5 Designer Icons for a Chic Home

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5 designer icons for a chic home: 5 must have furniture conceived by top designers.

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A piece of designer furniture or accessory is a great way to add a touch of elegance to the home. Let’s discover together the most iconic pieces of contemporary design.

Barcelona Design Monkey Side Table

Barcelona design monkey side table

Monkey was designed by Jaime Hayon, who created a bestseller decorative element that in these years has become a real icon in the design sector. The Monkey side table is functional, has got quality and a touch of humour, which is always welcome in the times we are living in. It is made from architectonic concrete in grey or black colours.

 

Barcelona Design Monkey Coat Stand

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The Monkey coat stand is a new addition to the Monkey Collection. «We all want what can fall from above to be something good. For me, there’s nothing better than getting home to this smiling monkey to hang my jacket. It looks like he’s waiting for a banana to fall soon. This humourous side, also gives me happiness when leaving home for the day.» said the designer Jaime Hayon.

 

Barcelona Design Gaulinetta Chair

Barcelona design gaulineta chair

Barcelona Design Gaulinetta is an evolution of the Gaulino chair. «This permits us to make it in a reduced size without giving up any of its comfort. This is an ideal chair for dining and after, being able to tuck it away under the table. In homage to Enzo Mari, who called Tonietta, a derivative of Thonet, I’ve called this chair Gaulinetta, after the Gaulino» said Oscar Tusquets

 

Barcelona Design Mettsass Table

Barcelona design mettsass table

Mettsass was designed in 1972 by the well-know designer Ettore Sottsass Jr for Barcelona Design. It was one of his first works for the Spanish company that now has reproposed this original masterpiece without compromising its personality, that contributed to make it so famous 40 years ago. The structure is made of flat sheets of steel, painted in red RAL 3001. The top is available in glass in the same colour of the base.

 

Miniforms Soda Coffee Table

Miniforms soda coffee table

Miniforms Soda coffee table, designed by Yiannis Ghikas is a new entry in 2020 Miniforms catalogue. Soda coffee table was born upside-down, with a puff of air. It weighs 20 kilos, and it is blown, drawn out and shaped by three master glassmakers. The result is a single volume of glass with three large petals forming the stem. In Miniforms Soda, the glass vibrates: its tough, hammered surface fragments its transparency to give a primitive aesthetic.

 

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The Best Luxury Sofas Manufacturers

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The best luxury sofas manufacturers all Made in Italy.

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A sophisticated designer sofa can completely transform the visual impact of a living room and, in particular, Italian sofa manufacturers are known worldwide for the high quality of the materials used, attention to detail, refinement and elegance of design.

Driade verlaine sofa

Driade Verlaine sofa.

Precious velvets, refined leathers and soft fabrics… everything necessary to make the sofa a unique jewel that can be customised according to the customer’s needs. In Italy, in fact, the culture of relaxation and rest is very marked; this is why furniture companies are very fertile and famous.

Poliform dune sofa

Poliform Dune sofa

Italian design not only represents tradition but is increasingly focusing on innovation, and in particular on the study and research of new materials to make seating more comfortable and ergonomic; technology combined with high craftsmanship gives life to long-lasting, fashion-proof furniture.

Poltrona Frau John John sofa

Poltrona Frau John John sofa

Which are the most famous Italian manufacturers of luxury sofas?

Driade

Driade was founded in 1968 and immediately distinguished itself as a true “aesthetic workshop” in the continuous search for beauty in living. The vast Driade catalogue includes furniture for the home, garden and public spaces. The collections include objects of art and everyday use, “souls” that blend harmoniously.

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Driade Verlaine sofa

Poltrona Frau

An ‘Italian myth’ known all over the world. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau became the official supplier to the Italian royal family, the Savoy dynasty, a few years later in 1926. Since then, it has furnished all the most famous buildings, grand hotels, the interiors of the Turin Expo in 1928 and the sumptuous transatlantic liner Rex, pride of the Italian Navy.

Poltrona frau chester line sofa

Poltrona Frau Chester Line sofa

Poliform

Founded in 1970 by Alberto Spinelli, Aldo Spinelli and Giovanni Anzani, Poliform has distinguished itself for its culture of savoir faire: work ethic and entrepreneurial vision, combined with technical knowledge and design mastery. A heritage that today lives and thrives in Poliform.

