Earlier I wrote about the interior design of La Bandita Townhouse. Clearly the owners, John and Ondine, have put as much thought into the service as they did into the décor. From the first email to book my room, until the day I left, the service was (as the young folks say) on fleek. This … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Trip to Pienza, Tuscany
I’ve read about La Bandita, a country house near Pienza and have seen photos of it in various shelter magazines/design articles. A little over a year ago, John Voigtmann and his wife Ondine Cohane opened La Bandita Townhouse converting a former convent in center of Pienza into a 12-room boutique hotel. My friend Gillian and husband … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany
One of my friends asked me what my word is for 2015. Another asked about my resolutions. I’ve given both a great deal of thought. What I really need to do in 2015 is stop being a control freak. I’m driving myself (and my friends) crazy. While it’s a good thing (especially in a detail … Continue reading Hello 2015!
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
We were very lucky in Rome this week. No Polar Vortex. That said, it’s freezing in the morning. When I saw the picture below I sighed. Loudly. I’m pretty sure this fireplace is bigger than my apartment. The fireplace is original to the home. How gorgeous are these floors? Photo: elledecor.com I hope it warms … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A Tuscan Fireplace
I really enjoy choosing gifts for family and friends. To me, the wrapping paper is for said gift is just as important. Love this print and the color. Buon weekend!! Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Tuscan Wrapping Paper
No words are needed explain why this new hotel in Sicily is inspiring. For more pictures of this stunning place, please click on their website HERE: Buon weekend! (I’m going to dream about the bedrooms. I know it.) Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Relais Monaci Delle Terre Nere – Sicily