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  • 3D Liquid Floors take you away

    3D Liquid Floors take you away

  • Denim - In or Out for 2015?

    Denim - In or Out for 2015?

Fabrics and Upholstery

Fabrics and Upholstery

Check out our top tips for choosing the right fabrics, and using it perfectly to make your home beautiful, cozy and comfortable!
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Furniture

Furniture

Need some new furniture? Make sure you know everything there is to know about
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Home Deco

Home Deco

Check out our top tips to redesign your home interior for a modern, traditional or exotic feel!
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Amazing fabric mashups with the new collection from I!!!

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I!!! is a brand that we recently discovered and we were truly blown away. They’ve been designing handbags for just a few months and have only released a preview of their collections, but one of my friends managed to hold of one of them recently and when I saw it, it immediately caught my attention.

The bag she got is this one:

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If you look carefully, you’ll recognize the silhouette as inspired from Hermes’s Kelly bag. However manufactured with denim is an amazing touch, I mean I’ve never seen that on any other handbag and I have seen a fair share of handbags in my life! That’s really one of the things which caught my eye!

Another is the rhinestones stitched on the front. I think it’s Dior that released a similar model (price range was not so similar though LOL) and it just gives it that supercharged look without going over the top and doing too much. It makes me think of Christian Louboutin’s spikes, in that it gives it that amazing glamorous finish which can make you stand out exceptionally, but at the same time it nevers falls into being corny or over done. It’s a delicate balance, and one which should be recognized – after all, that is exactly what the top designers are recognized for. Who cares about “safe” when it comes to fashion design :)

Aside from the aesthetic side, this bag has another great advantage. In terms of design, you can see that it has been carefully thought out to meet each and every requirement you could have. There’s a hand-strap to carry it by hand, and a shoulder strap for when you get tired. There’s a lock on the front so that if you need to make sure it stays closed, it stays closed. There’s a whole bunch of compartments inside so you can organize your lady-stuff easily and efficiently (“where are my keys, I”m sure there in here somewhere!” said every woman at some point).

The only negative side I found about this bag was about the size. To be honest, when my friend showed it off to me, I immediately thought it was too small and to prove my point I tried to put my iPhone 6plus in. It doesn’t fit. Now for a designer who has thought about every single functional aspect, that it falling a bit short in my opinion. But well, I know a lot of girls like small (aka cute) bags, so they might be fine with that point.

That’s pretty much all on this point, I just wanted to give you all a little peek at this fabulous brand which I have discovered recently. You can check out more at their website I Am Not and be sure to follow them on Instagram, Facebook or whatever because they are bound to drop some more hotties!

Thanks for following guys and gals, let us know what you think in the comments!

Vintage Wallpaper – How to choose?

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It’s interesting how trends and fashion is circular. The various stages are – avant-garde, trendy, mainstream, cheesy, totally out of fashion… and then about 10 years later – vintage. Vintage is all about nostalgia and rehashing various past trends charged with sentimental value, and wallpapers are no exception to this.

You’ll have seen it everywhere, retro style wallpapers are making a killing on the home deco scene. Whether its vintage prints, worn building materials or just plain old school wallpaper, here are a few which might inspire you!

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Extra large brushes on this wallpaper! Perfect for a bathroom.

 

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Vintage gold prints on this bedroom wallpaper – perfect if you’re already in the gold tones.

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Vintage boxing prints on this one, low key but catchy at the same time.

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Office inspired retro wallpaper.

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This flower and bird print wallpaper will bring back souvenirs of your (or maybe your mum’s) childhood! Very typical vintage.

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This wallpaper’s design mimicks old and worn tiles.

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Floral and nature themed vintage wallpaper – heavily charged, keep the rest of the deco simple.

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Worn tiles are printed on this wallpaper for a very special effect.

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This wallpaper is printed with a 3D effect of embedded stone wall in black and white.

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Not the easiest to put up in terms of taste and combination, this one lives up probably the most to the retro name as it is particularly representative of that vintage style.

Amazing Design Home in Costa Rica by Joan Puigcorbé

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The INOUT House of San José, on the island of Costa Rica was recently finished and as we discovered it, there was no question that this is an architectural and design achievement. The main target was to blend modern design with the surrounding lush natural environment, and to have a smooth, almost invisible indoor to outdoor transition (INOUT.. IN-OUT.. ok we got it.).

The project is headed by Joan Puigcorbé, an renowned architect who also designed the Casa Altamira in Costa Rica. This time, the home covers an impressive 651 square meters and it is with high quality Melina wood that it takes shape, aligned by horizontal planes. MKBstudio provided the furniture for the interior, where the bedrooms are all placed towards the outer part of the home, while the inner part is composed of the regular rooms such as living room, kitchen and swimming pool (not sure if a swimming pool is a “regular room” but you know what we mean). Read More

Protect your Skin this Summer – Tips & Tricks

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We all know the risk we take when we are exposed to the sun but we never stop to enjoy it. Ultraviolet radiation is especially dangerous since it can cause skin aging, and various skin damages. Protecting our skin from the sun is necessary for our good health.

