Just in Time for Summer, “Cabin Fever” Debuts at Furniture Affair
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(1888PressRelease) Furniture Affair offers new ideas for home décor with a rustic theme at Phoenix furniture store.

It is already summer in Phoenix, and that means temperatures over 100 degrees daily. Many Phoenicians plan escapes from the heat with weekend trips to cabins and retreats in the cooler areas outside of the area. Furniture Affair presents inspirational décor for your weekend cabin or to bring a slice of Americana into your home. Beginning on June 16, 2012 furniture shoppers, design enthusiasts and do-it-yourself home decorators can find a slice of summer camp, cabin décor and rustic finds at “Cabin Fever” a store within the 28,000 showroom in Phoenix.

“Furniture Affair is re-inventing our store by offering new themes that will inspire décor ideas for your home.” Says store owner, Nancy Rhodes. “We have been acquiring décor and furnishings that reflect the latest design trends for the home and offer them to our customers at fabulous prices.”

Furniture shoppers and home design enthusiasts will be able to bring great trends, fabulous furniture, accessories and inspiration with the upcoming store within a store themes beginning with Cabin Fever on June 16, 2012. Additional themes that are coming this year are: British Invasion, in July; Paris Paris, in September; Moonlight Macabre, in October and Winter Wonderland in November.

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Manuela Parrino with her son Jacopo, in Venice, Italy. “Being a mum is the most important part of my life and Italy is the country where I was born and where my sense of style and design comes from,” Parrino says. Provided to China Daily

Italian interior designer draws on varied experience to tap Chinese market

Manuela Parrino’s apartment in downtown Beijing contains a bed from Indonesia, a bookshelf from Jerusalem, blue china and a large work of Chinese calligraphy. The collection might sound like a hotchpotch of color and material, but when viewed as a whole they come together into a harmonious setting. Brave, colorful, independent of trends and a mix of the ethnic and modern – that is exactly how the Italian interior designer defines her work.

Brought up in the historically artistic city of Milan, it is easy to see how Parrino developed her talent for design.

She holds a graduate degree in philosophy of language from the University of Pavia.

Eight years ago, she moved to Beijing where she now works for magazines Vanity Fair,…………… continues on China Daily

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