Tag Archives: Italian design

Dream of Venice – Architecture

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Dream of Venice Architecture is the second book in the series edited by JoAnn Locktov that shares the enchanting beauty of the city. Like her first book Dream of Venice – where Locktov collected short essays from people who have … Continue reading

miramare: an italian museum on the adriatic

Recently a client was telling me about their coming trip to Venice and the Adriatic Coast and asked for my input about my favorite Italian museum. Everyone knows the important classic museums, but with my love of small house museums, … Continue reading

ceramic drum stools from italy

I came across these fantastic ceramic drum stools and I just had to share. Doubling as small occasional tables or stools, these color saturated enamel stoneware and buttery-rich vegetable-dyed leather pieces are made in the studio of Italian leather maestro … Continue reading

buccellati silver, inspired by nature

buccellati silver jam jar

Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading

a chic contemporary wood bench

contemporary wood bench

One of my favorite new pieces of modern furniture is a cool contemporary wood bench I just discovered.  Infinitely more versatile than a sofa or chair, I can’t even think of a room where a bench wouldn’t be a welcome … Continue reading

max ingrand + fontana arte: chic italian mid century glass lighting and mirrors

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Italian mid century glass lighting is my go to for adding chic panache and glamour to my client’s homes.  The chandeliers, sconces and table lamps are still amazingly contemporary while giving that nod to the past that says, “yes, I’m … Continue reading

hotel inspired decor: the capri tiberio palace

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I’m the first to admit that I’m an addict when it comes to Italian mid century design.  I simply can’t get enough of it.  Chic Italian design immediately conjures up images of la dolce vita; of glamour and impeccable style.  … Continue reading