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Trending on Remodelista: Club Med

April 19, 2019

This week the Remodelista editors were inspired by design in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Here are five ideas to steal:

Portuguese Linens

Pottery Barn offers a range of Portuguese Reeve Matelasse organic bedding; the full/queen Reeve Duvet Cover is $9 and the Reeve Sham is $49.50.
Above: Pottery Barn offers a range of Portuguese Reeve Matelasse organic bedding; the full/queen Reeve Duvet Cover is $149 and the Reeve Sham is $49.50.

See more in Steal This Look: A Minimalist Bedroom Suite in Portugal (with Character).

Flatware from Italy

Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi in 8
Above: Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi in 1982, the Dry Line Cutlery collection in matte stainless steel has flat steel bars as handles. A five-piece set is $62.95 at MoMA Design Store.

In this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post, Alexa writes, “Here at Remodelista, we see flatware as small-scale sculpture, a litmus test of a good designer, so here are our favorites from the Italians—from Ettore Sottsass, the Vignellis, Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, and more.”

Everyday Essentials from Spain

At Casa Gonzalez & Gonzalez in Madrid,  offerings range from English dipped beeswax tapers (€
Above: At Casa Gonzalez & Gonzalez in Madrid,  offerings range from English dipped beeswax tapers (€2 to €14.90) to German rattan carpet beaters (€12) and Japanese brooms (€17.50).

“Have you noticed how mood-elevating a great dustpan can be?” asks Fan. See her love letter to everyday essentials in Better Tools for Living: Casa González and González in Madrid.

Plaster Walls

A tadelakt bath, as seen in Villa Fabrica: Serenity in Santorini.
Above: A tadelakt bath, as seen in Villa Fabrica: Serenity in Santorini.

“At its most basic, plaster is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand or cement, and water that hardens when dry. But there are a wide varieties of options available for the modern plasterer, including slaked lime, Venetian (which has pigment and marble dust in it), gypsum, clay, and the Moroccan plaster called tadelakt,” writes Annie. See more in 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Plaster.

Gravel Courtyards

At Villa Castelluccio in the countryside of Puglia, remodeled by architect Andrew Trotter, gravel courtyards shaded by olive trees invite guests into the garden. Photograph by Salva López.
Above: At Villa Castelluccio in the countryside of Puglia, remodeled by architect Andrew Trotter, gravel courtyards shaded by olive trees invite guests into the garden. Photograph by Salva López.

See more at Italian Spring: A Villa in the Puglia Countryside, with Rooms for Let.

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