interior design

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Reading Time: 3 minutesBathrooms are a key part of any home that truly distinguishes luxury from mediocrity. The luxurious home puts thought and care into the bathroom because it’s one of the most used rooms in a home. Plus, if it’s decoration appropriately, you have the opportunity for an in-house spa. Who wouldn’t want that? Don’t settle for a drab bathroom that only fulfills basic functions. Make it a focal point for your home! From full-renovation to simple design tricks, here are the top five things you can do to make your bathroom luxurious: 1. Proper Lighting This one is an absolute no-brainer. Good lighting is not only essential for any bathroom, but you need it if you have any sort of beauty routine. That is why you need vanity lights in your bathroom. Not only do they cast great light that illuminates the room, but they also give you the perfect lighting to…

5 Style Secrets for a Small Luxe Bedroom

5 Style Secrets for a Small Luxe Bedroom

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe price of city living and the lack of land within the city limits sees up to half of the population living in apartments, either as owners or tenants. For the many people who do live in an apartment, it’s hard to juggle space and luxury, particularly in living rooms and bedrooms: the traditional hearts of the home. Just because a bedroom is small, however, it doesn’t mean you must compromise on either style or comfort. Here are some tips to add a touch of luxe to any bedroom, no matter the size. 1- Get a great bed It’s the most important – and for some, only – piece of furniture in your room, so get it right. Invest in a quality well-made modern bed that will last for years, and survive current fashion trends. Get the biggest bed possible for the space and use small side tables, as nothing…

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Reading Time: 5 minutesAre you thinking of putting your high-end home on the market this year?  If so, then you have come to the right place.  Getting the most for your property is always a top goal, but trying to get a higher asking price for an empty home can be difficult.  So, if you have already moved out of your house, you will need to do some staging.  By placing temporary furniture and other items inside the home you are selling, you will draw more interest and be able to sell your home quickly. Add Elegance with Artwork You might be asking yourself, “how to sell my house quick”?  A great way to do so is by adding some elegant artwork to the walls.  Bare walls are a turn off to most buyers, so make sure to hang some pictures along with some eye-catching artwork.  If you have any nice pieces of…

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou don’t have to spend a fortune to create an upscale look in your home. Nor do you have to spend massive amounts of money to upgrade your home or keep it up to date with the latest design trends. We’re not going to address home renovations like fake granite countertops or replacing all of your appliances. Here are five affordable ways to make your house look expensive for relatively little effort. Paint Your Floors If you have worn wood floors, one option for making them look new again is to simply paint them with porch paint. Porch paint should be used in place of wall paint because it is designed to handle foot traffic. This same trick can be used on vinyl floors. You’ll give the floors a new look in a matter of hours and you’ll achieve it without taking away the option of replacing the floor later if…

How to add some style to your dining room

How to add some style to your dining room

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re looking to bring some vibrance and current style to your dining area then there are a number of ways to achieve this. According to Vogue, some of the top decorating trends to look out for in 2017 include; the use of green colours, muted colours, quirky lighting and artisan-crafted furniture. Now if you’re looking to make a few quick changes rather than a complete overhaul, then you might want to consider a change of dining table and seating. Whether you opt for artisan-crafted furniture or the modern stylish gloss finish table from stores like Danetti, you will probably be influenced by the current style of the room. If you are looking for a complete change, this is your opportunity to transform your dining room entirely.  If you’re going to go to the trouble of transforming your room then don’t forget the flooring. Often neglected in the plans but an…

Expert Tips on Choosing the Right Art for Your Home

Expert Tips on Choosing the Right Art for Your Home

Reading Time: 5 minutesArt is definitely among the best luxuries to invest in, especially if you’re in the process of creating an ambience or a particular look for your house. A room can be so much livelier and more comfortable with the right pieces or art placed in the right locations. Art doesn’t have to serve a purpose, but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce a sense of practicality when choosing your pieces. Take a look at the work of top interior designers and you will find beautiful ways of integrating art into your home. If you’re eager to get started with a bit of art shopping, we have a few expert tips on choosing the right pieces to buy that you can follow. Size Matters Even the most beautiful art pieces can still make a room look cluttered. On the other hand, the right pieces can also make a room appear bigger…

Artwork With Which You Can Decorate Your House – Best Wway To Make Your Home Look Good

Artwork With Which You Can Decorate Your House – Best Wway To Make Your Home Look Good

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re one of an artist who is looking forward to decorating your home, you must be looking for some advice to pick the best possible artwork which can not only make your house look worthy enough but also reflect your exclusive choice. Interior decoration is something which should be done with enough care and attention so that you can include some of the best items, objects and materials while making your house so that you can end up designing your dream house. Art is something which completely stands and that which has nothing to do with decoration. The concerns of this article will tell you about some techniques which you can use in your decor to give more space to art. Repetition of color and line adds value to your room When you have an artwork which is very well supported in your room, you should set some contrasts…

5 Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Luxury Apartment

5 Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Luxury Apartment

Reading Time: 5 minutesRegardless of what type of budget you may have, the whole concept of turning any space into a luxury apartment is not as expensive as you may assume. By making a few adjustments, you could completely transform the look of your apartment and add a sense of panache and elegance to any room. In this post, we’re going to take a look at several things you can do to transform your space, no matter how small or large it is, into a luxury themed apartment. 1) Lavish Bedroom A lavish bedroom is at the centre of every luxury apartment. In fact, if you have ever been in a VIP suite at a hotel, you more than likely have noticed how the suites always contain a bedroom that is well-designed with matching curtains, pillows and bedding. The first thing you’ll need to do is to ensure that you get a supportive…

