12 interior design Italian style – the flair of the Italian House
Planning a holiday abroad? You can track still feel of the old world of Italy with these ideas of an Italian designer.
Every second year is my family on what we call a “great journey”. My husband Tokyo chose for our last big trip. We had so much fun – the Japanese culture is wonderful. This time it’s my turn and I chose Italy. I’m Italian and I’ve never been in Italy. My ancestors call, so I’m ready to answer the call.
I love the Italian architecture, especially the old Tuscan country house style. I love Italian furniture and textiles. So, you can imagine how excited I am before this trip. There are so many ways to bring home the best of Italy. Accompany me to take a look at some wonderful Italian accents.
Textiles. The fabric on this Chair is called, after its designer, Fortuny named Mariano Fortuny
Born in Granada, Spain, Fortuny moved to Venice and stayed there until his death in 1949. He designed textiles, costumes and lighting in his Venetian workshop and developed the machines that create its textiles. His workshop remains today as a Museum in Venice.
This is a vintage Florentine chest of drawers. The surface contains gold leaf details. This style of furniture was common in the 40s and 50s. Other frequent pieces in this style are known as nesting tables, mirrors, picture frames and trays, Florentine Toleware.
Ich love these old bull’s head over the area. When I was a kid, I like to went to the butcher. (I don’t know why?) Not sure, but my family had a Deli and it was always about meat.) The butcher at my family was an old Italian guy, he had a fake Bull’s head just like this in his business. This is a small touch that speaks volumes to me from the old Italian world.
Formal table settings
some of my favorite things that my mother gave me were some vintage Italian tablecloths from my grandmother. I guess these tablecloths and use it often for family gatherings. This apartment in Rome is beautifully set with fresh bread, flowers, and Italian bed linens.
Terrace – a small table and chairs for meeting are great in hot weather
Loggias – covered outdoor areas
Eine Loggia is almost as “out there”, but of course also the outdoor areas are covered. A loggia is a wonderful addition to a bedroom or dining room.
I love the sound of gravel. It reminds me of home. Gravel is an inexpensive and low-maintenance material. Available in many colours, it fits properly to the Italian architecture.
common for the Italian landscape the great Steinexterieur demonstrates rustic, casual living. I adore this style. The imperfect fit uneven textures to my carefree side.
the Sage Green an olive tree reminds me of my grandmother’s garden. I still remember when I smell brush. Olive trees are available in non-fruit-bearing varieties, if you like not the chaos of falling olives. They are also very robust and require little water.
A farm table
take on this farm table with fresh fruit and cheese, crisp bread and olive oil for dipping. Oh, and wine, lots of wine. Now, you take about 15 people around the table, representing all ages, the babies up to 80 years. So has the diner of my family looked like when I was a kid – meals were practically a contact sport. Farm tables, with all its rustic charm, are ideal for family gatherings.
Mit reclaimed materials they are a profit. You look great and add character to the rustic Italian architecture. Doors, with color fades, and rusty hardware are authentic, and the life of this beautiful architectural remains, for future generations.
Reclaimed terracotta tiles are my favorite detail in the Italian style architecture. Restored tiles are the best looking really, in my opinion. Actually, the patina of the years of weathering is a bonus. Note the great combination of exterior stone and Terra-cotta tiles here. Now that’s Italian!
Terracotta roof tiles