10 ideas to decorate your terrace

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In today’s post we want to propose how to decorate your terrace, but always giving it a personal and special touch.

 

Now the good weather arrives and since we cannot leave the house we start thinking about going out on the terrace. Or for example preparing a dinner in a perfect environment, reading a book, listening to music, sunbathing or going out to finish office work.

 

As advice we say, the best decoration is the one that each one gives their personal touch and the one that makes us feel comfortable and relaxed. For this, we have to have clear ideas and know the different alternatives that the market offers us to put them into practice.

 

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For this we leave you 10 ideas to decorate your terrace, whatever its size and shape.

 

We must emphasize that in the decoration of terraces, the size and the shape influence, a lot!

 

Get the most of your terrace with the following ideas:

 

 

1.THINKING VERTICALLY

 

When a terrace is small and to gain space, the best way to decorate the terrace with plants is to take advantage of the walls. We can put pots and planters that are held in the paneling.

 

 

2.INCLUDE FLOWERS OR PLANTS

 

Regardless of the size we can include anything or ornament that we like and bring a personal charm, that makes our terrace or balcony look good, for example, the details with flowers are always a success.

 

Or any type of plants, for us they are the perfect complement on any terrace or balcony, whatever their style. If you want to create an exotic effect, place potted varieties around the dining room or living room. When you water them, you will have a pleasant feeling of freshness.

 

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3.A BAR

 

Whatever your large terrace is, it will always fit a wooden bar or the material that you want. A small bar next to the railing can serve you for breakfast or a drink overlooking the street.

 

4.FOLDING FURNITURE

 

Use a folding table and chairs, so you will not take away space when you are not using them and you can fold your furniture in bad weather.

 

5.AN ARMCHAIR AND A COFFEE IN THE SUN …

 

We recommend putting a wicker chair and a side table will be more than enough to enjoy, for example, the morning sun while having coffee and reading the newspaper.

 

6.HAMMOCK

 

If your deck has more than one wall, try putting a hammock in one corner. It is a super comfortable and will seem ideal for sunbathing or taking a nap in the cool. Complete the corner with a pair tables in bright colors.

 

 

 7.PROTECTION SYSTEMS

 

This option is important to be able to enjoy your space even in the sunny hours, do not forget the shade systems: a pergola, a generously sized umbrella or an awning. The best option is a folding model; so you can change the temperature whenever you want.

 

A good idea that we recommend is to create a space with a table and a couple of chairs that will allow you to carry out any activity outdoors and add a nice umbrella in a color similar to that of furniture. You can also combine it with some colored cushions to give it a little personality and not be so minimalist. We are also in favor of decorating it with plants around it. Plants will make it look like a cooler space.

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8.BOHO CHIC STYLE

 

Do you like ethnic style? Right now it is a trend and we have also thought about this type of style. Use geometric figure rugs, wicker furniture and ethnic patterned cushions and create a cute boho-style terrace. Don’t forget to add decorative stained glass elements.

 

 

9.TEXTILES, ALWAYS WITH COLORS THAT YOU LIKE

 

A simple way to decorate a terrace and look like a totally different one is to simply change the textiles. From iLuxenio we recommend including cushions in trendy colors or patterns, and rugs made or Berber-style fibers.

 

10.WOOD, BAMBOO, WICKER OR SYNTHETIC FIBERS

 

And finally another great idea is to include outdoor furniture made with natural materials such as wood or vegetable fibers such as wicker, rattan or jute.

 

The good thing about this type of furniture is that it is timeless and gives a cozy and natural touch to the environment. Make sure when buying that the furniture is suitable for outdoors so that it does not spoil and is kept in the best condition.

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We hope you liked it and that you can take some ideas to set up the terrace and enjoy it now that the good weather is coming.

 

For more information on this topic do not hesitate and contact us on iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

 

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Luxury aromas for your villa

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In previous posts we talked about the most luxurious fragrances in the world.  Today we want to present the best aromas. They are tiny details that make our home different.

One of the most popular brands is  Marc Jacobs.. These products were released in 2006 and are now hitting hard again.

