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Valeria Garbo

Outdoor

The best balcony and terrace barbecues for an unforgettable grilling experience

It would be a real pity to miss out on the pleasure of a barbecue in the summer. The unmistakable flavour of grilled food, the laughs and the pleasure of spending quality time with family and friends. What can you do if the only space you have to spare is on your terrace or balcony?  Here are a few tips to choose the barbecue that best suits your requirements. Countertop gas barbecue Gas plancha grills are becoming more and more popular, especially in urban areas where outdoor spaces are decidedly small. Since it is less than one metre wide, a…

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Palazzetti's world, Projects

Luxury, exclusive furnishings and view for a villa in Crete

Out of the beautiful, white beaches of Crete, in Greece, the ones around the small town of Kissamos are the most popular for those looking for a quiet place to stay, undisturbed by an intense flow of tourists. When walking along its streets one can see evidence of the occupations the island was subjected to over the centuries, such as the remains of the Roman aqueduct, the powerful ramparts of the Venetian walls and the archaeological museum that accommodates memories of the Ottoman rule. A curious fact: the town is still often called Kastelli by the inhabitants of the area,…

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Palazzetti's world, Projects

A firebox redefines the hub of a home: a renovation project in Sirmione

Sirmione is defined by many as the “Pearl of lake Garda”: it’s a thirteenth-century village that exudes history and beauty from every nook and cranny.  The famous Scaligero castle, the Catullo spas and the small beaches – that overlook the lake from the dock – turn the village into a much-loved resort for tourists from Italy and beyond. Today’s project is precisely in this small town and results from meticulous renovation work performed by the architects of Studio Ava based in Desenzano del Garda (Brescia), partnered with StageIt, a company from the same area specialised in interior design. Join, separate, create…

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Home, Interior design

The (lightened) return of the 1980s: luxury minimalism

In the 80s everything seemed to scream Go big or go home, not only metaphorically (Who dares wins), but also in the literal sense. The bigger the better was the order of the day: in the size of objects, quantity of furnishings and accessories, in the choice of materials. At times a decadent luxury, rich in gold and fluorescent tones, accentuated modernism or echoes of the Renaissance. As we have said, the important thing was to exaggerate. Something of this legacy remains today, infiltrating year after year the lookbooks of the most popular interior designers and furniture companies. The throwbacks…

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Kitchen, Outdoor

Barbecues of the world: 5 styles to try (at least once)

A self-respecting barbecue lover does not let territorial barriers get in the way of discovering new tastes and traditions from different cultures. Today we take you on a discovery of 5 beloved grilling styles in different parts of the world: Japan, Korea, Argentina, South Africa and Spain. Ready to find out about the ingredients and go on a taste extravaganza with your Palazzetti barbecue? Yakitori – Japan Chicken and innards, skewered on a bamboo stick and flavoured with a marinade of sakè, sweet sakè (mirin), sugar and soya sauce. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a sweet recipe, but it…

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Home, Tips

Improve the air quality in you home… with a plant!

We are always talking about pollution, fine dust, smog… but rarely do we address the quality of the air inside our homes. Yet indoor pollution is a reality, so much so that it is the subject of several publications on the website of the Ministry of Health. What are the causes? There are numerous causes, many of which  we don’t even realize we are contributing to such as through the use of overly aggressive cleaning products, scented candles, forgetting to clean the filters of the air conditioner or forgetting to vacuum regularly. Or by choosing heating products which don’t have…

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Outdoor, Palazzetti's world, Projects

Provencal-style for a tailor-made outdoor kitchen

Patches of Mediterranean scrubs, a long beach that starts from the mouth of the Tagliamento river, cluster pines that alternate with houses in one of Friuli-Venezia Giulia’s most famous holiday resort areas.  Today’s project takes us to Lignano Riviera, the calmer, more family-oriented “sister” of the livelier Lignano Sabbiadoro in the province of Udine. A haven surrounded by greenery a stone’s throw from the beech where you can create your own, small space paradise amongst the pines. Probably the intimacy created by the trees – almost a natural wall that separates you from the rest of the world – was…

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Guides, Outdoor, Palazzetti's world

How should we design an outdoor kitchen?

Are you thinking of buying a barbecue or creating a proper cooking area in the outdoor space of your home? Well you’re in the right place! Fun, good food and fresh air: grilling is one of our favourite times of year. The enjoyment of good food becomes a group activity, with laughter, new recipes and – often – some unwanted advice from those who like to wear the chef’s hat! But it becomes more difficult if the barbecue is not functional or the outdoor kitchen space is poorly organised: too many trips back and forth into the house and poorly…

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Palazzetti's world, Projects

Revolutionising spaces in Brescia

“Andrea, either we give this house a total make over or I’m going to sell it!” This is music to the ears of an interior decorator: free rein and a world of possibilities! The project that architect Andrea Benedetti of Panificio Architecture Workshop curated in Brescia started from an apartment with lots of potential that had many issues to solve at the outset. The living room was very small, there was nowhere to dine, the kitchen was large but not very functional, the bathroom was fitted with a bathtub which wasn’t in line with the client’s needs. From need to…

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Travertine and minimal lines for an apartment in Brussels

Today we are in Belgium and more precisely in Brussels, its cosmopolitan capital. Accompanying us during our visit is architect Luisa Grasso, who founded her architectural and interior design studio Arsbe Atelier D’architecture right here. Different tastes, a desire to rejuvenate The generation gap takes many different forms: choice of clothes, musical preferences, use of a language. And obviously aesthetic taste. It’s through the transition between parents and children that decisions get made to change and restructure, sometimes radically. This is what happened with this 186 m² duplex in Brussels, decorated in a rather conventional way despite the modern space:…

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