Italy is said to be the world's most beautiful country! Her inspiring cultural treasures, magnificent scenery and great cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome boast diverse architecture. Milan equates with Opera’s La Scala, the Duomo Cathedral and is a world Fashion Center. Tuscany, of course, mesmerizes all with her rolling hills, vineyards and even snow-peaked mountains! Today, I'm showing you how to incorporate Italian themes into your home.
Today, Marlene is showing us how to incorporate Italian themes into our homes.
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Shall we take a little trip and visit vicariously?? I am missing her greatly these August days. Being half Italian (better half) makes my heart sing every time I think of her! Often, I recall the first time I visited… felt like “coming home”!!
I’ve had the great joy of visiting Italy for business and pleasure many times. Today, we all can Bring Italy Home in so many beautiful ways! Without realizing it, she is with us every day, enriching our lives and surrounding us with beauty, culture, cuisine and her many charms.
Great Italian artists, beauty and design encompass our lives…
From Alessi, Armani, Buccelati, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Ducati, Etro, Ferragamo, Ferrari, Fortuny, Fornasetti, Frette, Ginori, to Cavallini, Cavalli, Gucci, Max Mara, Missoni, Moretti, Prada, Pratesi, Santa Maria Novella, Ricci, Rossi, Salviati, Valentino, Versace and Vietri, too!!
Italy’s Murano glass designs make my heart race and were the inspiration for my passionate Champagne and glass collections.
Who doesn’t love Italy’s exquisite silver and sumptuous textiles of unparalleled quality Cotton, Linen, Silks and Embroidery.
Italy surely breathes special life into my own home…Ginori’s Contessa Porcelain, Carlo Moretti Champagne glasses, vases, Venetian masks and more.
Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver Piero Fornasetti is a love! His son’s reimaged works of his father’s muse, 19th-century operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri are now iconic too…a bit of whimsy! Tema E Variazioni plates n. 78 and n. 22 grace my walls and his little architectural coaster joins a black swirl Murano Bowl on my cocktail table.
An Etro paisley-lurex jacket was an elegant wrap for a special Birthday at the Bel Air Hotel!
As you may have noted, masks and sunglasses appear over and over again…with a bit of mystery, artistry and flirtation! They remind me of San Marco at Mardi Gras!!
What would the world of Film and the Arts be without da Vinci, Michelangelo, Fellini, Loren, Rossellini, Mastroianni, Ponti and Peggy Guggenheim? Of course, I could fill pages and pages more of Italy’s famed creators!!
The collection certainly is one of the most important museums of European and American art of the twentieth century in Italy. Not only was Peggy patron to exceptional artists, she was also a lover of flamboyance and gorgeous, Fortuny gowns!! Many photographs exist of her wildly famous sunglasses and eccentric style!!
Acetaia Cavalli Riserva Nando Condiment (Neiman Marcus) | Frantoio Galantino Hand-Painted Ceramic Jug with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Neiman Marcus) | Italian Cheese & Savory Gift Basket (Williams Sonoma)
Until next week, enjoy a bit or a bite of Italy with Vino, Prosecco or Bitters!!
Pizza, Lasagne, Risotto, Ravioli, Carpaccio, Bistecca Alla Fiorentina or Melanzane Alla Parmigiana anyone?? Salute and enjoy - xoxo MMK