They are straight lined glass bottles, with a very chic packaging. These products are in limited edition, they have a discreet aroma, nothing sticky, and yet very warm. Its notes resemble the rain (fresh), with passion flower, and beech amber. It is easy to get it right, woody notes are quite successful.

The aromas of the house are in tune with our mood, they also talk about us and our personality.

Why is it important to smell or aromatize the house?

In our home we spend most of our time, it is like our essence. In it we rest, live, eat and of course we interact. For all of this it is important that our house has a nice aroma. People react to pleasant smells. In addition, these aromas can have different effects on us (relaxing, cheerful, energizing …), depending on the time of day you can use one or the other.

It is also important that the aroma is personal, that fits you, with the essence of the house and as, we have noted, helps to create the environment the environment you want.

Experts recommend us to use different scents to create a sensory journey through your home. It is important to be careful with these odors at mealtime as they can alter the flavors. Ideally, light some aromatic candles for a while before sitting at the table and turn them off before starting to eat. Another tip is to stay away from intense odors when there are babies at home.

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Types of fragrances for each room

As we know, there are numerous possibilities of setting the domestic atmosphere, we are going to give you a series of clues so that your choice is somewhat easier when choosing which fragrance to use in every corner of your house.

  • Entrance of the house:

We recommend some great natural fragrances, which also serve to define your authentic personality when receiving visits.

The entrance of your house is your cover letter and then show your most intimate space, which is your home, and that is why you must use furniture, accessories, lighting and an aroma that conveys the best of you.

You can use natural fragrances with fruit aromas, citrus, flowers, cucumber and rosemary, cinnamon and vanilla, in this way you will convey a warm and cozy feeling of home.

The aromatic candles along with the decoration look great. In addition to the crystal glasses with essences and chopsticks, vases and baskets with aromatic herbs and drops of essential oils.

  • Living room:

When you get to the living room, which is the space in which you try to create a sense of order and sophistication, use aromatic luxury. One of the best aromas for this are woody like cedar combined with aromas of earth and leather, it will highlight the decoration creating the perfect environment that also provides a lot of relaxation.

A good idea is having an electric diffuser that connects it with the air freshener or fragrance and automatically releases the aroma. The floral and fruit table centers are also a good option since they are aromatic.

  • Bedroom:

In the bedrooms it is good to use soft and relaxing scents that help to rest. For this we recommend essences with chamomile, lavender, roses, jasmine, hyacinth, or talc, but keep in mind that we need to use different aromas for different bedrooms.

– In the master bedroom, home air fresheners tend to fit better with more sensual essences: aromas composed of wood and flowers.

– In children’s rooms we use sweeter aromas, with fruits such as melon, quince, watermelon, tangerine, strawberries or berries, lemon and talc.

For a young boy we recommend aromas with sea salts and citrus.

For young girls, sea salts, citrus fruits that contain floral notes.

We also recommend you use mikado sticks in the rooms placedon the furniture, or lamps, which in addition to providing a great aroma will clean the environment and destroy the particles that generate a bad smell.

  • Kitchen:

In the kitchen we get more inspired by using lemon, basil or peppermint, in addition to turning on the extractor when it is stewed. To neutralize the odors of the garbage can, apply baking soda powder inside the bucket. You can also apply it inside the refrigerator to avoid mixing odors. Another good solution to eliminate bad odors is to use activated carbon, or the typical spray that absorbs odors.

  • Bath:

For the bath, use marine or fresh herbs, pine or lemon fragrances that always suggest a feeling of cleanliness. Using different aromas will provide your home with a greater personality and increase its well-being.

For further information about this topic do not hesitate and contact us on iluxenio@iluxenio.com

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Where to acquire the best pieces of art

Art goes beyond personal enjoyment for those contemplating it; it adds value to luxury houses so even owners create spaces to show their pieces of art, becoming small museums in which show sculptures and paintings, in an inviting environment that makes every space shine.

ill add value, singularity and exclusivity to you house.

On today´s post, we are bringing a variety of places where you can find many artistic pieces of work which will make your space delightful.

TEFAF Fair, Maastricht.

