Ciao Bloggisti, I know matching curtains, wallpaper, and even bed covers are having a moment. I think this style can look lovely in a Manhattan Classic Six bedroom or a home in the English countryside. In general though, I’m not a fan of what interior designers/decorators refer to, in very technical terms, as matchy-matchy. So … Continue reading The Design Files – Yes, You Can Mix Stripes and Prints.
Ciao Bloggisti, Villa Farnesina has been on my “need to visit” list for quite some time. One rainy afternoon, I decided to schlep across town. It was worth the trip. This villa is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. In 1509, the wealthy banker Sienese Agostino Chigi commissioned architect Baldassarre Peruzzi (who was … Continue reading Life in Rome – Villa Farnesina
I’m still getting to know my neighborhood. One Sunday morning, I jogged past an interesting store window and made a mental note to check it out. Oh man, this place is going to be an issue. E’ Stile is a concept bookstore focusing on art, fashion, and interior design/architecture. They have a GREAT book selection. … Continue reading Io Adoro – E’ Stile Bookstore
*Kind of. I cannot stress how excited I am about this news! METROPOLITAN HOME was one of my favorite shelter magazines. While many of its competitors focused on big suburban houses, MH zeroed in on city living and contemporary design. During the massive financial and housing crisis of 2008, MH and several other magazines shut … Continue reading Metropolian Home is Back*
I’ve been in a weird mood since returning from Milan the other week. I’m crashing from the Salone del Mobile high, Prince is dead, and I have a cold. I rarely get sick but when I do it seems as if my colds have a need to make up for lost time or something. When … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Post Milan Funk
During the past year I’ve been working on a decorating and renovation project in the Historic Center for a client who wanted to update a few of their B&Bs. It was a great experience. At times it was also challenging, as the apartments were fully booked months in advance. The logistics were difficult. Located inside … Continue reading Project Via Monserrato – Reveal
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have lived with white walls for decades. The last time I had any color on the walls was when my parents let me pick the color for my bedroom back in high school. During my apartment search, I knew I wanted a place with a foyer/ingresso. Even … Continue reading Work in Progress – My Foyer