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I was delighted when Marta and Edward invited me to review their new home. Marta is a lawyer and Edward a professor in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Both have been professionally settled for a long time. They have two lovely daughters: Cristina aged 7 and Anna aged 12. It has been a year since […]

FILL THE SPACE OR DESIGN THE INTERIOR

Per Sònia Jiménez
28 July, 2020

I was delighted when Marta and Edward invited me to review their new home. Marta is a lawyer and Edward a professor in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Both have been professionally settled for a long time. They have two lovely daughters: Cristina aged 7 and Anna aged 12. It has been a year since […]

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“All of me Loves all of you; Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections”.  These words, written by John Legend in his song “All of Me”, have always struck me as a perfect philosophy for truly inspired interior design. Of course, in the design of a living space there has to […]

PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS

Per Sònia Jiménez
11 June, 2020

“All of me Loves all of you; Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections”.  These words, written by John Legend in his song “All of Me”, have always struck me as a perfect philosophy for truly inspired interior design. Of course, in the design of a living space there has to […]

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To want too much or to want too many things has never really been a very sensible idea. It´s the same in our homes, our living spaces, in which it is best, peace, well-being and silence should prevail as much in a visual as auditory sense. Visual silences, or the lack of visual noise, is […]

IN SEARCH OF VISUAL SILENCE

Per Sònia Jiménez
4 May, 2020

To want too much or to want too many things has never really been a very sensible idea. It´s the same in our homes, our living spaces, in which it is best, peace, well-being and silence should prevail as much in a visual as auditory sense. Visual silences, or the lack of visual noise, is […]

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According to Le Corbusier, the architectural master of the 20th Century, our homes are machines for living.  Yes – they are – but they are also our third skin. As a third skin they need to be able to adapt to our needs like a glove, like a good watch or … a smooth gear […]

THE THIRD SKIN

Per Sònia Jiménez
15 April, 2020

According to Le Corbusier, the architectural master of the 20th Century, our homes are machines for living.  Yes – they are – but they are also our third skin. As a third skin they need to be able to adapt to our needs like a glove, like a good watch or … a smooth gear […]

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We live and work at home now and need to acclimatize ourselves. In this regard I invite you to read five pieces of advice that may be able to help you. Have a specific area in which to work Have a sizeable table, well-ordered and with an ergonomic chair Provide an archive area for consultation […]

5 DESIGN TIPS FOR TELEWORKERS

Per Sònia Jiménez
1 April, 2020

We live and work at home now and need to acclimatize ourselves. In this regard I invite you to read five pieces of advice that may be able to help you. Have a specific area in which to work Have a sizeable table, well-ordered and with an ergonomic chair Provide an archive area for consultation […]

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What happens when you have two people from the 2020s who have acquired a 300 m2 property that dates back to the 1980s? Let me share with you a little about Montse and Charles, my clients and the two people in question. Montse is a lawyer. She is always smartly dressed in a jacket and […]

FAST FORWARD 40 YEARS IN 7 MONTHS

Per Sònia Jiménez
22 March, 2020

What happens when you have two people from the 2020s who have acquired a 300 m2 property that dates back to the 1980s? Let me share with you a little about Montse and Charles, my clients and the two people in question. Montse is a lawyer. She is always smartly dressed in a jacket and […]

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I recently visited La Bisbal d´Empordà. It is best known for its ceramics, the first mention of a potter here being in 1511. Whatever the potter did, it must have been spectacular because, from the 18th century onwards La Bisbal pottery was world famous and exported globally, particularly Latin America. La Bisbal introduced specialization – […]

TABLE DRESSING

Per Sònia Jiménez
12 February, 2020

I recently visited La Bisbal d´Empordà. It is best known for its ceramics, the first mention of a potter here being in 1511. Whatever the potter did, it must have been spectacular because, from the 18th century onwards La Bisbal pottery was world famous and exported globally, particularly Latin America. La Bisbal introduced specialization – […]

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“We have given this academic title either to a fool or a genius. Time will show.” So spoke the Director of the Barcelona School of Architecture of a graduate called Antoni Gaudí. And time has shown. His Sagrada Familia has no equivalent in the history of architecture.  Mies van der Rohe, the architect of the […]

IDIOT OR GENIUS?

Per Sònia Jiménez
24 January, 2020

“We have given this academic title either to a fool or a genius. Time will show.” So spoke the Director of the Barcelona School of Architecture of a graduate called Antoni Gaudí. And time has shown. His Sagrada Familia has no equivalent in the history of architecture.  Mies van der Rohe, the architect of the […]

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We need barely three seconds to decide whether to buy a product from a shelf. For that reason we have to communicate clearly, quickly and simply. The arrangement of shelving at the front of a shop is literally the shop window of a business. And behind a good arrangement lie a number of things: product […]

JUST THREE SECONDS

Per Sònia Jiménez
24 December, 2019

We need barely three seconds to decide whether to buy a product from a shelf. For that reason we have to communicate clearly, quickly and simply. The arrangement of shelving at the front of a shop is literally the shop window of a business. And behind a good arrangement lie a number of things: product […]

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The other day I was in a meeting of entrepreneurs and a woman approached me. She was tall, blonde, dressed in a suit, brown jacket with a long rounded face. “Are you an interior designer? There´s something I just don´t understand. Who asks for your services? Because when I need a table, I go to […]

FACTS ON THE TABLE

Per Sònia Jiménez
21 November, 2019

The other day I was in a meeting of entrepreneurs and a woman approached me. She was tall, blonde, dressed in a suit, brown jacket with a long rounded face. “Are you an interior designer? There´s something I just don´t understand. Who asks for your services? Because when I need a table, I go to […]

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