Thursday, July 8, 2010
Valli's Bella Pied-a-Terre
I can't resist all things Italian...the scenery, the architecture, the fashion, the art, the history. Elle Decor showcases a fabulous Rome apartment belonging to the designer Giambattista Valli and I am in heaven. Valli put his creative vision to work in reworking his new place, knocking out walls to open and simplify the space, but keeping the original wood beam ceilings. The juxtaposition is gorgeous. His eclectic collection of furnishings was assembled from years of travel-- to China, Indonesia, India and, of course, the US. Here's some of my favorite views, but be sure to check out the entire collection over at elledecor.com.
Love the Japanese touches paired with Italian marble.
Guest room really showcases the original wood beam ceilings... the bedspread is Turkish.
Love Andy Warhol contrasted with the African and Indonesion stools and drum collection.
And this minimalist fireplace with the Texas horn chair!
The master headboard is 19th century Indonesion doors!
All photos by Henry Bourne for Elle Decor.