7 Ways to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

7 Ways to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you ever been in a small room that looks and feels more open than a room twice its size? If you’ve experienced this phenomena, you’re aware of just how pivotal something as simple as the arrangement of furniture can be when trying to make the most out of a given space. Whether your dining room is too cramped or you’re looking for a way to free up walking space in the hallways and bedrooms, the general consensus seems to be that more space is better. With that said, let’s take a look at seven ways you can make your home feel more spacious today: 1. Arrange Furniture Around a Center Piece Feng shui experts frequently recommend centering furniture around an object like a coffee table or ottoman. The less spacious alternative to this would be to arrange seats around multiple objects, like two different tables, or having the couches…

3 Interior Design Ideas for a Luxury Feeling

3 Interior Design Ideas for a Luxury Feeling

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou know where you are coming from and generally you might know where you are going to. But more important is where you are right now. The way you live and what surrounds you are important points for your inner-balance. This month, our luxury news is dedicated to Interior Design. Here are 3 interior design ideas that will provide you a feeling of luxury in your home or office. 1- Furniture, less is more. When it comes to Interior Design, one thing more important than furniture is how much furniture do you place in a room. Ideally you should make sure you do not have too much things that would block circulation and even not fitting together. Choose your furniture wisely but above all, always keep the feeling that something is missing. This will mean that you have enough. Free spaces highlight the existing furniture and will provide you a…

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air – Interior Design Inspired by Nature

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air – Interior Design Inspired by Nature

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are among countless homeowners who are simply tired of looking at the same old, same old, it’s probably time you did something about it. While you could always move to a new location, that may not solve all your woes. After all, you have a small fortune invested in your property and this is the neighborhood you have grown comfortable in. You know your neighbors, the kids aren’t ready to move to a new school and quite frankly, you may not even have the budget to buy the house of your dreams. So why not simply remodel the home you’re in? If boredom has you down in the dumps, why not give your home a breath of fresh air with interior design inspired by nature? There’s just something awe inspiring when you think about what it would be like to live under the stars with lush vegetation and…

Nomadous – a new name in the international Design world – Made in Portugal

Nomadous – a new name in the international Design world – Made in Portugal

Reading Time: 5 minutesLuxuryActivist is always looking for new brands and new artists to share. This month, we are happy to discover NOMADOUS, a new Portuguese luxury design brand created in 2016 by two young female entrepreneurs who are passionate about exclusive design, luxury interiors and travelling. With its roots in Portugal, the brand spreads all over the world by getting inspired by the most remarkable and diverse landmarks, people, nature and cultures. Nomadous is a luxury furniture design brand which intends to epitomize the world through unique design pieces. We see the world as an endless source of inspiration and our pieces reflect the most iconic landmarks, remarkable people, varied cultures and breath taking nature elements.  Nomadous was born in Portugal but it is not fixed in one place as it belongs to the world! Nomadous proposes a variety of styles, materials and finishes. It gathers several artisans who put into practice what they have…

Koket, Love happens! Design brand.

Koket, Love happens! Design brand.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSometimes… Love happens! Discover Koket, an amazing Design Brand for interior furniture. Founded in 2010 from the creative mind of Janet Morais, Koket proposes outstanding objects to spice up your home. According to the brand, the artistic work of Ms Morais is influenced by the decorative arts, fashion, flora and fauna, forms and decorative techniques from the glamorous eras reappear in the most sophisticated versions of contemporary trends. The Koket name comes from Janet Morais nickname: “Janet la Coquette”. Ms Morais work is a blend of perfect multi-cultural influences. Born in New York but raised between Europe and the US, she captures different influences from her travels in order to bring a very original style into her work. ” LOVE IS A SUBJECT WITH ENDLESS ALLURE PRECISELY BECAUSE IT CANNOT BE DEFINED. ITS MYSTERY LIES IN ITS POWER TO SEDUCE,ENTICE AND CAPTIVATE.” The brand proposes 5 categories of products: Casegoods Upholstery…

Diamond Emerald by Boca do Lobo

Diamond Emerald by Boca do Lobo

Reading Time: 2 minutesBoca do Lobo launched a new limited edition master piece called Diamond Emerald. It is an amazing Sideboard faceted and coloured as a true Emerald. This amazing furniture has the hit colour for 2013. When we push the boundaries of imagination at the service of home design, everything is possible. This incredibly sideboard is faceted in a way that colour and light play their role as on a precious jewel. The new sideboard also features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers. The exterior of this fanciful piece is now presented in silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent green emerald with high gloss varnish. Here are the details according to Boca do Lobo: Product features Faceted sideboard totally manually produced. Contains two doors, two drawers and a shelf. The interior is finished in golden leaf. Legs are manually carved…

Christian Fischbacher, taste of elegance since 1819

Christian Fischbacher, taste of elegance since 1819

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are companies that try to look luxury, most of them try to invent their own story, and there are companies that are true Luxury Houses. And it is the case with Christian Fischbacher. This Swiss luxury house was established in 1819 in St. Gallen, in the heart of Swiss textile region. Last week, there was an interesting invitation to meet this amazing brand at Jelmoli Department store in Zürich. In deed, there was a celebration of the introduction of the Brand at the prestigious Department store. You can find Christian Fischbacher on the 3rd floor of the store, at the HOME department. For this event, Mr Michael Fischbacher (CEO) and Ms Camilla Fischbacher (Art Director) were there and Ms Fischbacher presented the philosophy of the brand and the new collections. What did we learn from her presentation? She started by talking about the Art of Sleeping. Definitely we got…

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