Spanish decoration events and fairs

Decoration fairs

Decoration is our passion. That’s why once more this will be a post full of references to this world of interior design at home. On this occasion this post is addressed to those who still do not have very clear what style to apply at home. Also to those who are considering to change their furniture and ornaments. How to find inspiration? At the best home decor events and decoration fairs of our country!

On the other hand, we also want to indicate the best chances for professionals in the sector to meet other colleagues and build useful relationships.

Decoration fairs are a perfect place to get a first-hand look at trends. You will know the newest on furniture market  and decoration in general. That’s why we recommend you keep an eye on the following dates:

 

Casa Decor (Madrid)

We cannot start this article without mention this exhibition in Madrid. It is the great event par excellence in Spanish interior design and many editions endorse its importance. More than 25 years celebrating an event where decorative art have a main role. It has designs that go from  traditional works to the most avant-garde ones.

To the prestige of the event we must add the personality of the venues that host its editions. Examples of them are the Núñez de Balboa building or the Francisco de Rojas building. The last two exhibitions have taken place in these two places.

Visitors can live an incredible experience surrounded by the most special proposals of many professionals in the sector. For them, the interior designers and architecture and decoration studios, is a perfect place to show their work. Also, it is an opportunity to meet other colleagues and companies. More than 40,000 people attend the event and although it’s too late to attend this year’s edition, it took place last February, keep an eye out to know when the next one will take place, it’s worth it!

Intergift (Madrid).

If instead of decorating your home you are thinking of how to make the best decorative gifts for a friend or family, we recommend you to go to Intergif, the Lifestyle and gift fair in Spain and Portugal. It takes place twice a year, so if you missed the winter edition, do not hesitate to visit them in September. At the exhibition you will find differents interior design and furniture projects. In addition, you will find national and international brands. They reserve the “Handmade” for craft-focused makers.

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Habitat (Valencia).

This is the light and furniture fair in Valencia that over 50 editions later, is considered an international showcase of the Spanish sector. In this case, the fair is exclusively reserved to the professionals. It is a decoration event that acts as an access point to markets of great importance, from Eastern Europe to Asia. The next edition will take place on September 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 2019.

Expohogar (Barcelona).

The venue: Fira Barcelona – Montjuic held this biannual Catalan event. In addition to the exhibition they organize activities, workshops and informative lectures which are carried out by experts specialized in interior design, window dressing, retail, marketing, social networks, crafts, design or demonstrations of floral art and gift packaging. The new edition of Expohogar will be from September 27th to 30th.

Fira Hogar (Alicante).

This is the furniture, furnishing and home decoration fair. There you will find all kinds of decorative proposals ranging from furniture and interior design to lighting and exteriors. This is for all types of audiences. There you can find everything, from ideas for decorating your home based on new trends to  offers of different types of products.

 SurMueble (Sevilla).

Unlike the previous decoration fairs, SurMueble does not stand out for being very long-lived. This only taked place twice. However, in its short history it has already reached more than 10,000 people visiting this event where the Andalusian furniture industry meets. Its headquarters, the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Seville (FIBES) brings together many professionals from the furniture sector during its celebration.

These are some of the decoration events of our country. However, if we expand our horizons a little, we will soon discover that the meetings and decoration fairs are still on the agenda. From the Furniture Fair in Milan to Expoambientes in Mexico City, through the 48HDeco International Fair, in the French city of Lille (one of the most important in Europe). As you can see, the list of options is wide. If you are interested in decoration, you have no excuse! Plan the trip and visit one of them.

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How decorate your mansion

Luxury decoration

Luxury has different aspects when we talk about decoration. We want to show different versions of luxury decoration that always keep their style intact. We teach you different ways of understanding and approaching it. It just depends on you to find the one that best suits you and the house of your dreams.

We can start talking about quiet luxury.

It is nearly always a kind of ‘l’art de vivre’, good taste and the ability to get excited. It’s the most peaceful decoration. What we really want is to strengthen the structures of the house. For example, taking advantage of columns, pavements, wooden beams… Decorating with a few well-placed pieces and special decor.  Its value lies in making a beautiful space with no soul, being able to capture the sophistication and good taste. You have to know how to use luxury decoration so you get a quiet and balanced space.

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Let’s see the totally opposite side, the excess.

Here the opulence, the ornate, is carried away. It seems that there are too many elements but it is just an impression. In these spaces nothing is missing, but nothing is unnecessary. In this luxury decoration you cannot miss golden glitters, marble and the wonderful fabrics that dress windows and upholstered sofas.  We cannot help mentioning the classic pure excess of velvets, they are used to make all kinds of patterns to decorate cushions, blankets, curtains, etc. This new luxury, more transgressive and bold, shows the most extravagant side of the house and is only suitable for brave people. You must be really careful not to cross the line of good taste into the most horrendous result. Betting on this version implies a lot of self-confidence

We can talk about another type of luxury decoration somewhere between moderation and excess. A more neutral decoration.

