Monday, September 15, 2014

A Contemporary Renovation: The Peggy Guggenheim Café

 Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) was both a virtuoso art collector and champion for the betterment of 20th century art. Part of the Guggenheim dynasty (her uncle Solomon established The Guggenheim museum in New York City), Peggy Guggenheim was a New York native, whose dedication to and advancement of 20th century art was a vocation that lasted throughout her life.  She spent a number of years in Europe and it was here that her art career began in earnest. Fleeing Nazi occupation in 1941, she continued with her profession in New York, acquiring artworks for her collection and opening the museum/gallery, Art of This Century.

Upon returning to Europe in 1947, she exhibited her collection (including works by Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko) at the 1948 Venice Biennale. Shortly after, she bought the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on Venice’s Grand Canal which became a home to both Peggy and her collection which she opened yearly to the public, during the summer months. Peggy went on to bequeath both the Palazzo and her artworks to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. In the years following her death, the Guggenheim Foundation transformed the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, into a modern art museum of international repute.

 The interior architecture of the 18th century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni is a handsome backdrop for the café’s contemporary design aesthetic where white walls, with travertine marble and Istrian stone inserts, and an abundance of natural light, lend to the cafe’s uncluttered design. A beautiful and minimal counter was originated by Italian design company Arclinea whilst white tables and chairs, both graceful and practical, were purchesed by the Italian furniture brand, Desalto. The effect is one of interconnectedness between both the café and garden. A rather stunning light, appearing almost as a floating mobile, was designed by the  Hangar Design Group. Named ‘Peggy’, this modernist-inspired piece was made by Italian glass lighting manufacturer, Vistosi. Mingling with the contemporary interior, a series of inviting and iconic black and white portraits of Peggy Guggenheim reflect the essence of this fascinating individual within the milieu of her own home.

By Yatzer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ryan White Designs, Malibu

Cool design, soft colours, modern wood pieces and excellent choices of the home accesories are only some of the deco tips that used for that amazing place ...!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cool chairs that you've never see again!!!

Joel D' Orazio is a famous artist for his sculptures and his paintings!! To be honest, the first time i saw his work was two days before when i was landering on pinterest...! Enjoy!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fashion & Decor: A perfect combo

The decoration in our home shows the type of our personality... So, if you are a fashion blogger or a fashion lover generally, you can add in your home deco details that remember you your only love, fashion!!! 

Fashion posters, beautiful fabrics and decorative furs can give extra style on your home decoration...
Also some fresh flowers and some fashion trends like specific brand prints or brand boxes from the stores will show you how fast you can redecorate your private space!!

Mix different decor styles like ultra modern and retro or industrial and art deco style...
Don't forget, give to your home your personal opinion and styling.... Because it's your home!!!!

Photos and inspi from:

###georgina panagiotopoulou
#interior & product designer

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Today on DECOlife i get inspired from the famous interior design brand Lilly Bunn ! They have a very friendly team and they make really good work !!! Enjoy some photos i picked for you :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

New entry: Hanging chairs

Do you have a better idea for summer home decor ??? The hanging chairs are adorable from everyone, child or adult!! DECOlife picked for you the best photos in order to choose which one it suits better to your house... !

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New DIY home tip: Bird Cage

 Do you want to redecorate your house in order to welcome April...? The time is now! Bird cages are in fashion and bring the "tropical" sense in your house.. You can use them for interior decoration with candles, books and many other items or for exterior decor with colourfull flowers, green plants and tightropes!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


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