How to furnish the dining room with style

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The dining room is a focal point of the house. Let’s find out how to furnish it with style making it perfect.

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The dining room, one of the focal elements of the house, has always been a meeting place for friends and family. This room often varies from house to house in size, space and style. In fact, it can be a simple extension of the kitchen, an adjoining room or a large open space that joins the dining area to the living area. That’s a place that you have to make functional and comfortable, but without giving up your tastes and preferences.

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The first thing to consider when starting to furnish a dining room is the size. You have to take the measurements and understand what the right arrangement and relative size of the furniture can be. This is because even a single unsuitable complement can affect the final effect. The style of the furniture is also very important: it must be an element of continuity and recall the rest of the house, especially if it is a single room with kitchen, living and dining area.

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Once the proportions are clear, it will be necessary to decide which colours and materials to focus on. Light and neutral colours, combined with light style furniture are perfect for a small room, because they extend the optical effect; for large rooms, dark or bright colours can also be used. Lighting is another element to consider when furnishing a dining room. Using natural light is always the best idea, but to make it uniform throughout the area it is also advisable to use directional spotlights, LEDs or free-standing lamps.

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The elements and inspiration for the choice of furniture can be very varied, but the ideal is to always keep a clean and functional room, without too many ornaments or complements. The important thing is to find the right balance between style and functionality.

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To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To optimise the space of the smaller rooms, folding and/or round tables are recommended. Rectangular tables are more suitable for large and spacious rooms.

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The chairs must be comfortable and comfortable, while the size and number are proportionate to the rest. Keep in mind that each diner should have at least 60cm of space available from another. As far as materials, textures and colours are concerned, one can indulge and play around with the other furnishings.

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If space is left, and appropriately placed, bookshelves, cupboards and carpets can also be used to create a welcoming environment.

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Future Trends in Interior Design

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Future trends in interior design: follow your own taste with an attentive look at outgoing trends.

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Every year, new products arrive from the most renowned trade fairs and exhibitions. They come to arouse the desire to revisit the domestic environment. But what are the best advice to furnish your home in the near future?!

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The first rule is: tailor-made. Your home must be furnished mainly according to your tastes, available space and existing furniture and not according to the fashion of the moment, from which, in any case, you can take some inspiration.

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Here are some trends for the year 2020 to decor your home;
trends that you can customize according to your idea of style and needs.
Experts recommend to choose fabrics upholsteries in dark and deep, relaxing shades, such as the Classic Blue that is the Pantone colour of 2020. The Classic Blue is perfect for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms as it is able to give a touch of depth to the space, as well as giving a sense of serenity and rest to the eye.

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Opt for natural and ecofriendly materials such as wood and furniture with simple but well cared for lines. Don’t miss also some colorful accessories, maybe with an original and extravagant shape that gives a touch of color and liveliness to the environment.

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Also abundant with mirrors in all the rooms, as long as they are large and design and therefore do not “age” the environment.
Always choose colourful carpets in patterns and geometries in warm shades that make you want to walk barefoot.

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Bright colours also in the kitchen and new vegetable motifs that already appeal to the younger generations who are increasingly opting for solutions in harmony with nature.

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New trends 2020: fitted carpet

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You can breathe the 70s in the latest trends, so let’s welcome back the fitted carpet!

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All other materials, such as wallpaper, have been brought back into vogue in recent years by many designers. Now it’s time for fitted carpet, which will be the new home furnishing trend of the year 2020. And there are many signs of this return. Perhaps due to the velvet coverings so present in the proposals of recent years.

 

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A return that has little of what we were used to. A recovery that, as often happens, is a consequence of the new technical possibilities that allow to give a new life to a material, which in the case of fitted carpet, can be said to be entirely reinvented. Because the new 3D printing solutions offer yields and thicknesses that were not possible before and that bring us closer to the manufacture of long-haired carpets. Then it is up to designers and decorators to find original colours, new textures or imagine new applications.

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One is to use this coating also on the walls and ceiling, not just on the floor, creating a sense of soft and fluid continuity. And during the week of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, among the stands of the fair, it was easy to meet spaces that used fitted carpet mainly as a technical solution, perhaps to soundproof an environment, but with good examples of decorative applications.

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You can tell by the colours, the surfaces that give back that very refined material sensation. Obviously these are applications that at the moment are mainly suggested for public spaces, but these choices are also moving into the residential sector with very satisfactory results.

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Complements That Favour Relaxation In The Bedroom

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Complements that promote relaxation in the bedroom.
Furnishing elements and accessories that make the sleeping area a more conducive environment to sleep.

