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Urban Loft Paint with Neutral Colors, Marble and Wood

With the premise of few and good elements, architects value simplicity and the natural! They took advantage of the elegant layout, clean surfaces and pure volume so associated with the identity of Crippa e Assis Arquitetura. Neutral colors and especially marble and wood divide the scene, as does the selection of furniture by Brazilian designers, such as Jader Almeida, and works of art by Gabriel Wickbold. Loft goes straight to the point and brings only elements necessary for use, but without losing its elegance and grandeur.

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Architects Maria Alice Crippa and Gustavo Assis, realized that the role of the house also interferes in stimulating the sensations, which are responsible for providing this inner reunion. From this perspective, we idealized Loft on Life, an affective welcoming space, to embrace and bring comfort through the senses. The space is divided into three areas distributed in 72m². The first of these is

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The terrazzo revival: 15th century Venetian technique that mixes marble with cement is the go-to material for everything from floors to chopping boards

Take Habitat’s new Splatter cushions and throws bearing prints of flicked paint. Perhaps designers have caught the bug for let-it-all-hang out colour and line from the Royal Academy’s current exhibition on abstract expressionist art of the Forties and Fifties, exponents of which included Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

The terrazzo revival is another strand of the trend. The technique was invented in the 15th century by Venetian builders who couldn’t afford to use solid marble, so they mixed discarded marble chips with clay, then polished it up to create a decorative, hardwearing surface.

SPOT THE SPECKLES

In the 20th century, terrazzo was appreciated more for its durability and relegated to ordinary public spaces — from municipal buildings to American diners — while today the rubber flooring of London’s Tube trains has a speckled terrazzo effect that goes almost unnoticed.

Handmade: this unit from the Ernö kitchen costs £15,000 and is

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Interior design’s next six biggest trends from metallics to marble

There’s no place like home, and whether yours is a rented shoebox with damp stains and a mouse infestation, a 10 bedroom country house complete with tennis court and garden flamingos, or a penthouse suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop pool, it’s important to make your home somewhere you feel comfortable.

Not everyone has the budget to make their pied-à-terre look worthy of a six-page spread in a glossy magazine, but we can all add Instagram-worthy features to our homes.

How can you make sure your interiors are on trend though? God forbid you Instagram anything as basic as a light-box or a gold pineapple. Unless you love light-boxes and gold pineapples. In which case you do you.

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To ensure you’re ahead of the style curve, we spoke to some of the world’s

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