Poliform shangai sofa

Poliform Shangai sofa

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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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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.

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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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5 Must-Have Designer Rugs for your Living Room.

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5 must-have handmade rugs ideal for the decoration of your living room.

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The rug is one of the most popular pieces of furniture to decorate the living room, making it warm and cosy. In addition of being a decorative element, the rug can be also functional, indeed, if you have children, it dampens noise and possible falls.

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In this post we recommend some entirely handmade decorative carpets designed by famous designers, ideal for adding a touch of colour and hygge style to your living room. Rectangular, square or round, it doesn’t matter the shape or size, what matters is quality, elegance and functionality!

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Let’s discover together the 5 must-have designer rugs for your living room!

 Jie rug

Jie is an elegant collection composed by two handmade rugs. It is characterized by different little decorations on it surface that make the rug a bit sophisticated and exclusive. Available in 3 different sizes,  Jie is suitable for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms.

Nanimarquina jie rug

 Losanges rug

The Losanges rug was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec who created an elegant collection of exclusive rugs available in three different sizes. With the Losanges collection, the designers continue their study of simplicity and elegance, reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug by using ancient kilim techniques.

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Capas rug

Capas is an elegant collection of handmade rugs, designed by Mathias Hahn. The collection is focused on the creation and use of layers of colors, tonality and shadow to generate intense depth while also being easy enough to blend into any environment, due to the presence of a wide range of chromatic shades.

Nanimarquina capas rug

Flora Promenade rug

The Flora Promenade rug, available in 2 shapes, is an exercise in reinterpreting the artist’s floral work transferred to the rug. The designer has worked carefully on the selection of each of the flowers, paying special attention to the scale and color in search of the appropriate compositional balance to ensure that Promenade is integrated and coexists in multiple spaces.

Nanimarquina flora promenade rug

Silhouette rug

Silhouette, designed by Jaime Hayon is a collection of rugs suitable for indoor and outdoor use that highlights the acclaimed casual style of the designer and artist. Depicted with a delicate stroke, the illustration defines the silhouettes of several imaginary characters that intertwine and coexist in a beautiful composition. Nine faces are distributed at different angles so that the rug can be viewed from any perspective, fitting perfectly in any space.

Nanimarquina silhouette rug

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The 4 Chicest Modern Sofas of 2021

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The 4 chicest modern sofas of 2021: let’s discover the best designer sofas in vogue for this year!

Modern sofas

This year’s interior designers offer a wide choice of very comfortable, modern, chic sofas with an exclusive and easily recognisable design. Leaving aside minimalism and the essential, the design world for this 2021 opts exclusively for comfort with elegant, enveloping and soft lines without neglecting quality in the least.

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Let’s discover together the 4 chicest modern sofas that can not be missed in a home!

Bonaldo Cave sofa

The Cave sofa, characterised by a sophisticated yet linear style, great comfort and the typical quality of Made in Italy, is one of the most popular and best-selling Italian sofas in the world. It easily adapts to various styles, from modern to contemporary and in some cases even classic… It has a strong visual impact when placed in large environments such as open spaces.

Bonaldo cave

Zanaboni Nouvelle Vague sofa

Nouvelle Vague represents luxury, exclusivity and art combined with design. The Nouvelle Vague sofa is not only extremely elegant, but also comfortable, luxurious, modern and versatile. It can be placed in living rooms, museums, waiting rooms and palaces.

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Gallotti&Radice Cloud sofa

Cloud is famous for its original, chic and elegant design, reminiscent of a cloud. Sitting on the Cloud sofa gives the feeling of being suspended in the air, so comfortable is this exclusive design piece. Its versatility allows it to be placed in various contexts and combined with various styles.

Gallotti&radice cloud

Natuzzi Iago sofa

The Iago sofa is characterised by square, linear forms that harmonise with the softness of the upholstery for a surprising aesthetic result. The particularly low seat gives Iago comfort and pleasantness. Iago is an exceptional sofa with a reinvented classical flavour, ideal for embellishing shared and familiar environments.

Natuzzi iago

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Ideas and Tips: How to Make the Living Room Larger

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Ideas and tips: how to make the living room larger in just a few steps.

