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Lots of tips for your home: interior design inspirations, bricolage and DIY tutorials, advice and ideas to organise and decorate your home during the festive season and holidays.

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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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Home, Interior design, Outdoor

Equiping your garden with sunshades and umbrellas to stay cool (in style) even during summer

A breeze in your hair, rays of soft filtered light, a country landscape to help you escape from reality for a few hours. All great if you live in a place where temperatures never exceed 25°C: heat is our main enemy in the summer season. In summer, to really enjoy the garden, patio or balcony, you need to find ways that allow you to shelter from the sun. It certainly wouldn’t be viable to move the air conditioner outside (it wouldn’t be very eco-friendly either!), but thanks to sunshades and garden umbrellas we can reduce the temperatures slightly. Natural colours…

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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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Festive season and easter, Home

A home high on Christmas spirit!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rockJingle bells swing and jingle bells ringSnowing and blowing up bushels of funNow the jingle hop has begun ? Feel the Christmas spirit in the air yet? Well, it’s time to bring it into your home and make your holidays magical! The living room: where the Christmas tree reigns Phase one obviously starts from the common space par excellence: the living room. Have you got your Christmas tree ready yet? Traditional, minimal or original and unconventional: everyone has their own style and this is the right time to show it off! Is there anything…

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Open-air living rooms, an outdoor home

Do you have an outdoor space that you want to enjoy to the fullest, making it an area of al fresco relaxation? Whether it’s a beach house, a country villa, or a town house with a garden and a swimming pool, a large terrace or a small balcony, a “garden lounge” is the perfect solution to make your outdoor space a meeting point with friends, family, guests or to enjoy alone, in peace.

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Tips for fast and effective summer cleaning

Summer has been with us for a while now, bringing its warmth and sunshine with it and… the long-awaited holidays! For many of us this is the time to do a bit of extra house cleaning. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the summer holidays with fast and effective cleaning of your home! Just remember though, to take advantage of the cooler parts of the day, to avoid sweating (literally) buckets! Tradition Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used the arrival of summer to clean and dust their homes thoroughly, especially objects and furniture which would…

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Home, Outdoor, Tips

3 tips on garden dinner party etiquette

It’s summertime and being outside, especially in the evening, is one of those pleasures which you shouldn’t overlook! Brunch, drinks, lunch… but especially dinner parties! Apart from being a pleasant experience, outdoor dining can turn into the perfect opportunity to organize a relaxing get-together with friends, family or colleagues as the sun goes down.

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Bricolage, Home, Outdoor

Decorazioni fai da te per le feste estive

Tra ferragosto, vacanze, compleanni e incontri con gli amici, nella stagione più calda dell’anno si moltiplicano le occasioni per festeggiare. Se anche tu stai organizzando un party e cerchi qualche idea per completare l’atmosfera con un pizzico di originalità, allora puoi trovare il giusto spunto da queste decorazioni fai da te per le feste estive.

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Five tropical plants for an out-of-this-world garden!

Whether it’s a grey morning in the middle of autumn or a sunny afternoon at the hight of summer, we’re sure that at least once in your life you’ve dreamed of being in the Tropics instead of at home. There may not be a way to stop day-dreaming about strolling along a tropical beach at sunset, but there is something you can do to turn your garden into a small tropical paradise, and that is to choose the right plants. Obviously it won’t be quite the same as taking a holiday in an exotic location, but if catching a plane…

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