Tablescape & Flower decor inspo for the Holidays

Tablescape & Flower decor inspo for the Holidays

The holiday season has already started. You’re probably planning several dinner parties and gatherings. You are thinking about how to decorate your home and how to make it beautiful and cozy. Though impressing your guests sometimes can be stressful, we will try to help you in this effort. Tablescape styling is an art. Therefore we’ve pulled together different styles that you may want to consider when setting an unforgettable holiday party table. In order to give you the best inspiration, we have partnered with a special artist. We are so excited to share this project with Barbara, floral artist and founder of F_L_O_V_V_E_R . Barbara is a Rome-based florist with a background in Art History and a master in contemporary art scene. Besides periodically creating florals for weddings and special events, Barbara holds workshops to explore the art of floral design and to experience floristry for its therapeutic value, so-called “Floral bathing workshop” . Now that we’re done with introductions, let’s start with some inspirations to turn your holiday occasions into very special moments. Create an unconventional contemporary tablescape Red is a traditional holiday color. Some people believe that it is too classic, and some other love it for their holiday table setting. Here we’ve completely challenged the traditional centerpiece design, combining it with a classic ceramic dinner set, Mosaico Rosso, handmade in Apulia by the famous artisan Nicola Fasano. Everything in this composition is unconventional, starting from the absence of the vase, replaced by a metal net where beautiful oak flowers are intertwined, and which recalls a gasholder industrial architecture. The red nuances of the plate and the oak...

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Decorare la tavola con fiori e design esclusivi

Decorare la tavola con fiori e design esclusivi

Novembre, tempo di invitare gli amici a casa e di godersi il calore domestico in compagnia. Se fuori il mal tempo imperversa, prendersi cura dei nostri spazi diventa più che mai un modo di coccolarsi e di coccolare i nostri ospiti. La tavola diventa il luogo dove sbizzarrirci e dove creare mise en place ogni volta diverse, sia che si tratti di un aperitivo, o di un ape-cena alla moda, sia che si tratti di una classica cena organizzata con gli amici. In vista anche delle feste, abbiamo quindi pensato di chiamare una talentuosa artista dei fiori, Barbara Mattei, per aiutarci a creare tavole uniche e fuori dal consueto. Barbara vive e lavora a Roma, dove ha fondato lo studio FLOVVER. Ma vediamo di conoscerla un po’ più da vicino, e di vederla all’opera con tre dei nostri servizi scelti per l’occasione: Mosaico Rosso, Ritmo Urbano e Uovo. Barbara, come hai iniziato, e perchè hai scelto il nome FLOVVER per il tuo brand? Ho studiato arte all’università e lavorato diversi anni al fianco di artisti. Ai fiori e agli ingredienti vegetali mi sono avvicinata con grande timidezza quando vivevo a Berlino. Poi ho fatto un paio di esperienze importanti nelle Fiandre ed Inghilterra, dove ho appreso la tecnica fioristica e fatto tanta pratica. FLOVVER è nato nel 2017: ho scelto molto spontaneamente il nome perchè flower era il modo in cui mi chiamava papà da piccola. Si scrive con due V, semplicemente perchè non avrei mai trovato il dominio libero, ma si pronuncia comunque flower, come appunto fiore in inglese. Quali servizi proponi alla tua clientela? Direi semplicemente che...

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Top 4 interior + fashion trends to put on your FW18 list

Top 4 interior + fashion trends to put on your FW18 list

We all know about the close relationship interior and fashion have and how they influence each other. So, the inspiration to write this post came by the words used to define the Fall/Winter 2018 trends, most of which are borrowed from the interior design dictionary: blanket, tapestry, patchwork, quilt, neon. Among all the trends, we’ve picked up four that can be matched together for an eclectic “personal style” result.   Leather and black From jackets to miniskirts, the leather mood recalling Matrix and Cat Woman will be a leitmotif of this Fall Winter. Black is back in interior design as well. Darker hues have been reconsidered for contemporary kitchens. Black furniture, black prints, black walls, finishes, and fixtures are being added here and there to pretty much everywhere in the house. Shirt and trouser Missoni; Linee Soup&Salad bowl; Loto Side plate Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2018 Checks A tribute to Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary. Plaid, Prince of Wales heritage, tartan and checks, in all their many forms, are key for the season. We will see a lot of  new Western style boots and throws in fashion, and similarly warm and country chic style in interior design.   Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2018;  Ralph Lauren Home ; Quadrati side plate Patchwork Bright color palette, geometric shapes and bold mismatched colors are on stage this fall/winter. Furthermore pop-art patterns and high-tech textile inspire trench and raincoat. These are made of transparent PVC, latex, patent leather with a cool vinyl effect. Hence, in interior design, bold colors and geometric patterns can be incorporated in the design of your ceilings or floors, adding an eccentric style to your...

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September mood board: beige and soft blue home decor trend

September mood board: beige and soft blue home decor trend

September brings a magic vibe in the air and light in the sky: it marks the border between summer and fall. Some mist in the morning, a gentle breeze at night and still clear sky and sun during the day. But soon the seasons will turn, the leaves will begin to turn crisp and we will start wearing fluffy sweaters. We’ve gathered together some of our design pieces, and created a mood board to inspire you slowly getting in the autumn spirit. We chose a lovely combo: beige and soft, or dusty blue. For us these two colors represent the transition time we are in. Beiges, wooden colors and neutrals are a must for a cozy fall. They express peace, stability, warmth. Light blue and the different shades of blue, are synonymous of summer. They express energy, but also calmness, relaxation. There is simple beauty in natural and blue colors together.  Neutrals and soft blue add charm into your home. They give a shabby chic touch to your table décor and a modern, minimalist style to the interiors, as well as to outdoor spaces. Beige and dusty blue together are ethereal; they combine elegance and luxury with clean Nordic design lines. Those shades are perfect for September decorating ideas. We hope they’ll inspire you to create beautiful home styles and refined dining experiences. Enjoy our September style mood board, lulled by Neil Diamond’s song, September Morn. Products link (in order of appearance): First mood board Handmade porcelain bowls: Onda and Sabbia Signature wooden basket Second mood board Regina hand made ceramic dinner set in dusty blue Tazze handmade glass dinner...

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Outdoor party essentials: 3 tips for the perfect summer party

Outdoor party essentials: 3 tips for the perfect summer party

The outdoor party season is about to start. Are you ready to host a chic summer gathering with friends? Follow these three tips and show us the outcome. Tag @DishesOnly in your outdoor party pictures posted on your Instagram/FB profile. 1. Set the mood Either you have a tiny pool, or a patio in a garden, or a backyard, or just a small balcony, don’t panic! Pull different chairs together for a casual atmosphere. Use rugs and pillows to add warmth to the setting. If you have enough space, set up a long table and define a food area separated from a beverage station. Use buckets with ice and add in flowers for a French style touch.   If you don’t have much space, create unconventional coffee tables to place platters, serving boards and trays. You can use a pile of books and magazines, or wooden crates. Hang string lights or group lanterns and votive candles around the area. Plants, flowers and planters in general can help you define different corners, and are always a great décor. Don’t forget some good music in the background.   2. Set the table First of all pick up a theme for your menu. It will make much easier to decide which dishes to serve. The menu could be arranged around a specific ingredient, or country, or color. A typical Italian summer party menu is the Bruschetta Party (or crostini party). You can choose different kinds of bread and top with garlic, EVO and salt, or with chopped tomatoes, basil and onions, or with a base like pesto and grilled vegetables, or cheese and cold cuts (prosciutto,...

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