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How To: Display Your Art

Friday, November 7, 2014

Art brings a kind of integrity into our lives, reflecting a bit of who we are by showcasing our creativity, balance, and nature. It's not just paintings or drawings. Art includes photos, objects, textiles, and even items from nature! So what makes the perfect balance? Here are some of the most common art displaying mistakes that can be avoided from an article we saw on Apartment Therapy. We've summarized, added some thoughts, and a few images from our clients' homes. The basic mistakes and how to avoid them: Art hanging too high. The most common art display [...] more

Home Tour: Alejandro Sticotti’s Buenos Aires Oasis

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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 [...] more

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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 [...] more

How To: Throw A Dinner Party

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Founder of FEED Projects, Lauren Bush Lauren, shared her recent experience with Lonny Magazine of hosting a fabulous dinner party at private dining space Kitchen Table in NYC. The purpose of the dinner was to celebrate FEED's month-long initiative in raising enough money to donate 1 million meals in 30 days to parts of the world that didn't have access to a proper meal. For the event, the menu was simple with farm-to-table ingredients including fingerling potatoes, butternut squash, and roasted baby beets. What we loved about the article besides the delicious sounding menu was the way [...] more

Trends We Love: Tumbling Block Patterns

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"The classic trompe l'oeil cube motif—most commonly associated with flooring, playing cards, throws, pillows, and wallpaper—nearly every type of home decor accent has been done in this geometric pattern." Check out these new geometric arrivals at Diseno: Pedal-loomed wool carpets imported from Guatemala - Carefully handmade with an unbelievable blend of wool and cotton incorporating traditional weaving techniques with modern design. We help support a better tomorrow for Guatemala by employing over 500 artisans in equal opportunity employment and creating trade opportunities. Rombos or [...] more

How To: Mix Styles with Confidence

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Unless you are starting from scratch and can afford to buy every last thing for your home at one time, it's completely normal for your aesthetic to develop. This developing aesthetic may still include inherited items, hand-me-downs, "ok for now" pieces, and ones you simply change your mind on. “Do you do much mixing at home, with the style, age or materials of your furniture? What are your best tips for an eclectic interior that feels effortless?” The confident mixing of different color, texture, warmth, and style is a skill, so how do you go about acquiring [...] more
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