1. 5 Design Tendencies to Get You Ready for Fall

    The changing fall colours aren’t the only thing to look forward to as summer ends. With so many great styles to choose from, like, boho, glam, modern, contemporary and so on, we’ve compiled 5 design trends that you can easily adopt into your own spaces.

    1. Ergonomics
    We spend a lot of time sitting. For the past few years, there have been articles circulating about how “sitting is the new smoking”. With Varier, you don’t have to compromise your posture or lose out on aesthetics. Varier designs and manufactures chairs that move with your body. The

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  2. Olive Leaf: the natural remedy for heart health and immune system

    Everyone should be familiar with the benefits of italian extra virgin olive oil but another part of the plant provides incredible benefits: the olive leaf. Olive leaf extract has a long history as medicinal herb with therapeutic uses; in traditional Moroccan medicin it was used to help stabilize blood sugar and diabetes, in Egyptian times it was used against fevers and infections. Those benefits have now been studyied and confirmed by international Universities and competent authorities.

    Olive leaf extract has in the latest years become increasing popular and app

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  3. How To Design An Italian-Style Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom - the place where we retreat to at the end of a long day.

    You see so many beautiful bedrooms in magazines; modern, elegant, contemporary, country. The styles and layouts are endless! Perhaps you think to yourself, "Only in my dreams!" and flip to the next page of the magazine.

    I am here to help you make that "dream" a reality. Below I will suggest some master bedroom layouts that will help you to achieve the style you want - with a dash of Italian flare. My main focus of the layout will be your closet spac

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  4. 10 Table and Chair Combinations For Authentic Italian Style

    With so many choices, color combinations, styles and sizes, it is HARD to make a decision sometimes.

    We know, because we are constantly moving things around in our showroom to help make the decision as easy as possible for you when you walk through the door. 

    And shopping online? Ugh. How are you supposed to imagine what our Italo Table will look with the Adele Chair vs. the Vera Chair?

    Keep scrolling.

    Valitalia Tables and Their Chairs 

    The 10 visual guides below will help you select the right combination of Valit

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  5. Floor Plan Ideas That Will Make Your Kitchen Authentically Italian

    As most of the world knows, we Italians consider the kitchen one of the most important rooms of our homes. The layout must prioritize food preparation since cooking meals is an important daily ritual in our culture. Many kitchens contain a breakfast nook, or simply serve as the main dining area if the home is small, which means that it is also an important gathering place. 

    Below, I would like to suggest some kitchen layout plans that will help you to design a more Italian kitchen. Artwork of a villa surrounded by rolling vineyards of T

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  6. Where To Plant Your Booktree

    If you have a black thumb when it comes tending house plants, then this is the tree for you. 

    Plant it anywhere in your home, regardless of the amount of light it will receive, and you'll never have to worry about finding someone to water it while you're away on vacation. 

    It's the Booktreeand it will be the best "tree" that you've ever owned!


    When I first saw this tree-shaped bookshelf, I fell in love with

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  7. Tour A Friuli Sofa Factory

    *The Paradiso leather sofa, seen above, is one of many quality leather sofas produced at the leather sofa factory featured in this post.

    The Making of a Sofa

    The factory visits that I have the opportunity to do are one of the highlights of my Italian routine. I know that for many of the workers it is just another ordinary day, but for me it is a rare opportunity to see and to show others the skill and pride th

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  8. Have A Seat - The Making of A Chair

    Chair City

    If you look up Manzano on a search engine, the results will yield apple trees (the Spanish word for apple tree is manzano), a high school in the U.S. and a small town located in the Friuli region of Italy.

    I'll give you one guess as to which I will be referring to here!

    This small city just happens to be the "Chair Capital of the World," and if you visit it you're bound to pass the giant chair located at a roundabout on the outskirts of the city.

    When I drove past it for the first time, I

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  9. The Meaning of “Made In Italy”

    To those who don't live in Italy, the phrase "Made in Italy" may simply be a slogan for something that was produced in the country.

    All products created in the world are associated with the country where they originate from. 

    Made in China. Made in Japan. Made in Taiwan. Made in U.S.A. Made in India. 

    These few words, however, that are printed on the packaging or labels of the products we purchase have a much deeper meaning. They reflect on the country themselves, which sometimes cause stereotypical opinions to formulate (both positive and negat

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  10. How To Sleep Healthy - Tips On Purchasing A New Mattress

    Healthy Sleeping

    Italy approaches sleep with the “sanodormire” principle: healthy sleeping.

    Unhealthy sleeping is all-too-common in the world and caused by a variety of factors, but the biggest one is most likely the mattress (and frame) being used.

    To improve the quality of your sleep, we suggest that you think about the following when it comes to choosing the right mattress:


    It’s the end of a long day. You’re tired and you just want to crawl into bed and sleep already. Unfortunately, getting into bed require

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