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Monday, June 28TH, 2010 by admin
Italian Interior Decor The history of Italian decor borrows from traditions thousands of years old. While the ancient Romans spared no pains to make their interiors look aesthetic and comfortable, the nobility of the Middle Ages was not so far behind in its resplendence. This was followed by the refined sophistication of home decoration during the Italian Renaissance, and though home decor remained in the background in the subsequent centuries, the Art Deco period brought the glory back into Italian home decor. The resurgence of modern home decor in Italy started in the 1960's with the...
Italian antique Roof
Thursday, June 10TH, 2010 by admin
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Principles of Italian Decorating
Tuesday, November 24TH, 2009 by bubbles
Italian garden Decor in the Italian home is an inspiration for home decorators and property owners worldwide. Be it romanticism or stylishness, Italian decor delivers it every time. But home decoration Italian style is not merely about aesthetic qualities alone, it is also very much about functional utility. In this article, Life in Italy would explore the principles of Italian decor when it comes to various parts of an Italian home: the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom, and the garden. When it comes to appearances, whether of a person or a home, Italians are a fussy...
Italian Created Nursery
Monday, October 06TH, 2008 by admin
Italian Inspiration for Newborns If you have a little one on the way, consider taking inspiration from two of the enchanting places in Italy when decorating your baby's nursery: Tuscany and Venice! A nursery inspired by the hillside towns and countryside landscape of Tuscany is the perfect haven to relax with your baby. Tuscan homes tend to be furnished and decorated with natural materials like wood and pure cotton. For a bed, choose a rich walnut sleigh crib. If you are crafty, you might consider giving furniture hand me downs a new look with an antique paint...
Wonderful Vistas of Italian Light Fixtures
Tuesday, August 19TH, 2008 by admin
Light fixtures that speak of art and create atmosphere Before discussing lamps and other lighting devices that in Italy represent a vast area of artistic production, it may be of some interest to the reader to be informed that the attention to detail in home decorating in Italy extends to the plates of light switches. While most homes tend to use the modern white plastic plates, or else brass plates, there are also other materials, particularly wood, that are used for more selective decorating. Lighting Fixtures   The company Vimar (www.vimar.it/casa) produces plates...
Terracotta Decor II
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by admin
Terracotta: The beauty of Fired Earth. Part II Written By: Jamie Sue Austin Terracotta also finds itself in many architectural settings. Once limited to base relief and frieze decorations terracotta has expanded into modern settings with strikingly modern designs. This fireplace by sergio Valenti ( see our Terracotta Gallery ) mimics the appearance of carv ed wood and stone while retaining the warmth of traditional terracotta coloring. The intricate knot work carving and floral medallion...
Terracotta Decor I
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by admin
Terracotta: The beauty of fired earth, Part I Clay. Earth. Dirt. Soil. From such humble beginnings man created an empire. Bricks of clay built homes and tiled roofs and pavements. From the ground came plates, bowels, pots and containers of every shape and size which held food, water, and various goods. Ovens of dirt baked both bread and gave warmth. Man, himself, is said to be created from clay. Christian, Islamic, Greek, African, and many other mythologies attribute man's origins to the muck and mire of wet earth. It is no wonder then, with man being born from the earth that clay...
Wonderful Americana
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by admin
Fantastic Americana Pieces You Can Add to Any Décor I'm Italian. Well, Italian-American. My mother was born in Italy. She moved here when she was still a child back in 1956. She was heavily influenced by both cultures - still is. I've inherited that from her, among other things. In my own home, I mix my Italian and American backgrounds in my décor; or, I try to at any rate. I especially enjoy classic Americana pieces from the 50s, 60s and even the 70s. They're kitschy, campy and wonderful. It can make any room feel like home. Americana transports you body, mind...
Monochromatic Color Schemes Color, and lots of it, is in, and the popularity of monochromatic color schemes is fading fast. However, if you love the understated elegance and soothing feel of your monochromatic decor there are some things you can do to update it without losing the overall effect. First, keep in mind that monochromatic does not mean that every item has to be exactly the same color. You can add several different shades of a particular color and create a tasteful tone on tone look. Your room will retain the same calming essence, but it will gain some...
Color Theory and its Benefits in Interior Design Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. Since then, scientists and artists have studied modern color theory, amassing a vast collection of rules and formulas. So, what do those rules and formulas have to do with making a small room seem larger? It's all about optical illusion; one of color theory's clever mysteries. With a few basic principals, you can improve that small space that always seems too packed, even when it's tidy and in order.   Color enthusiasts have known for ages that...

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