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16 Made-in-Italy Kitchen Essentials

By MiaCucina SoFla

On my recent vacation in Italy, so many accessories caught my attention: an all-glass cooking pot that had me wide-eyed and wanting, tiny glass wine tumblers for pouring civilized quantities of red wine, and woven rattan serving trays too beautiful to try to describe. I wanted to lug all of them home with me. Instead, on return, I figured out where to source most of my finds from the US, priced from $12 to $200, and all made in Italy.

That last point is no mean feat: Of late many venerable design houses have moved production to cheaper markets, making it hard to tell which–if any–of their products are still made in Italy. (Alessi, DeLonghi, and others are guilty of this.) But these 16 standouts are still all-Italian. I also should add that I got help on this roundup from my two best Italian friends. When I asked them to fill me in on kitchen essentials from home, they talked about Parmesan graters, espresso makers, and the all-important (but oddly absent in the US) mezzaluna. Read on–that, too, is easily attainable.

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35 Modern Wardrobe Furniture Designs

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Wardrobe closets are not just small private hidden spaces for old clothes to retire. They are an excellent and artistic way to display your taste for modern and stylish furniture. Modern and contemporary wardrobes have evolved over the years into more user friendly and attractive pieces of furniture.

Take some time to locate the wardrobe of your choice. Remember, it is going to hold your favorite clothes so you will want it to be beautiful and unique. To your houseguests and visitors, your wardrobe gives the impressive first impression. Then it is your clothes. Wardrobe closets are coming back into fashion.

Wardrobe closets are meant to hold your clothes for a long time. Treat it as a friend of your clothes. Take the time to clean and polish the wardrobe as you would any other piece of fine furniture. A wardrobe closet can be added as an extra clothing storage space if you feel you need more space to store your finer pieces of clothing. Wardrobes are spacious, sturdy bedroom armoires, which are crafted to last a long time and are made from quality solid wood.

Select a wardrobe closet that is made from the finest materials. Choose a unit that is ergonomic, stylish and the perfect match for your current bedroom design. Once you have purchased your wardrobe, it is time to fill it. Get a few boxes together to store items that you will not be keeping. Then you can donate them to a local charity that collects clothing. This step is needed to make sure your wardrobe closet is going to hold only the best of your clothes. Wardrobe closets are a wonderful addition to any modern and contemporary bedroom or guest room. They were quite popular during our parent’s youth and are now making a comeback in homes today. Check Out 35 Modern Wardrobe Furniture Designs at Feed Inspiration.

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8 Spring Decorating Trends to Make Your Interior Design Bloom

By MiaCucina SoFla, Uncategorized

Seasons are a splendid excuse for revamping, sprucing, and enhancing your interior design. Winter is turning a corner, so inviting new pieces and experimenting with fresh colors and lines is the thing to do. We asked for expert advice from our team of professional Decorilla interior designers and with buzzing anticipation, here are several spring decorating ideas that will make your space pop, blossom, and bloom.

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Creative Design Elements We Love to See

By MiaCucina SoFla

We’re always inspired by how the constant swirl creativity and design manifests itself in our homes. Never more so than now have we seen such a sleek ambiance in design, and since we love to share the new, here are some of our favorite statements.

Go for gold: 

Gold accents make fixtures that much more show stopping. It brings a bit of unexpected glamour to a space and is a great way to update your decor. Plus gold is a great color to pair with. Pick pops of navy, orange, or white to create a simultaneously modern and classic feel.

 

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Get Unhinged: 

One of the sleekest things we’ve seen is the lack of hardware altogether. It creates a seamless modern look to a space, and really- a bit of wow factor. When you can tap your wall and out slides a beautifully lit space for stunning glassware, it feels pretty damn cool.

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Little Black Accents: 

Not unlike the little black dress, black will always be timeless and classic. We love the way black can break up and highlight an all-white space. Black can also stand on its own, giving a dramatic feel to a room.

Under the Hood: 

Hooded stoves are the new blank canvases of kitchens. We’ve seen some unexpected creativity that we love; organic elements, copper, gold, glass, anything goes. Instead of an industrial necessity, hoods are now showpieces of design.

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Let there be light: 

Soaring ceilings and windows invite the outside in. We can’t decide which natural light lends itself to more, bathrooms or kitchens, so we pick both. Say bye to bright sterile LED lights and embrace the natural light as another design element of a space.

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Be joyful: 

We’ve all been swept up in the Marie Kondo question; does it bring you joy? This works for all facets of life, but we especially love it as a design strategy. The coordinated, organized, out of sight aesthetic that comes from things you love each in their own place is the sophisticated, relaxed joy felt from the perfect use of space. Bye, unnecessary clutter! We like a place for everything and everything in its place.

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11 Things to Expect With Your Remodel

By MiaCucina SoFla

If you’ve never remodeled before or are taking on a big project, you may feel a little nervous. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Between the large expense and the excitement of anticipating your finished remodel, it’s hard not to feel a little apprehensive. Knowing what to expect can help allay your fears and make you better prepared for what’s to come.

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85 Kitchens That’ll Make You Want To Redo Yours

By MiaCucina SoFla

The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. And aside from functioning appliances, a kitchen design you’ll love for years to come is of utmost importance. So whether you’re renovating or simply looking for some inspiration, we found 85 kitchen ideas that will help you optimize your own—and the best lessons to take from them. From country casual to sleek and modern—and literally everything in between–we’ve got all the kitchen remodel inspiration you could ever need. Gorgeous countertops, unique backsplashes, and statement lighting, we’re coming for you.

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Things We Love

By MiaCucina SoFla

Being in this industry means we watch new ideas and trends come to be often, and there are some classic things we love that will never go out of style.

There are so many ways to express style through interior design. From the architectural layout and structure to unique accents and colors, we can’t get enough. In the spirit of the month of LOVE- here are a few of our forevers.

Stone:

Granite, marble, travertine; these elements straight from the earth bring strength and an organic feel to the things we create and adorn our homes with.

Plants:

We love the pop of a green plant, or a bright bowl of lemons, or a bouquet of flowers. Putting plants, veggies or fruit as decor allows for seasonal nods that give a touch of summer, fall, winter or spring.

Trends:

We always love when something new comes from a designer that we just HAVE to have when creating a space. Nothing is forever; new trends inspire new ideas and often- total renovations. “Out with the old” can be incredibly refreshing, and investments in things that can be easily changed, like paint and fixtures and lighting, are easy ways to incorporate this decade’s color palette, sleek lines & fixtures.

Hardwood:

Whether it’s timeless antique flooring or solid pieces of furniture, wood brings a unique warmth and endless options for design. We love oak cabinets, cedar in closets, and mahogany furniture. The way woods pair with stone elements perfectly ties everything together.

White:

As we look back through the decades, you can almost “name that timeline” based on a certain color palette. The most classic color is the most basic: white. Yet “white” scores across the Pantone spectrum including hundreds of variables that offer coordinating hues to any color. We love a white that shows a range of colors in different lighting; greys, greens, blues, and warm tones. One thing we love about a clean white is that it is the base for everything and can often be the star of the show.

 

Personality:

You are always you, yet even you will change over the years. Things that represent your journey, your memories, and your passions make for lovely home decor. Artwork by your favorite artist, books, photos, and collections from your travels all make a house a home. Being able to customize where these things shine is so nice when planning a space and you, of course, ARE your style, so it will always be loved.

Wishing you love always,

MiaCucina FL