TEFAF Maastricht is celebrated every year in Holland, it is the most influential classical and antique art fair in the world and attracts many visitors that want to acquire art work. Also, experts, art critics and collectors attend to this event.

More than 200 gallery owners from 13 different countries gather every year showing top quality and value art work. The fair’s reputation comes from a very strict authenticity process that every piece of art has to pass.

Moreover, in the last editions of the event, TEFAF is opening to modern art and photography.

ARCO Fair, Madrid.

The International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid is one of the main contemporary art fairs in the international circuit. It takes place every February in Madrid.

ARCO Madrid is a referent when it comes to breakthrough contemporary artists, you will find the latest artistic trends.

ESTAMPA Fair, Madrid

The ESTAMPA Fair, which is organized in collaboration with IFEMA in Madrid’s Fair, keeps in line with its mission of creating, encouraging and spreading the art market in our country, giving priority to Spanish and Portuguese collecting and gallering. This allows them to be known among foreign collectors and gallery owners thanks to the international invitation program. As it is usual, the General Program of galleries and the commissary program are assessed by a committee formed by private collectors, in charge of buying, and contemporary art collection commissaries in our country.

ARTBASEL Fair, Basilea.

ART BASEL is an international contemporary art fair that is organized annually in Basilea, Switzerland. It is a meeting in which many different plastic artists and art galleries from different countries take part.

The mix of painting, sculpture, photography, video-art, mixed technique and performances makes this fair a unique experience in the world.

FRIEZE Fair, London.

FRIEZE has transformed the London artistic scene since its beginnings in 2003. The fair takes place every year in London, in which there are two sections located in centric Regent’s Park; Frieze London is the section dedicated to contemporary artists, and Frieze Masters that shows art from previous periods, from old and Middle Age art to 20th century pieces of art.

In FRIEZE, you will find different styles organized in galleries: the world most recognized artists, breakthrough ones, galleries that display young artwork, Asian art galleries and some display Spanish art, among others.

FIAC Fair, Paris.

FIAC is an exposition for modern and contemporary avant-garde art. It is celebrated every year in Paris making it the world capital of contemporary art, where around 1500 artists gather meeting more than 75000 spectators in the halls of the Grand Palais, the PetitPalais, the Tuileries garden, the Eugène Delacroix museum and Vendôme square.

FIAC exhibits paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, photography, firm furniture and a lot of different sorts.

This fair comes as an opportunity to discover the latest news in contemporary art through the artwork of the most prestigious artists in the world.

EL QUATRE ON CLOUD Gallery, Barcelona.

It is a gallery adapted to the new times and technology. They work to ensure that everyone can purchase good quality art and they use their website for clients to admire the work of the artist with the comfort of being at home. Moreover, they have a great assessing service for their clients, what are the prices, styles and ideal places to buy the artwork that best suits the client.

Artenet is an online marketplace for selling original artwork (paintings, frames, sculptures, drawings…) done by modern independent artists. The artists can create an account and sell their artwork directly to the public.

KREISLER Gallery, Madrid.

Kreisler Gallery was founded in Madrid on 1965, opening new spaces later in New York (1970-1975), Barcelona (1979-2002) and Miami (1993-1995). During these years, the Gallery has worked with the best Spanish and foreign plastic artist, all of them displayed indifferent national museums and they have great international prestige.

Throughout the year a monthly program of individual expositions takes place and catalogues about these are edited.

The gallery also organizes other activities, such as the organization of exposition in collaboration with other galleries and museums in Spain and abroad; and also it carries out editions of original graphic works of its artists. It is important to notice that from 1975 the Gallery has been participating in International Art Fairs regularly.

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Designer furniture makers for pets

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Although today’s post is about design and decoration, it will not be regarding our needs but the ones of our most loyal friends: our pets.

In a luxury villa every detail counts, we have to take care of the environment in which our pets will be living. We want them to feel like home but without affecting your home environment. Do not miss our selection of designer furniture makers for pets.