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Sleeping well is not optional: during sleep the body regenerates itself, a fundamental phase of psychophysical well-being. Sleeping poorly or badly can cause many problems, there are several studies. From mood swings to worsening of the immune system, from weight gain to the simple inability to concentrate the next day: failure to rest often has negative consequences. There are many factors that can affect the quality of sleep. Stress, anxiety, worries, health problems. But sometimes we do not realize that even the bedroom itself can alter the way we sleep.

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And let’s not just talk about the quality of the mattress, which, of course, is essential. Even when we are awake we are strongly conditioned by the environment in which we find ourselves. The moment of night’s rest is no less important. Some environments can make it difficult to fall into a long restful sleep (too noisy, or too hot, for example).

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According to feng shui, a thousand-year-old oriental tradition applied to architecture and furnishing, regular shapes and natural materials should always be preferred, and the accumulation of objects and disorder should be avoided. However, it is not necessary to apply the principles of feng shui strictly to understand that in a clean, tidy, cluttered room you sleep better than in confusion. The less furniture and objects are around you, the less the brain will be stimulated in the resting phase. In addition, numerous studies state that it is necessary to disconnect, separate from technology at least 2 hours before going to bed. In addition, it is very useful to furnish the room with sober colors, light, embracing pastels, relaxing and earthly nuances. Do not underestimate the importance of a soft, warm light point. A heavy curtain to create darkness. A carpet that makes pleasant contact with the floor of the room. There are many elements that can promote relaxation.

Wooden Furniture

Wooden furniture radiates warmth, relaxes the senses and can adapt to any decor as well as being eco-friendly. You have the feeling of being immersed in nature, into calm and serenity.

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Warm rugs

There’s nothing like a soft carpet to sink your bare feet into before going to bed or in the morning when you’ve just woken up. So, soft rugs, made with natural fibres and with warm and welcoming colours.

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Design Curtains

External noise and natural light are two elements that can drastically reduce the quality of sleep. For this reason, it is important to place the sleeping area in a silent part of the house where light can only penetrate indirectly, as well as having good windows (with double glazing) and blackout blinds. But if for logistical or economic reasons you cannot intervene structurally, at least opt for blinds and insulating design curtains.

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Textile Folding Doors

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Design textile folding doors at the service of your projects.

 

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A bit of history

Dooor is the project of a young entrepreneur who decided to make use of the experience gained in the family business, a company specialising in the production of folding doors that was founded by his grandfather in 1962.
The folding door made its debut in the 50s, inspired by the ideas of various architects on modern housing: it is a furnishing accessory that can be used to open up, divide or screen off an indoor area according to the desired layout.

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The Dooor brand’s collection of folding doors maintains these unique functional features while broadening its aesthetic horizons, thanks to new printing techniques and the use of high-tech cladding materials.
The result is an architectural element with a minimalist look that connects spaces seamlessly, but which is also decorative and capable of adding a distinctive and highly individual touch to the rooms in which they are used.

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Famous architects and designers

The character of an interior is determined by the cut of the spaces, by the psychology of light, by the intuitions of the designer who transforms a volume of full and empty spaces into a versatile habitat. What allows the space to be divided without sacrificing the sense of the whole are the thresholds. Curtains, doors, windows and sliding walls are thresholds. A synthesis of these elements is the bellowed door, a bizarre twentieth-century idea used by architects and designers from all backgrounds and backgrounds. The reducibility of space, the separation of environments, the declaration of a function, the break between what is public and what is private are the results that a folding door offers. There are many memories of mythological interiors where these doors have played a significant role. With clutter due to suggestions, here’s a selection. Eileen Gray, from the mid-twenties of the last century, designed two residences with Jean Badovici. In Roquebrune, Cap Martin and Paris, she used devices to create hybrid surfaces. They were not doors, they were not tents, they were limits, spatial divisions that expanded or reduced the space according to the pulling that could be imposed. These separations that borrowed intelligent ideas from the mechanics and culture of outdoor became an element of absolute novelty for the typological innovation that represented, for the ease of construction, for the simplicity of the materials. But it was not only the French modernists who asked themselves these questions, in fact at the beginning of the 1930s Franco Albini in Milan for the furnishing of his home Peiti separated the sleeping area with a black waxed canvas curtain armed in a chrome-plated steel structure.

