Interior Design

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
A passion for food and family is rooted in the Italian culture. And uniting both these loves within the confines of the Italian home is la cucina, the kitchen. It is the part of the house towards which the Italian family tends to gravitate, where women share their concerns, where modern Italian men give a hand, where friends are given a taste of food hot off the oven, where the conversation often flows along with the wine.   Kitchen scene from Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera, Venice, 1574
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
  Italian design is a brand in itself. Through its long tradition of knowing, recognizing and creating beauty, Italy has become one of the most renowned countries in the realm of design and good taste. Italian design has come to stand for quality, durability, simplicity, functionality and a whole host of other attributes.The rest of the world can only aspire to them, and follow the Italian example.   Design by Fabio Novembre, Italy   When it comes to designing, Italy has
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
  Without the shadow of a doubt, the origins of modern Italian flooring and tiles lie in ancient Greek and Roman traditions. The range of floors and  tiles you can find in Italy is endless: from terra cotta to marble,  from simple stones to hand-painted ceramics, their variety is synonym with a true form of art, known and practiced in the country since the earliest times of its history.    . Tuscan Floor   Italian
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian Interior Design: An Introduction It is no secret that most Italians have an inherent eye for good design, and Italian love for home is second to none. Take these two and combine them, and what you get is the essence of Italian interior design. If you are looking for a way to meet all that you require from your home and make it the cynosure of all eyes at the same time, look no further than interior design from Italy. History of Interior Design in Italy Interior Designing in Italy
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Coming up with new ideas for your child's room, let alone putting them into action, can seem overwhelming. But Errol Hendrickse, an interior designer on GMTV's popular Hand Over Your House series and one of TV's hottest new interior designers, believes it needn't be a nightmare task. "I find designing children's rooms great fun, as you can be really creative," he says. "You can have fun, play with color, come up with themes and create unique rooms."
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lion's head Italian Door Knocker When it comes to interior decorations, first impressions count. An Italian door-knocker is a great way to impress visitors even before they’ve entered your home. They’ll know you’ve got what it takes when it comes to distinction in terms of culture, taste and an appreciation of history. In the modern age of calling bells, knocking on a door to alert people in the house to a visitor is all but a disappearing tradition.       But door-
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Entrance of the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile - Milan The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the International Furniture Fair held every April in Milan. The Salone is the largest decor trade show in the world and one of the main design industry events held in Europe. In Milan the Salone is a social event on par with Fashion Week. When the Salone first started in 1961 its focus was on Italian furniture, but it quickly grew in size and importance. Now Milan's Design Week is a must
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  White leather sofa in a modern-style living-room   Inside an Italian living room you are likely to notice a few key interior design factors: a lot of natural light, an intelligent use of color, and a general air of comfort, of welcoming, and openness. Italian designers have had a lot of practice at creating the right atmosphere in any given space, but they tend to excel in il salotto or the living room. This is because experts in Italian interior design know that the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Ceramic from Vietri, Campania.  Ph. ©Depositphoto.com/Vercingetorige The uniqueness of Vietri ceramics is safeguarded by its trademark method of production that is both old and traditional. The artistic ceramics of Vietri are mainly represented by majolica and earthenware, most often made using red clay, usually from Salerno. Sometimes the red clay is imported from other parts of Italy on the condition that the physical properties of the end product,
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian Bedrooms : Past and Present For Italians, a well-furnished bedroom is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Italian bedrooms embody the importance of the private life for an Italian man or woman, a relaxed place to sleep, dream, nourish, and take part in intimacies. Italian bedrooms: History, Beliefs From historical times, Italian bedrooms have been known for their comfort and elegance. Amongst the nobility who lived in castles, the bedroom was furnished with the elaborate four-poster bed