Diseno Bos background
skip navigation

Diseno Bos

menu

How To: Make Your Home Feel Warmer This Fall and Winter

How To Make Your Home Feel Warmer This Fall and Winter
As you know by now, we are all about color, texture, warmth and style. Some say, this is our season! We recently came across an article in "Home & Garden" magazine that gave six steps to making your interior space cozier and fall-proof, and wanted to show you examples of how to accomplish these stylish tips. As shown in the list, an easy solution to beating the cold is making your home and space just a little bit warmer with colors, textures, and materials. So bundle up and read below!

Six tips from Home and Garden:

1. Dress up an already popular interior color, gray, with lighter gray tones, charcoals, and metallic. Our gold metallic cowhide rug and gray block patch pattern hide are good options to add more texture and color variation to your floor. For the bed, a leather textile pillow or a metallic leather square pattern pillow adds a fun and unique touch more so than your everyday pillow.
diseno 429
2. Change out current textiles for warmer colors and textures such as wool and colors of earthy tones like clay red, sandy brown, and moss green. Try out our vintage textiles from Northern Argentina, each has different patterns and vibrant colors. They look amazing used as a throw, blanket or rug. Our gold plush shearling rug, is another way to warm up a cold room.

diseno 429

3. Place throws or blankets in your room rich in fall colors, such as burnt orange, wine burgundy, or chocolate brown. Our alpaca wool herringbone weave throws come in great colors. You can use them on a sofa, chair, or at the foot of a bed. For a warmer throw, our nutria fur throw in rich deep brown comes trimmed in leather and our shearling throw , made of sheared sheep fur cannot be beat for warmth and texture.

diseno 429

4. Sw
itch up textures and materials and try ones such as fur or suede. Our popular Patagonia sheepskin stools are a great, comfortable option for seating and our alpaca fur or suede pillow add a cozy warm feeling to any environment.

diseno 429


5. The glow of a lit candle adds a taste of winter sensation, they can add fall scents and a warm lifting mood. According to the article "Metallic candles can add a sense of luxury." We recommend taking it a step further and checking out our silver candlesticks adorned with natural horn, bone and even ostrich eggs. They are all one-of-a-kind, and besides adding some warmth, they are always noticed and good conversation pieces. Below are our alpaca silver candlesticks with horn and ostrich egg accents.


6. For those of you who have a fireplace, make a statement using buckets or pots to hold the firewood. If you don't have one, you can always place Birchwood inside for decoration. Our colorful ceramic glazed pots are a great complement to the more rustic looking wood.




How's that for color, texture, warmth and style! Guaranteed to take the edge off winter! You my never want to leave your home!

Cheers,
Frank Campanale


updated: 5 years ago

Home Tour: Alejandro Sticotti’s Buenos Aires Oasis

Home Tour Alejandro Sticottirsquos Buenos Aires Oasis

(All PHOTOS BY CRISTÓBAL PALMA)

Alejandro Sticotti is a devoted modernist who is addicted to the “natural materials, clean spaces, less is more” approach in both his furniture and building designs. After living an accomplished life with his wife, Hernaez, the couple bought a 5,400-square-foot garden outside one of the houses they were considering. After landing the sale, they set out to fulfill a lifelong dream--designing their own dream home from scratch! Slowly, after much thought, the concept of their house came together; they were building a home floating in a garden, which was not an easy task.

“I try to use simple, honest materials. I don’t like paint or plaster; I prefer to leave things as they come, and show how things are made.”

The construction uses primarly recycled materials from the local region. This helps support the local economy and keeps sourcing costs low. Inside the home there are floors of recycled pine, walls paneled in full sheets of recycled plywood, and slats salvaged from an old house in La Boca. Sticotti provided a majority of the home's decorative flourishes including a scattering of design icons—wire Bertoia chairs and a pair of cowhide-covered butterfly chairs, invented in 1939 by three Buenos Aires designers—which are a plethora of classic products.

“Reflecting that economic and architectural climate, as well as Sticotti’s own aesthetic leanings, the finished house is very much “of Argentina,” as he says. “People always say that Buenos Aires is like a European city [because of the baroque architecture and Italian heritage], but at the same time, we have our own culture, our own materials. This house is all B.A. In a way, I was trying to find something that represents us—and what we’ve got here is leather and wood and concrete.”



This building style has set a new design direction for South America as they inspire themselves as well as the rest of the world with their efficiency, use of recycled materials, and space saving innovation, all representing the newest modern design language.

Check out the original article on Dwell as well as our Pinterest which has our favorite design articles!

Cheers,
Frank Campanale


updated: 5 years ago

Home Share in Gorgeous Designer Homes

Home Share in Gorgeous Designer Homes

Home in Kingston, Australia

We are inspired by this new innovative concept! Behomm offers an invite-only, curated home swap for the design community. The site lets designers and artists see and stay in over 1,000 inspiration spaces across the globe, buy why…?

Becasue Behomm was founded by passionate home exchange travelers with the idea of making travel easy. They wanted a secure community of friends to be able to share their experiences with, all while making them feasible. But, first they needed a cleanly designed site that brought members together in an easy and efficient way that would also promote the business.

7 of the best places to stay


Another great reason to use this community is that 5% of Behomm profits will be donated to Architecture for Humanity!

For more information, see the original article on Dwell or visit Behomm.