Many times luxury is the details, the proportions, the distribution that makes the spaces look serene, balanced, with harmony. Creating spaces that can captivate and excite us.

Another type of decoration worth commenting on is the collector’s spirit.

Art in motion. We do not only refer to painting, photography and sculpture – almost always synonyms of luxury – but we open this artistic universe to include pieces of furniture. Armchairs, lamps, tables … are usually the protagonists of the spaces, providing the necessary touch of sophistication.

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Another form of decoration to brighten up your home is the “dazzling style”.

With this expression we refer to metals, crystals, mirrors … elements that reflect light.

This type of materials are ideal for a decoration less opaque or polished.

As we have mentioned when it comes to creating a sophisticated and stylish atmosphere, you should take into account the light but also the color.

Light and color.

Lights can also be used to light up paintings or give a touch of theatricality. Color, on the other hand, is a very important ally, but if chosen wrong can ruin the space. There are different ways to play with colors. You can create different environments with dark tones. But nevertheless, people have the wrong idea about darks colors making rooms look smaller. The easiest solution is White. Anyway creating luxury implies a risk.

As important as the color and lighting is the staging.

The arrangement of different elements and decorative object, including artworks, is very important. It is always a good idea to show your interests but without overdoing it. For example, placing some pictures, but not everywhere. You can also exhibit your books with beautiful spines, or cover them with decorative papers. We always tend to clutter up our lives and we need to know what to exhibit.

Rugs:

Another tip is to put a rug in each area. In this way the furniture of that area will be pulled together, helping to define spaces.  Walls are usually the ones to define the room, but carpets can change the focus on each area.

We cannot conclude without mentioning golden and precious metal decorative elements. They are highly recommended for a sumptuous decoration, since they are the best representation of luxury. Anyway, the world would be a very dull place without a bit of extravagance

 

iLuxenio, discover the house of your dreams and build it with us.

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Best Home Decor Gifts for Christmas

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Christmas day is gone but, as we did previously with some tips for decorating your home, now that Three Kings Day is coming, we are willing to give you some advices. This special season reminds us of not only getting our home ready to welcome friends and family, but of looking for and buying presents for them. Sometimes this task isn’t simple and we are always tormented by the thought of them not liking it. To lend you a hand and while  carrying on with the decoration subject, today we propose the most exclusive decoration gifts you can buy this Christmas.

As Three Kings or Secret Santa gift, it doesn’t matter how do you use these tips, but if you follow them your presents will draw people’s attention. Why? Because we recommend you turn to the main brands in the world of luxury decoration to find them. Be sure you don’t miss it!

Tiffany Studios

It is difficult to choose a single gift within the great catalogue that this established brand offers. If we had to mention some of them, we recommend you their porcelain objects as cups, plates and teapots; their glassware product such as glasses, bowls, jugs and candelabra; and sterling silver products like cutlery. The mohair teddy bear with felt paws and a sterling silver tag (made by the prestigious brand Steiff) will not only be perfect for decorating children bedroom but also an ideal playmate.

If you opt for a really Christmas gift, the tree ornaments of the firm are the most sophisticated. We highlight for example the American walnut and sterling silver stars. 

Gucci

In recent years numerous fashion brands such as Loewe or Dolce and Gabbana have opened their possibilities to decoration. Gucci, also associated to the fashion world, was not going to fall behind. The Italian brand has a wide range of decoration products that could be what you are looking for. If any of the gifts is for a person who loves flowers, the vases of this firm are extremely original. Besides, their printed velvet cushions and dishes. All of them have bright colours and mystical motifs.

Versace

Another example of fashion brand who sells decorative products is Versace. This Christmas, you could give away one of their dishes from the “ROSENTHAL MEETS VERSACE” collection. It has designs of prints in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their porcelain product line. Twenty-five plates and tea sets decorated with twenty-five legendary motifs that have made history.

Amara

This English firm is specialized in all types of decoration. Therefore, you can choose a large amount of different gifts from its extensive catalogue. You will find decorative accessories such as photo frames, jars or even furniture of different styles like rustic or Scandinavian. Of course, Amara also offers Christmas-themed gifts. 

Luxuu

This luxurious brand defines its proposal as timeless and with a sophisticated elegance. We recommend you its catalogue specialized in lamps, most of them in fancy golden tones. In Luxuu you can buy handmade gifts made of the most prestigious materials such as 24k gold plated brass, crystal glass (including Swarovski crystals) and velvet. The handmade technique reflects the full attention and excellence they put into every detail.

