Home Designs Master Has A New Home | Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer


BalconeValenzanoWELCOME TO MY NEW HOME

Do you recognize the icon at the top? It was Home Designs Master’s old home by me Valentina Cirasola, Interior-Fashion Designer until mid February 2014. I moved the design blog into a new site. Here you will find many items grouped together, such as my three books, my organized trips to Italy and more stuff. In the same site you can enjoy my three blog columns as well:
Home Designs Master, The Good Life and Friday Fashion.

I asked WordPress Angels to help me migrate the blog from one site to the other. The process was seamless, but unfortunately all the Likes and Comments I received in four years of blogging are lost, the WP Angels told me the comments wouldn’t line up with the blog they were written for.  It seems as for four years I wrote to the walls, it looks very lonely, but  that’s the way it is, moving to a new home takes a few adjustments. All of you followers and readers have migrated too with the blogs, I am sure I will see your blogs coming in my email notification, but I do need your help in getting back all the Likes and Comments on any of my blogs as a real person and not a robot. The blog awards I received through the years are still there in a new page called Blog Awards Collection and I thank everybody gratefully for awarding my blogs so many times.

I am moving my design career to a new height and new experiences, thus I wanted my readers to find all my activities under one same roof. Looking forward to interact with all of you again. In the meantime enjoy a well presented and inviting garden. The champagne is chilling in the bucket, just sit and enjoy a relaxing time. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

 

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Val:FarfalleStampThis is my 24th years in design business and I am not showing signs of wanting to quit. I will be evolving in different directions, while still helping people realizing their dream spaces in homes, offices, interiors, exteriors and improving their personal images.
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Home Couture | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

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(Find all these pieces at Joss and Main)

Does it make you feel like a million dollar when you can come home to a stylish place, clean, uncluttered and coutured to your need? I think it does.

Decide the type of person you are: traditional, modern, eclectic, country, the list could be very long.

This will give you the idea of the furniture to buy, or to take from different rooms. Rotating furniture pieces from one room to another will change the energy around the house, just like rotating the tires of the car will not wear them on one side only.

Select the colors to reflect your spirit and consider the light exposure. Color contrast sharpens everything and puts in focus one piece at a time. If a few pieces of furniture are superb in style and character, all pieces will go automatically together and give the room harmony of form and coordination. Don’t be afraid to be imaginative! Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2014 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved
Val:FarfalleStampAs a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces to add that feeling of peace and relaxation everywhere. Find copies of my three books on
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The Seven Wonders of The Blogosphere | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Make someone happy today, it will make you happy too.
She called it “Award Encounter of the Seventh Kind” when Beverly Harvey received seven awards in one day from one of her blog followers. Beverly’s favorite subject is all about Cats. If you have a cat or you are thinking of getting one, you might want to follow Beverly to get her point of view, tips and suggestions on cats. http://moggiepurrs.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/award-encounters-of-the-seventh-kind/ Thank you Beverly for nominating me with seven awards.

It is a big surprise to receive blog awards from readers and followers we don’t even know except from their writing. I had my surprise too when Beverly awarded me with the same seven awards and that’s the reason I called this thank you page “The Seven Wonders of The Blogosphere”. What can I say? I feel very honored and humbly accept them all.

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The rules are as follows:
1. Display the award logo on your blog. 2. Link back to the person who nominated you. 3. State 7 things about yourself. 4. Nominate 15 (more or less) other bloggers for this award and link to them. 5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements. 6. Take the awards not yet given to you and enjoy them.

7 Things about me:
1. My favorite drinks are water as everyday liquid, coffee to burst my attention, champagne or prosecco (bubbles as I call them) to enjoy weekends.
2. I sleep very little, I have too much to do in this life.
3. I prefer foreign films, especially European.
4. Theatre plays and Opera are the two entertainments I gladly spend a bundle of money.
5. Cooking is not a chore for me, but my moments of enjoyment. I pour a glass or red wine, put on a classic music and start cooking. I do it everyday.
6. I am friendly and know a lot of people, but everybody is not my friend, only a few special people I choose are my friends.
7. I speak what’s on my mind, one of my biggest defects.

