Bathroom Design: Jamie Hayon's Fantasies of Fancy

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Iconic Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s bathroom collection “Bisazza Bagno” for Bisazza pulls us into a magical dream world of luxury and subdued decadence. Beckoning us to set aside the daily stresses and revel in the beauty of our fantasies. Design Resource: Bath design products and decor discovered at CP Hart London showroom.

Yoshinuma Glass at Japan Style 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

Carmen NatschkeEntertaining Tablescapes, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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The Deformation Polygon Glass L/M/S Exquisite handmade glassware and devastatingly beautiful glass tableware from Tokyo-based glass company Yoshinuma inspired the masses at the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fair.   Their prototypes for a polygon shaped glass captivated me. The designer states that “We deformed the shape of the hexagon, and made it as a base of the prism glass. You can … Read More

Bath Design: The Sensual Awakening of the Senses

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Sensual and modern bath design steeped in exotic serenity. One can imagine closing their eyes, while soaking in these exquisite stand-alone tubs designed by Spanish-born, Milan based designer Patricia Urquiola for Hansgrohe’s Axor brand, and being transported to faraway lands of mystical charms and storybook enchantment allowing the senses to indulge in the arousing scents, and beautiful imagery of the … Read More

Enchanting Illumination: Sachie Muramatsu at NEXT Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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Sachie Muramatsu Lighting 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

At a design fair brimming with innovative and beautiful design at each turn, I found my favorite lighting designer in the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo NEXT section – a slightly secluded quiet, peaceful corridor. One that I almost walked right on by had it not been for the alluring illumination of Sachie Muramatsu’s handcrafted romantic and feminine petal-like light pendants. One look and … Read More

Gold Craft: Delicate Tableware at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013

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Gold Craft Japanese tableware at 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Dainty teacup, leaf inspired stirring spoon and beautiful wood saucer. Natural wood place setting, porcelain chopstick holding dish, and crafted glassware. Fine bone china tea cup and saucer, and elegant silver-finished teacup and saucer on china serving tray. Design Resources: Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, Messe Frankfurt, Ambiente 2014

Classic, Ephermeral Blue and White Bath

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Classic bath designed in a soothing and traditional color palette of pale blues, soft grays and pure white. Traditional mosaic tile floor is edged by high satin white moulding, blue-gray, matte walls anchor old-world style pedestal sink and traditional bathtub finished in marbled gray, blue and white tile. Large silver-framed mirror over the bathtub visually enlarges the room and reflects … Read More

Miyama’s Pretty & Delicate Porcelain Tableware at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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MIYAMA tableware at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013 : METAPHYS  Dinnerware Collection | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Miyama’s METAPHYS tableware collection was introduced at the 2013 Tokyo Lifestyle fair.  This unique and functional serving set is organically shaped. It is at once quite delicate, yet strong. It is artsy, yet practical. It has a soothing balance and harmony that will definitely infuse the dining experience with calmness and serenity. Design Resources: Miyama, Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, Messe Frankfurt, … Read More

Bath Design: Modern Victorian Glamour

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Settecento New Yorker Ceramic Bathroom Tile Collection | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Lovely silver and white romantic, contemporary Victorian style bath with perfectly white subway wall tiles from the Settecento’s New Yorker collection. Décor Resources: Settecento, Ceramics of Italy