Essential Home

If you decide to give away furniture and the gift recipient has predilection for classical style, you should know Essential Home. This store takes important historical and cinematographic references from the 1930s and 1960s and turns them into unique pieces of furniture.

Koket

Koket offers you the possibility of giving a cosmopolitan lifestyle. It is a brand that takes the glamour to another level. The craftwork process makes the manufacturing result unique. In addition to amazing furniture, here you will find different types of accessories, such as furniture handles made of the finest marble or quartz and polished brass.

Hermes

The furniture and articles of this French company are not within everybody’s reach. If you visit this firm, you will impress your family and friends with fantastic gifts such as coat stands and clothes racks. They are not only very useful but also tastefully decorated. Their prices range from 11,000 to 15,000 Euros, and are just one example of the large number of high quality products that can acquire at Hermes.

These are some examples of the places you can go to get the perfect gift. Finally, we recommend you don’t delay your purchases. During this season, sales skyrocket, online stores have an exorbitant amount of orders and physical stores are completely crowded of people who, like you, try to find their perfect gift. Good luck!

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us at iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

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The search of your design kitchen

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The role of the kitchen at home is essential. When we make a reference to the heart of the home, is none other but the kitchen. As such, keeping the kitchen as the most treated part of the home seems to be fundamental. That’s why kitchen design has much to do with how the heart of the home could look like, and how to play it up.

Kitchen design has to proceed on a basis: how  and what for we are using the kitchen.

Firstly, we have to define the key parts of the kitchen, these have been defined in 5 areas by the best kitchen designers:

  • Pantry: the cupboard for provisions and food, and so home appliances to preserve them: fridge, freezer, etc.
  • Warehousing: brooms, mops, pads, vacuums and all the required elements for a good performance.
  • Sink: cleaning are for the own kitchen tools.
  • Preparation: reserved space for worktops, lunch tables and generally working in the kitchen.
  • Cooking: kitchen tools with a high electricity consumption and dedicated to the food elaboration, the basic fuction of the kitchen.

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These 5 areas in a well-designed kitchen, perfectly complement and don’t generate any space or use problems while working simultaneously. Yo can reach an efficient use of the kitchen. Also, we have to recall that 3 of these 5 areas are fundamental for kitchens with urgent needs of space. And these are: Preparation, cooking and sink.

To design and build properly your kitchen requires of a measuring precise work. And also, of a perfect unison between the architect and the furniture designer, especially if it’s about a new construction.

That’s why we want to give some unfailing advices so your kitchen design becomes a resounding success:

  • Knowing the room you’re working at: apart from checking the previous conditions of it, in order to solve moisture problems or ventilation issues, to buy the right sized furniture for our kitchen.
  • Stay within the budget: if we dont’ want to exceed our initial budget with last-minute details, we have to keep an expenditure control in order to meet what we first thought.
  • The triangle of work: preparation, cooking and sink will guide the first line of functionality in our new kitchen.
  • Define you style: the designer is an expert, and normally respects your tastes and help you to define your idea.
  • Security: if we have childen or pets at home, we have to avoid dangerous shapes at low parts of furnitures which could damage to the little ones. Also, regarding ventilation and closures, we have to check that the kitchen meets security and energy efficiency standards.

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But we know our brand new kitchen would look better if we could represent it off-plan without the need of turning to a professional. That’s why nowadays we have at the market some free apps to help you to represent your future kitchen.

Here we leave list with 10 websites for kitchen design:

Floor Planner

In order to create and share interactive plans on line. With Floorplanner you can recreate your home, garden or office in just two clicks. And you can also add furniture to your plans with its great object library.

IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner

Looking for an improvement at user experience, IKEA created this tool. Like this, each customer becomes his/her own kitchen designer. And once you have your design done you can print it at home or take it to the shop and start your home’s assembly!

Homestyler

This is one of the most popular and used interior design softwares. It offers an specific module for the kitchen, finishings with 3D and it has an app for your Smartphone.

Lowe’s Virtual Kitchen Designer

It offers three-dimensional and renderings designs. It isn’t easy to use, but the finishings for a free app, are more than good.

RoomToDo Software

It’s another webpage with mobile version. It has a very good approval among individuals and interior designers. It has very complete design options.

Planner5D

This one meets its functions perfectly well. Although it’s a bit limited for kitchen design itself. It’s more responsive with desktop version.

Home Hardware Kitchen Design Software

The best thing about this tool is that it offers prepared templates for editing. But you can also start your design from zero.

