Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

paraná studio - Jones mini lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones mini lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones mini lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorg
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata
paraná studio - Jones Maxi lamp by Giorgia Alliata

Collages 
from rio
Paraná

Giorgia Alliata - Artist

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

recipes for your home

- Hunt a few old frames at home or at a flea market. {you could always cover up something you don't like anymore}
- Collect thick paper from beautiful wrapping leftovers, old calendars, vintage or freshly new decupage paper.
- Scissors or a paper cutter, vinyl glue, a pencil.
- Help yourself with sand paper if you need to smooth the frame.
- Remember you must always draw the lines before cutting the paper with your pencil!!
- Soften the paper with the glue before sticking it to the frame...

*** To make it extra-zero-waste: you can also easily cover up small notebooks if you have some of the beautiful paper left!

Frame 
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walls

Francesca and Eugenia ~ founders ~ Vernisse

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

recipes for your home

1. What is the mood for tonight? Formal? Romantic? Colourful? Personally I love contrasts ~ set up a formal table and then serve pizza and beer!

2.  Placemats or Tablecloth? I usually choose between the 2 but it is also fun to layer! Get some fresh flowers to match colours!
3. Plates and Glasses: never be afraid to mix!
4. Play around with Napkins + Cutlery + Jugs (I'm a huge fan of gluggle jugs!)

Have a look....what's the vibe? Do you like it? If not go back to point 2!
 

5. Personalise: I love seating my guests using name cards (still using the ones from my wedding!) ~ alternatively you can always ask an illustrator to draw some for you! 

6. Accessorise! This is the last step to set up a real eclectic table. Candlesticks or Fresh flowers in small colourful vases? BOTH! Or opt for a "giardino all'italiana centerpiece"! Add some pottery animals? Use your imagination and your special objects. 
In my dining-room I have a special closet full of things to decorate tablescapes!
BE INVENTIVE + HAVE FUN!

Set up an eclectic dinner table

Virginia di Carpegna ~ CX Manager Hermès

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

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recipes for your home

     First of all do a treasure hunt in your room to find:

  • Teeny tiny objects with magical value for no one else but for you like memories, love notes, empty notebooks that were never filled...

  • Now give them each one a purpose: use one of those empty notebooks filling them with "don't forget" notes to fall asleep without pending to-do's.

  • The second notebook can be filled with all joyful moments of the day, to fall into dreams about them.

  • Carefully place all the objects that you scavenged onto your chosen bedside table.

  • Choose a few special ones to hang just above it to create movement and balance.
    Buenas Noches estrellitas...!

Style your bedside
table

Cécile Denis ~ Casa Balandra

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

recipes for your home

     How to set up you Sacred Altar...

  • Put together a few objects and special things collected around the world.

  • Crystals, a Madonna from Mexico, a tiny painting...

  • Create a personal morning ritual.

  • Get some fresh flowers to bring some life to it and dried rose petals for the altar

  • Light up some candles (mine are from Mexico) and set them around it to bring light to the space.

  • Add incense to release lovely fragrance and add a ceremonial atmosphere to the room.

  • Send out your prayers and positive energy out to the universe...

  • Finally wake up the good spirits with a tiny bell and you will be all set to start your day positively!

Temple in your home

Deborah Nolan ~ Tulsi Shop

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

recipes for your home

  • Lemons + oranges from your fridge

  • Flowers from a bouquet, from your garden or found on the way to your groceries... it's spring!

  • Ribbons from old gifts, twine, cords, whatever you can find home.

  • Put your flowers to dry head down outside your window.

  • Wait patiently for a week 1/2 or 2.

  • Finally take your dried flowers and mix the petals choosing the scents that best go together.

  • Et voilà!! Your homemade Pot Pourri is ready to enhance your home with spring smells! Enjoy!

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     Pourri

Claudia d'Oncieu, co-founder ~ Paraná Studio

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

recipes for your home

  • Magazines, Old Books

  • Scissors + Glue

  • Wooden board / Thick paper

  • Découper + Coller

  • Play around with images + your imagination

  • Take your time

  • ENJOY!!!

'Quarantaine'  de Collages

Decorating was not on the priority list, but having a good time certainly was.

recipes for your home

Spring Table Setting x 1

  • Take the loveliest cloth you own {if you don't own any take a colourful pareo}

  • Choose two of your favorite plates

  • Flowers: put them in between two plates + in small vases all around you

  • Add small recipients for salt&pepper

  • Candles are essential for a dinner setting !

Clementina Calleri, co-founder ~ Paraná Studio

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