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The success of hybrid spaces in 2021: The Student Hotel Case Study

The success of hybrid spaces in 2021: The Student Hotel Case Study

| Martina Pardo | Serviced Accommodations
In the past couple of years, we have been hearing more and more about the evolution of hybrid shared living models. According to numerous industry experts, this will be the next step of the industr...
PBSA and Students’ Mental Wellbeing

PBSA and Students’ Mental Wellbeing

| Martina Pardo | Sustainability and Well-Being
As a designer of Student accommodations for university students, especially following this difficult year and a half of pandemic, the discussion around mental wellbeing has become one of the most i...
How to Design the perfect Night’s sleep experience: a Hotel Designs Conference

How to Design the perfect Night’s sleep experience: a Hotel Designs Conference

| Martina Pardo | Sustainability and Well-Being
Last month I followed one of the latest Hotel Designs Live conferences, which was centred around how to ensure the best sleeping environment and improve sleep performance in hotels. We are always o...
Dezeen Awards Sustainability Longlist: Our Top 10

Dezeen Awards Sustainability Longlist: Our Top 10

| Martina Pardo | Sustainability and Well-Being
Hello everyone! Today I would like to start with some exciting news! A Designer at Heart has been longlisted in the Website of the Year Category at the Dezeen Awards for Interior Design, Design, an...
Industrial Chic Commercial Interior Design

Industrial Chic Commercial Interior Design

| Martina Pardo | Interior Design Tips
We recently had the opportunity to design the interiors for a new project that had a specific brief. While still being a student accommodation, we were asked to make it suitable for a more adult au...
PBSA Market Growth in Europe

PBSA Market Growth in Europe

| Martina Pardo | Serviced Accommodations
Through new PBSA projects and developments, we noticed how new markets have started growing rapidly. So, this week we thought it'd be interesting to have a look at what is happening in the PBSA mar...
Summer 2021: Amara Interior Blog Awards 2021 and Company News

Summer 2021: Amara Interior Blog Awards 2021 and Company News

| Martina Pardo | News & Lifestyle
Hello Everyone, we’re into August and I hope you are all enjoying some relax and possibly some time away from the office. As for me, I’m back in Italy at my family’s, and while I still have work to...
Interior Sustainability in 2021: 5 start-ups' circular materials

Interior Sustainability in 2021: 5 start-ups' circular materials

| Martina Pardo | Sustainability and Well-Being
Hi everyone! Browsing daily through Instagram I find countless inspirations and interesting news about interior design. Today, I’d like to introduce SOMA StudioMilano, a Design team located in Mil...
Beginners' guide to light layers in Interior Design - part 2

Beginners' guide to light layers in Interior Design - part 2

| Martina Pardo | Interior Design Tips
Hello Everyone! Two weeks ago, I talked about the importance of layering light sources. In case you missed it, you can check the article here!We've seen the difference between the three layers...
TEDx Modena: Co-Housing and New Lifestyles

TEDx Modena: Co-Housing and New Lifestyles

| Martina Pardo | News & Lifestyle
Last week in Modena, Italy, was held a TEDx entitled Vision of Super. While the title choice might have been influenced by the surroundings (in those days the city hosted also the Motor Valley Fest...

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    6 Modern Living Trends for 2020 as seen at Home Futures exhibition

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    5 Utterly Christmassy things to do in London this year

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    7 Top Design Trends for Hotel Restaurants in 2019

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    LDF18 | 5 exhibitions that stood out for Innovation & sustainability

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    Interviewing Michael Anastassiades at London Design Festival 2018

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    Interviewing Christian Andersen, head of Design at Fritz Hansen

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    Interviewing Laura Bethan Wood at Milan Fuorisalone 2018

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    Orea Malià hair salon, an edgy interior design paradise

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    Interviewing Paola Navone at Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan

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    7 emerging designers to watch out from Milan Design Week 2018

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    Top creative brands bringing dog-friendly travel to the next level

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    What travellers want: hotel bedroom interior trends in 2018

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    HOTEL DESIGN TRENDS 2018 FOR A STUNNING GUEST JOURNEY

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