Made

Once we start putting together our home, one key element is the couch. For this reason, our pets should be able to enjoy curling up on one. In stores like Made, you will find any design from black to more fashionable ones in pink or mustard velvet. If you are into Scandinavian minimalism, you can go with an ash wood based couch and with a plump grey cushion. It will all come down to the style of your living room but, as you can see, there is a huge range of possibilities.

In the firm´s web, you cannot just find couches but a lot of different accessories and pieces of furniture that will improve your pet´s quality of life and give home a special touch. You just need to check the shiny water bowls on a black metal or bamboo structure.

Meyou

If you are more of a cat person, this French firm is your best ally when it comes to choose the furniture for your pet. Its founders define their products as “elegant furniture, respectful in the designing and harmony as well as with the comfort of your cat. It just seems what you are looking for, isn’t it?

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via Meyou

Among their products, four types of beds stand out: The BALL, The CUBE, The BED and The NEST. They are made of solid wood, knitted cotton and felt 100% wool. As their components are common used materials for house decorating, it is easy for this furniture to blend in with our house decoration.

Nendo

It is a Japanese company who emphasizes on their pet furniture line. The originality of their furniture is very compatible with the interior of your house. Experts in Nendo have researched the market and concluded that the majority of products for dogs are round shaped and they are not made to fit into lineal shaped environments like houses. Besides, their made their products to blend in with walls, floor, ceiling and windows so they are very versatile.

In their product catalogue, Head or Tails stands out. It is an adaptable bed which includes platesand toys. It is made of artificial leather and thanks to its articulated parts it is possible to transform it into a small house. The plates are ceramic and reversible.

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via Nendo

LYCS Basic Architecture

For these Chinese creators, their goal from the beginning was to produce a piece of furniture that is both useful for humans and pets at the same time. From this idea, CATable was born. It is a desk designed for working with your computer and an interior maze with holes and tunnels that your cat will not be able to resist. This way, pets are amused and will let you work, there is some thought put into this, huh?

via LYCS Basic Architecture

IKEA

In IKEA we can find an acceptable range of products for pets. From beds and shelters to all kind of accessories. Special mention to the LURVIG collection (means hairy in Swedish) created by the Spanish designer Inma Bermúdez. The shelves have special nooks for cats to rest, they are wonderful!

What sticks out the most about this collection, which has beds, bowls, shelters or scrapers, is the fact that is made by IKEA so it blends in with other pieces of furniture that are sold there. There truly is a special synergy between human and animal furniture.

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via Ikea

Chimère

This firm focuses on the comfort of your pet and it does not stop at dogs and cats, they have furniture for rabbits, guinea pigs or fish. For this reason, we find among their products from dog couches to luxury cages for rabbits. Their furniture style is minimalist and modern.

Something that stands out is the organic and minimalist line of fish bowls where fish can enjoy the spacious blown glass bowls. Their swinging aluminum and wood made cage for birds is also perfect.

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via Chimère

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Amazing features to add to the house of your dreams

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Today on the blog we are giving you some ideas of the newest features to have in your dream house and that we have always dreamed of. Do you think you have seen large and luxurious houses so far? Sometimes, we have ideas of how we want that house but we don’t know how to carry it out. What would there be in the your dream house?

Here are some ideas to include in that house to make it the incredible place you have always dreamed of.

Creativity has no limits, extravagant solutions to problems or small needs but that certainly surprise for its high level of complexity and design.

Refrigerated drawers in the kitchen

If you have a large kitchen, this idea can be great to have things in your freezer handy and refrigerated, but always without sacrificing a nice fridge.

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A hidden wine cellar

It is a feature that any good wine lover cannot miss in their dream house. As a general rule, this winery should store wine in a ventilated place, protected from light, vibrations and at a constant temperature. The five fundamental aspects to preserve wine:

Humidity, Movements, Light, Ventilation and Temperature.

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A fire pit by the pool

As a decorative quirk for the exterior of the house of your dreams.

Any pool is good to adapt a fire pit and enjoy stunning views while still being a simple pool.

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A door that turns into a ping-pong table

This Ping Pong Door is perfect for lovers of this sport, this can be a great idea to enjoy with friends at home.

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A beach desk

It will make you feel like if you are on vacation while you work. So you can relax and de-stress.

