Bathing Rituals: Gessi – the Art of Private Wellness

Could it be the quiet, safe and serene environment in which we lived immersed in our mother’s womb that hints at our need to find sanctuary, peace and repose submerged in a beautiful embracing tub or does it speak to our innate desire to replenish our weary body, spirit and mind by seeking renewal in the form of a warm, therapeutic bath in which our troubles quickly dissolve?  The ...

10 Home Decor Trends for Kitchen & Bath Designs for 2015 – 2016

The 2014 I Saloni design fair in Milan was brimming with gorgeous and evocative illustrations of what’s next in interior design trends for kitchen and bath.  Many of the following home decorating trends, I believe, will be strong for the latter portion of 2014 and will be an integral component of bath and kitchen design in 2015 through 2016. 1. Model Silhouettes - Thin is In:   Surface materials from Cosentino’s innovative Dekton ...

Milan Design Week: BLANCO America’s ATTIKA’s Debut at Acheo Showroom

Milan is a city renowned for its beautiful, sexy and stylish citizens, and it came as no surprise that BLANCO America  debuted its equally beautiful, sexy and stylish stainless steel ATTIKA kitchen sink in the heart of Milan’s Brera design district.  Surrounded by beautiful people, exquisite culinary delights and the best vinos Italy has produced, the BLANCO Attika made its luxurious and sophisticated entry into Milan Design Week history ...

Secret Gardens: Venetian Palazzo Garden of Contessa Anna Barnabo

Venice is a city of sumptuous beauty, rich history and secrets hidden behind elegant palazzo walls. One of those hidden gems of Venice is the exquisite garden at the palazzo Cappelo Malipiero Barnabò  on the Grand Canal. The verdantly lush palazzo Barnabò  garden was designed by the Contessa Anna Barnabò, and has been featured in several garden design books and on film. During our recent visit to Venice the ...

Ardenay Bedroom Collection by Accentrics Home: Elegantly Rustic French Style

Romantic, feminine style and delicate, carved classical details define the elegant Ardenay bedroom collection from Accentrics Home. Warm, neutral tones and sumptuous velvet upholstery seduces the senses with an intoxicatingly feminine allure and style. Tracey Gibson, the designer behind the Accentrics Home collection shares her inspiration the Ardenay bedroom collection in this video. Disclosure:  All opinions expressed in this post are all my own. Home Meridian International the parent company of ...