Aqua 2 Ultra-Modern Platform Bed by Presotto

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

With lines resembling closely the fluidity of water, Aqua 2 platform bed is a dramatic bedroom solution high on unconventional style and extensive customization.  Its curved silhouette pays tribute to minimalist modernism without seeming too harsh and linearly dominated even when its finishes are wood and lacquers.  Speaking of its infinite finish and upholstery possibilities, Aqua 2 can be finished in 32 matte lacquer colors, grey oak or walnut wood, stained wood in any of the available 11 colors as well as in white high gloss lacquer.  Aqua 2 designer platform bed can also be entirely upholstered in 18 eco-leather colors, 7 suede leather colors, 18 standard leather colors, 4 vintage and 3 crocodile stamped leather colors.  Aqua 2’s feet will match its finish.

Aqua 2 designer platform bed by Presotto

Aqua 2 Italian platform bed by Presotto

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Top 5 Contemporary Occasional Tables

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

A small yet modern side table is a welcome element in any contemporary living space, representing a great spot to place a drink, a book, an accent lamp or a remote control.  Especially since every other surface in the room is more or less permanently positioned, the small end table earns its functional ranks by offering the freedom of mobility, versatility of its size and the decorating powers of a “finishing touch”.  Often available in bright colors, sculptural silhouettes and off-beat styles, modern side tables offer no stylistic limitations which is why selecting top 10 is so difficult.

1. Antonietta modern side table by Pianca

    Antonietta side table by Pianca

    2. Duffy modern end table by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

      Duffy end table by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

      3. Theo designer end table by Cattelan Italia

        Theo end table by Cattelan Italia

        4. Otto modern end table by Emilio Nanni for Cattelan Italia

          Otto end table by Emilio Nanni for Cattelan Italia

          5. Cyrano baroque side table by Collezione Noir

            yrano side table by Collezione Noir

            Modern Dining Room Designed for Good Mood

            Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

            Orange, as a color has long ago been associated with cheerful attitude, exoticism and energy.  And it is not surprising to see its predominant presence in modern furniture. While any space in the modern home can pull off orange as its main hue, the dining room is a place for interaction and should be a place where good mood is a forgone expectation.  Check out these modern dining room selections with potential to create a breeding ground for high-spirited times.

            modern dining room selections

            Ray dining table by Cattelan Italia is available in a range of sizes and is a great option for introducing fun colors to the dining room because its eloquent legs can be upholstered in leather.   Its counterpart is the Anna dining chair by Cattelan Italia because it’s sleek, ultra-comfortable and available in a ton of fabric, and leather options.

            Dramatic accent pieces in orange hues include the Nina table lamp by Barbara Sordina for Penta, Regal dramatic wall mirror by Cattelan Italia and Erbavoglio family of planters by Emporium.

            Check out “Top 25” lists from Tripadvisor’s Travelers Choice 2012 Awards

            Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

            Tripadvisor has long been a source for fair reviews when it comes to everything travel, from hotels to restaurants, the feedback is collected from real people and that’s the most valuable asset of this trusted travel resource.  So it comes as no surprise that the aggregated information is compiled into various “Top 25” lists that, needless to say, arouse curiosity.

            Select highlights include: Waldorf Astoria in Chicago as the winner of best hotel in United States while the 1st spot on the chart of world’s best, went to The Phoenix Resort in San Pedro, Belize.  Other interesting selections included Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli, Greece which was Europe’s # 1 hotel, Caribbean Club in Grand Cayman was selected as the top hotel for the Caribbean Islands.

            World’s top All-Inclusive resort went to Garonga Safari Camp in South Africa, with East Winds Inn in St. Lucia scoring top ranks as well.  Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo, Japan was selected as the most luxurious hotel in the world.  The trendiest US based hotel is the Smyth Hotel in New York City (which incorporates into its décor, our very own Naked glass armchair by Tonelli) while the trendiest hotel in the world went to Villa Zest in Cape Town South Africa.

            Smyth Hotel in New York City

            Smyth Hotel in New York City

            The best hotel for romance in the world was the four seasons in Bora Bora, while the Andronis Luxury Suites in Greece was selected as the most romantic hotel in Europe.   For more information, visit