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Apartments in Milan designed by Gianfranco Frattini, 1957-61 Courtesy Gianfranco Frattini Archive

However, the Italian champion, also in this matter, was Gio Ponti, who already in 1954 at the tenth International Exhibition of the Triennale in Milan presented a stay of a “uniambiental home” with a folding door. The project was signed with Gianfranco Frattini, Alberto Rosselli and Antonio Fornaroli. What Ponti called “great space to live” was achieved through a creative and unprecedented use of sliding doors with bellows. He did so starting from the design of his house in Via Dezza 49 in Milan. The project conceived between 1955 and 1957 has almost no doors, Ponti replaced them with sliding doors with bellows. They were perfect for composition and decomposition in space, they had sound absorbing properties. With Joe Colombo, between 1969 and 1972, bellows doors became the symbol of a futuristic domesticity where modular devices could become fluid, compact, promiscuous and individual at times. This was the case with “Visona 1” for Bayer AG, which first at the Interzum Exhibition in Cologne and then at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan defeated the public and critics with an idea of a house that could be packaged, transported, revolutionary and without a hierarchy between inside and outside. A sleeping and eating machine with rails, joints, mirrors and transformable furnishings where the walls were made of laminated plastic, the slatted curtains, the yellow hood of the bed. A hyperbole that also at the MoMA in New York during the exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” generated amazement and debate. This time it was the “Total Furnishing Unit” that pushed the dynamism of the interiors towards a continuous state of transformation.

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Interior of Visiona 1 designed by Joe Colombo, 1969 Credits Ignazia Favata – Studio Joe Colombo 

No less important were Gianantonio Mari, always on the occasion of the same exhibition, with the “Modular Equipment for new domestic enviroments”, Alberto Rosselli with Isao Hosoe and the “Mobile house” extendable thanks to sophisticated macro bellows. An explosion that then seemed to fade even if the use of the folding door appeared in the interior designs of some key figures of the eighties delivered to the literature of the sector. These included Toni Cordero, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Carmassi and Gabriella Ioli. From that moment on, the bellows door seemed to become a sophisticated habit or a quotation from the past or, in the worst case scenario, an obligatory choice for rooms with results or dental surgeries. Yet the themes of the economy of space, of functionality and discretion of decoration have no time, on the contrary, they are overwhelmingly affirmed in the contemporary practice of interior design. This is precisely where the modernity of a design idea lies, which returns to the public’s attention with its hybrid and intelligent form.

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Gio Ponti’s apartment in via Dezza, Milan 1956-57 Courtesy Gio Ponti Archive

About DOOOR product

Dooor is like a blank canvas in an artist’s hands: pure potential

Opening system
Dooor folding doors feature opening systems designed to enhance spaces of various kinds. The door can have lateral opening, bilateral opening, centred central opening, decentred central opening, multiple opening.

Track
The aluminium track is the product of a technology in which steel pivots connect multiple modules, permitting potentially infinite length. The accuracy of this alignment adds fluidity to its movement. This element may be visible (when the door is folded), built-in, curved, standard or adjustable.

Closing system
The closing systems on Dooor folding doors represent a combination of accuracy, minimalism, elegance and practicality. There are two possible closing systems: with an aluminium profile or without a profile. In both systems, the door is closed by a magnet, which may be integrated into the profile or set into the wall. Use of a special closing system with a latch or with a latch and lock using the European cylinder system (optional) makes for more solid closure.

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Back to Vintage Style

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Back to Vintage. The style that is coming back in fashion to save the environment, the wallet and regain the quality of the past.

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Vintage style has never really gone out of fashion. Many have been and still are  the lovers of this lifestyle, which in this period, more than ever, seems to have become a necessity. There are many reasons: economic crisis, environmental crisis, nostalgia for the quality with which objects were built in the past … The vintage mania has spread to all fields: clothing, home furnishings, travel, publishing, art and music…

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But how is this full of charm style affecting interior design?

Decorating a house in a vintage style means surrounding yourself with personality, character, imperfections and charm. It is not necessary to randomly fill the house with lots of vintage objects or furniture, instead it is enough to choose carefully some pieces to be able to completely transform an environment creating an impressive visual impact.

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It is advisable to start with small objects or a single piece of iconic design furniture that expresses all that there is to express. Don’t be afraid, in any case, to mix styles or colours (this is the beauty of interior design)… But without exaggerating!

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Another secret to giving a touch of vintage style to an environment is to mix objects or/and furniture with neutral colors. Neutral colors have the ability to highlight the “imperfections” and the “lived-in” aspect of vintage.

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My Holiday Home in Formentera

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My holiday home in Formentera. On holiday in the Balearic Islands, enjoying the sea and the sun in a house full of charm.