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Large Summer Tables – The Mediterranean Style

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In the delicate Mediterranean summer light, there are two styles you can be inspired by for eating in the shade…

A great menthol white table

If you’re looking for a distinctive Maghreban style touch for your home interior this year, then our design expert suggests a roof made from bamboo thatching for a outdoors, summer fresh dining table. The table itself is glazed tile with aqua tints, perfect to keep it’s crisp cool touch and aspect.

The Mediterranean region is one that is rich in history and in diversity, but almost everywhere you go, from the eastern Greek area to Morocco in the West, the dominant color theme is blue and white. White is an incredibly suitable color for here because it reflects the light which makes surfaces get less hot.

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For the plates and glasses, ceramic is a superbly stylish accessible option, and ideally white in white and brown match the regional style.

White-Blue Combination

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more traditional Greek touch, then white and blue is the obvious choice.

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Imagine yourself on a roof terrace. If you have the space, but no table, then do as above, stick a couple of tables up against each other and boom, you just got yourself a large 10-12-14 person dining table! Keep it as simple as possible, with blue and white polates and glasses. Throw in a few plants around and a sofa for a touch of sunbathing while digesting and you just may have found yourself the dream dining room for the summer!

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Space Optimization – Free up some room!

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If you live in a crowded city – New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, – then you know all about tiny flats living in tiny flats – and how cramped that can be. Stuff always piles up all over the place, and you’re constantly tripping and trodding on cables, shoes or books. Being comfortable in your own home is really a major factor for being happy as scientific and sociology studies have shown. In the field of small space optimization, designers are constantly displaying spectacular creativity and it is obvious that there is a huge market for this.

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Seriously dude?

Today we’re going to show you a new feature presented by INT2architecture, a Russian design firm with big ideas for small spaces. This room, which belonged to a 14 year old girl, was originally filled with random and hoarded objects taking up most of the place.

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INT2architecture were called upon to transform the room and give it a bit more living space. They came up with a giant multi-function cupboard which includes a double bed, a wardrobe, book racks and plenty of small cupboards. But if you think that’s already good, check this out. Opposite the unit, a big blackboard mural can be slid over a full heigt mirror, and slid back to provide a screen for the projecter that is integrated in the overhead projector that is included in the chamber.

So if you have a bit of extra wood and know a good carpenter, get a bit of inspiration from this, and free up some room in your home. With a bit of organisation and imagination, you’re tiny room can become a minimalist and hip pad.

 

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3D Liquid Floors take you away

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Do you ever catch yourself dreaming about being on a beautiful virgin beach, with tropical palm trees all around you? Or maybe you wish you were in turquoise blue seas, swimming with dolphins instead of waiting to catch a cab for 30 minutes in the rain in your city center?

Well, your dreams can (almost) come true, thanks to a Dubai-based interior design company. Imperial Interiors decided there was a market for taking people to the beach, to the sea or to wild parks while being inside their very home! Nature inspired and calming, their latest creation is dubbed 3D liquid floors and it involves covering your floors and walls with large mural prints of paradise-like beaches, wild natural reserves and even a koi pond!

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Denim Fashion in 2015: In or Out?

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When you think of a pair of blue jeans, what do you associate with it? Comfort? Style? Casual living?
No matter what you think of it, denim didn’t always have this positive image behind it. Far from it, actually – it wasn’t until the 1970s that you wouldn’t get shunned for wearing it.

 

The history of denim in fashion

“Denim” was invented in the 1500s in France. Back then, it was exclusive to sailors, who wore it as a sturdy pair of pants while working. The denim back then wasn’t the same denim that we see today though – it was a lot rougher and much more uncomfortable overall.
Levi Strauss, who we all know and love, reinvented the denim. Instead of using hard fibers, he incorporated cotton twill, which maintained the sturdiness of denim but also made it a little bit more comfortable.

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Teak Chairs – Comfortable Seating Perfect For Your Outdoor Space

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When it comes to your outdoor space, probably the one thing that you
use it most for is just sitting back and relaxing. However, if the
seating in your space is not all that great, then it makes doing that
kind of difficult. So, make sure that you have some comfortable places
to take it easy and teak chairs are one of the best options around.

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An exotic touch to your Home Deco

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If you are the kind of person that likes to have a touch of exotic at home, then we’ve prepared some great tips for you! We recently collaborated with a company that manufactures traditional African fabrics such as super wax, dutch wax, brocades and other such cotton based materials on a project of home deco design with an african touch. We are usually pretty contemporary and like to keep it conservative here at Great Upholstery, but every now and then, stepping out of one’s comfort zone is a great way to discover more about yourself.

The project we worked on was for redecorating someone’s house who lived about 20 years in Cote D’Ivoire and wanted to have a modern and contemporary theme but also with a recall of Africa. We got to work straight away and contacted a company which provided us with lots of beautiful fabrics called “wax prints” and they were absolutely stunning. Here are a few that we got from them:

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