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.

 

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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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Top dream homes to spend Christmas

Christmas

There is no date more special than Christmas. In iLuxenio we know how important your dreams are and so that you can spend it in an unforgettable way, today we bring you a very Christmas themed post.

You surely cannot stop thinking about the gifts, dinners and all the preparations that will make the most out of these days. In previous years we have tried to give you a piece of advice to avoid you some headaches, but this time we will leave that to you. Our Christmas recommendation this year is that you meet with the ones you love in one of the following dream houses that are perfect for winter and with an unparalleled charm.

In addition, if you are one of those who do not feel like thinking a lot about decoration or prefer to avoid having to clean in the following days, this option is ideal.

Pay attention to this selection of houses for Christmas. In it your dinners and meetings will take a magical look.

National Destinations:

Mountain duplex in Baqueira

For many, Christmas is not the same without snow. Therefore, they would spend some spectacular days in this wonderful duplex at the top of the Aran Valley, at the height of 1500 meters. The largest ski resort in Spain Baqueira Beret, is very close to the house. If we have to highlight some of it, it would be its incredible views of the valley. It is a good place to go if you have a large family, because up to 12 members can stay in it.

Price: From € 233 per night.

Shelter in Andorra

If we tell you that one of our proposals is an old haystack, you may think that we are going crazy. However, this renovated house of rustic style is completely modern and chic. It is located in the town of Llorts in Andorra. At 1,298 m altitude, it is also possible to ski nearby, thanks to the Vallnord station.

Price: From € 212 per night.

Christmas in a Natural Park.

If you are in the Madrid area, we suggest you live this experience: sleep in a wooden cabin inside a natural park, don’t you think it is possible?

This cabin is located in the Guadarrama National Park, just 45 minutes from Madrid. In addition to being in full contact with nature, this house precedes romantic fame. Therefore, it is perfect if you are going to spend Christmas with your partner. Like the previous ones, for ski lovers, it is also an interesting option, as the Valdesquí station is nearby.

Price: From € 80 per night.

Chill out in Huesca

Maybe, what you are looking for this Christmas is to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of the big city. This house in Jaca, Huesca, offers you everything you need for your relaxation. The reason is that it is located in a village with only 20 inhabitants without bars or shops. Here you can enjoy the silence we often crave. And if you get bored at some point, don’t worry! Here you can also ski, as it is close to four different stations: Astún (40 km), Candanchú (38 km), Formigal (65 km) and Panticosa (55 km).

Price: From € 300 per night.

Snowy luxury in the south

Previously we have suggested you houses near some ski resorts but what if you can spend Christmas inside one of them? In Sierra Nevada it is possible. This 165sq meter duplex is located in the most luxurious area of ​​the Granada ski station. You can also enjoy the same benefits as guests of your 5-star hotel: restaurants, coffee shops, Wi-Fi, spa and garage.

Price: From 395 per night. They also give you a 10% discount on the Ski Pass to access the slopes and the rental of ski equipment.

Christmas abroad

Hide and seek in the Black Forest

Some do not want to get away much at Christmas, but if you do not mind going abroad, this German house can be a good alternative for your vacation. It is located in the Black Forest, very close to Lake Titisse. Its facilities cannot be more luxurious: four exclusive bedrooms with capacity for 10 people (one of them with hand-carved wooden bunk beds); dining room and open living room with a contemporary style; and modern kitchen with leading appliances that allow you to prepare any gourmet menu. The visit to the Christmas market of Ravennaschlucht is irreplaceable.


Chalet in the French Alps

Another perfect destination for skiers, as it is close to the slopes of Chamonix. It has five bedrooms with bathroom, wood burning fireplace and exquisite decoration. In total 11 people can be accommodated although the dining room has a greater capacity so if you have a last-minute guest for Christmas Eve dinner, this house will allow you to gather without a problem. It also has an equipped kitchen, a room for ski equipment and even a hot tub!

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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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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.

Luxury decoration

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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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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Christmas decoration ideas to impress your guests

Christmas decoration

Christmas is fast-approaching and numerous preparations need to be made before its arrival. Planning your holidays and your menu for special days like Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, buying presents and, obviously, decorating your home for these events are some of them. Christmas is coming, so today we couldn’t resist bringing you some Christmas decoration suggestions to impress your guests. We hope they will inspire you!

There’s no accounting for taste. For this reason, we can find many types of Christmas decoration, since each person likes giving a special and personal touch to their homes.  As any other type of decoration, it is important to pay attention to detail. We recommend you some decorative styles so you can start planning yours.

Fairy tale style.

Christmas is meant for children. It’s the best time of the year for many of them, who have been waiting for these days for months. That’s why the excitement of the little ones is always present in the family environment. To add a dose of childhood to the atmosphere, consider using this type of decoration based on traditional stories. Here the main characters will be figures like tin soldiers, nutcrackers, or Santa Claus and forest ornaments, such as pine cones and other forest fruits- If you decorate a Christmas tree following this style, you will have that lovely place that you were looking for.

Christmas decoration

 Scandinavian style.

This style has been a trend for years and it has come to stay. Christmas Scandinavian decoration is in vogue. White and neutral tones are mixed with simple adornments (such as elves and Christmas ornaments) of light colours which are made of natural materials or fabric. It is an almost minimalist style, where original Christmas trees can stand out. They are far from the classic fir tree of green branches. They look like old trunks with hanging ornaments.

 Rustic style.

We love feeling a climate of comfort at Christmas. This is why we think you should choose your Christmas decoration based on rustic style. What is more welcoming than wood? Brown and beige tones will be a plus if you combine them with wooden articles inspired by nature, such as garlands, pine cones, Christmas ornaments and animal motifs for the tree. If you want to feel yourself as if you were spending these days in the middle of the mountains, you will need a special touch: a tree with snowy branches will be perfect.