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A room to roam

Rest rooms are one of the most important places in a house. This room where you can lie down only needs large cushions and a very clean carpet floor. It is also essential to put a screen where you can enjoy a good movie.

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TV in the bathtub

It is a luxury to be able to enjoy a relaxing salt bath in the house of your dreams while watching your favorite movie or show.

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Embedded  fireplace

For winter and cold months it is a great idea that will look spectacular in your living room. It will help create a warmer environment. In addition, its glazed panel prevents the room from getting full of.

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A wash station for pets

For animal lovers and those who consider their pets to be part of the family, you cannot skip a wash station at home for them.

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Dining room with swings

A very fun option while enjoying a meal with friends and family. Though it does not seem to be the most comfortable option to eat, it may be worth a try.

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A hammock

If you have an unused space at home, a hammock would be a good option to occupy it, where you can enjoy your children, reading a book or getting away from your worries.

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An aquarium under the stairs

You can optimize the use of space by placing a large aquarium full of fish.

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Rotating sink

It has it all in one, it includes a sink, a cutting board and a colander.

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Nowadays, there are many houses that meet the requirements of your dream house. And we have Pinterest social network to get inspiration from decoration magazines or real estate websites, taking pictures of different houses, until forming the one you have always wanted.

At your dream house there must be room for all the things you have always dreamed of, and of course for all the features we have shown you and we are sure you will love. The essential spaces that cannot be missing in your home are:

  • A large kitchen.
  • A fireplace.
  • A reading corner.
  • A workplace for work and creativity.
  • A rest room.
  • A garden.

Everyone has always dreamed of being able to enjoy a house with their favorite things. In these dream houses there should always be a large garden, a room for movies and games, a cellar, a large pool and another heated pool for winter.

But you can always be more original with the location, as we have shown in some of the previous examples.

Here we conclude our list of amazing features, we hope you liked it and it helps you to get inspired.

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The most appreciated Spanish interior designers

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In Spain we can boast of interior design names of international recognition. We would like to talk now about those great Spanish decorators that you must know and who succeed in and out of our country. They are the ones who know how decorate your mansion, the latest trends and create original and custom projects.

Today in social networks, especially in Instagram, decoration has an important role, there you can see and follow the creations of these prestigious Spanish decorators, to be at the forefront of the latest decorative trends.

We would like to pay tribute to these prestigious Spanish decorators that we have in our country.

 

Tomás Alía

The studio is located in the capital, and focuses on industrial design, interior architecture and decoration. This architect from Toledo, has worked with large companies around the world, changing premises from scratch or its decoration. In some of his interviews he has recognized that one of his specialties is designing private spaces. Specially those who are dedicated to a high-end public, although he does not like to be pigeonholed in this sector. This Spanish defines himself as a decorator with a contemporary and cosmopolitan style.

He combines the influences and craftsmanship of his homeland with lighting and technology.

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Patricia Urquiola

She was born in Oviedo and studied architecture in Madrid and Milan. In her beginnings between years 90 and 96, she was responsible for the product development office of De Pavoda. This is a chain of exclusive design stores. Later she set up her own interior studio in Milan. Since its foundation she has already carried out more than 200 projects for large firms in the sector. Her contemporary style led by her passion for architecture, that has led her to win important prizes as the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, designer of the decade for the German publications Home and Haüser and the Designer of the year for five popular magazines.

Among her most characteristic works are: Fjord chair, Loom sofa or Antibodi, Besides, great industry experts recognized them.

She exhibited  some of her projects in large museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

Lorenzo Castillo

He is one of the most popular decorators Spain. It has also achieved great success outside our country. He reuses patterns and forms shapes from different periods and combines them, which makes it a very personal and unusual style. His taste for antiques has allowed him to know how to merge them perfectly with classic decoration. His style stands out for combining Arab souvenir pieces with other more avant-garde to get functional and attractive environments.He graduated in History of Art from the University of Madrid and continued his studies at the Antique School also in Madrid. He has also worked in textiles and jewelry. That’s why some of his most famous projects are, the Loewe store in Gran Vía or different spaces of the Room Mate Hotels. Lorenzo says: “the relationship with my clients never ends. After delivering the project, I spend years working, looking for pieces”

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Jaime Hayón

This designer based in London is internationally famous. He is one of the most important contemporary designers nowadays.

