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Top Tableware ideas for Summer, no matter where you live

Top Tableware ideas for Summer, no matter where you live

This is the time of the year when we prepare our house for the summer and, why not, we plan to renovate our tableware. We spend time cleaning, gardening, and fixing things in the outdoor spaces. Of course we want to get ready for guests and for al fresco dinner party. Therefore we look for new decorating ideas for our tablescapes and for our summerhouse. No matter where you live and where your holiday home is, summer calls for bright colors and cheerful designs. There is one particular tableware décor that we like most because of its joyful mood: it is the fish décor. In art, literature and religion the “fish” has always been considered a symbol of luck, rebirth, richness and prosperity. Fishes are a very popular décor for the home: from linen, to dishes, from towels, to antique carpets. With its tradition the fish décor makes every home style special. Weather you live in the city, in the mountains, in the country side or by the sea, a tableware decorated with a fish design will instantly lift your mood. Here are our revitalizing tablescape ideas for summer. Fish and the City For a roof garden party Octo tableware reinvents a vintage-retro style combined with natural and eco friendly elements. Beachy accents Pesce tableware, mixed with white, takes on an elegant and chic appearance.   Octo dinner set adds a joyful coastal style for a casual summer party on a boat.     Lisca tableware is perfect for a poolside lunch. French Maison Octo and Mediterraneo tableware can both bring a summer vibe explosion into a country side...

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Our favorite color to style your white dinnerware set

Our favorite color to style your white dinnerware set

Who doesn’t have a white dinnerware set in the cupboard? A white dinnerware set is like having a jolly in our hands. It really combines with everything. You can use it for an elegant dinner party, and for more casual and informal gatherings. Although a white dinnerware set can be matched with any color, our fave one is yellow mustard. We think that white and yellow together are just sublime. This combination is also perfect for a wedding color palette, as suggested by Martha Stewart. Yellow is an elegant and chic color. From its lighter hues, like lemon, to its darker hues, like honey and mustard, yellow is a glam color to style your home as well as your dinner table. Walls, chairs, furniture, lamps, can brighten up any space. Furthermore, yellow is perfect in every season: summer, spring, autumn and even winter.  It is the color of wheat, sunflowers, autumn leaves. If you want to use yellow to decorate your home you may find this link useful. Back to our white dinnerware set, by now it should be clear enough that we absolutely love yellow, especially when combined with white. We have pulled together different mood boards that we would like to share with you. We hope that you can take some inspiration to style your house and your table. Adding a touch of yellow into your life will bring you happiness and joy.       DishesOnly photo by Carolina Fanni. In order of appearance: Uovo  hand made limoges white dinner set; Liberty  ceramic and pewter dinner set; Foglia  hand made porcelain white dinner set.   Credits: photos via...

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Easter brunch essentials and ideas

Easter brunch essentials and ideas

We have just entered the season of brunch and of get together. This is the perfect time of the year to invite friends and family for in-door as well as for out-door parties. The days are longer and we feel like enjoying life and having good times with our beloved. We prepare snacks and different kind of appetizers and finger food, getting ready to host friends in a casual and informal style. Recipes for this season confirm this cool “brunch trend”: fresh vegetables, salads, fruits and milk shakes, dips, vegan pies and sandwiches. Brunch time! The first appointment of the brunch season is with the Easter brunch; but many many others are yet to come.  Thus we have curated for you a selection of brunch essentials which will meet your different taste and styles. Somewhere, there is always a rabbit at Easter. Our Bunny platter is a very stylish and contemporary rabbit. It is hand made in resin and it is a true design piece. Absolutely versatile, it can be matched with any style and occasion. As you know, there is a golden rule to follow when setting a table for brunch. That is to present and serve food playing with different heights. For an impressive tower display, pile the small Altopiano cake stand on top of the large one. The result will be really glam and functional!   For those of you who prefer a more classic brunch style, Regina cake stand has a refined and elegant form, but with a contemporary edge. Regina collection is hand made in durable Tuscan ceramic and it includes also charger, side plates...

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3 Ceramics and Food souvenirs you {Must Buy} in Salento

3 Ceramics and Food souvenirs you {Must Buy} in Salento

If you are planning a trip to Salento, in Apulia, ceramics and food are two authentic “Made in Italy” products that should be on top of your shopping list. Salento is the “heel” of the Italian “boot” and encompasses towns like Lecce, where you can admire amazing Baroque architectural monuments. Besides the cities, there is an array of beautiful little villages, surrounded by breathtaking beaches. Wandering in the narrow streets of Gallipoli, or Ostuni, you will find gorgeous linen, paper maché statues, wrought iron objects, and the typical Lecce stone productions, which is a particular kind of limestone. Given the variety of beautiful products made by small artisans in this region, it was not easy to pull together a list of “must buy” items for you. We think that ceramics and food are the best choices to take home for family and friends, and also unique souvenirs for yourself. Ready to discover our pick of the best ceramics and food products? Ceramics Ceramics works are a fundamental part of the Apulian craftsmanship tradition. Grottaglie is the most popular town to find ceramics, although shops and family workshops are scattered all around the Salento area. Ostuni, Polignano, San Pietro in Lama, Rutigliano, and Cutrofiano are just some of the other stops to do when traveling to Apulia. The typical decorations of the Apulian folk art represent prosperity, fruitfulness and life. Each object have also a function of good wishes, happiness and luck, and thus it is perfect to gift. The “Pumo” – or pine cone – is a colorful ceramic bud, usually placed in pairs at the ends of balconies,...

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3 Tips to turn your House into a Luxury Home

3 Tips to turn your House into a Luxury Home

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. Coco Chanel 2019: New Year, new challenges and new good intentions to restyle our house. Your home is your luxury spot, and it is the ultimate place where you (should) feel comfortable. There is no need to escape to exclusive resorts in order to be surrounded by elegance and beauty. Instead, you can turn your house into a luxury home. Just achieve these three affordable resolutions and you will feel pampered throughout 2019. Make your home organized. Fill your home with the things that make you happy, and that you love.  I am sure that you have heard about the KonMari method of organizing spaces. The founder of this “new movement” is Marie Kondo and she is changing many lives with her tidying up and organizing show on Netflix. In eight-episodes she teaches how to save space and get rid of the clutter simply by gathering all your belongings category by category. Once you have done that, find the ones that spark joy to you and let the others go. You will be surprised by the power of transforming your apartment into a luxury space of serenity and inspiration. Take care of you, the things you love and the environment. The Laundress sells detergent and home cleaning products that are effective, eco-friendly and that have a sophisticated packaging and scents. Gwen and Lindsey’s little store in Soho (New York) is awesome. The buying experience, both in store and on line, is fabulous. Cleaning the house and doing the washing machine have never been such chic tasks. The Laundress products express...

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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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