in Color Inspiration, DIY, Interiors

Neat masculine bedrooms

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Four beautiful neat bedroom looks that I would almost define masculine. If you decide to keep it minimal, it’s really important to find the right balance between natural raw materials, quality textiles and distinctive details, if you don’t want it to look just bare and boring. Also if you do go for this sort of look, keep in mind that it works only if it’s clutter free (and lets be honest men sometimes don’t understand this concept). 
Quattro look lineari per la camera da letto, che defineri quasi maschili. Se vuoi andare sul minimale, è importante trovare il giusto equilibrio fra materiali naturali, tessuti di qualità e dettagli di carattere, altrimenti il risultato potrebbe essere spoglio e noioso. Inoltre, se si opta per questo tipo di look, bisogna tenere presente che funziona solo se tenuto ordinato e con pochi oggetti.
in Color Inspiration, Interiors

The Glade, a new idea of trompe l’oeil

I just came across a curious and sophisticated new version of a trompe l’oeil and I couldn’t resist  publishing it.
Carolyn Quantermaine has collaborated with Belgian artist Didier Mahieu on the new design of The Glade at Sketch in London, coming up with an exotic, decadent, dreamy garden that functions as a tea room by day and a bar by night. In order to recreate the depth of a forest, they enlarged an image from a Communion card, recoulored with paint and printed it again, cut it and rearranged it with the decoupage technique. What is it? Is it wallpaper (the print process suggests so)? Is it a trompe l’oeil (the painting process and the fact that it looks tridimensional suggest so)? Is it decoupage? Is it an art piece or a design product? Who knows, we just know that it looks amazing and that it is very innovative.
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Quirky children wallpaper

Recently it has been raining kids, most of my friends (myself included) are procreating. Apart from preparing mentally for the bog event, they have all had to re-organize a room in the house for the baby. I’m not really into cute sweet childish bedrooms and I think it’s much wiser to go for a decor that will be more long-term considering how fats kids grow.

Below you will find three quirky funky wallpapers for the kids bedroom that won’t look too ‘new born baby’ in a few years time.

They all go with simple Ikea white furniture: cot, a chest of drawers where you can change the baby (again something that you can use for years) and a vintage armchair to feed. This is all you really need.

Check the funky wallpaper by Lapin as well here or if you want another clever solution for the kids bedroom, consider half painted walls.