All posts by Jackie Muzo

I enjoy writing about interior design and trending furniture pieces. Furniture is fashion, styles are constantly changing!

The History of Italian Furniture

It was in the 15th century when a great deal of consciousness arose in Italy on sculpture, painting, old-fashioned architecture and other forms of delicate arts. In the middle of 1400 and 1650, the rebirth of distinction occurred primarily in Florence and widened in the whole of Rome and Italy. These changes have made a mark in Italian architecture which in turn influenced the now popular Italian furniture.

Italian furniture boasts of designs that are striking, flamboyant, and impressive. Some of its designs are taken from the drawings of conventional Roman architecture and sculpture. The antique decorations were invigorated by the medieval influence which came in the form of acanthus scrolls, shells, dolphins, and other decorations. Intarsia motif and marquetry mirrored interlaced geometrical designs. read more

How to Spot a Good Online Furniture Store

You may find that buying furniture online is easy as you do not have to go from one store to another. All you have to do is click the site and you will see the fixtures you wanted. But how do you know that the site you found sells quality furniture. I have listed some tips to help you out in your search.

There are 3 components that you need to evaluate. The characteristics, design and price. Online stores provide a range of options. Some may be selling it at a higher price whereas it is not for the others. Some are selling the same furniture you wanted at a discounted price. To evaluate their design, characteristics and price, choose at least 3- stores and compare them. Be very tactful in your evaluation so you can come up with a good decision. read more

How To Protect Your Sofa from Pets

Almost any home has pets. Pets have become man’s important ally. Just like friends, pets give us company and unreserved love. But these pets can create damage to our furniture. Their fur sheds in a certain time of the year and they love to scratch and gnaw. No matter how much we have trained them, they can still create chaos. Following are a few tricks on how to keep our sofas from our pets.

Train Pets to Keep Away from the Furniture

Do this while they are still young. Train your pets that they are off limits on the sofa. This will be successful if you will provide them with a cozy place or bed to sleep on or cuddle. read more