The nominees are:
http://theothersideofugly.com – Sherri addresses her audience as “Dear Humans”.
http://greendoorhospitality.wordpress.com – Kenley cooks like me.
http://katrinaperkins.wordpress.com – Katrina, actress and stories of theatre.
http://myhomefoodthatsamore.wordpress.com – Josephine cooks food with Amore.
http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com – Tina expresses thoughts through photography.
http://designsecretsnj.wordpress.com – Nancy writes about design secret.
http://tresorsdeluxe.wordpress.com – Exceptional Jewelry.
http://theamberlight.wordpress.com – Amber is into awareness of energies beyond our physical bodies.
http://tbmarkinson.wordpress.com – American novelist expatriate to England.

I chose a colorful and variegated group of bloggers, each one is an inspiration, check them out and make new friends in the Wonders Of Blogosphere. Create a great rest of the week.Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

 

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ValentinaBlueStampAs an Italian designer and true to my origins, I am well-known to bring originality to people’s homes, but that’s not where I stop and any situation is a perfect opportunity to design something out of the ordinary. Check out my three books on
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Identity Theft On Social Media……Is Rampant | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I would like to bring to the attention of all my readers and followers a real problem we all have today just by being present on social media. One of my dear friends on Facebook  had her identity profile stolen yesterday along with pictures. It caused her a ton of anguish, because the imposter was using her name and identity to ask for money in her circle of friends and who knows what else would have happened if she had not been alerted by one of her friends in the early morning of strange activities going on under her name. It took many hours of her precious working day,  a lot of efforts from her friends watching her back  and taking actions along with her,  but the impostor is now gone and so is the problem.

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Virtual friends can turn in real friends and this is one of the moments when we can all come true for each others and act together making sure our good people are not defamed by malicious individuals who can injure someone’s name and reputation in a instant.

Please take a few moments of your time to read these two posts written by my friend Carra Riley, the person whose identity profile was stolen and our friend Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  who helped her in many ways.

http://cosmiccowpie.com/2014/watch-identity-theft-social-media-profiles/

http://tricnology.com/blog/facebook-identity-hijacker/

The same situation can happen to anyone. If you ever see some funny, strange or uncharacteristic activities going on under somebody’s name you trust and care to follow, please make sure to tell that person at once. It’s our social responsibility. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

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ValentinaBlueStampValentina Cirasola, designer and author, always aware, always alert, always awake to the fact of the world and always a friend.

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Xhilaration Ruffle Curtain | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

http://myatozchallenge.com/2012/02/20/welcome-to-my-a-to-z-challenge-2/Welcome to my personal A to Z Challenge on the subject of Home. The goal, in a year time, is to elaborate and dissect topics regarding the Home not as containers of stuff, but as a cocoon for the soul, mind and heart. I will touch on decorations, style, trends, history of the home and sometimes technical information.  My challenge is now over!

To find a topic for the letter X was hard, there isn’t anything in home décor starting with X that suited my taste, thus I left it for last to close the series of my challenge Home From A To Z. I found instead a very inexpensive and fun way to cover windows.

The Xhilaration Ruffle Window Panels. They have been designed to add a soft feminine touch to any window with five ample ruffled layers that create a soft texture. They are transparent gauze to let to sunlight in and still show the view of the outside. If privacy is needed, add the light block fabric behind it. Colors are limited, only white, black and rosy color are available. They are available on Ebay for the magic price of $16.99. Ruffle pillows make a nice parure with the ruffle curtains.

Xhilaration Zebra Bed in a bag twin set is available in hot pink with zebra print, on eBay $49.99, or scroll design for  $59.99.  Altogether it would make a perfect ensemble for a teenage girl room.
There is good décor out there for everyone, every budget and every style. The important thing is to coordinate all the items in a room and to layer textures with an artistic touch. No one will ever know the décor is inexpensive. Your home begins with your story,  tell it in your own fantastic way.

I wrote 26 posts, one for each letter of the alphabet. I had fun in the process and at times I felt the pressure. I hope to have kept you interested and inspired to create a home that is only yours and not a copy of a magazine.

I want to thank Julie Dawn Fox http://myatozchallenge.com/author/juliefox  – a British expat in Portugal for being a gracious host of this wonderful idea of anything from A To Z Challenge. Now, I will return to my comfortable one time a week blogging. Ciao,
Valentina

http://www.valentinadesigns.com

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ValentinaBlueStampIt’s my hope that through my writing I am enriching your aesthetic sensibility towards design, style and inspire you to live in beauty. I have loved my profession as an interior designer since 1990. I am here ready to offer consultations on-line if you need it. Check out my latest book on colors ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors, available on

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