In this rust-colored salon, French and Italian antiques are paired with iconic pieces by Billy Baldwin and Warren Platner. Custom furnishings, including a quartet of 7-foot mirrored screens, add elegance and visual interest to the space.
The guest suite in the HGTV Dream Home 2011 was inspired by boutique hotel room design. Italian linens and contemporary furnishings, including a platform bed crafted from Appalachian hardwoods, elevate the home's sophisticated style.
The kitchen in this modern, glass home in Lugano, Switzerland features sleek, built-in cabinetry, bleached wood floors and minimal, modern furnishings, including a built-in breakfast bar with views over Lake Lugano. The luxurious retreat, designed by Milan Jacopo Mascheroni, rests five miles from the Italian border.
The large, light-filled master bedroom of this sweeping New Zealand estate features a black and white palette punctuated by pops of coral. Contemporary art and furnishings combine with a stunning black Italian chandelier. The 12-bedroom, nine-bath, four-story home rests on a sprawling property bursting with indoor and outdoor amenities.
To give off the inviting sentiment of the Italian culture, the designer wanted to ensure authenticity of materials, as seen in the custom-made cabinetry and furnishing frames. A stainless steel range hood hangs over the kitchen island drawing the eye to the center of the room. A yellow patterned tile section gives a faux rug look and brightens the room with a pop of bold color.
Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.