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Fashion and home design are two separate disciplines always intertwining and taking oxygen from one another.

The Italian word “abito” (English: dress) takes from the verb “abitare” (English: to live, to inhabit). The dress is the first place our body lives in and the body offers infinite possibilities to relate ourselves to the surrounding space. Fashion gives us the freedom and fantasy to dress how we want and the freedom to compose our own style in homes.  To dress a home goes far beyond colors and fabrics, it is the thread, which resolves the human body’s architectural spatial challenges and satisfies the human desire to be surrounded by functional and beautiful objects.

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Dressing an Italian home interior is quite simple as long as lines and forms are kept at a minimal. As an Italian born, I can say that Italians live in antiquity, we open our windows and history surrounds us, but in our homes we are very modern, we like simple, straight lines and very few bold colors.  A leather red floor would be perfect for a home studio with satin chrome furniture frames mixed with glass, as much as a white/beige striped closet doors would look so elegant on a white marble floor. Play it tone on tone and never go wrong.

Italian kitchens are not at all fussy, but functional is a must, color is optional, they are either very colorful, we like Ferrari red by the way, or very black, greige (combination of grey and beige) and rivers of white. Forget the kitchen knickknacks all together.

Italian living rooms are made for “fare bella figura” – an Italian philosophy to present a good image, to make a good impression. Our guests, when entering an Italian home, musty be greeted by beautiful things and be seated in an even more elegant room, which in some cases, the family hardly uses for themselves just to keep it new as long as possible.

Baths must have the minimal essentials.

Space in Italy is the essence. Italy is a small country, its homes reflect the restriction of space. In comparison with American homes, I must say Italian homes are very small, but they are very fashionable and efficient. If you visit a building with eight apartments, you will see eight different home styles, each one being very creative and ?? la page. In one of those eight styles, you bound to find a classic antique decor  too.

Fashion and home design are two sides of the same creative coin, they both thrive on ideas and innovations.

Dress your home according to your character and personalize it as you would put together your fashion ensemble in the morning.

Carry a color scheme from room to room, mix modern with antique pieces, play with patterns, make art out of your memories and cherished moments, show your personality, be extravagant in small spaces, don’t forget to decorate cozy outdoor corners and make a “bella figura” with the main entry. Ciao,…

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10 Business From Home Ideas For Women

Most women crave to make a mark for themselves professionally. However, marriage, kids, managing the house and other priorities steal away this dream and they end up craving for an opportunity to excel professionally and earn money by staying at home. Though working from home options may seem limited, the earning opportunities are endless. Here are the top ten business from home ideas that would convert you to a professional which is what you dreamed of.

10 Business From Home Ideas For Women

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1. Fashion Designing

Fashion designing is a great career opportunity, especially since every individual loves to dress fashionably. It comes with a love for fashion and an understanding of textile, colors, patterns and cuts. Creating ensembles for clients can be very satisfying and your studio can always start from the comforts of your own home. Thus, being a fashion designer is one of the best choices as far as business from home is concerned.

2. Catering

Catering is yet another option that has a wide scope but doesn’t really need you to be on the move. Cooking is something that comes naturally to women. Catering is a mix of practical everyday cooking with gourmet cooking. With catering comes another great business opportunity and that is event planning. Catering can also be a business that has the entire family involved and gives great pleasure to people who enjoy being the perfect host.

3. Baking and Confectionery

Baking and confectionery is a dream profession for many. Though being a patisserie chef does require a bit of professional training and experience but sky’s the limit if you can succeed. Almost everybody has a sweet tooth and a craving for chocolate. You can experiment and let your imagination soar. The best feeling would be to see the mesmerized look on the face of your patrons when they enjoy the flavors of your creations.

4. Writing

If you are an avid reader, good with words and have an intense desire to express yourself, why not consider writing as a possible business idea. There is a tremendous demand for writing in its various forms. You could be an author and create a novel. If you are a film buff, you could turn to screenplay or script writing. If news appeals to you, there is an option of working as a freelance journalist for a newspaper or magazine. Freelance writers are much sought after and the scope in this field is tremendous.

5. Handicrafts

Creating special handicraft items is another great business. Personalized gifting and handmade articles have reached a great height altogether in today’s era. Thus, a collection of such items if created artistically is sure to fetch you a great clientele. It is a business of great profits as well and rewards you monetarily and artistically. The raw materials required are cheap and easily accessible and you can work comfortably from home. Who knows, you may end up starting your own gift shop!

6. Recruitment

Recruitment is another work from home business that is quite in vogue. …

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