We’re almost done! I’m getting ready to take the ferry back to St. Martin for a few days and then I’m going home. I do miss pain in the butt (sometimes) Rome but thrilled/relieved I was able to finally make it to the job site in Anguilla. Building a new beach house on a small … Continue reading Work in Progress – Anguilla, BWI
Greetings from a construction site. I’m finally out of my fourteen day quarantine here in Anguilla. The contractor and his crew have returned to the job site. I spent the first week of quarantine at the boutique hotel Frangipani. I was supposed to be there only two nights but there was no way my sister-in-law … Continue reading Grazie, Thank You, Merci!
I can finally talk about it and I’m trying to be zen. As if it’s just another day at the office. However, I have zero chill and I’m completely geeking out. The renovation TV show pilot I’ve been working on will air this Friday on HGTV. Yes, that channel. Seriously, what is my life right now? Our show is … Continue reading Introducing RENO ITALIANO, our HGTV pilot!
Greetings from my parents’s veranda. Liming is Caribbean slang for hanging out. Spending time with family and friends. A party. There’s no liming going on here. I arrived in St. Martin a day before all Air France flights to and from Italy were canceled. Sheer luck. I had booked my trip after a major … Continue reading Lockdown in the Caribbean – No Liming
The last few months have been off the charts hectic, in a good way. One of the projects I’m working on is a new beach house on Meads Bay Beach in Anguilla. I don’t know how or why our job site suffered only a little damage during Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in … Continue reading Work in Progress – Anguilla, British West Indies
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
The last few weeks have been incredibly busy. I’m working on a new project that will include a bathroom renovation. It has unique design challenges in that It’s a vacation rental and the room is TINY. We want the space to function better and to be stylish. Below are three small spaces that caught my … Continue reading Small Bathrooms That Are Big On Style
Last year I wrote about the vacation home in Tuscany I’m working on with architect Domenico Minchili. Our clients had some photos taken and below are a few of them. First, a before shot of the living room. After. The room is so much lighter. The new “old” floors make a huge difference as does … Continue reading The Tuscany Project
Great news here at AGD. The house in Tuscany is almost done and I’ve signed two new clients. For one project, I’m helping my client redo his terrace. The other project also includes working on a terrace and collaborating with my client to furnish her new apartment. Both apartments are in Trastevere. One thing I … Continue reading Work In Progress – Trastevere – Rome, Italy