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Top 7 emerging designers to watch in 2018

Top 7 emerging designers to watch in 2018

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Hello design lovers, Every time I visit a trade fair or design event, I look forward to meeting all of the emerging designers. Here is where I find the most interesting and daring ideas. The downs...
IMM Cologne 2018: my experience and design finds

IMM Cologne 2018: my experience and design finds

| Martina Pardo | Exhibitions & Design Finds
Hello design lovers! Here I am, back from IMM Cologne 2018. As you know I've recently gone full time freelancing, which means that I'm finally free to decide of my own timescale (at least I like t...
What colour paint is best for you? Use colour psychology!

What colour paint is best for you? Use colour psychology!

| Martina Pardo | Archive
What colour should I paint my kitchen walls? What colour for my living room wall or my window frames? Those are some of the most common questions I get asked by my clients. Some of them are lookin...
What personality type are you? Ask your home!

What personality type are you? Ask your home!

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Hello design lovers, I believe our homes are a representation of who we are. Sometimes this may not seem true but your personality it's there in your home, somewhere. Maybe it's just hidden by a t...
The ultimate bespoke wallpaper is designed by a 5 year old!

The ultimate bespoke wallpaper is designed by a 5 year old!

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Hello design lovers! Has anyone of you ever dreamt of colouring their bedroom walls as a kid? I'm sure you have. As a teenager, one day I decided to write on my walls with a black marker and it fe...
How to Make Your Fireplace the Focal Point of the Room

How to Make Your Fireplace the Focal Point of the Room

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Creating a focal point in any room is an important step in interior design work. Because of its eye-catching nature, a focal point often sets the mood that the room has to deliver. Every other inte...
Home decor 2.0: flowers online!

Home decor 2.0: flowers online!

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Hello design lovers! I don't know about you, but I find small businesses fascinating especially the tech-oriented and family-run. I recently discovered Vela, which is both those things: an auntie ...
Can ergonomics improve health? I asked the expert!

Can ergonomics improve health? I asked the expert!

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Hello design lovers! Have you ever been interested in posture at work? I wasn't. I had to experience a series of side effects before starting to be. Every time people looked at me, slumping at my ...
Decorating with black: all you need to know!

Decorating with black: all you need to know!

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Let's face it: black ceilings are not for everyone. People love them or hate them, no middle ground. I am a black-lover at heart and tend to add black elements in my bedroom every time I have the ...
New challenge: home office interior design in Bologna

New challenge: home office interior design in Bologna

| Martina Pardo | Archive
Hello design lovers! Do you remember when I told you about me designing a bathroom on Whatsapp? Well, guess what? After the bathroom project, when Lu needed help with her home office interior...

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