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Bellissimo! Design In Style With Italian Art

Bellissimo! Design In Style With Italian Art

From classic to contemporary, Italy has it all when it comes to art and culture. Whether this heart-thumping, soul-stirring country is on your bucket list as a travel destination or an experience you’ve already ticked off, decorating your home with Italian art will energise and inspire.

Join us on an armchair tour of the best of Italy as we discover ancient architecture, beautiful natural landscapes, the magic of Venice and ‘La Bella Vita’ – meaning the beautiful life or ‘good life’.

Design in style the Italian way – generous, fashionable, sunny, communicative, dramatic and passionate. Bellissimo!

Veni. Vidi. Amavi. We came. We saw. We loved.


Be Enthralled By Ancient Architecture

This culturally rich country is a beauty to behold from the UNESCO-protected city of Florence (the birthplace of the Renaissance movement) to the capital Rome – The Eternal City – steeped in history and Italian art.

Vespas are not just a stereotype, but a way of life; the best way to travel along Italy’s ancient, narrow, cobblestone city streets.

The Colosseum is in every way a monument to Rome while Venice showcases unique canal living. Beautiful Venice is also a treasure trove of gothic architecture, combining lancet arches with Moorish and Byzantine influences.

1. Vespa views

Italian Art Vespa

WAY OF LIFE: Enjoy relaxed retro vibes with ‘Vespa In The Old Village’

2. Waterfront door

Doorway To Venice

WATERFRONT: Celebrate the sinking city with this quaint ‘Doorway To Venice’ print

3. Colosseum drama

Roman Art Colosseum

MONOCHROME MAGIC: Add a dash of drama to a room with ‘Colosseum In Rome’


Be Seduced By ‘La Bella Vita’

It doesn’t get any better than a good cup of coffee, an al fresco lunch, a stroll around an Italian art gallery or a cliff-clinging drive with the wind through your hair.

To recreate that feeling of ‘la bella vita’ or ‘the good life’ in your own home, decorate with a work of seduction courtesy of Italy. Choose artwork that encapsulates the feeling of a carefree life to make you feel alive, each and every day. Want more Interior Design 101? Check out these tips on how to hang pictures.

4. Retro reflections

Retro Italian Art

THOSE DAYS: Channel the excitement of an open road with ‘Travel Italy’

5. Al fresco dining

Dining Al Fresco

FEAST FOR YOUR EYES: Live life to the fullest by dining ‘Al Fresco’

6. The art of coffee

Italian Art Espresso

KICK START: Revel in the best of coffee with ‘Espresso’, the perfect print for a breakfast nook

7. Sublime summer scenes

Courtyard Terrace Art

SUNNY NATURE: Bask in the sunshine all year round with ‘Summer On The Terrace’


Be Enchanted By The Landscape

Italy may be known for its ancient cities, galleries, museums, art and fashion, but it is not without its fair share of natural wonders. In fact, its landscape is surprisingly diverse, from snow-capped mountains and green valleys with rolling hills to seaside escapes with crystal clear waters.

This makes for an eclectic collection of possibilities when selecting Italian art for your home – compelling, restorative and delicious!

8. Tuscany sunrise

Tuscany Art

COMPELLING: elevate a classic style with the soft hues of a ‘Tuscany Sunrise’

9. Fresh from the farm

Italian Art Olives

DELICIOUS: Invite the spirit of Italy into your kitchen with delectable ‘Tuscan Olives’


The Magic Of Venice

Romance a bedroom, hallway and even an otherwise dull office using Italian art featuring the magic of Venice.

Once the greatest seaport in late medieval Europe, Venice is architecturally and environmentally unique. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica it ‘has been painted, photographed, and filmed to such an extent that it is difficult to distinguish the real city from its romantic representations.’

What this means is that it doesn’t matter how many beautiful photos and pictures we see of Venice – and there are many – visiting the city still delights and surprises.

Soak in the beauty and charm of Venice with colourful gondolas on winding canals or add excitement with a sublime Carnevale photograph. La serenissima!

10. In charming colour

Venetian Art Gondolas

CHARMING: Add a piece of peace into a hallway with this glorious ‘Gondola Canal’ print

11. The drama of Carnevale

Italian Art Carnevale

MYSTIQUE: Give a room a theatrical feel with this powerful ‘Carnevale Di Venezia’ print

12. Canal life

Canals Of Venice

STREET LIFE: Bask in the sunlight and shadows of ‘Bridge Over The Canal’

13. Gondola romance

Monochrome Basilica

LA SERENISSIMA: Bring home a piece of the sublime with all the romance of a ‘Venice Gondola’

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