Cheers,
Frank Campanale

updated: 5 years ago

Home Tour: "Latin America's Best Modern Homes"

Home Tour quotLatin America039s Best Modern Homesquot

Photo by Matthew Williams

We already shared with you what makes Latin American design one of the best aesthetics out there in our recent blog post "What Is Latin Design?" and this article in Dwell by Kelsey Keith takes that a step further by showcasing some of the best modern homes in Latin America. Through carefully designed furniture and intricate architecture, these designers and architects truly make breathtaking homes!

Home of architect José Roberto Paredes set in the rainforest in El Salvador. Photo by Paco Perez.

Home of Ecuador based designers blending architecture into nature. Photo by Joao Canziani.


Renovated home in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Architect Nataniel Fúster designed tiles with active patterns. Photo by Raimund Koch.


Green house near coast of El Salvador captures nature at its finest. Photo by Jason Bax.


Home of photographer Reinaldo Cóser above São Paulo virtually without any walls. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.


Casa Deck by São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld is the perfect escape from the busy city. Photo by Matthew Williams.

Home of furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti in Buenos Aires. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.


In the home above, you may notice the classic BKF chair which is one of our most popular items at Diseño. They're comfortable and give a modern yet vintage vibe once you know the history behind them. See our collection of BKF chairs here with the choice of leather or hide cover seatings!


Cheers, Frank Campanale

updated: 5 years ago

Home Tour: La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

Home Tour La Baronia House nbspNicolaacutes del Rio nbspMax Nuacutentildeez

© Felipe Camus

Built in 2009, La Baronia House floats above a vast open ocean, thus named after an ingenious species of butterfly. Often considered a modern masterpiece of Chile, this structure needed to be stronger than most around it since it was built into a Quintero, Valparaíso region hillside.


© Erieta Attali© Erieta Attali


The harsh elements of the ocean, including the salty sea air, are extremely corrosive to most building materials. Thanks to a predominantly opaque outer envelope made of two corrosive resistant materials, glass and weathering steel, this structure remains sealed in the harshest natural elements of nature.

© Erieta Attali© Erieta Attali


Because the architects Nicolás del Rio and Max Núñez agreed that this project needed to be done on a budget, they decided that the interior would be represented by beautiful natural wood accents and large bay windows representing the ocean appropriately.

© Erieta Attali© Erieta Attali

Check out the original article here at Arch-daily

updated: 5 years ago

Fun Fact: What Does it Take to be a Craigslist Pro?

Fun Fact What Does it Take to be a Craigslist Pro

Source: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/secrets-of-craigslist-tons-of-133405

Mostly everyone has heard of Craigslist.com, a modern, online version of the classified ads found within the pages of most newspapers. Craigslist, however, offers more benefits to consumers across the world.

Whether you're looking to buy two last minute tickets to that sold out concert, an old couch for the school year, or some great electronics, you're almost guarenteed to find what you're looking for by searching through the various sections.



Craigslist is an easy to use site that is accessible to anyone who has a computer and internet access. Another great site that we sometimes use ourselves is Ebay, where you can find great vintage finds for your home such as our vintage seltzer bottles or textiles.



Check out the article here, if you want to learn about becoming a Craigslist pro and develop a keen sense of how to buy and sell!

Cheers,
Frank Campanale

updated: 5 years ago

Home Tour: Inside a Connecticut Farmhouse With Vintage Soul

Home Tour Inside a Connecticut Farmhouse With Vintage Soul


Settled into a career as the author of her lifestyle site, as well as being an interior stylist and floral designer, Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo and her husband decided to leave the city life. They sold their SoHo loft and purchased a property in the hills of Litchfield, Connecticut, for weekend getaways and rented a small postage stamp-sized apartment in New York City for the workweek.




Amy adapted to country living; she had plenty of space, was able to enojy sunrises and sunsets, and quickly learned to take design cues from Mother Nature. “I was inspired by the colors you see during winter in northwest Connecticut,” she says. “Black, gray, brown, pale blue, and stark white. By the time I added art, rugs, and scatter pillows, the vibe changed a bit, but if you stripped all of my furniture out of here, you’d see only neutrals.”



“I refer to my husband as Mr. Design Within Reach”




Amy, who has been collecting anything vintage since college, styles each room for their purpose. The kitchen has a focus on contrast, the living room is elegant, and the bedroom is dark and gloomy. We Love how Amy styles pieces of different scales and shapes them together, creating unmatched personally in this beautiful Connecticut home.



Check out the original Article here!


Cheers,
Frank Campanale

updated: 5 years ago

Home Tour: Michael C. Hall in Los Angeles

Home Tour Michael C Hall in Los Angeles

(Source: Joe Schmelzer; http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour+Michael+C.+Hall+in+Los+Angeles)

"The architect wanted to make this house 'modern Spanish'—open and airy with really clean lines," says interior designer Kishani Perera.




This metallic herringbone-patterned console was a flea market find. The Stedman Chandelier from Arteriors is made up of glass bottles, creating a dramatic opening scene in the entryway, considered clean yet retro with amazing contrast.



“Some people are scared of color, says Perera. Michael's not, but if you are, you can still go all neutral, like this sitting room, and make it interesting by adding texture. A 1960s leather-upholstered sofa and a simpler, linen-covered one, provide ample real estate for lounging.”


Check out more of Michael C. Hall’s Los Angeles Home here.

updated: 5 years ago

Remodeling and Home Design