Backsplash and Cabinet Design Software

This is the best prepared tool for cooktops and furniture designs, and it counts on a powerful range of colours.

Home Stratosphere’s Interior Design Software

It’s a tool which, personally, is particularly very difficult to use at mobile version. You can use it to design the whole home, but it has a speacial model for the kitchen

Roomstyler

For 3D online kitchen designs. It has such a level of detail that you can even add kitchen tools.

Finally, don’t forget that in iLuxenio, we have plenty of experience at remodelling with the best architects of the market, to help you with one part of the home as the kitchen is, or for several. Giving special relevance to design exclusivity and energy efficiency.

 

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com

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The most renowned luxury residential interior designers’ creations

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On today’s post we’re telling you about the most renowned professionals working as the figure of an interior designer, and their most outstanding creations.

We’ll start talking about Pepe Leal, the inspiration for his projects comes especially from travels and art. He is an unconstrained and an innovative interior designer who likes using natural elements with a cosmopolitan hint.

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Work for Portugal’s embassy facilities  (Pic: revista AD)

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Portugal’s Embassy suite bathroom (Pic revista AD)

We go on with Beatriz Silveira, who although never loses her classical style she always looks forward to pursue luxury. Beatriz has always been a passionate for antiques and rare objects.

My main objective when I face a project is to understand the sensitivity, tastes and life style of my customers, turning their homes’ decoration into a especially exciting and inclusive moment for them” says Beatriz on her website.

Here down below we’re showing you some of her most outstanding creations:

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Turquoise Lamp (Web pic: Beatriz Silveira)

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Rustic Chic living room (Pic Web Beatriz Silveira)

Another project we should stand out at luxury industry is the restaurant ‘Urban Blue’ designed by Manuel Espejo.

Four stately appearance living rooms and a hall shape this creation developed by Manuel. About the lighting, it’s been a very detailed resource in order to give the restaurant a dignified and bourgeois style.

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Restaurant “Urban Blue” (Web pic Manuel Espejo)

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Restaurant “Urban Blue” (Web pic Manuel Espejo)

Or Casa Palacio Atocha 34 also externally decorated by Espejo with a soberb red classic façade placed at the Barrio de las Letras in Madrid.

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Casa Palacio Atocha 34 (Web pic  Manuel Espejo)

Miriam Alía also has a special guift as an interior designer, she makes antiques fresh and turn them into unique spaces. Miriam finds these historical shining pieces and mix them with the most trendy and simple furnitures. It’s curious to discover how these antique pieces add freshness tos paces and turn them into unique places. Her projects have a natural and discrete luxury involved into a bustling color palette where most of the times pink leads the creation.

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Dining room space Westwing (Pic web Miriam Alía)

For Virginia Nieto luxury doesn’t go out of fashion and the style of this interior architect either. For her, travelling helps to stimulate her creations with a warm, elegant and timeless style.

Virginia uses textures and fabrics with a handy and modern furnituring while chasing comfort. Meanwhile, her unconditional love for antiques and special objects’ restoration allows to empower of soul each corner of a home, designing it according to their inhabitants’ tastes and needs. She has very important projects as much in office as in luxury residential.

Atrevida Home (Pic from Virginia Nieto)

Conversely we find Erico Navazo, a restful and elegant interior designer, but subtle and natural at the same time. He is real wood fan, he creates dazzling spaces, with no artifices and with well chosen pices which suit a quiet and balanced atmosphere. They say of Erico that he’s a ‘whisperer of spaces’, as he proves his abilities to dialogue with rooms and to show their true beauty.

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Space decorated by Erico Navazo interior designer (Pic from Erico Navazo)

We want to mention too, the interior designer Diego Rodríguez who is an art déco passionate, he never loses sight of elegance nor personal character, Diego is a strong advocate of recreating spaces and living, all of his creations have a refined and pristine signature. Diego Rodríguez is one of the most renowned interior and decoration designers in Spain, whose studi Concepto DR works with Italian luxury brands, as Molteni or Minotti. He has a very characteristic style specially at creativity and design. He has succeed with his works in Paris, Londres or Mexico. We also want to highlight his ability to assign technology at home. A very present answer for this era.

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Living room –Saint-Gobain Space (Pic from: Casa Decor)

To sum up, we could highlight to these interior designers but there are plenty of them, many veteran (working on luxury, of course) and other newcomers ready to bring war. An others who have made a name in the top list of Spanish interior designers, as those above mentioned. We can’t forget to name Raúl Martins with his own space for Natuzzi or Jens Porsche with his bold colour and pattern mix which define the luxury of living “always beautiful”. Another designer to name is Almudena Rebuelta Domeneq with a warmer and more modern luxury view.

 

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