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Casa Decor 2016: The Best of Spanish Interior Design

June 29, 2016

Back to Madrid after 13 years

On the first days of June, I traveled to Madrid to visit Casa Decor, the biggest interior design exhibition in Spain. Known to be changing venue every year, Casa Decor 2016 was housed in Casa Palacio Atocha 34, a big mansion built in 1857. Its 4.000 m2 area was divided between brands, interior designers and sponsors to create a variety of spaces from lofts and luxurious suites to small cozy corners. Styles featured range from rustic and green ‘boho’ to posh eclectic and new baroque. I actually thought the exhibition was really cool. So many beautiful spaces, I just hope the photos I made do them enough justice. And I had a chat with several exhibitors, they told me that this year the organizers really stepped up their game and delivered compared with the past few years when the general level of the exposition wasn’t very high. This was my first Casa Decor, and I’m looking forward to going back next year.

I want to share with you a few of the 60 spaces which made up Casa Decor 2016 and were the highlights of the exhibition for me.

My 10 favorite projects at Casa Decor 2016

1. Flamingo by Marisa Gallo

In this concept, a colourful and cheerful ambience of a tropical island meets the cosmopolitan feel of an urban restaurant in the 21st century.  Love the colour combinations used by the designer, and the textiles – those striped stools and emerald green chair are to die for! And the flamingo themed wallpaper is so bold and cute!

Casa Decor Flamingo 1 Casa Decor Flamingo Collage

2. Sweet Suite Living by Beatriz Silveira

Beatriz Silveira created a complete suite: a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The center piece of this elegant living room is the organic-shaped table. And the blue curtains work really well as the main colour accent in the room. Bedroom is eclectic and chic with lots of gold, including the canopy bed designed by Beatriz Silveira, and a fur bedspread. Bathroom is dominated by a spectacular rounded shape bathtub from Villeroy & Boch and distressed wood sink cabinet. Such a cool combination!

Casa Decor Sweet Suite 1

Casa Decor sweet suite 2

Casa Decor Sweet suite bathroom

3. Telva. La vie en couleurs by Ana Pardo from Santayana, Ana Riestra y Rocío Riestra

This is a beautiful country style dining room, with natural elements as the main protagonists. The “rural” look of the forge table and numerous plants is complemented by cushions in different hues and prints, and other details, such as colourful lampshades and curtain fabric, to add a more contemporary touch to the space.

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Best Ofertas of the End of May

May 27, 2016

Here comes my biweekly selection of  ongoing sales and special offers in Spanish online stores. Free shipping in Maisons du Monde, 20% off everything in Textura Interiors, Spring Black Friday in Olhom, king-size beds for under 300€, geometric patterned rugs and beautiful exotic home accessories from Westwing.

This time the list is shorter than usual, but I simply wasn’t very impressed with what I found, so I only limited to the offers that really stood out for me.  I’m already so looking forward to the summer sales…I’m planning to finish furnishing my place, so I have great hopes for July…however, I still need the actual plan, or, in other words, the concept for my two remaining rooms. Both are tiny, so a post on small bedroom design is definitely coming anytime soon, but first I need to get lost on Pinterest at least for a few hours. But going back to today’s topic…

Free shipping in Maisons du Monde

My favorite French chain has free shipping on all decoration items until May 31st, minimal purchase is 20€. This means everything except furniture, including big items such as rugs, room dividers or stools, along with a wide range of beautiful dishware and textiles. Personally, I’ve already taken advantage of this offer and bought some beautiful plates and a gratin dish from Capri collection using a gift card my friend gave me for birthday. Best B-day gift ever! Although, the dish was broken during transportation, so I’m now waiting for refund or something. Bummer!

Maisons du Monde free shipping

20% off everything and recycle campaign in Textura Interiors

This week-end, May 26-29th, the local home textile chain is offering 20% discount in its physical stores and online. Use SPRING20 discount code online or find the nearest store here. Personally, I’m a big fan of their beach collection. There’s a great selection of towels and little bags to keep your bikini, flip-flops and other belongings.

Textura beach collection

Also, Textura is currently having a recycling campaign: if you bring your old home textiles (such as, bed sheets, towels, or table cloths) to a Textura store and place them in a special container, you can get a cheque worth up to  15€. You’ve got until the end of this week. Find more details here.

Spring Black Friday in Olhom

Olhom online store is offering a 20% discount on everything until May 31st. My favorites from the collections on sale are Granada-inspired Arabian style accessories, including a variety of lamps, candle-holders, trays and boxes and a vintage beach house collection.

Olhom beachhouse collage

King-size beds in Banak

Now this deal is not to be missed if you’re looking for a king-size bed – 180*200 cm. Banak Importa is selling big beds off with discounts reaching 75%. The one from the picture below is worth 286€. Find more beds in Banak’s outlet

Banak king-size bed

Rugs and 1000 and 1 night accessories in Westwing

Westwing is offering a huge selection of geometry patterned rugs. Hurry up though, this deal is up until Sunday, May 29th.

Westwing geometry rugs

My other pick from Westwing today is the exotic collection inspired by the Stories from the Thousand and One Nights. So many beautiful items, and the prices are very attractive! And again, this one is until Sunday. To view the deals on Westwing you need to register first. Use this link to register, and get a 10€ discount on your first purchase.

Westwing exotic collection

If you want to find more shopping tips and my advice on Spanish and international furniture and home decor stores, you might want to check out previous issues of this weekly section.

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This week’s 8 Best ‘Ofertas’

May 9, 2016

Here comes my weekly overview of ongoing sales and special offers in Spanish online stores. Desigual Home, kilim rugs and nautical style accessories from Privalia, Cath Kidston textiles in Westwing, and more. Grab them before they’re gone!


In case you didn’t know, the Barcelona-based clothing brand has a collection of home textiles which is as vibrant and cheerful as their clothes: patchwork designs, intense and graffiti-inspired prints. The Home collection includes cushions, bedding, towels, bedcovers. The brand is a bit pricey, but they now have a special offer: 20% off the second item in the purchase, and 30% off the third and more. The same goes for their clothes, by the way.

Desigual textiles

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‘Ofertas’ You Can’t Miss

April 25, 2016

Here comes my weekly overview of ongoing sales and special offers. Grab them before they’re gone! Mid-season online sale in Maisons du Monde, sofas from Galerías del Tresillo, up to 75% discount in Olhom and a lot more.

Maisons du Monde

Maisons du Monde has a 30-50% sale on furniture and home accessories exclusively in its online shop till May 2nd. My pick are the following 4 items, but I suggest that you have a look at the entire offering.Maisons du Monde items on sale

1. Auxiliary vintage table available in 5 colours (yellow, pink, grey, orange and white), 20,95 €

2. 4-tier shelf with blackboard, perfect to rock the ‘natural green’ tendency and showcase your houseplants, 69,95 €

3. Patchwork blue-grey cotton rug125,90 €

4. Orange floor lamp,  55,95 €

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