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Formentera is one of the most exclusive destinations to spend your summer holidays. Wonderful beaches, crystal clear water, trendy clubs and nightlife all night long. Being one of the most popular destinations, Formentera is very expensive in terms of accommodation, so it is advisable to rent or even buy a holiday home, away from the town and surrounded by nature so as to enjoy the tranquility of a magnificent island.

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What is the best way to make a holiday home cozy, chic, and comfortable at the same time? Now we will introduce you to our ideal holiday home through photos, tips and much more…

The Furnishing Style

The furnishing style is typical of the one of the islands in general, but in a softer, more essential and sophisticated version: white, wood and wrought iron are mixed with pastel shades that recall the colors of the sky, the sea and the surrounding vegetation such as light blue, green but also pink or red, the important thing is not to exaggerate too much with the color so that the visual impact does not result too “violent”.

Ideal dining room

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Ideal living room

A few frills, but great care in every little detail. From the choice of upholsteries, colours to furniture and accessories, from vintage pieces to plants: everything speaks of relaxation, serenity and well-being – and isn’t that exactly what we look for when we go on holiday?

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Ideal bedroom

Wooden furniture to create warmth and white walls to give light to the bedroom.

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The Outdoor style

But the real gem are the outdoor spaces, to be shared in company. So let’s give vent to creativity with tables, chairs, deckchairs, sofas and garden armchairs always trying to combine design with quality and comfort.

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The Minimalist Style

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The minimalist style. That’s how your home has to look to be truly minimalist.

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Minimalism is considered the purest expression of modern aesthetics; it entered our homes at the end of the last century as a manifesto of intentions, making the cleanliness and simplicity of its forms the rejection of a lifestyle dominated by the values of consumerism and emptiness appear. However, once the image of bare austerity that had characterized it in the nineties has been overcome, Minimalism changes, becomes softer and warmer, generating welcoming environments made of light and harmony.

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When the Minimalist style was born:

The expression “minimalism” spread in artistic contexts during the sixties, but its roots lie in the European cultural climate of the early twenties. Immediately after the First World War, indeed, in a climate of change and desire to overcome past experiences, Minimalism sees the light as an ideological movement even before as an aesthetic expression. Its origin is closely linked to the birth of the Modern Movement and Functionalism which, starting in 1919, were developed in the Bauhaus, a school founded in Germany by W. Gropius and which has become the most important forge of thought and experimentation in the fields of art, design and architecture. Minimalism contrasts with the historicism that had already emerged in art and architecture at the end of the 18th century. Through the elimination of ornamentation, considered useless and the legacy of an outdated culture, we want to enhance the beauty of what surrounds us. By eliminating what is superfluous, materials and forms are enhanced, there is no longer room for individualistic artifices and an essential, simple, universal design that is comprehensible to all is achieved. Its peculiarity is an aesthetic made of clean lines, flat surfaces, pure geometries and natural materials.

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Why the Minimalist style is so popular:

Minimalism continues to be successful thanks to the universality of its principles. In an age marked by excesses, frenetic rhythms, artificial images overloaded with colours and details, the minimalist house marks the space of order, balance and serenity. The use of natural materials, first and foremost wood and stone, the use of a few colours – with a preference for white to maximise the diffusion of light – the simple geometries of the square and rectangle and, finally, the renunciation of objects that are not considered essential to everyday life, make up relaxed, intimate environments, where one can find oneself and take refuge from external chaos.

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Let’s discover now how to give life to the house of our dreams:

The Living Room

Minimalist style doesn’t mean monastic life. Renouncing the superfluous in order to enhance the function of everything must, however, give rise to comfortable and welcoming environments, which invite you to rest and release well-being. The space in the photo conveys all this: a rigorous environment with clean, clean lines, no frills, yet warm and inviting thanks to the generously cushioned sofas.

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The Dining Room

Here are other excellent examples of how minimalism and the home intimacy can coexist in perfect symbiosis. The dining area of these houses has been stripped of all frills: nothing disturbs the eye, nothing distracts from the function. And yet, if you look closely, there is nothing missing that could limit its use, nothing that would affect its practicality.
At the same time, the feeling we have is of an intimate and welcoming environment, far from the cold image that often accompanies the idea of minimalism.

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The Studio

The studio is the home space where calm and order cannot be lacking, regardless of a life inspired by the principles of Minimalism. The need for balance, the need to withdraw into an introspective and reflective dimension impose the choice of a few, highly studied elements: a table, a chair and a lamp. Here, more than elsewhere, the lines become clean, the materials authentic, the basic colours suggest concentration.

