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Cocoon Fires

Whether it is suspended, wall mounted or free standing, the range of Cocoon Fires offers endless possibilities for your space. Cocoon contemporary fireplaces are perfect for residential and commercial spaces.

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How it works?

Simply open the burner in the Cocoon fireplace and fill it with bio ethanol. Bio ethanol is a bio fuel derived from plants including corn, wheat, barley and sugarcane.

Cocoon fireplaces burn up to six hours and thanks to their environmentally friendly bio ethanol burner, no chimney is required. Enjoy real warmth with no smoke, ash or soot. The Cocoon Fires system allows for convenient, instant heat. The simplicity of the ignition and ability to control the flame enables our users fast, controlled heat with a simple movement.

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Icon Fires

Range of high efficiency burners are designed to enhance any inbuilt projects and deliver maximum quality. Complete fireplace solutions for inbuilt or wall mounted use. The fireboxes use Icon Fires technology to enhance the characteristics of our burners.

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icon 5Icon Fire places are available for commercial use designed for inbuilt installation in large places. Due to their design, the firebox captures an direct the significant heat output efficiently into the room

Slimline Fireplaces take advantage of the shallow depth of the burner to fit into compact space. Different sizes available to fit your setting.

Nero Wall fires hangs from a simple to install wall bracket.

Linear burners allow to create a continuous horizontal flame with no interruption, generating  elegant visual effect.

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The Commercial and Slimline Burners and Fireplaces Solutions are designed to be installed both inside your house, terrace or balcony.

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Interested in Cocoon or Icon fire? Email us on info@belvisifurniture.co.uk or contact us on 01223 327463 for more information. You can also view a cocoon fire on display in our Cambridge showroom at 132 Newmarket Road, CB5 8HE. Come and see us and we can discuss endless possibilities that Cocoon and Icon Fires offer.

 

 

 

Kitchen, dining and living blend into a single environment

Modern open -plan space

The modern kitchen is all about having a great space to cook, eat, socialise, gather as a family and relax. The appeal of the kitchen to be a part of the every day-to-day action has become so great; therefore, the average kitchen project has become so much more than simply upgrading old cabinetry. The kitchen, dining and living merge into a multi functional living space, which becomes a place for social gathering and offers scope for personal style preferences.

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Kitchen and living blend into a single environment where furniture is integrated together. In the living room, minimalist furniture that matches the kitchen helps create a space that transitions smoothly. The rooms are in dialogue through the furniture, geometries and finishes, maintaining their functions.

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There are no rules how to achieve a successful open –plan scheme. Belvisi offers modular furniture that can be adapted to your space to create purely modern, elegant and functional space. Will help you achieve a scheme that flows, by selecting materials and colours that connect different zones and ensure all areas of your home work together seamlessly.

The dream living space combines trendy high/tech units with elegant furniture, such as cabinets and high quality sideboards, that can be found in the living room as well as the dining/ kitchen area offering space for books, objects and much more, connecting function and aesthetics.

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Carefully considered kitchen/living space accommodate for all types of activities; work, rest and play. We can design a space for you where we can integrate a home office solution to complete your kitchen or living room.

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If you are looking for solutions for your kitchen/dining/living area come as see one of our designers in our Cambridge showroom to discuss it. Let us inspire you and help you create a multi functional space that is practical, airy and sociable.

Italian contemporary modern kitchen design Stosa City

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Welcome to the new City kitchen, a mix of vintage inspirations: design from the past interpreted with a contemporary take yielding an unconventional, creative style. A solid, decisive look, a kitchen that delights the eyes and is titillating to touch. Rough surfaces in Jeans oak, Brizzo oak, White oak or Sand paired with metal and sheet metal furniture, never-before-seen finishes like slate cement that evoke an industrial-style atmosphere.

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A design that works with traditional materials giving them a contemporary take. The “lpe” sheet metal hood gives a decided touch with strong personality.  The “Amico” metal shelf/pantry is a modern twist on 1950s style, yielding a “lived-in” feel. Flexible solutions like the “Amico” extendible, rotatable table which disappears, reappears and rotates based on your needs. There is more than one secret ingredient in City: choice materials and creative design.

stosa-city1Are you looking to re design your kitchen? From the design to the installation, we will work with you until your are 100% satisfied with your dream kitchen. Visit our showroom and talk to one of our expert kitchen designer.

