January 28, 2012

Italian Style

I posted this blog back in August 2010 featuring designer, John Saladino's beautiful Tuscan style Montecito villa and the brilliant work of architect and designer, Bobby McAlpine.  I often mention that my mind, like other designers, is running a constant movie.  It's been this way since I was a little girl and probably why I spent entire summers dressed in my dancing school costumes.  I was always living in another place and another time inside my mind.  So when another designer posted the Christina Perri song, A Thousand Years, a song that reminded her of a book she read about the prolific writer Dante and his love for his muse Beatrice, I immediately thought of this beautiful editorial that I had included in this past blog post by photographer, Kalle Gistaffson, titled Storia d'amour.  Love is the ultimate inspiration.

On this rainy day, I thought I would share some inspiration from one of our recent projects. Design is about capturing a mood..a place..a time. For me, this is Italian style, casual and elegant. Limestone floors, faded antique rugs, velvet drapes, iron lanterns, cypress and statuary....and always romance.

Photo: Frank Grimm Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photos: Designer, John Saladino www.saladinostyle.com

Photos: Kalle Gistaffson, Storia d'amour, Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens via http://www.trouvais.com/

Photos: Architect Bobby McAlpine, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier Interiors Veranda Magazine

Photos: Architect, Bobby McAlpine & Designer, Susan Ferrier Source: http://www.cotedetexas.blogspot.com/

Photo: Frank Grimm Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.