Product Spotlight – Ercole and Afrodite by Driade

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Inspired by the popular Olympian Gods, Hercules who had legendary strength and physique and Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, Ercole e Afrodite cabinet collection by Driade is an extraordinary juxtaposition of mythical figures into modern design. A product of Driade Lab, Ercole e Afrodite is a group of storage containers that are available in either glossy black or matte white lacquer representing anthropomorphic elements that yield the most sensorial exhibition of modern design when joined into a fused sideboard silhouette. It is especially powerful because of the extremes and opposites that it represents; beauty vs. strength, femininity vs. masculinity, classic vs. modern, black vs. white, vertical vs. horizontal, shiny vs matte. It is also a one-of-a-kind piece of functional art that pays homage to the genius of Italian design as well as to the poetic element of historic integration into daily life.

Ercole e Afrodite cabinet collection by Driade

Ercole e Afrodite cabinet collection by Driade

Color Story – Valentine’s Day, Carrie Bradshaw and the message of love

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Is Valentine’s Day a holiday invented by Hallmark to increase sales? If the answer is “Yes”, then as Carrie Bradshaw asked on an episode of SATC, “Have we become romance intolerant?”

Not really, because while Valentine’s Day does celebrate love in a big way, simultaneously around the world, it is a holiday that also points out the various definitions of love, the way love is expressed, received and cherished. It is after all, an honor to love someone and a be loved, celebrate it one day of the year or every day of the year, as long as it is something that empowers the best version of ourselves to be projected upon the world!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, hope it’s full of sweetest moments and unforgettable, precious memories.

I-modulART wall unit collection by Presotto

Presotto celebrates Valentine’s Day with a personalized paneling system that could be easily applied to cabinet doors of its I-modulART modern wall unit collection to celebrate love, send, highlight or communicate any other tailored message.

New Year’s Resolution 2018: its time to get organized!

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

With “lose weight” and “enjoy life to the fullest” continuing to top the resolution list, the vow to “get organized” still remain among the promises that also keep showing up on the priority roll from year to year. For some, getting organized is related to their schedule, finances and relationships, while for others it’s literally about decluttering their home and work spaces and simplifying their surroundings. The latter is easier achieved than expected with one simple solution that’s bound to kick start the decluttering journey of the New Year…

Invest in attractive storage! Storage solutions are bountiful and multi-purposeful, and most importantly vary from space to space. For example, modern wall units resolve to achieve many things at once; from taking advantage of vertical spaces that are normally ignored, to providing storage and display capabilities that are also aesthetically striking, their functional gamut is extensive. What’s more, today’s designer wall units are as tailored as they’ve ever been with innovative finishes like metallic lacquer, stone, ceramic and wood, (just to name a few) and personalized with respect to their overall utility, making them easily incorporated into the modern bedroom, office or the living room. Highlighting just a few of such solutions that go even further than purely a deposit for storage, the ingenious I-modulART wall unit collection by Presotto also integrate fireplaces and writing desks into their comprehensive compositions.

I-modulART 276 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 276 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 281 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 281 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 288 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 288 wall unit by Presotto

On Cyber Monday we are left to ponder about the influence of Cyber Age on Interior Design

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Ever since it was coined in 2005, the term Cyber Monday revolutionized the way we shop for the holidays, and opened the door to other Cyberized activities like exercising, studying, and working in the cyber-age.  From gotomeeting.com that enables telecommuting, to online universities like Capella and a Peloton cycling experience with streaming live classes, cyber space continues to enrich our routines, offering endless conveniences and time-saving solutions that help make the most of our daily life.  This is an exciting reality that renders itself to a deeper cybernetic exploration and how it plays out in other aspects of our everyday lives.  Drawing on the importance of connectivity, interior design becomes incredibly crucial along with its elements that need to be reevaluated in order to accommodate dependability on technology and cyber space access.  There to meet these inevitable advancements, are innovative manufacturers like Presotto Italia that integrate cordless dockstations into living room and bedroom compositions, providing ports for connections with any smartphone or Nicoline Italia that created a special tech version of their Shelley sofa just to be able to offer its customers cyber access without ever leaving the couch.  And these are just examples that represent the tip of the iceberg as to the true influence of ever-melting cyber boundaries on where we live and how we decorate our homes.

Wall units with integrated dockstations by Presotto

Wall units with integrated dockstations by Presotto

Investing in Luxury: top decorating tips for investment properties

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

It’s utterly lucrative to invest in the next hottest real estate opportunity and many of these are disguised as vacation homes that get rented occasionally.  With sought-after high-rise condo properties that offer ocean views like those steadily springing up along South Florida’s coastline, luxury living is inevitable.  But beside the obvious luxury perks like full concierge and full amenities, these properties are blank canvas and require an equal amount of luxury design to make them on par with their backdrops.  Here are a few decorating tip that guarantee exactly that:

Function is key and most of the time, storage is one of the most important elements which is why it is pivotal to invest into custom closets and wardrobes.  Ranging from simple to elaborate, functional closet organization is truly essential in every room as well as at the entrance, kitchen pantry and bathrooms.  Some stunning examples include Plana collection by Pianca and Tecnopolis collection by Presotto.

Plana collection by Pianca

Plana collection by Pianca

Tecnopolis collection by Presotto

Tecnopolis collection by Presotto

Sophisticated window treatments and ambient light fixtures are also popular luxury barometers as are wall coverings and smartly placed furnishings.  So choose wisely by selecting finishes and materials that have a wide appeal and also are consistent with the look and feel of the condo property.  Some properties have a clean modern look while others offer a more transitional vibe.  Check out Big table by Bonaldo with the colorful base in an all-white condo space that certainly gives off an art-deco, Miami-like style.

Big dining table by Bonaldo

Big dining table by Bonaldo

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