Spring is bringing tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other early flowers! Finally! Aren’t we all ready to bring some fresh greenery indoors? Looks like it’s time to find some vases.
Caesarstone Event Feature
Are you ready for the design event of the year? Milan Design Week is always an exciting time, and this year especially: Caesarstone will unveil ‘Islands’, a unique collaboration with renowned Raw Edges design studio.
Oftentimes it seems that we always dream of the extravagant home that’s perfectly decorated on a huge plot of land. Beauty doesn’t always have to come with more space though, it can be found in even the smallest of living spaces. It’s a matter of how you choose to divide and accent it. The smallest of living quarters: the studio apartment, if designed well, can be the most efficient and beautiful of spaces. Here’s how to do it.
The Danes certainly know how to produce a good chair! For such a small country, they seem to claim a majority of the most famous and iconic chairs in history. I’ve mentioned my love for the Panton cantilever chair and now it’s time to gush over the classic Wishbone Chair. Designed by Hans Wegner in 1949, it was the first collaboration he did with maker Carl Hansen, who has produced the chair since then. The chair remains just as popular today as it was then and beautifully adds to any room. Let me show you how.
I have a deep respect for tough and rugged materials used in home construction and décor, like Cor-Ten steel. Cor-Ten not only provides a durable—practically indestructible—element anywhere it’s used, it also takes on a vivid patina when exposed to the whims of nature., ensuring that no instance of its use is ever exactly the same.
Wicker has a long and consistently popular history. The woven fiber material, usually made of natural ingredients but now often plastic, was used as early as the ancient Egyptian times. It was found in a number of common objects, like baskets and chairs. The trend lasted through ancient Romae and all the way through the Victorian and Arts and Crafts movements. A fun fact: in the mid 1800s, it was considered to be more sanitary than upholstery. Today it remains a popular material for a number of household products and can add a wonderful patina to any room. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate wicker.
A Behind the Scenes Look at Architectural Digest's Greenroom During the Academy Awards
While millions of people watched Sunday’s Academy Awards from their TV’s, Caesarstone was fortunate enough to have a front row seat. Architectural Digest’s Greenroom at the Oscars, the sacred space backstage where “A” listers await their big entrance, was designed with Caesarstone surfaces.
I think we’ve all experienced it: the random, creative urge to do something with our décor that everyone else will think is insane. The idea to build a kitchen island out of Legos or some other stroke of genius happens, and the next thing you know, you’re sitting with a calculator trying to figure out just how many of the tiny plastic building blocks would it take… And all the while there’s a piece of you wondering if this is really a good idea or not. I say it’s all about showing off your individual style and staying true to yourself, so if Legos are your thing, why not? (Even though others may wonder if you’ve gone off the deep end.)
Paintings and prints are wonderful, but mirrors bring sparkle and shine, along with a sense of depth. I was rearranging the furniture in my home (as one does regularly, right?) and I realized that while I’ve collected several pieces of art that I love, I have very few mirrors. Thus, you are now the beneficiary of my long, window-shopping mirror hunt! Here are several favorites that I came across during my search.
The more I define my interior style, the more I realize that I tend to lean towards French design. There’s something so romantic and ethereal, yet historical about the French aesthetic. In a modern vernacular, the style continues to remain strong with its reverence towards the past and embrace of the present. The following interiors celebrate the distinctive French design and include some tips on how to recreate the look for your space.