END OF THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CONCLUSION

By Alia Babapulle   As always, I wish you all the very best for 2021; it surely cannot be as maddening and confusing as 2020. Please remember your plants could take a battering with the weather in the winter months, so try to protect them if needed. Pruning back, always above a node, has to…

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MULTIPLE SUCCESS FOR IDOM

AT WORLD DESIGN AWARDS   Bilbao-based IDOM was the main winner at this year’s World Design Awards. An association of independent professionals working in the fields of consulting, engineering and architecture, the company picked up four awards, for its San Mames Stadium project (first prize in the sports & recreation category), Lima Convention Centre (cultural),…

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN CONSTRUCTION

WHY SOLID PARTNERSHIPS CREATE THE BEST HOMES Article supplied by Atlas Group   When building a dream property, it is vital that you have the right team in place to complete the project on time, within budget and to the best finish. However, many underestimate the importance of using a building company able to recommend…

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ELEVATING THE USER EXPERIENCE WITH LUTRON PALLADIOM

  Palladiom wallstations from Lutron provide a state-of-the-art combination of elegant design and intuitive operation. The wallstations allow you to control your lights, shades/drapes and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning from just the one convenient location – ensuring an optimal user experience complemented by sleek keypad and thermostat aesthetics. The buttons and faceplates are flush to…

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REVAMPED DIGITAL STREAMING CLASSIC …with a Touch of Majik

    A potent combination of network music player, pre-amp and power amp in a single box enclosure, the next-generation Majik DSM has been designed to cater for both first-time hi-fi buyers seeking authentic simplicity and existing customers wanting to enhance their high-end hi-fi options in more rooms. It is, in short, the ideal entertainment…

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HOW THE QUARANTINE HAS AFFECTED OUR SEARCH FOR A LUXURY HOME

Article supplied by Atlas Group Despite global health concerns and the seemingly endless weeks when most of Europe was quarantined, interest in luxury properties has continued to grow, fuelled perhaps by daydreaming of a home in the sun surrounded by beauty and comfort. While Spain is weathering the changing restrictions, the desire for a second…

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HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTRE Signature Landmark of 21st Century Baku

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid left a remarkable legacy of pacesetting design masterpieces around the world when she sadly passed away in 2016 aged just 65. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), and also the first female recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal, she was made a…

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HOME OFFICE WORKS… But Nothing Replaces Human

Interview with Jana Novakova Interior Design Director of AALTO Exclusive Design How have you been coping with COVID-19 and the confinement? Confinement has been a very busy two-month period, with home office work. We attended our clients through Zoom, Skype, phone or email to provide design services. Although nothing replaces human contact and selecting materials…

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How the Quarantine has Affected INTERIOR DESIGN – Interview with Creative Director Olivia O

How are you helping clients make their homes more comfortable and functional following the official quarantine period? More than ever, people are looking into investing in their residences. The post-COVID client will be more attuned to flaws in their homes after taking a closer look at them while staying at home. Lately, we have received…

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THE BIG FLOWER FIGHT ON NETFLIX: Exclusive interview with contestant Eoghan Riordan Fernandez

British competition show The Big Flower Fight premiered in May this year on Netflix, transporting viewers into eight episodes of mind-blowing floral creativity that has never been seen before. Contestants from all walks of life are challenged to create gigantic floral structures that quite literally serve as veritable works of art – each and every…

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Unique Fires

New Showroom For Popular Fireplace Company Now that winter is upon us, it might be time to think of a new fireplace or heater. Unique Fires have been established on the Costa del Sol for many years and they have now opened a modern new showroom in Urb. Galera Park in Estepona (close to Abbeygate’s…

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Space & Grace…

Creative Renovation at Affordable Prices Is it time for change? Does your home represent your vision of beauty and functionality for your lifestyle? If you are considering enlarging, redesigning your space or simply updating your home to better meet your requirements and lifestyle, managing director Emma Surgenor at Space & Grace can arrange a free…

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Acoola – HOMES WITH Chic Shade and Soul..

