Materials and coatings

“It’s not concrete, neither wood nor stone, not even steel or glass the most resistant element.

The most resistant material in building is art!”


Gio Ponti

Wallpapers and colors

There are people who love white and those who love the colors, those who love pure surfaces and those who prefer decoration. It is true, the ancients stated: de gustibus non disputandum est. But here we are confessing our weakness for colors, for wallpapers, as much as it is able to make an emotion, a smile, a thought. It is always a matter of balance, relationships, correct redundancies between color and white, between full and void, between style and function. The psychology of perception teaches and tells us that the environment where we live strongly influences our moods, and every color, every object we see, is capable of interacting with our psychophysical well-being. There are no inanimate objects, if we are related to them, as there are no spaces which are impersonal boxes.

The relationship with space, either conscious or unconscious, is constant, it always happens. We should be able to shift our focus to ourselves: we paint the houses with our colors. Do you like white? Let’s go white! if it corresponds to yourselves, without letting the Nordic attitude carry you away. We learn to question our dogmas, our certainties. The essential value, in every change of interior design, is respect for oneself. And sometimes, in order to learn more about yourself, you need an outer eye, to give us a hand to have a broader view, from a different perspective. The most interesting solutions are often generated from a synthesis of ideas, from an unexpected cultural comparison.

Materials and coatings

When we want to renew our home, or part of it, and maybe we want to make more radical changes, the choice of materials, coatings and finishes is very important. It is as if we designed the main scenography of our life, the space where to place our things, the place where daily actions will take place. For a space to be lived at its best, it is important to empathize with it, so that there is a positive energy in this relationship that is constant, regardless of our awareness. The choice of a floor, a wall coating, a color for a finish, a laying direction for a parquet flooring, may not be easy or immediate. We should keep several variables in our mind, asking ourselves some questions:

Which materials are better fitting to my lifestyle?
What are the most consistent materials to my idea of home?
What character do I want to give to this space?
What are the furniture and accessories that I will place in the different rooms?

There will never be a single answer. For the living room, will we a parquet flooring or a concrete floor be better? For the bathroom, will a mosaic or a glaze finish be better? For the kitchen, will we choose a more traditional tile or a Venetian terrace? Some examples, among thousands, that help us reflect on how many options can be evaluated. We believe that every choice is a matter of coherence with oneself and of the overall harmony of the house. Agreeing either to very linear homes or to eclectic homes, as well as contemporary homes or homes with an old taste. It is always a matter of measure: est modus in rebus.

Materials and coatings

When we want to renew our home, or part of it, and maybe we want to make more radical changes, the choice of materials, coatings and finishes is very important. It is as if we designed the main scenography of our life, the space where to place our things, the place where daily actions will take place. For a space to be lived at its best, it is important to empathize with it, so that there is a positive energy in this relationship that is constant, regardless of our awareness. The choice of a floor, a wall coating, a color for a finish, a laying direction for a parquet flooring, may not be easy or immediate. We should keep several variables in our mind, asking ourselves some questions:

Which materials are better fitting to my lifestyle?
What are the most consistent materials to my idea of home?
What character do I want to give to this space?
What are the furniture and accessories that I will place in the different rooms?

There will never be a single answer. For the living room, will we a parquet flooring or a concrete floor be better? For the bathroom, will a mosaic or a glaze finish be better? For the kitchen, will we choose a more traditional tile or a Venetian terrace? Some examples, among thousands, that help us reflect on how many options can be evaluated. We believe that every choice is a matter of coherence with oneself and of the overall harmony of the house. Agreeing either to very linear homes or to eclectic homes, as well as contemporary homes or homes with an old taste. It is always a matter of measure: est modus in rebus.

Are you thinking of modifying or renovating some spaces of your home but you do not know how to start?

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