

Evaluate the most important works to be carried out.

Apart from the general layout, it is important to know whether you are going to redo the installations, ceilings, floors, windows, etc…

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Get the look with: Shiko Magnum bed

 

If you liked our blog post “Some Useful Tips for Planning your Home” have also a look at Our Interior Design Studio

 

 

 

The Coolest Italian Furniture for Summer 2021.

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The coolest Italian furniture for summer 2021: furniture with a “fresh”, informal and versatile design!

Miniforms celia cabinet

With the summer and the hot weather there is always a great desire for renewal, freshness and lightness… even in the home; renewing the furnishings by adding informal, unsophisticated but design and quality furnishing accessories can be a touch of class for a bright and modern summer home.

Miniforms colony coffee table

It is, of course, advisable to choose fresh materials such as Vienna straw for armchairs, tables and chairs, or glass, which lends lightness to the room and is so versatile that it can also be used in cold climates. Let’s see some examples together!

Soda coffee table

Miniforms soda coffee table

Soda is all made in Italy; made entirely of blown Murano glass, it is a true unique work of art. Thanks to the essential design and the particular effect of the glass, the Soda table is a must-have piece!

Mastea coffe table

Miniforms mastea

The Mastea coffee table is extremely elegant. The blown Murano glass forming the base is framed by a small base and a wooden top, giving Mastea a modern and chic character!

Kolos coffee table

Miniforms kolos coffee table

Kolos, on the other hand, is the essence of elegance. Made entirely of ceramic, it takes the shape of the Colosseum in Rome… eternal, unique, Italian…

Colony side table

Miniforms colony side table

The freshness and elegance of Vienna straw makes up the base of Colony, a service table with a slightly boho chic style, perfect for warm climates and summer atmospheres.

Colony armchair

Miniforms colony armchair

The Colony armchair is part of the same collection as the coffee table we have just mentioned; an essential wooden frame, available in various finishes, supports a comfortable Vienna straw shell. Colony is perfect in any domestic environment, from the living room to the bedroom, from the kitchen to the garden.

 

If you liked my blog post “The Coolest Italian Furniture for Summer 2021” have also a look at The Most Beautiful Designer Rugs for Outdoors.

 

The Best White Designer Tables.

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Decorating the dining room with white color: let’s discover together the best designer white tables!

The best white designer tables

White is considered a ‘non-colour’ along with black and grey, but thanks to its elegance, brightness and versatility, it fits into any environment, style and décor. Perfect for minimalist, Scandinavian, modern and contemporary furniture.

Vesper table:

Sancal vesper table

Get the look with: Vesper table

A minimalist white table can be combined with various models of seats, in wood, plastic or upholstered, with or without armrests, in one colour or each in a different colour, recalling for example the boho chic style…

Illo table:

Miniforms illo table

Get the look with: Illo table

Wonderful if chosen with a top in white Calacatta or Carrara marble or ceramic! In this case the visual impact will be surprising thanks to the exclusive touch of these precious materials.

Rock table:

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Product in the picture: MDF Italia Rock table

Have you ever considered buying a table made of concrete? There are models with a white concrete base suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The result is a table with a strong personality that will discreetly grab all the attention!

Saarinen table:

Saarinen table

Iconic tables such as the Saarinen one have also been made famous thanks to the white colour. Combined with the attractive silhouette of the base and the oval/round shape of the top, they are able to furnish any environment in an exclusive way: a home, an office, a meeting room…

Menù table:

Bonaldo menù table

If you have a lot of space in your dining room and you love rectangular shapes, we advise you to opt for an extensible table with an essential design, such as the Menù table by Bonaldo, to which you may combine white chairs for a very modern and up-to-date result.

If you liked our blog post “The Best White Designer Tables” have also a look at Creating a Stylish Bar Corner at Home.

 

 

Creating a Stylish Bar Corner at Home.

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Creating a stylish bar corner at home: achieve the perfect bar corner without compromising on style and design!

Sancal tea stool

Who wouldn’t want a small bar in their home where they can enjoy cocktails with friends or family in total relaxation without having to go to a bar? If you are lucky enough to have a large kitchen or an open space where the kitchen, dining room and living room are all in one room, creating a corner bar would give your home a touch of elegance and exclusivity.

Sancal magnum stool

Miniforms iola stool

The possibilities are endless, but as a general rule it is advisable to use the top of the kitchen island as a counter, preferably made of marble, with several high stools around it – bar stools – in a modern, essential and minimalist style. The minimalist style, in fact, is versatile and adapts to any type of existing furniture.

Miniforms pelleossa stool

Sancal tonella stool

A wide range of interesting stool models is available on the market, with wooden and metal frames, from original and artistic shapes to more classic and well-known models.

Miniforms valerie stool

Sancal perigallo stool

If you have a lot of friends, you will certainly not be able to accommodate them all in the counter area of your bar corner. It is therefore a good idea to make the relaxation area ultra comfortable: with high tables and other stools that perfectly recreate the atmosphere of a real bar!

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Create the perfect bar corner on: Lomuarredi’s shop

If you liked our blog post “Creating a Stylish Bar Corner at Home” have also a look at Spanish Design: the 5 Best Dining Chairs