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Decor

Bravo, signor Bonaldo!

In Northern Italy, one witnesses strong and creative economic activity. There are numerous extremely dynamic companies even in highly competitive sectors like furniture. Among some hundred companies in the sector, Bonaldo is not the most important, neither by revenues nor head count. But it punches above its weight and counts as a significant player, even … Continue reading Bravo, signor Bonaldo!

Smart ideas

Some ideas to remember when you decide to redo your kitchen … Highlight visually pleasing objects or those you love, utensils being a good example as they are sometimes difficult to store. Take note of doors and drawers with oak rails and glides, giving a sleek look while being very ergonomic. • Elle kitchen by … Continue reading Smart ideas

Cosmopolitan sophistication

Beaux-arts inspiration, quality materials and finishing, cultivated luxury: Ritz-Carlton residences reflect the image of the century-old establishment on which they find themselves delicately perched. Architects and designers have spared neither effort nor means to achieve the pinnacle of perfection. This apartment, designed by Patty Xenos, is perfect evidence that one can wed elegance and subtlety. … Continue reading Cosmopolitan sophistication

NATURE

Nature enters into our decor when we least expect her. Whether one lives in the country or the city, nature often presents in the form of wood. In some cases, natural wood, in others, fired, and sometimes simply evoked … or consumed. Burning wood is always an ever-changing spectacle: the quintessence of nature in action. … Continue reading NATURE

A New-England flair

Designer, TV host, and businesswoman Ginette Lorrain put her hands to work on a house with a classic Cape Cod style exterior. Ginette lives with her husband Olivier and son Francis in this residence in a city on the North Shore. The property features English landscape gardens and conceals a majestic old tree near which … Continue reading A New-England flair

Oasis of serenity

In downtown Montreal, in the heart of the action, a couple have transformed their condo into a haven of peace and serenity. Paintings and sculptures illuminate this bright, minimalist space that borrows from the architectural vocabulary of museum installations. The entrance, with its rows of white walls and parquet doussie, an African wood, sets the … Continue reading Oasis of serenity

Seasonal trends

What will summer 2012 look like? A glance at four deco themes. We think of others … and of ourselves. Whether inviting family or friends, a table must be provided that seats everyone, and too bad if the cushions are mismatched! For you, it’s sun loungers, but a new breed: plump, comfortable, spacious. It’s time … Continue reading Seasonal trends

Bathroom evolution

THE BATHROOM HAS NOT ESCAPED THE WINDS OF CHANGE. GONE IS THE LITTLE SPOT, THE UNLOVED ROOM VISITED ONLY BY NECESSITY. THIS SPACE HAS BECOME AN INDISPENSABLE FIXTURE OF THE HOUSE, BETTER YET, A SANCTUARY OF CALM, BEAUTY AND PLEASURE. Antoniolupi offers complete solutions for the bathroom. This Italian manufacturer produces bathtubs, sinks, mirrors and showers … Continue reading Bathroom evolution

Mirror of the soul

IT TOOK A MAN AND HIS WIFE CLOSE TO TEN YEARS TO IMAGINE THEIR FUTURE HOME, AND A FURTHER TWO YEARS TO BUILD, TO ENSURE PROPRIETY UNTIL THEIR CHILDREN LEAVE THE NEST. BEYOND THIS EXCEPTIONAL PLANNING LAY AN OBJECTIVE TO CREATE AN INTERIOR SPACE REFLECTIVE OF THEIR TASTES AND LIFESTYLE. The couple discussed, collected ideas, … Continue reading Mirror of the soul