Rich colors, textures and traditional patterns, practical lines and quality craftsmanship define the design of Italy. Get inspired by spaces spanning from Milan to Sicily and everything in between, to bring Italian style stateside.
The great hall of this medieval castle in Umbria, designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard features 18th-century armchairs upholstered in appliqued leather. The decadent mantel was sourced from an Italian monastery and the table is draped in a vibrant Corragio fabric.
This chromatic-chic dining room by architect Hannes Peer for fashion designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s apartment updates the past. Artifacts such as the 1940s Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier e Toso and a set of 1960s Italian chairs come alive with bold pops of color, and the ultra-modern Saarinen table by Knoll.
(LEFT) This living room’s ceiling frescoes predate the early 1700’s Venetian Chandelier hanging from them. With curtain fabrics by Rubelli from Donghia, and winged chairs in a floral by Colefax and Fowler, this airy space transports you to a Tuscan villa. (RIGHT) PID Floors transports your stay further into a nature-nurturing abode.
This sultry, dark kitchen by designer, Holly Lydick uses Aria Stone Gallery’s Calacatta Gold Borghini Extra, creating countertop works of art. The stone, sourced in Italy, adds a flexible and modern Italian touch to this interior.
Craftsmen By Trade
PID Floor’s new Artisanal Medallion and Parquet Collection is entirely handcrafted in Italy and provides a vibrantly authentic and rustic Italian interior. Artisans train in Italy for years to learn this craft of creating floors that are truly a work of art.
Architect Laura Sartori Rimini and Interior Designer Roberto Peregalli crafted this home for an Italian family in the fabric business. Top textiles were an obvious must, so the design duo turned to Madeleine Castaing fabric by Brunschwig & Fils on the custom-made sofas within this stately space.
In this dining room, armchairs acquired from a local flea market surround a Saarinen table painted in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe. Plates by Fornassati hang delicately in the space that balances the eclectic with the timeless.
Reclaimed woods and handmade Waterworks tile create the essence of Tuscany in the unlikely Aspen, Colorado. This Aspen Kitchen of the Year by Staprans Design uses earth tones and exposed wood that is intricately Italian.
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