A Contemporary Palace in London by Rafael de Cárdenas with Boca do Lobo

 

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A luxurious glimpse of the Manuel Cabinet by Boca do Lobo in an impossibly beautiful modern London home designed by Rafael De Cárdenas.

As many of you know, we adore the inventions of European luxury design innovators, and love the design fairs and trade shows the most of everything we do. Our taste is varied but we have an affection for interiors and pieces that mix historic narratives with contemporary sensibility and luxury materials.

After all, it’s not just the richness of the visual experience, but it’s about real artistic talent and skill as it takes a certain orchestration and sense of daring and order as well to combine eclectic elements like ornate decoration, modern lines, historic spaces……

And so New York designer Rafael De Cárdenas’ design of the Glebe Place Residence, London achieves just this, taking traditional Portuguese pieces with the most modern elements to create a livable yet gorgeous space that takes our breath away.

 

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This stunningly luxurious home has six bedrooms, and three dining areas and is decorated with an understated palette of Portland limestone, hardwood and other natural surface materials. The designer uses metallic accents and brights to lend a regal sensibility while also echoing the most contemporary of aesthetics.

 

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Each room is thematic, and one particularly gorgeous dining room stars Boca do Lobo’s Portuguese motif  D. Manuel I cabinet from Boca do Lobo’s Limited Edition Collection. A beautiful light colored table with soft furnishings graces the room, accented unexpectedly by the floral wallpaper in classic colors and shades.

 

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Like so many of Boca do Lobo’s artwork pieces that are also absolutely functional, in the grandest of ways,  the D. Manuel cabinet is made with a copper leaf finish surface and an elegant black lacquer gradient. Handcrafted traditional solid mahogany legs are artfully finished in high gloss black lacquer. The design reflects the decorative traditions of Manueline Style, a composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation with elements of maritime motifs, named after King Manuel I of Portugal who was known for his support of Portuguese maritime exploration.

 

Visit the Boca do Lobo site and learn more about Rafael de Cárdenas and Rafael De Cárdenas and Architecture at Large, NYC. 

Top Creative Interior Design Resources

Top Creative Interior Design Resources – A repost / guest post from the Lladro Blog 

When it comes to finding interior design resources and ideas, we know that online sources are quick and easy ways to see the most visually inspired projects as fast as possible. It is like being able to visit the top designer’s studios in person, see the most bespoke and inventive rooms in a moment. If you are also into seeing designs, objects and interior design leaders’ projects in person and close up, events are an important interior design resource as well.

This is our special gallery of a few of the numerous top design fairs, shows and exhibits allover the world, held almost every month throughout the year. Explore imaginative and beautiful events and sites featuring some of the most interesting interior design resources these days.

 

Interior Design Resource #1 – Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

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Stockholm Furniture and Light

 

This exciting fair runs from February 7-11, 2017  and has much to offer in interior design resources. One of the most exciting features this year is the must-see Hayon DNA Gallery. In honor of the prolific and exciting Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, this is a site specific and unique installation that includes humor, invention and fantasy. On view are sculptures and functional objects all laid out in themes such as Sculpting Form, Fantasy Play, Craft Heritage, Flora Fauna and Folk Culture.

 

Interior Design Resource # 2 – Maison & Objet, Paris, France

 

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Maison & Objet, Antonio Facco

 

From all the incredible premieres of amazing designs, decorative items, artwork and interiors this annual exhibition is one of the top international interior design resources.

Pictured here is a colourful and captivating vignette showcasing the work of Antonio Facco who was nominated as a rising talent in this year’s Maison & Objet event. This very special show features rising talent, established icons and new technologies among many other design and decorating delights.

Interior Design Resource # 3 – ICFF, NYC 

 

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ICFF, NYC

 

ICFF is a destination interior design resource and fair of the best in international furniture design. This year it will be held on May 20-23, 2018 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC. 

The special NYC show is like an unlimited resource for new design, decor, interior design, industrial design, artistic innovation and more. Artists, designers, decorators and collectors flock to the event to see what’s new in the design world and get inspiring ideas and select the best in luxury design.

