Chesterfield sofa is not just a piece of furniture but a piece of history

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Chesterfield, as we now know it, is an exquisite leather sofa that incorporates prominent tufting pattern into its back, seat or both. Its recognized design has turned the Chesterfield sofa into a descriptive and highly transcending style of seating thought to be namesaked after the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Philip Stanhope who was looking for a furniture solution that allowed comfort without the sacrifice of mannered personal appearance. The original Chesterfield offered an upright, firm seat, adorned with buttons and nail head trim for added trendsetting qualities and aesthetic refinement.

Today, chesterfield sofas have changed the status quo of formal seating, and are used in all settings and in all styles, not just in traditionally designed spaces. Their old-fashioned stigmas and conventional class barriers have disintegrated, with modern sofa versions designed to embrace the decorative depths of original chesterfields with simplified details and a timeless British imprint on interior design.

Some of our favorite Chesterfield inspired masterpieces include the Aston collection by Gamma Arredamenti that includes a sofa, sectional, chaise, armchair and a bed.

Aston sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Aston bed by Gamma Arredamenti

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New Year Resolution: work out more, at home

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

It’s January of a new year and of course everyone is still in “resolution” mode.  With the best intentions, we all want to start over, reduce our bad habits and vices, reset our excuses and infuse our motivations with new vigor, with ‘being healthier’ landing at the top of most people’s lists.  To be healthy is directly intertwined with proper nutrition and a consistent workout regiment, and yet very few consider leaving the house to eat healthier, so why do people leave the house to engage in a routine workout.

Instead of leaving the house, the inspiration, motivation and lack of distraction should be the primary reason behind the investment in a home gym.  Small space is no longer an issue because machines are now reduced to their smallest footprint and maximum utility allowing for increased physical fitness and enhanced mental wellness.

Technogym is an Italian manufacturer that specializes in unique, highly innovative gym equipment that is perfect for both commercial and residential fitness.  With welcoming, zen-like vibe and seamless design, Technogym offers solutions that are functional, user focused, and guarantee “speed, agility, efficiency, safety and hygiene.” Offering many collections, Technogym boasts with advanced research and modern aesthetics for the home through its most modern Forma line that’s designed “to minimize space, maximize interaction and fun during workouts.”  Forma collection of products integrates professional equipment with sleek ergonomics fitting for home use.  In addition to Foam, Technogym also includes the Artis Line of cardio and strength products, Kinesis Line for strength training and the Unity console of interactive fitness.

Unique and highly innovative gym equipment by Technogym

5 Hidden Dangers around your home you need to know about

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

They say that ignorance is bliss, and what you don’t know about can’t really hurt you.  Well, this may be the case in some instances in life but not when it comes to protecting your loved ones in your own domain.  There are dangers that lurk around the house and without knowing the circumstances; the warning signs can be easily missed.

  1. Mold – anytime there is continuous moisture, mold can appear and multiply in as little as 24 hours so be aware of dampness in basements, closets and bathrooms.  Look out for dampness and leaks after a rainy day or melting snow.  Mold can be fought off by using a dehumidifier in spaces that are prone to get excessive moisture.
  2. Dust mites – one of the most common causes of allergies, dust mites can hide in rugs, pillows, mattresses and sheets.  And to keep them at bay, wash bedding and vacuum area rugs often.
  3. Medications – prescriptions can be super hazardous to little children that don’t yet comprehend the danger of ingesting something that appears to look like candy.  So keep your meds away from curious hands (not on the counter or inside the night table).
  4. Cleaning products – good smelling and brightly colored cleaning products are particularly attractive to little curious children.  Children under 5 are particularly vulnerable to ingesting cleaning products that can cause a variety of scary health problems.  Like with medications, keep cleaning products and laundry detergents away from common areas that are easily accessible.  Do not keep them under the sink or the faucet.
  5. Carbon monoxide – this is an odorless and colorless gas that is highly toxic.  Its sources can be found in fuel-burning appliances like fireplaces, stoves, clothes dryers, water & space heaters.  Watch out for headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ultra-modern billiard tables by Mitchell

Monday, March 30th, 2015

An unexpected source for modern design is translated into Mitchell’s billiard table collection, attracting discerning clients and venues among which is the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas.  Mitchell’s contemporary pool table collection includes such stunning designs like the Excalibur, Vue and the newest cantilevered addition, Catalina.   Uniting incredibly high end materials like solid wood, stainless steel and glass with the most innovative structures, Mitchell displays superb craftsmanship that’s bound to result in recreational superiority.

Catalina billiard table by Mitchell

Vue pool table by Mitchell

Excalibur billiard table by Mitchell

Vega Ultra-Modern Office Desk is a Hit

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Both on screen and off, Vega epitomizes modern design in every way.  From its edgy silhouette and an entirely stainless steel construction, to the innate significance it so visibly conveys.  Undeniably bold and dynamic, Vega office desk stands for power which is why it came as no surprise that USA Network execs and producers of the popular TV show Suits absolutely had to make it a part of the TV show’s set.

Vega office desk in TV show Suits

Vega office desk in TV show Suits