Novamobili Seven Coffee Table

Seven comes in two sizes and has the appearance of a carved-out solid block hovering just above the floor. Its distinguishing feature is the juxtaposition of colour between interior and exterior and the combination of open shelving and pull-out trays.

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Detail of pull-out trays inserted in open sections. Seven occasional tables with quarzo matt lacquered exterior and interior with pull-out trays in ocra matt lacquered finish.

Seven occasional coffee table is part of our new contemporary collection of living room furniture from Novamobili, click here to view the Novamobili online collection or click here to view our modern collection of coffee tables.

For more information please feel free to Contact Us via email, phone us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom to see samples.

 

 

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Children’s bedroom furniture: Options for life

When you’re decorating your children’s bedroom, you want to give them it all. To them, you’re a superhero so being able to give them their very own secret hideout is just part of the magic. Unfortunately, parents often face a reality check when it comes to working with the available space.

Many people we speak to struggle to combine the fun, colourful environment their little ones want with the practical limitations of what is usually a smaller than average room. Above all else, they want to know that the furniture they choose is safe and will stand the test of time.

Kid’s bedroom solutions with real Italian furniture

In our experience, it pays to take a step back and look at the big picture. What are you really trying to achieve with your kid’s bedroom furniture? What are the obstacles that stand in your way?

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Is it a matter of space? If so, think outside the box. In cases like that, the key lies in combining elements to maximise the floor space they need for playing and open up as much of the room as possible.

A room set up like this foldaway bedroom solution from Battistella puts their bed, desk, shelves and wardrobe all within arm’s reach of one another without compromising on comfort, style or durability. The imaginative folding bed is the star of this show, tying it all together as a dynamic centrepiece.

Maybe you’re contending with a room that’s an odd shape? In cases like that, it’s all about working with the room, not against it, to find new ways to include everything you need.

One solution might be this versatile composition. Even the tightest corners can be made to work wonders for you with raised storage, open shelves and a comfy bed tucked underneath.

For longer, narrower rooms, consider something like this combo with the Twiddy Plus drop-down bed. With a sturdy desk, bed and extensive storage aligned across one wall, floor space is maximised for playtime and adding the finishing touches to give them the space they’ll really love.

Long-lasting Italian children’s furniture for your home

What makes our selection of contemporary Italian bedroom furniture really stand out is the level of flexibility it affords your little ones. What’s great for your child now might not be just what they want or need in three years. Invest in an environment which they can mould around their changing tastes and it’ll pay dividends.

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Again, Belvisi and Battistella have you covered. With this bedroom furniture combo your children have all the fun and comfort that comes with the very best of modern Italian furniture, but with the ability to mix and match multiple bed configurations for sleepovers or just that little bit more room to spread out!

Alternatively, this composition is fully mobile on durable rails and castors, perfect for when they want to mix things up a bit. As they get older and the games get more sophisticated, they can roll out the beds to give themselves more sleeping space, or just as easily free up more room for larger projects.

The best of kid’s bedroom furniture from Belvisi

We understand that every children’s bedroom we help create is as unique as the child who loves it. That’s why we take the time to get to know each project we’re involved with in intimate detail to recommend the best ways to tackle each individual problem.

If you’re thinking about redecorating the kid’s room and need some advice, call us on 01223 327463 or visit our Showroom for a chat over real Italian espresso!

NEWS Maya: a winning project design.

Contemporary Kitchen Stosa, Cambridge, London, Uk

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An all-new product in the Stosa Cucine line, Maya, joins the broad range of Look System H72 models, the programme for building your own kitchen that offers 22-mm door widths and guarantees the best quality and sturdiness. The Maya model represents the new collection of kitchens with modern, elegant lines knowingly combined with a practical and functional design that wins over customers at first glance. Its fresh, young mood is the answer to the market’s latest demands, furnishing with taste and practicality even when space is tight. In the Maya programme, you can choose between 4 types of doors and 13 finishings: The distinguishing characteristic of this collection is the post forming door, which bestows the essential look of this smooth model with elegant rounding of the long edges of the door, softening its contours. Maya’s clean lines are joined by open Jolly units with Evo inlays, available in matt white and matt lead, as are the finishings on the throat handle and plinth. And to add another touch of style, Maya has two types of glass doors: fine glass door with aluminium finishing on the edge and glass door with aluminium frame. The different types of handle available (standard or throat) and new structures enrich and embellish the range, giving it an essential design but with a skilfully styled elegance.