Interior Design Resource #4 – IMM in Cologne, Germany

 

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IMM, Cologne

 

Coming up soon is the famous IMM (International Interiors show) in Cologne Germany. This beautiful grisaille themed room is by Tommy M. Industrial chic meets the most architectonic sculpture sensibility, with layers of luxurious texture and fabrics, a vision of contemporary modernism and regal luxury.

 

Interior Design Resource # 5 – Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

 

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Pistacchi Design, Comma 2, Salone del Mobile, Milano

 

Salone del Mobile Milano will be on view once again from 17th to 22nd April 2018. This is a destination for anyone looking for the best in design, here you will find the most avant-garde, the most luxurious, experimental and classic contemporary vision imaginable. With an eye on global culture and innovation, there will be more than 2,000 exhibitors this year.

Whatever your style, needs or passion we suggest any of these creatives events as well as trending sites like Dezeen and Archdaily.

And one should not forget both print and online version of top decorating magazines such as House Beautiful,  Elle Decor, or the Swedish version. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for a home build, do visit this exciting blog by our experts as well.

Citrus + Warm Brights -5 Tips for Revitalizing Decor

A certain way to add life to your space is by adding depth of color. Paint an accent wall or woodwork, table or chair brights. Add a refined sofa in bright blue, yellow, or orange.

Beautiful brights like orange and yellows with white walls and eclectic accent pieces… I have a special affinity for orange, although I know it can go terribly wrong in decor …too much can leave one feeling a little overwhelmed, and orange has an awful habit of just not looking the same out of its paint can.

 

1.Velvety Brights

My love of orange clearly comes from my grandparent’s house where they had a lovely orange couch covered in itchy wool. There was lots of relentless complaining about its texture but I spent hours sitting next to my grandparents on this couch, as they talked with their friends, often falling asleep in my grandmother’s lap as she argued with someone about the merits of Dylan Thomas. Whatever it is you want to debate it can be accomplished in comfort in an overstuffed updated model of the orange couch –cozy comfort courtesy of Loaf. Or add bright pillows from Ragged Rose (pictured above).

 

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Pudding Couch by Loaf

 

2.Add character with a Boldly Bright Accent Piece

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Lush Designs

 

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Orange is beautiful with pinks and evokes a sense of play and subtle brightness. Wonderful bedding Gingerbread Girl -Fox Face from Indie Art and Design.

 

3. Embrace the 1970’s Look

 

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Emfurn amazing sleek lined contemporary furniture that allows the texture of materials to shine…

This is such 1970’s perfection, so much great orange and those omnipresent non exotic house plants that just filled everyone’s homes in that era. And yet, there is exquisite balance in this vignette. I love the patterns of Orly Kiely but find too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.  The textile designer shows us how to get it just right in this picture of her home -so cozy yet with lots of retro fun!

 

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Image courtesy of Dwell Magazine.

 


Cayson Orange and Brass Side Table

 

 

4. Stay Classic Manor House with a touch of Globally Inspired Decor

 

Paint by Farrow and Ball, and Rebeccas’s Aix Home Kantha Blanket Collection

 

 

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Farrow and Ball

 

 

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Ann Spiro

 

 

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The Fox and She

 

5. Rich Bright and Anything By Neptune -Classic beauty + Enduring Style

 

AND THE WINNER IS, anything by Neptune, a bespoke UK brand that just gets color right, deeply earthy and lush every room in rich color is seriously gorgeous…the color “Fox” is my favorite, the hue is said to age beautifully adding a sense of luxury and history to the interior or furnishing.

 

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dream houses…just because you are beautiful

 

Dream Homes…

Here are some lovely houses….for you, enjoy…Modern, Victorian, brand new, I don’t mind, just be beautiful.

 

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D Stanley Dixon Architects

 

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Alice Lane Home Collection (with apparently farm animals and the such)

 

 

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Design Chic

 

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Ryan Street Associates

 

 

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Architectural Digest, France

 

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Meyers Davis Studio, Rachel Paul, Photo.

 

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Farnsworth House, Mies Van der Rohe

 

 

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Remodelista

 

 

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BKK Architects

 

 

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