“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

In the trendy Testaccio neighbour-hood of Rome, nestled between a mechanic’s garage and an immigration lawyer’s office, is an unassuming passageway that leads to the home of jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez. Once an abandoned brick factory, this dimly lit bunker brimming with curiosities is completely secluded from the world; in fact, it is so cloistered, so littered with treasures, it resembles a sort of modern-day pharaoh’s tomb. DANILO SCARPATI “It feels like being in a cave,” says Delettrez of the space, which she found by chance and bought with typical impatient…

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‘Zoolander’ Producer Selling Art Deco Home

‘Zoolander’ Producer Selling Art Deco Home

The three-story art deco home was built in 1939. An Art Deco home owned by actor and producer Stuart Cornfeld and performance artist Johanna Went is on the market in Los Angeles for $2.65 million. The owners listed the three-bedroom home with quirky architectural details typical of the Streamline Modern design style—including rounded walls and porthole windows—on Thursday. MORE: Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Selling Two Los Angeles Mansions Mr. Cornfeld, who operates Red Hour Productions alongside actor Ben Stiller and whose credits include “The Elephant Man,” “The Fly” and “Zoolander,” bought…

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18 home decor and design trends we’ll be watching in 2018

18 home decor and design trends we’ll be watching in 2018

Bold colors and vintage styles are some of the big trends for 2018. (Jungalow; Anthropologie; Design Storms LLC / Houzz; Sherwin-Williams) Forget crystal balls and psychics. Trend forecasters are pinning their predictions on data and consumer research to reveal what’s hot and what’s not for the year ahead. Visual, image-driven home decor and design websites like Houzz and Pinterest identify trend direction through consumer interaction and keep track of our evolving interests with every click, upload and search word. Along the same lines, a new wave of decorating apps can also foresee the future…

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Emily Morrow Home Launches Home Decor Shopping Site

Emily Morrow Home Launches Home Decor Shopping Site

DALTON, Ga., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Emily Morrow Home, best known as a leading purveyor of American hardwood flooring, expands its range to all matters home-décor related with the January launch of an online shopping site, www.emilymorrowhome.com. A portion of the profits will aid families stricken with breast cancer. Twelve curated flooring styles are available from the easy-to-navigate electronic home-decor store. Each represents the same quality and aesthetic always associated with the company’s trusted flooring. The site also offers American-made upholstered furniture and accent pillows from Aria along with lighting from Currey &…

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This is your interior design style based on your star sign

This is your interior design style based on your star sign

Minimalist, maximalist, Scandi, bohemian, and everything in between. What’s your interior style? Well, according to your star sign, it might be one (or all!) of the above. Whether you’re an ultra-organised Virgo, an emotionally driven decorator like Cancer or a curious Aries, we’ve decoded how your zodiac sign dictates your home. Cancer: Deeply emotional with an interesting core, Cancer signs are sometimes the hardest to get to know — and the same applies to their interiors. A lover of physical expression including art, a Cancer sign will express themselves through bold…

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Swing into the party season at home with cocktail-inspired furniture and accessories

Swing into the party season at home with cocktail-inspired furniture and accessories

The party season is swinging into action once more, but this year, hosting soirees at home has become the new going out, as more and more of us swap the cocktail bar for the kitchen. Entertaining at home was predicted by drinks giant Diageo to be a key lifestyle trend for 2017, and interiors have followed suit, with elegant, statement furniture in luxurious materials making the move from the hotel bar to your living room. Several key trends, including the vogue for velvet, marble and metallics (not to mention the…

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Go bespoke and luxe at the Maroon Manor

Go bespoke and luxe at the Maroon Manor

Made-to-order furniture and brands like Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Baccarat come together at Mumbai’s new design store If a shared work experience of 18 years in interior design has taught Jyoti Roy Chowdhury and Mona Dejgani anything, it is that the Indian market lacks options when it comes to premium design furniture and décor pieces. Having collaborated on several projects, the two — with expertise in interior architecture and styling respectively — came together to launch Maroon Manor, a luxury décor and design store in Worli, Mumbai, three months…

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Here are 10 House of Mahendra Doshi home decor pieces we would love to buy

Here are 10 House of Mahendra Doshi home decor pieces we would love to buy

This collection of finely-restored furniture and artefacts has been put together as part of the ongoing exhibition and sale by the House of Mahendra Doshi at the CSMVS, Mumbai These days, you will find furniture pieces from different eras and in myriad styles coexisting wondrously together within the Coomaraswamy Hall, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai. As soon as you enter, an eclectic selection of Gothic bookcases, exquisite screens and art deco dining tables, among others, will catch your eye, with each vying for your attention. This…

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Touring Gisborne’s historic homes

Touring Gisborne’s historic homes

ARCHITECTURAL features will combine with stories about past lives and ways of life as Gisborne architect James Blackburne guides a Historic Places Tairawhiti bus tour of city houses on Sunday. The heritage tour includes some of the many humble and grand houses in Gisborne, dating back over a century, and includes lunch at Mr Blackburne’s own historic property on the banks of the Waimata River. Designed by Burr and Mirfield, whose public buildings included the Kaiti Freezing Works and Masonic Hotel, the Harris Street house was built in 1925 for…

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RIGHT AT HOME: Sweet gifts for the home baker

RIGHT AT HOME: Sweet gifts for the home baker

If you’ve got home bakers on your holiday gift list, there are plenty of attractive and functional items on the market to help them whip up delectable goodies. Canadian artisan Brenda Watts of Hermitage, Prince Edward Island, makes French rolling pins out of flame birch in her Cattails Woodwork studio. They look like freshly baked baguettes, as decorative as they are useful. “I believe that beautiful things made from wood can have a purpose beyond what pleases the eye, “she says. “They should bring pleasure in use.” (www.etsy.com/shop/CattailsWoodwork ) Lisa…

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