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Modern Stosa Kitchen available in many different colours, lacquered or Matt

Maya is also available in the Allegra throat system version with 75-cm-high bases in oak jeans glossy iron laminate. The chromatic focus is the tall unit in life-colour varnished matt orange, for a pleasant colour contrast with the glossy, pure white of the kitchen and the earth oak tall oven unit. To give a touch of personality to your kitchen, the inner inlays are available in different combinations and in the colours and finishes of the Maya model, as well as in all the varnished matt finishing colours. The Stosa Design Centre designed Allegra Maya based on functionality and durability; this is why it is equipped with FENIX NTM™ back panel, a new futuristic material in the latest thermoplastic resin that self-repairs thanks to the use of applied nanotechnology. Allegra Maya by Stosa Cucine is ideal for those that see their kitchen as the most sociable part of the house.

Visit our Cambridge Showroom where we can help you design your dream kitchen, showroom also in London only via appointment. Call 01223 327463 for more info or click here to view our website.

Home office furniture

Decorating a home office: Finding the perfect balance

Given the nature of our increasingly connected, digital world, more people than ever are working from home. Here’s an interesting fact, at the start of 2014, 13.9% of the workforce in the UK was working from their own homes. That’s 4.2 million people, and 4.2 million individual work spaces which need to be found, arranged and maintained.

It’s hardly surprising that the quest to create the perfect home office space is one that puzzles a great many people. It’s a problem with psychological implications as well as functional and aesthetic ones. You need a space which is both distinctly yours, but separate enough from the rest of your home to put you in the right productive frame of mind. Choosing the right home office furniture is a great start.

Broadly speaking, you’re going to be making the choice between one of two types of home office space. A smaller space set aside in a corner of an existing room or using one of the less spacious nooks of the home, or a whole room dedicated to being an office.

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The right chair for your stylish home office

In either case, the first thing to consider is the chair you’re sitting on. Both figuratively and literally, this is the foundation of a comfortable office space. You’ll be getting closely acquainted with this piece of home office furniture and you need something with a deep seat, good arm support and a comfortable feel.

In this, our modern swivel leather office chair is a great choice and comes in a range of rich colours to match your space. Depending on the type of desk you’re working on you might need something a little more stripped back, such as Calligaris’ New York office swivel chair.

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In the case of the micro-home office, it’s about maximising the available space, keeping everything in its place while still allowing yourself the elbow room to be creative. Pieces like the Trailer office cabinet from Calligaris are discreet, adaptable and mobile for if you decide to rearrange your space. For smaller stacks of files, something like Cattelan Italia’s Jerry magazine rack is a convenient solution.

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What’s the best desk for your home office?

For those with a full room to dedicate to their office space, you can really go to town with the best of contemporary Italian office furniture. This desk from Novamobili could lend an artistic feel to your home office, or maybe Cattelan Italia’s Houston desk is what you’re looking for to lend your space that sense of luxury and grandeur.

All Belvisi furniture is custom-built to order by our trusted Italian suppliers. Whatever the space you’re working with, contact us and we’ll be able to discuss creating the perfect modern office furniture for your home.

How to light your home office

Something that often goes unconsidered here is lighting. When you’re working from home, where you’re more often concerned with setting a relaxing mood, you can lose sight of the fact that ample lighting doesn’t just help productivity. Eight hours each day spent concentrating on work means you need a well-lit office for the sake of your eyes.

Whether in a micro-office or a full room, a series of well-placed wall lights like the Fold light from Foscarini or the Folio wall light are expressive, effective and work great in well-spaced combinations. In the case of the Folio, it can work just as well on the ceiling to make sure your workload gets properly illuminated.

Decorating your home office can be tricky. Finding the balance between a beautiful home and an inspiring, productive work space isn’t straightforward, and we’re happy to help our customers find the right combinations. If you want a chat about how the full Belvisi interior design service can help you create the perfect office, contact us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom in the heart of Cambridge.

Guest room furniture

Decorating the guest room: Modern Italian hospitality

Making the most of your home means ensuring that every room is special, both a functioning part of a beautiful whole and a statement by itself. When it comes to the guest room, things can get tricky. A lot of our customers come to us to discuss how they can create a space which is comforting enough to instantly put guests at their ease, but versatile enough to appeal to friends, family and whoever else they might end up hosting.

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The perfect guest room furniture

Space is always the first consideration. In most homes, the guest room is unlikely to be as large as the main bedrooms, so you need to think about how to turn this into an advantage. Choosing a lighter colour scheme, working in creams, light blues and similar soft shades can exaggerate the available space and make rooms look more open.

