It’s wonderful to be back after an inspiring trip to Maison Et Objet in Paris. This proved to be a fantastic show ground for the abundance of exciting new design talent emerging from our homeland of Portugal. The trademark mix of traditional craftsmanship mixed with luxurious materials and modern edge for which Portuguese design is famous, has clearly captured the hearts of International architects and specifiers looking for head-turning furniture, lighting and accessories. We were wowed by the increasing number of young Portuguese brands exhibiting in Paris and delighted to hear that demand for their designs has rocketed over the past few years. Exhibiting brands that we work closely with at Open Plan Living, reported a huge increase in the number of enquiries for their products from interior designers in the UK. Olga Torres, creative Director/Owner at Duistt said the show was a huge success. "We had hundreds of visitors coming to our stand...

In home decor there are good matches and then there are perfect matches. A design piece can become something completely different by simply combining it with the right piece or set. Everything depends on your own style and taste but our suggestion is this: remember that some materials go together better than others. The same applies to the colours, which should match the mood in each part of your house. Today we have 4 different moods for you, which do you like best?   Perfect match, perfect rest Natural oak is a great way of creating a warm, cozy environment at home. We love the touch of wood in home decor, especially in the bedroom where comfort and warmth are so important. Our suggestion is: go simple but sophisticated with the furniture, just like our beautiful Bracara Bed and Bracara Bench. With an unrivalled simplicity, both pieces are a work of fine, almost...

The Holiday season is all about colour and light, and that’s why we have decided to bring you a little more fun to brighten up the week. With Christmas already gone, now is the time to enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations so we bring you 5 beautiful lamps to start off 2016 . Discover more below and celebrate in style!   Origami If you are an Origami fan, this beautiful wall lamp is the best fit for you. Made of brushed brass and matt black lacquer, Origami is one of the most elegant wall lamps for your living room, bringing a touch of grace to your New Year.   Square and Cross Square and Cross are the perfect fit for a stylish living room.With the added function of a side table these lamps combine understated and chic design with a duality of functions.   Giacomo Floor Lamp Floor lamps are perfect for any type of home, no matter how big or...