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  • A walk through the Villa Bologna gardens

    A walk through the Villa Bologna gardens

    From its baroque beginnings to its recent additions, Jo Caruana enjoys the charms of a walk through Villa Bologna’s gardens, discovering historic, architectural and natural highlights. I­t’s the time of year when we all vacate the poolside and...

  • Well-being in the office

    Well-being in the office

    The feel of an office space has a strong influence on work performance. This may not be apparent at first sight, but the more comfortable and safe people feel in the office, the easier it becomes to focus on their tasks. The human body creates a...

  • Enjoying the most relaxing corner

    Enjoying the most relaxing corner

    We all have favourites. Favourite books, favourite songs, favourites nephews… It’s something that really expresses who we are as people and that helps us feel more ‘at home’ when we want to tuck into our comfort zones. At home – probably more than...

  • Colouring the house green

    Colouring the house green

    Home and your office are the two spaces where you spend the best part of your day. And by virtue of that, both are spaces which need to nurture your individuality, instil a sense of wellbeing and be gentle on your senses. In simpler terms, both...

  • A second chance at a first impression

    A second chance at a first impression

    Traditional Maltese motifs are transformed into modern features for the ultimate fresh look in modern homes, graphic designer Matthew Demarco tells Melanie Vella. Growing up in Malta, graphic designer Matthew Demarco has always been intrigued by...

  • A noble European lifestyle

    A noble European lifestyle

    The world of luxury furniture and high fashion come together at Versal Gallery, offering an exclusive range of high-end, top furniture by well-known brands from Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic. The Versal...

  • Interior design help on TV

    Luxdesign is the home decor programme on TVM in which Medistone designers Noel Bartolo and Paul De Giorgio team up with other professionals from the home sector to provide ideas and creative tips to solve that home dilemma. This is the fifth...

  • Getting the big deal right

    Getting the big deal right

    Buying your first property is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. David Schembri speaks to two architects who point out the potential pitfalls when purchasing property. The biggest deal – literally and figuratively – many people will...

  • Next-door nightmares

    Next-door nightmares

    I’ve recently become a homeowner after a decade of living in rented flats around the island, a lovely apartment with a view in a newly-constructed development in a rural town. When I first got the keys and started my explorations of the dusty,...

  • A slice of rural paradise, going cheap

    A slice of rural paradise, going cheap

    After a bumpy few years, the property market in Gozo is starting to rally and canny investors with an eye on a second home or a place to retire to might do well to buy now. The market seems to be steady rather than rising, however, so buyers need...

  • Sealing that rooftop

    Sealing that rooftop

    Berger Flexible Roof Compound is marking 30 years on the Maltese market. To celebrate this milestone, Berger has added to its range of tried, tested and proven successful products a clear-coating option for external tiles, terraces and...

  • Bedrooms in modern, classic styles

    Fino has an extensive range of Tomasella beds that come in both modern and classical styles. There is also a collection of children’s bedrooms, with a variety of wooden and upholstered beds. Buyers of Tomasella bedrooms enter the chance of winning...

  • Look and stairs

    Look and stairs

                         

  • Kitchen confidential

    Kitchen confidential

    Kitchens are no longer simply a space for cooking. How important are kitchens in a modern home? Nowadays we frequently refer to the kitchen as the living room as all main activities are carried out in this important room. The kitchen is the heart...

  • Pleasant dreams

    Pleasant dreams

    Italian company Natuzzi is launching its bed collection, extending the company’s exclusive Comfort line and its expertise in style and craftsmanship to the world of beds and bedroom accessories. That same Natuzzi pride in quality, constant search...

  • Tried and tested for 30 years

    Tried and tested for 30 years

    This year, Berger Flexible Roof Compound is celebrating its 30 years of existence on the Maltese market. The well-known product now boasts 30 years of having been tried, tested and proven successful by several customers on countless occasions. In...

  • Make your house a home page

    Do you have a scrapbook? Of course you don’t – gone are the primary school days when you would spend your evenings cutting and pasting magazines and getting your fingers stuck with glue. But when designing or redecorating your house, a scrapbook...

  • Lighten up

    Lighten up

    Have you ever wondered why a dark room gets us all grumpy and why we suddenly lighten up when we walk into a bright, well-lit room? Research conducted by the Institute for Experimental Psychology in Dusseldorf, Germany, confirms that light has a...

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Mirrors have been used as powerful symbols throughout history. Sometimes, they represent the ability to look into another world, at others they give us access to our unconscious. Ancient Chinese believed that mirrors frightened away evil spirits...

  • Colour therapy

    Colour therapy

    Colours find their best expressions on the catwalk. Every season, new and reworked colours walk down the catwalks in Milan, New York, Paris and London, and are then translated into high street palettes. However, colour trends aren’t just for the...

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