By the same token, using space-saving furniture can help give your guests the best of both worlds. Something like the New Tank sofa bed or the Club sofa bed, both from beloved Italian furniture designers, Vibieffe. A great sofa bed gives guests a comfortable means to wind down in the evening until bedtime, where they can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

If you’re lucky enough to have some more space to work with you can choose from the fantastic range of modern Italian beds we stock at Belvisi. Remember, all our furniture is built to order so no matter what your available space, talk to us and in most cases we’ll be able to customise the perfect bespoke piece for your guest room.

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How to accessorise the guest bedroom?

The right accessories can also help set the perfect tone for your guests. The trick lies in knowing how far to go. You certainly don’t want a melancholy, empty-looking guest room, but just stuffing it with items you don’t want elsewhere in the house can look messy and provide unnecessary distractions while your guests are trying to sleep.

It helps put guests’ minds at ease if they feel like they look their best. A good mirror is a must for the guest room as it helps them get ready, looks great and helps open up the space in smaller rooms. Carefully selected pieces of art adorning one or two of the other walls round off this effective use of wall space.

A bedside table or cabinet is a must, not only for your guest’s assorted bits and bobs, but also for the host of small touches you can add. A few books with a broad appeal can help them unwind, so long as there’s ample lighting for them to enjoy a read. In this, you can opt for a luxury table lamp to match your cabinet or a gorgeous wall light to illuminate the room. Either way, a gloomy guest room is something to avoid.

Something that often goes unconsidered in a guest room is keeping the temperature right. A room that doesn’t see use as often as others can find itself at the mercy of the elements, so a portable heater/air conditioner can be a discrete solution. Alternatively, for rooms with wooden floors a fine Italian rug can help keep guest’s toes warm should they wake up and walk around in the night.

Talk to us about how to decorate your guest room

Of course, nobody knows what will create the perfect environment for potential guests better than you. We love talking the subject over with our valued customers, taking their ideas and articulating them in the language of luxury contemporary Italian furniture. If you’re stuck on how to decorate and furnish your guest room, call us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom in the heart of Cambridge.

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Redecorating this spring: The height of Italian fashion for your home

The rapid onset of spring takes many of us to a place where we’re thinking about renewal, rebirth and an all-round fresh start. What better mindset is there when it comes to taking a new look at your home? Spring is a popular time for us, with many of our favourite customers returning to get our opinions on what the next steps could be in their own interior design journeys.

We love what we do, and being at the heart of the world of interior design gives us a fantastic insight into future trends and fashions to keep your home on the cutting edge of Italian design philosophy. We look to big events like April’s Salone del Mobile 2015 to keep our finger firmly on the pulse.

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The latest Italian furniture fashion

Held annually in Milan, this fantastic event showcases the best design innovations for the modern home, with over 2,000 exhibitors strutting their stuff. With UNESCO proclaiming 2015 the International Year of Light, designers have been inspired to explore the essence of modern lighting for the home. We’re anticipating great things, whether similar to the understated, curved elegance of the Astra Arc floor lamp from Cattelan Italia, or bold, expressive statements like Foscarini’s Big Bang suspended light.

Special attention is also being devoted to design in the workplace this year. The Workplace3.0 exhibition is bringing together top contemporary furniture innovators to consider what the professional spaces of the future will look like. We’re looking forward to seeing how much of this filters down into design for modern home offices and studies.

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What’s in this spring for your home?

A wealth of inspiration directly from top furniture designers is great, but it doesn’t mean we can’t also think outside the box for ideas. Last September’s Fashion Weeks gave us a hint about what to expect from the world of clothing, but there’s no reason we can’t adapt these principles to create gorgeous interior design.

Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 collection was all about a fusion of classic and modern styles, with loose geometric designs at the heart of the concept. This lends itself well to pieces like the Astro modern wrought iron bed from Ciacci, with the striking angular metalwork at either end breathing new life into a classic piece of Italian furniture.

The colour of this spring seems to be vibrant ochre yellow. Designers like Tory Burch are making great use of this season’s hottest shade to produce beautiful garments which anticipate a bright, lively season. With all of our contemporary Italian furniture made to order in a range of rich colours, you can dress your home up with the same sense of vitality. Picture something like the elegant Tonon Wave swivel chair brightening up your living room this spring.

