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Chicfinds at design week Milano 2014

In Interiors on March 20, 2014 at 8:55 PM

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One of the best times to be in Milan is during Design week. Milan is a city that is beautiful behind closed doors but during Design Week it comes alive and there is so much going on you risk not being able to see all that is on offer. As http://www.yatzer.com said “From the sprawling RHO Fiera and its epic 24 halls of Salone Internazionale del Mobile, through to the design events spread far and wide across the entire city in every direction, it continues to be virtually impossible to do and see it all.”

paola-navone-merci-milanoI was reminded of this special week when I saw some photos recently of Paola Navone’s project in Via Tortona in collaboration with Richard Ginori. Paola Navone is an Italian architect and designer with an incredible portfolio of work. She continues to excel in everything she does with recent projects including The Conran Store, Crate & Barrell. In her long and many-sided career she has switched easily between the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, critic, teacher and organiser of exhibitions and events, both independently and for select clients: Abet Laminati, Armani Casa, Knoll International, Alessi, Piazza Sempione, Mondo, Driade, Orizzonti, Arcade, Oltrefrontiera, Casamilano, Antonangeli, Dada, Molteni, Natuzzi, Roche Bobois and Swarovski being only some examples.gino01

yellowtrace_Paola-Navone_Paris-Apartment_01Above are images of her apartment in Paris. Her interiors are white, stark, contemporary and sexy.

If your passing by Europe, drop in to Milan for some exceptional design that you cant find anywhere else in the world. It is also a one off opportunity to be part of an amazing vibe that only pure design will pump. To see Paola’s latest collaboration take a look at The Conran store http://www.crateandbarrel.com/Paola

For a guide on design week, visit; http://www.yatzer.com/best-of-milan-design-week-2013

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Chicfinds nostalgia at the start of Autumn

In Beautiful things, fashion on March 19, 2014 at 4:36 PM

I know it’s passed but I have a strong nostalgia for the beautiful Spring/Summer 13 collection of Bottega Veneta as Autumn breaks through and shows it’s earth spectrum of colour.Image

So feminine and beautifully tailored in silk crepe with the daisy print…Image

Feeling a sleeve and a knee length is kind of nice at the end of summer as the days become shorter and the tones get warmer. Even a transparent hosiery with a strappy sandal feels like a good idea after flip flops and lace up loafers.

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Get Chic with the change of season and check in at ChicFinds for the inspiration. X

ChicFinds and a make over

In Beautiful things, Interiors on November 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Are you wanting to make over any part of your home? Refresh it with something but you don’t want to spend a lot of money replacing everything, you just want another point of view. There are many ways to revive a room be it the kitchen or the nursery. Sometimes it can be as simple as a curtain, blind or feature wall. Often a new set of cushions or a beautiful object. Creating harmony can often be the challenge. Lighting, tones and symmetry are key to creating a space that feels just right. Image

ChicFinds is offering you a free consultation if you send this blog post on to your friends and they become followers of ChicFinds.

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From a photo I will suggest to you ideas on repositioning the furniture, introduction of blinds or curtains or fabric. Sometimes it is the balance of textures, prints and tones that can put an imprint on a room.

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Often rooms need a point of focus or a symmetry in terms of the height of furiture or lighthing. To create this symmetry or focus you can also use greenery. Plants often soften a space and create a feeling of freshness and by introducing the greenery it can offset wood or colours very well.

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Despite living in doors our natures love the outdoors and that feeling of nature, lying under a starry sky or sleeping on the beach while hearing the waves crash on the sand. Having some of that nature indoors with use helps us relax and creates a serentity within our living space.

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Picking homewares is the same as picking our clothing. It has to come together and have a synergy. The tricks of the trade are not written on the walls so if you need a helping hand, send me the list of your three new followers of ChicFinds and a photo of your space and I will send you 5 very good pointers in the direction of recreating the space.

Look forward to creating with you!

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