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The sofa is the reference point and focal element of the living room, and it is on this piece of furniture that we must focus all our attention to make the living room larger. The choice of sofa is certainly one of the best memories we all have of when we were setting up our home. The simplest and most obvious reasoning would lead us to prefer a small sofa, and perhaps a couple of armchairs, in a small living room. This is a furnishing mistake, for the simple reason that so many small pieces of furniture “suffocate” the room!

sancal mousse sofa

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Get the look with:  Mousse sofa

So when furnishing a living room, always focus on the essentials: a large, comfortable and enveloping sofa, one or more coffee tables and a carpet. These few essential elements will create a functional, bright and spacious environment.

sancal tiptoe sofa

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Get the look with:  Tiptoe sofa

Another trick of many interior designers is to use sliding fabric doors to divide the various rooms in the house, reclaiming precious space, giving a touch of elegance to the house and the feeling of a larger room with more light.

dooor textile folding doors

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Discover how to give a room a new look with  Textile Folding Doors

An elegant rug is a must in any self-respecting living room, a decorative element that is becoming increasingly popular in new furniture designs.
The inclusion of a rug in the living room used to be a habit that has almost been lost with the latest generations, who prefer more modern styles.

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But, in recent years it has come back into fashion as, a large rug, perhaps in light shades, will give us the feeling of open space and a larger living room. Even better if we match the colours of the rug to those of the surrounding walls, because we will also gain the light effect.

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Get the look with:  Silhouette rug

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Home Decor Ideas for Autumn Season

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Home decor ideas for autumn season: how to give the home a warmer and more comfortable look.

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With the arrival of autumn we feel the need to make the house a welcoming retreat, a nest in which to take refuge when the days get shorter and protect us from the temperatures that begin to drop.

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Let’s discover together the most effective tricks to use to decorate the house in the cold seasons!

Accessories

It takes little to give rooms a more comfortable look, for example by choosing the right textiles for the living room and bedroom, opting for soft and comfortable pillows, rugs, poufs, wool blankets and fabric covers.

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Get the look with  Bali Pouf

The Sofa

If you are planning to change the sofa, we suggest you to choose a very soft and enveloping fabric model with a chaise longue or additional modules that allow the user to lie down and sleep.

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The Reading Corner

A reading corner is one of the focal points of the home during the cold seasons. Also in this case a very comfortable armchair with a high and enveloping backrest is a must. Another solution could be a chaise longue that would give a touch of style to the room.

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A Cozy Bedroom

As far as the bedroom is concerned, you have to focus on the most important element: the bed. If you have a bed with a wooden frame and headboard, we recommend you to abound with accessories: pillows, blankets, upholstered benches and furnishing accessories that balance the minimalism of the bed.

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If you feel like changing your bed, we recommend a model with upholstered frame and headboard; a soft but modern, comfortable and informal one like Flou’s Nathalie bed designed by the great architect Vico Magistretti

flou nathalie bed

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Small Living Room Decor

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Small living room decor: some creative and smart solutions to furnish a small living room following the latest trends.

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When you have a small living room you should use some tricks to make it cosy and elegant, avoiding the two most common mistakes: making the room “heavy” and making it less functional. So the two keywords for this year will be: order and minimalism!

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Get the look with:  Mastea coffee table

Order

Order always comes first! In a small space it is necessary that the visual impact is always pleasant and harmonious, so it is important to avoid clutter or a decorative style that includes too many accessories, such as the Boho Chic style, for example.

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Minimalist style

As far as style is concerned, it is advisable to opt for minimalist and/or modern style. Few pieces of furniture with clean, rounded lines (the new trend for the autumn/winter season), accompanied by some design elements to give a touch of class to the environment.

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Small comfortable sofa/armchair

The living room, regardless of its size, must be able to function as a space for relaxation and entertainment. So, let’s opt for an extremely comfortable and enveloping sofa and/or armchair with soft lines that will create a pleasant contrast with the minimalist style of the room.

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Pouf

The pouf, versatile and multifunctional, is a useful and almost indispensable element in a small living room. It can be used in various ways, to sit, rest your feet when lying on the sofa or as a coffee table.

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Choosing the Right Sofa Shape

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Choosing the right sofa shape: let’s discover together the various  sofas types and their features.