The interplay between black and white is a timeless look, and it got its deserved share of catwalk space across the globe this year, with designers and fashionistas alike loving the idea of a strong black design on a pure white background. You can bring this strong look into your home with a well-chosen kitchen design, whether you prefer a more contemporary or classic feel. It’s a versatile motif that always works hard to bring style and class to this most beloved room. Rounding things off with a striking piece like the Kreaty dining table from Ciacci could be the final touch you’re looking for.

Whatever may be inspiring you to take a fresh look at your home this spring, you can be confident that Belvisi are here to give you world-class advice based on our passion for the latest great interior design ideas.

We’re also helping you tie it all together by offering two free matching chairs with every table and four chair combination sold, so you can invite even more guests to enjoy your new space.

Come visit us in our Cambridge showroom for an espresso and a chat about what you want to achieve, or call us on 01223 327463. We’re looking forward to hearing what our customers have planned, and motivated to make it happen with our trademark Italian design flair!

Kids bedroom design

Children’s bedroom design: The colours of childhood

Decorating a child’s bedroom presents challenges not found elsewhere. For starters, considering the colours you’ll be using is a sticking point for a lot of budding interior designers. Like any challenges there are shortcuts, but when it comes to the cutting edge of modern design philosophy, falling back on the old blue for a boy/pink for a girl option can be merely a short-term solution.

Think outside the box with your child’s bedroom

Opening up the colour palette brings in a new world of sophistication. By making the same considered choices in the kids’ room as you do in every other room in your home, you’re creating a stimulating space, a bedroom where the little ones can live, learn and grow.

Your choice of colour for the kid’s bedroom can affect how big it looks. Lighter colours open up the space and help you make better use of the light. Combined with the right multifunction, space-saving furniture you can give even the cosiest rooms a new, expansive feel. Browsing through our range of space-saving modern bunk beds and bed-cum-desk combos is sure to give you some great ideas.

Think about the effect colour has on the mood of a room. By making bold choices and decorating in bright reds and vibrant green you can create an exciting, stimulating atmosphere for playtime. Deep purples and rich creams suggest a calmer, more nurturing environment suitable for study and a great night’s sleep. By finding the right balance you’ll create the space which is right for your kids where they’ll love being.

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Shape up the perfect kid’s bedroom furniture

By making the most of the interplay between shape and colour, you can give your child a space which is more than just a kid’s room, it’s somewhere that’s beautifully crafted and uniquely theirs. With modern bespoke children’s furniture you can customise the tiniest details to ensure the room reflects the best of the child’s personality. This is reflected everywhere in our design philosophy, from chunky, curved bedframes down to choices of sturdy rounded handles for our range of children’s wardrobes.

Imagine the fun they could have in a bright, lively room furnished with innovative children’s furniture like the Goccia bunk bed from Battistella. If you’re going for something a little more understated, there’s also the Fiore bunk bed, another Battistella creation, with a more straightforward construction which still makes great use of whimsical shapes and fun cut-outs to add a sense of imagination to a practical, durable design.

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Need contemporary bedroom furniture for teens?

As time marches on, you’ll begin to see why taking that little bit of extra time to choose the right colours for your kid’s room was such a wise idea. Boys quickly grow out of baby blue, even quicker than girls grow out of flamingo pink. A more nuanced, style-conscious palette means you can replace individual pieces of furniture to keep pace with your child’s development without the hassle of a full redecoration.

For example, as the rounded, organic shapes which characterise furniture for young children give way to the defined, angular designs typical of the furniture teens love, a bedroom decorated in bright, fresh cream could easily play host to this gorgeous modern teenager bedroom set. Space will no doubt also be an issue so we’re sure to keep up with beds like this modern single bed with lifting base. It’s chic, it’s versatile and it provides discreet storage for all the essentials of teenage life.

A timeless, classic colour scheme for the kids room also makes accessorising much easier. This fun bubble design mirror from Calligaris would look right at home among a collection of contemporary bedroom furniture for teenagers. What about a quality rug to match the theme of the room and direct attention to the rest of the stylish décor? Spending an extra hour or so now on deciding on the right colouring can save you time and effort later on when it comes to adapting the space.

Here at Belvisi we love getting to know the families we work with to create their perfect homes. We’re a family business ourselves so we know the value you place on feeling content in every room. If this blog has inspired you to think outside the box when it comes to the colours you’re considering for the kid’s bedroom, talk to us about it. Leave a comment below or even come and visit our showroom for a quick espresso!