He can be classified not only as an interior designer but as an artist, since he has created many pieces.

 

Among his pieces we can find from designs of lamps, furniture, vases, or masks, to decoration and interior design of all kinds of premises. Everything has his personal touch, a mixture between decoration and art. He studied industrial design between his city, at the Instituto Europeo di Design, and Paris, and then formed the well-known design academy Fábrica.

The aesthetic of his creations is timeless, colorful and with a studied risk.

His works and creations have been exhibited at museums, among them the Grongiger Museum of Holland, the German Vistra Museum or the Design Museum of the British capital.

Pascua Ortega

It was considered the number 1 of Spain in 2010. He has created and designed, interiors of hotels and Spanish embassies around the world (Washington, United States, or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). He was in charge of decorating the entire route that the kings of Spain, Felipe and Letizia made through Madrid during their wedding day. His studies began in 1997, in order to give a new style to interior design.

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Among the different projects of his study, we can find  private, commercial, hospitality in general, and, of course, institutional ones. Each of them offers a deco version, all of these Spanish decorators are classic, eccentric, bold, discreet, modern…,loaded with good taste and style.

 

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The luxury of setting up a home theater

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Having a home theater is a great investment that not everyone can afford. Today we want to show you amazing home movie theater rooms, so you can be inspired if you are considering setting one up, and not missing a single detail.

Having a home movie theater room allows you to watch movies in the company of family and friends, a good excuse to get together and have a meeting.

It can also be used to play video games, watch soccer games with friends etc.

Essential elements that you need to set up a home movie theater and some aspects that you must take into account to come up with the perfect result:

Screen

It is one of the essential elements for the room. You have to choose the right size according to the room size. There are several types of screen.

 A white bed sheet:

It can serve as a screen but only as a quick-fix solution because small wrinkles can prevent good image quality.

Wall:

It can also be used as a screen. It is less recommended because it is very difficult to have a wall like that at home.

Rolling screen:

Another of the most economic screens. Its base is fixed to the wall and unrolls when we want to see a movie.

Motorized screen:

Same as above, the only thing that changes is that the screen rolls down with the help of a remote control. More comfortable and practical.


Projector screen stand:

They are usually used to make presentations but they also work great as a movie screen. Another economic option.

Fixed projection screen:

It is solely and exclusively for watching movies. It is fixed to the wall.

Stereo

Audio is a very important constituent for immersion in the storyline. A good home stereo system can make the difference. The 7.1 system is the best option for home cinema  offering a quite realistic and professional experience. You can find at the following link other audio system options.

 

Projector

The projector plays a crucial role in the viewing of the movie. There is a wide variety of types and prices. We recommend the following ones:

 

Projector Full HD/4K: The best option to watch your movies. The resolution of a Full HD projector offers a high level of detail for home theaters. Full HD projectors are only surpassed by 4K resolution. If you want to enjoy a good home theater experience, choose a projector with at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

HD Ready Projectors: A 720p projector or one with a little less native resolution but without falling into the VGA system. It is the second best option to watch movies in a very good image quality.

VGA / SVGA / XGA / WXGA Projectors: More economical and with more limited resolutions. Most of these projectors offer a 4:3 quality, which is domestic quality but not a movie theater one. Good option for a slightly lower budget.

 

3D Projector: Indicated especially for films that have been planned as 3D and 3D video games.

Check these spectacular home movie theaters to inspire you.

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Location is the most important factor when designing a home theater. It is more likely to use a room without windows that can dazzle the screen, the basement is the most common choice in order not to loose floor space or exterior views.

Sometimes you can choose small skylights when the room is not dedicated exclusively to audiovisual use.Soundproofing the room is also very common to prevent bothering other people in the house.

If you choose to use  the basement then you will need less soundproofing, since it only had to be executed in the ground floor slab. Even having a large room, having a home movie theater room is the dream of many home owners, and a more than interesting option to make the social area something unique.

