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