Interview with Cathelijne de Vilder – Photos by Johnny Gates   Tell us more about Acoola’s unique concept… When outdoor meets indoor, beautiful things happen. Not only do we amplify our living spaces all year-round but we also create harmony in the homes of our clients. Outdoor becomes indoor; there is no longer any visible…

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Elegant and Timeless Style, WITH BECARA…

Interview with Begoña Zunzunegui (Founder) Showroom Photos by Julia Roder   Tell us about who is behind Becara and how it started…   Behind Becara there is a group of enthusiastic people dedicated to trying to make your life more pleasant. It started back in 1964 when I decided to start traveling all around the…

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KARE MARBELLA

KARE MARBELLA Inspiring New Furniture Showroom in Marbella How would you describe Kare’s position in the global market?Kare is an international brand with a wide range of products – more than 6,000 – including outstanding furniture, lighting and accessories. Our products are colourful and non-conformist. We have almost 40 years of experience and 100 shops…

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First People

TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF Creating a New Home Environment Interview with Maria del Mar Florido and Ruth Torre from ID Latinia Photos by Julia Roder     Tell us more about how ID Lat-inia came about… We’re both Spanish, but have dif-ferent professional backgrounds (Ruth’s in art direction and cin-ema, and Maria’s in fashion).…

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Furnish Your Holiday Place From Your Home Address

ID House is offering a unique service where you can choose and buy your furniture at their online web shop. According to interior designer and ID House owner Ilze Dombrovska, many of her customers just visit Marbella for a brief period of time. “Often they don’t have enough time to focus fully on decorating and…

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Major Keynote Presentation Planned For Marbella - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

Major Keynote Presentation Planned For Marbella

Property developer Bynok is expecting more than 1,000 real estate agents, investors and other construction industry professionals to attend a special keynote presentation on 8 March in Puerto Banús, where the pacesetting company will be outlining its new market strategies, and reporting on its current and future projects. According to CEO Armando Gómez, Bynok has…

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New Management For Popular Mijas Costa Establishment - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

New Management For Popular Mijas Costa Establishment

Metro Grupo has acquired Max Beach, located at Playa Riviera in the popular Mijas Costa holiday resort area and renowned for its stunning panoramic views. Metro is already planning some key changes in the first year, including “a culinary delight” curated by Metro Grupo executive chef Lawrence Otterburn in conjunction with new head chef Geoffrey…

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Dual Award-Winning Honour For Marbella Company - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

Dual Award-Winning Honour For Marbella Company

TD Sat & Sound has received two prestigious awards from its manufacturer. The first was “Platinum Partner for 2018”, representing recognition that the company is selling above a certain level of Control4 products. Only one other Spanish company (in Mallorca) has the same status. The other award was the “Pinnacle”; one of only three presented…

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NEW LOOK FOR TODOMADERA ESTEPONA - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

NEW LOOK FOR TODOMADERA ESTEPONA

BESPOKE FURNITURE Todomadera Estepona have been established for many years on the Coast, offering high-quality wardrobes, doors and accessories at great value. Now, they have updated their showroom with a great new look as well as offering new ranges in contemporary and classic styles to suit all tastes. Todomadera Estepona can offer bespoke wardrobes to…

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NEW INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN DEPARTMENT - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

NEW INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN DEPARTMENT

ACOOLA EUROPE Now cleverly merging with shade guru Acoola Europe, Acoola Décor deliver “a home styling service with soul”. The new and improved Acoola provides an all-round turn-key service, from shade design and installation to indoor and outdoor furniture and home accessories. Led by interior designer Cathelijne de Vilder, who has over 10 years of…

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PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO DESIGN - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO DESIGN

ALISON BETHELL-COLLINS Alison Bethell-Collins has lived in Marbella since 1979 and has spent most of those years creating fabulous interiors for discerning clients. She originally trained for her career in design in Florence, says she loves to design special pieces for her clients, and is equally at home designing a finca or a sleek modern…

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FIFTY YEARS OF PACESETTING SUCCESS - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

FIFTY YEARS OF PACESETTING SUCCESS

SANEAMIENTOS PUYA Marbella company Puya, specialists in bathrooms and kitchens, remain a standard-bearer in the sector as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. As a key part of their celebrations, they are organising a series of sponsorship and social initiatives in the city during the year, including collaborating with sports clubs and supporting nongovernmental organisations and local…

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CREATING STUNNING OUTDOOR AREAS - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

CREATING STUNNING OUTDOOR AREAS

UTROPICAL Utropical is a family business that was established with the objective of improving the style of thatched roofs and pergolas with latest trends and options – adapting them to the shape and form of modern homes.                 “Our great team of highly qualified technicians, builders and carpenters…

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CONTINUING TO BRING QUALITY HOT TUBS TO THE COSTA DEL SOL - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

