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
2. Waterfront door
3. Colosseum drama
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
5. Al fresco dining
6. The art of coffee
7. Sublime summer scenes
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
9. Fresh from the farm
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
11. The drama of Carnevale
12. Canal life
13. Gondola romance
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