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The sofa, together with a few other furnishing elements, is an essential presence; it represents the need for a comfortable place to rest and relax.

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Over the years the shape of sofas have drastically changed, adapting to fashions, various types of homes and people needs.

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Let’s see together the most common and peculiar characteristics to guide the choice on the model that is right for us.

Linear sofa

The most classic and elegant of shapes that will never go out of fashion. Usually it is a two or three seater sofa, but there are also larger ones. It is the best-selling form, which allows the sofa to be used alone or in combination with armchairs or other sofas to give life to the living room, the relaxation area for family and guests. Perfect for medium/small sized apartments.

moroso gentry sofa

Daybed

The daybed is a comfortable seat half bed and half sofa and results to be a winning choice for the decoration of modern and chic living rooms or even  bedrooms. Indeed a daybed is able to furnish in an elegant way; it can also be combined with other sofas or armchairs in order to add more seats.

moroso tender daybed

Peninsula sofa

A variant of the linear sofa, definitely in vogue for a few years, is the one
with chaise longue. A seat is inserted as an end element
with a backrest but stretched out, so you can lie on it. It is an element
which gives additional comfort to the sofa, making it suitable for long pauses of relax.

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Corner sofa

The corner model is perfect when inserted in very large and bright living rooms. This form of sofa is characterized by a strong vocation for conviviality. In fact, even if it does not take up more space than two linear sofas placed at right angles, it offers more seats and, above all, invites informality. It is also perfect for separating two distinct areas within the same space. It can be placed against the wall or in the middle of the room.

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Island sofa

An “island” sofa is a sofa that allows you to sit on several sides. Obviously it is a sofa that cannot be placed next to the walls but which finds its place in the middle of the room. It is perfect in modern environments and creates a relaxed atmosphere. The shape is often irregular to allow more than one sitting mode, comfort being its strength.

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Get the look with  La Isla sofa

Designer sofa

If you love art and design and you are looking for an “important” sofa from an aesthetic point of view, you can opt for a sculptural model with an original and artistic shape. Perfect for sophisticated environments that privilege image over functionality.

moroso saula marina sofa

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The 5 most Comfortable Design Armchairs of 2020

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The 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020: enveloping, soft and obviously very chic.

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Beautiful to see and even more enjoyable to use! This is the trend for 2020 with collections of upholstered armchairs with original design focused on comfort and intensive use of the product itself.

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Let’s discover together the models and features of the 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020!

Kristalia Brioni armchair

Inspired by the Adriatic Sea archipelago of the same name, Brioni is a collection of seats consisting of lounge chairs, daybeds and poufs with a soft and full look. Designed initially for outdoor use, the six Brioni elements have been redesigned by LucidiPevere for domestic use: the entire surface of the seat is now upholstered in fabric or leather, without the dark lower band that avoided contact with the ground.

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Kristalia Tenso armchair

Designed by Luca Nichetto, Tenso is a system composed of padded elements inspired by tensile structures. The fulcrum of the system is the frame, a light and solid tubular structure on which the various elements – seats, backrests, cushions and table tops – are fixed, creating a tension that keeps the various parts suspended and open, like a welcoming embrace. The upholstered elements, to be combined at will to create armchairs, sofas, sofas with peninsula or pouf, even with built-in table tops, are soft and comfortable, while the fabric or leather upholstery features tailored details.

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Miniforms Botera armchair

Rounded shapes, precious upholstery, modern design that recalls the Botero’s art! These are the main features which characterized this comfortable and beautiful armchair. The Botera armchair is available in two different heights and in a various range of upholsteries in order to satisfy all user’s tastes and needs.

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Fritz Hansen Egg armchair

The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design – a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Experience originality and design that ages with beauty with the Egg in leather and indulge in its sculptural curves that will last for generations.

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Sancal Alpino armchair

The designer took inspiration by nature and in particular by mountains. The soft peaks of the base and back cushions overlap, just like a mountain range. The backrest nestles your head in a comfortable position; ideal for binge-watching, reading or dozing off after a walk in the countryside. A serene and simple design, not without constructive complexity due to its unique arm shapes and the soft yet thin backrests. The Alpino armchair is available in 2 different models and in a wide range of upholsteries and colours in order to satisfy all user’s tastes.

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What’s your favourite one?!

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