Ciao Bloggisti, Earlier I wrote about the Via Monserrato project. One of the other apartments we worked on was located two blocks away on Via Banchi Vecchi. It was a new apartment for our client. The apartment was empty so we didn’t have the same logistical issues but two bathrooms, and the kitchen had to … Continue reading Before & After – Via Banchi Vecchi Project
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
Ciao Bloggisti, I’m suffering from a bit of Sicily withdrawal. Please bear with me. Thanks to a birthday present from my parents (thank Mom and Dad!), I returned to Sicily for a long weekend. There was an airline strike and my flight departed over two hours late. The weather was horrible. I rented a car … Continue reading A Belated Birthday Trip to Sicily
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