CONTINUING TO BRING QUALITY HOT TUBS TO THE COSTA DEL SOL

AQUAPOOL SPAS Serving their clients since 2004 from showrooms in San Pedro and Fuengirola, as the biggest spa dealer on the Coast, Aquapool Spas celebrate their 14th anniversary this year. In 2017 Aquapool Spas added Endless Pools swim spas to their range: a wide array of advanced swim spas where you can combine treadmill workouts, swimming and hot…

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INAUGURATION OF LUXURY SHOWROOM IN MARBELLA - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

INAUGURATION OF LUXURY SHOWROOM IN MARBELLA

PROGIBESPA The only Jacuzzi® dealer specialised in hot tubs, saunas and hammams on the Costa del Sol, ProgibeSPA recently opened a luxury showroom in Marbella – in Polígono San Pedro de Alcantara. The company has its roots in Helsinki (Finland) and (Alicante) Spain, and the ProgibeSPA story begun when the owners of Gibeller and Pro…

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HOME & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE - Events - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

HOME & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE

Home & Lifestyle Magazine celebrated its 10th anniversary at the exciting new hotspot that everyone is talking about – Kah Marbella in Aloha. Advertisers, colleagues, supporters and friends joined the team to celebrate a decade of dedication to and passion for the world of design and décor, enjoying the Kah’s stunning swimming pool setting with…

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DIVERSE RANGE OF LUXURY HOME BUILDING SERVICES - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

PROTEC GROUP – DIVERSE RANGE OF LUXURY HOME BUILDING SERVICES

Protec Group is a construction and refurbishment company in the heart of the Costa del Sol that focuses on new constructions of villas, houses and apartments as well as renovations. Since 1996 they have also been working on the manufacture, distribution and installation of windows and doors of the highest quality. Protec Group offer customers all trades around the…

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SWEET DREAMS WITH HYPNOS - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

BEDS & MORE – SWEET DREAMS WITH HYPNOS

The prestigious range of beds by British family-run bed-making company Hypnos is now available exclusively on the Costa del Sol at Beds & More. Carrying the Royal Warrant, Hypnos have been practising and perfecting the art of making luxury pocket spring beds by hand since Edwardian days. With over 100 years of bedmaking experience and insight into a great…

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TEN YEARS OF DEDICATION AND SUCCESS - Home and Lifestyle Magazines

RESIDENCIAS LUJOSAS VITALUX – TEN YEARS OF DEDICATION AND SUCCESS

It is sometimes said that modesty is an ornament. For Doris Kavcic, owner of real estate company “Residencias Lujosas Vitalux, S.L.”, however, that also raises the question: do you get further in life without it? This is the 10th year of “Vitalux” and she admits quite freely, “It fills me with joy and pride!” Doris recalls that 2009…

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ECLECTIC FLAIR WITH A NATURAL TOUCH - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

ESTUCO INTERIOR DESIGN – ECLECTIC FLAIR WITH A NATURAL TOUCH

Interview with Christina Poveromo Estuco Interiors is a well-established company. Can you tell us how you started? Christel and I formed a business partnership together in 2000 after having known each other for many years.  The timing was perfect as we had been offered two show flats in Los Arqueros, which gave us so much work. The rest…

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Apartamento54 Interiors Timeless Style with a Natural Flair

Apartamento54 emerged from an idea nurtured by its creator, Ana Karla Poplawski, after many years working in the interior design industry and gaining specialist insight through both her family and her professional contacts. She grew up in an environment where taking caring of the home aesthetic was a natural issue: linen bed sheets, fresh flowers…

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Focus on the Unseen: The Construction Boom

By Marco Dalli It’s official: the Costa del Sol is booming and people from all over the world are discovering the benefits of investing and living in Spain, especially southern Spain. Of course, this has never been in doubt for the early pioneers who settled in this part of world many years ago. For example,…

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Design Showcase – Atlas Group Property Developments

ATLAS GROUP From a Team You Can Trust Guaranteed Real Developments The property market is booming here in Spain, and the Costa del Sol is at the epicentre of the recent peak in construction. With numerous cranes now on the horizon and investment opportunities cropping up left, right and centre, Marbella and the surrounding areas…

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Commitment to Innovation Quality and Personalisation

Interview with David Millon. Villeroy & Boch. What are some of the exciting initiatives planned for Villeroy & Boch this year, and what path will the company be taking as it looks to the future? Villeroy & Boch will continue with the same distribution policy that already stands out in the market for its select…

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