If you want to have some more ideas on how to set up your home movie theater room we leave this link with some examples and decorations.

 

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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.

Decoration fairs

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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Be Eco-friendly and sustainable, the future of luxury brands

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Today we celebrate World Environment Day, so we want to dedicate today’s post to talk about environment .

Nowadays, there is a growing concern for brands to be environmentally responsible, trying to be as sustainable as posible. Mostly millennials are responsible for consuming these types of brands, therefore big luxury brands do not want to lose sight of this generation.

They are committed to their values ​​and aware of this reality, that’s why they boost this type of purchases encouraging big brands that care about the eco-friendly, being for some of them prescribers.

This is also happening with luxury hotels, which are offering their services trying to cause the least impact on nature, being able to provide their guests with experiences of the paradises where we can find them. As for example Soneva paradise. The eco and the simple are nowadays a definition of current luxury, favoring those, luxury brands so  they have a greater affinity with their public.

A study by The Shelton Group shows that millennials, as mentioned before, are the main consumers of these brands, so these luxury brands are increasingly making positive strategies for the environment .

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Which are these brands?

Vivienne Westwood

A British fashion designer closely associated with punk and New Wave movements. It is one of the pioneering brands in sustainable fashion, although it does not stand out in its image. She named her AW17/18 show “Ecotricity”, and was related to renewable energy,  as an attempt to attract other luxury brands to move to the green energy movement. Her campaign was backed by the mayor of London and the British Fashion Council, and several British companies such as Belstaff or Marks & Spencer, which have already committed to follow Westwood’s example.

We can see the exhibition on active sustainable fashion currently in the V & A Museum, in London.

Gucci

This was one of the first brands to get involved in sustainability, creating a collection of 100% sustainable bags.

In 2010, they launched the use of recyclable containers with FSC certificate. The next year, in 2011 they introduced a collection of eyewear. They made it with greener materials that are based on castor-oil seeds. In 2012 they presented a collection of sandals of sustainable and biodegradable plastic.

Later, in 2014 they focused on corporate social responsibility and its objective was to achieve leather and fur proceeding from 100% of “verified captive breeding operations or  from wild populations in a sustainable way”

Besides, in 2017 they announced that they refused to continue using fur in their collections, stop using fox skins, mink, rabbit, Karakul, raccoon in their collections.  This action produced a very positive attitude for vegans, vegetarians and animal activists.

In 2018, the company launched Gucci Equilibrium to aspire to greater sustainability. The website Equilibrium.gucci.com is “designed to connect people, the planet and the purpose” by allowing Gucci staff to devote 1% of their working time to volunteering in local communities.

Stella McCartney

Since 2001, the designer does not stop at the exclusion of materials from animals. She shot her last publicity campaign in a landfill. It is one of the brands that commits to change their energy suppliers for green energy by the year 2020.

The State of Fashion event, the largest event on sustainability and fair fashion, includes Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood in their exhibitions as pioneers of sustainability in luxury fashion.

McCartney is also present at the V&A Museum’s sustainable fashion exhibition.

Versace

This luxury brand has only  an “E”-rating at the sustainability ranking “rankabrand.org”

Michael Kors

The American luxury company Michael Kors wants to stop using fur by the end of the year.

Burberry

They announced that the luxury fashion brand will stop destroying products in stock.

This year, Burberry has also become a core partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s   Make Fashion Circular initiative, along with Gap, H&M, HSBC, Nike and Stella McCartney. And furthermore, Burberry announced that it will stop using fur in its collections.

Known for its leather bags has also been declared “fur-free”. They announced that the ban will be official in November 2018.

Furla

Fashion is not just about being beautiful, or in fashion. In the 21st century, the question goes beyond. It’s about buying according to certain principles, being aware of what you wear. This is why more and more companies are appearing in the ethical or sustainable movement. Brands that manufacture in Spain or in Europe, tend to be the ones that take more care of the environment.

First of all, they  care about having optimal working conditions. These brands with Spanish seal are: visit them here

 

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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.

Luxury decoration

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

 

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