Christmas decoration

Luminous style.

This is the most luminous time of the year. We find lights in the street, in the stores, in the facades… and your home can’t be less bright. The possibilities that offer this style are endless, and you can even combine it with the above styles. Lights will provide an elegant touch to your rooms. You can put them on the tree, inside vases, on your mirrors, over your bed etc. If you make your home bright with glamour and sophistication, nobody will remain indifferent.

Christmas decoration

Tropical style.

If you are a daring person and you think that traditional Christmas is boring; or you need to feel the tropical heat even in winter, it’s possible to create fun Christmas decoration in yellow and pink tones. This style replaces firs with palm trees, wood with wicker and pine cones with pineapples.

Whatever style you choose, remember that you can not only change your living room with these suggestions of Christmas decoration, but also do the same with any other part of your house. From kitchens to bathrooms, there is room for Christmas anywhere.

Christmas decoration for bathroom.

Maybe you have never thought about it, but why not add red socks or Christmas bells to your bathroom? Put lights on the mirror or little minimalist table trees on furniture or on the sink. There even Christmas accessories designed to put the soap! Besides, you can add theme stickers to the shower screen or use curtains with Christmas ornaments.

Christmas decoration for kitchen.

This is an important  part of the house, especially during Christmas. It’s the place where we will cook delicious dishes that will be served in family dinners and meals. For this reason, we think it’s essential that the spirit of Christmas spreads all over the walls and furniture. However, as it should be a practical space, it is not advisable to over decorate it. It would be a better option to use simple items like kitchen towels with Christmas drawings, garlands placed in such a way as not to disturb the pace, and hanging ornaments from door handles.

Be sure to follow all these ideas with luxury and exclusive products. For example, you can use Spanish porcelain figures or French crystal. We also recommend you the sophisticated ornament collections of the German firm Krebs Glas Lausche. This family company currently led by the fourth generation, manufactured in 2008 a beautiful red gold ball of 12 carats and 120 diamonds and continues specialized in this type of objects.

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

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Cecilia Gómez, interior decoration

Interior decoration

When we talk about interior decoration, it is usual to think that we are referring exclusively to the house’s aesthetic. However, this goes far beyond. Beauty can be, for example, a synonym of order. It is also a way to plan the distribution of spaces, an aid to take a better advantage of them and to make the most of them. The interior atmosphere of our home is fundamental for human’s well-being .

Therefore, we can’t be satisfied just by the cover of decoration’s concept. If all elements that have been chosen are those that best suit you, are placed in a perfect location and are a part of a whole, it will be more likely that your house becomes more and more as your initial idea and begins to become the home of your dreams. And this is the philosophy of today’s post lead: the firm Cecilia Gómez.

Our participation in Salón Inmobiliario internacional de Madrid (SIMA) a few months ago, left us great experiences. The biggest Real Estate event celebrated in our country, brought together developers, builders, interior decoration shops, real estate agencies, credit institutions and all kinds of companies that have a direct contact with the industry.

During our stay there, we had the chance to know many brands from all sectors mentioned before. Due to the proximity to our stand, and so because of the great treatment that they gave to the exhibitors and visitors, and mainly for the quality of their materials and service, one of the best experiences that we took from SIMA was to meet Cecilia Gómez and her team.

So, on today’s post about interior decoration, we would like to dedicate a space to talk about them.

Cecilia Gómez is a family business headed by a mother and her daughter. Curiously, with the name of her daughter, which is Cecilia Gómez, the mother started in the world of interior decoration. Her current experience added to Cecilia’s, who grew up and learned from the best teacher —between projects of flats and refurbishments to be trained later as an interior’s architect— has made of the brand one of the leaders in the region of Madrid and also at national level.

Interior decoration

From left to right Patricia Martín, Digital Marketing Manager of iLuxenio, Claudia (Cecilia Gómez Decoración assistant), Práxedes Iglesias (Business Manager of iLuxenio) and Cecilia Gómez (Business co- manager of Cecilia Gómez Decoración).

 Nowadays, they almost have 30 years of experience in the sector. Their projects throughout their career show that they have a stamp and a style that distinguishes them. This is about an open line that create modern environments and where the upholstery has a main role.

In its aim to satisfy their clients, they care about their specific needs. With a detailed knowledge of the market, the firm offers you the opportunity to achieve a perfect decoration, just as you imagined it. The decoration adapts to your personality and your daily habits. Their slogan “Turn your projects into reality”, couldn’t be closer to this idea.

They are specialized in interior decoration of all kind of spaces, ranging from flats to detached houses going through hotels and offices. Besides, they complete a hundred of works per year.

Another of their most remarkable activities is the home staging:

In this way, they are perfectly coordinated with developers to offer to the client the possibility to visit show flats completely decorated. Enjoy absolutely of a real staging is a plus when buying a home. And with Cecilia Gómez, you can even apply the design that you have seen before to our own house.

In relation to the materials they use, although they work with different elements, from national and international manufacturers, they don’t hide their preference by the accessories, the wallpapers and the fabrics.

One of the keys of success of Cecilia Gómez is the professional team that it has. It its composed not only by decorators but also by experts assemblers, cabinet makers, carpenters, furniture restorers, graphics specialists and even builders. Besides, they have their own workshops in upholstering and production. However, and depending on the characteristics of the different projects they made, they also collaborate with other companies of the construction industry, which provides a quality result, thanks to the integral development of the process.

Interior decoration

If your interest in interior decoration world has increased after visiting this post and checking the endless possibilities that Cecilia Gómez offers, we encourage you to visit her. You can find them at Plaza de la Iglesia 2, local 10, in Torrelodones (Madrid).

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

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