Last week I was hired to decorate an apartment in Rome.
This is my first project in Italy. I’m excited but also a little terrified. Now I must speak and work in Italian. While many vendors speak English, there are quite a few people I’m working with on this apartment, like the contractor, who do not.
I need get over my fear of communicating in Italian and just do it.
The décor is going to be understated Hollywood Regency based on our consultation and the pieces my client already owns. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it just means that some of the over the top elements of the style will be toned down. Sometimes, one can have too many mirrored surfaces!
The bones of this large apartment are absolutely stunning, as is the terrace. The layout is more formal than the other projects I’m working on.
I tend to use strong colors as accents, not on the walls, so some of the rooms will push me out of my comfort zone which is a good thing. After all, it’s not my apartment, it’s the client’s. I want my client to have a home that they love and that reflects their personality.
Due the nature of my client’s work, I won’t be able to publish photos of their apartment.
However, I have started an inspiration board, which is HERE.