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The Bedroom

The bedroom is the real test  for those who want to try their hand at a minimalist lifestyle. In this environment, indeed, it is easy to lose sight of the rigor that leads to peace and balance. The minimalist bedroom is therefore sober, with sheets that are strictly white or, at most, grey. And the same can be said of the walls. The only colors allowed to interrupt the whiteness of the linen are those of wood or concrete, strictly natural.

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How to furnish a house in the 70’s style.

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How to furnish a house in the 70’s style. Lots of tips to furnish your home with the design inspired by the fashion of the 70’s.

 

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The style of the 70’s is returning to fashion and not only in cinema, clothing or music but also in interior design. The atmosphere of the past, the revolutionary feeling and the bright colors are slowly returning to the houses and upsetting the too sober and modern style that until now has been the master.

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In the 70’s the hippie folk style invaded the living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bedrooms, transforming them from bon ton and representative environments to kaleidoscopic and colourful universes. This is how the open spaces rich in wooden furniture, natural fabrics and objects with abstract shapes were created.

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But now let’s get on with the advice to create an environment inspired by the 70’s.

Colourful Living room:

To create a 70s style in your living room, the key word is “mix colors”! Play, fill and exaggerate with colour and especially with warm colours; create strong contrasts between the sofa, the armchairs, the curtains and the cushions without being afraid of making a mistake. The important thing is to avoid monotony and banality!

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Wooden Furniture:

In the typical 70’s house, one of the mainstays was represented by wood: a material that emits warmness and adapts to any environment and furniture. It can be used on tables, coffee tables, chairs, walls and floors, in short, almost anywhere, but be very careful not to turn the house into a mountain hut!

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A bit of Hippie Style:

Adding a bit of hippie style is always a winning move to create a typical 70’s style environment giving rise, therefore, to an easy and comfy aesthetic directly linked to Indian and psychedelic culture. Totems, fringes, dazzling images and blinding colours…

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The White Colour:

Despite the wide use of bright colors, in the 70s white was widely used. White, in fact, at that time became very fashionable because it represented the future; this fashion was born after the American landing on the Moon in 1969 and became the backdrop for many scenes of successful films: the first episode of Star Wars in 1977, the Milky Bar in Mechanical Orange in 1971, the Los Angeles interiors isolated in Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1970.

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Disco Atmosphere:

Who doesn’t remember the movie , released in 1978, Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta, disco culture has become mainstream?! Neon lights, intermittent dancefloors and colourful, sinuous sofas have contaminated living rooms around the world.

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Psychedelic Wallpapers:

If you want to create a 70’s decoration you can’t avoid to insert the wallpaper! Crazy and bright colours, psychedelic and redundant designs and pure energy. You don’t need to cover all the walls you have available, just choose one to give a touch of pure color to the environment!

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An Explosion Of Colours

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An explosion of colours. Story of an ideal apartment in the heart of New York.

 

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The famous architect Gio Ponti, in 1957 wrote the quote “Architecture is colourless and what you are working on is the environment, on landscaping”. Just three years earlier, precisely in 1954, Ettore Sottsass complained about the exclusive interest in structure displayed by modern architects, crying out for them to consider “a setting in the normal sense of the word”, and thus one made up of colours and emotional intensities that go well beyond any structural reality. He also added “By dint of whitening walls, of brightening things up and wanting more light, the significance of colours in architecture has almost been lost”.

 

Product in the picture: Barnaby Sofa

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These are old questions that are still relevant and even in one of the emblematic settings of contemporary global living , such as a very high end real-estate development in the heart of a metropolis, colour has been used to show how a setting can be transformed into a “domestic landscaping” and liberated from the abstractions of the structure that contains it.

 

Product in the picture: Illo Table

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Product in the picture: Lem Sofa

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“Entering a room with the right colours is like enjoying a balanced meal or listening to a suggestive piece of music: a pleasure for the senses, in which to linger is pleasant and refreshing. If managed with care, colour is no less important than a piece of furniture or the correct arrangement of the furniture, but it becomes a basic element to make a space alive and welcoming.”   Stephanie Hoppen

 

Product in the pictures: Mousse Sofa

mousse sofa sancal

 

mousse sofa sancal 1

 

Feminine but not cloying, the shades of pink, raspberry and red never go unnoticed. The tonality of the raspberry includes the fruity nuances of cherry but also tomato and can be well combined with white, blue and gray creating lively and elegant atmospheres without ever compromising the visual impact of the environment.

 

 

Product in the picture: Shiko Magnum Bed

shiko magnum bed miniforms

 

A return of colour is in progress. The season of neutral and clear colours is not over, yet new, subtle chromatic nuances are beginning to creep in and replace classic preferences, to create warm, welcoming and lively environments.

 

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