I recently came back from a trip to Italy. I visited Florence, Tuscany, and Rome, each place majestic in it’s own right. Florence quickly became my favorite city. It is no wonder that so many artist flock there due to the city’s ideal lighting. Tuscany was just as charming, although the steep, windy roads and I did not quite get along. Rome is such a vibrant and historical city, and I wish I could have stayed an extra day to do more antique shopping. Also, the service and style at every hotel I stayed in was truly remarkable- I didn’t want to leave!
*Most of these photos were taken with an iPhone. I apologize for the quality.
I kept noticing how much the Americans botch Tuscan paint colors. Here, the paint is so layered and subtle. Take note, I didn’t see any burnt orange or red (thankfully)!
Stunning grounds at the Four Seasons Florence.
A butter tan leather headboard under a gallery wall. I am a major proponent of gallery walls.
That. Tub. Is. Everything. So much longer in person.
I really enjoyed the doors to the bathroom. I think these would be so fun in a house with high gloss paint. Perhaps a bright color for a child’s room, or in a dark charcoal for a closet. Don’t mind my reflection!
The most incredible lobby! I could sit in here for days. A perfect deep olive velvet sofa.
Murano glass chandelier in the bedroom. Stunning!
The bar at the Four Seasons Florence. Great low lighting- how a bar should be!
Can you believe those are carnations??? I have never seen them used in such a chic way!
The spa reception. They had the most beautiful hand beaded pillows. Love the velvet pillows mixed in.
Such a pretty pattern for curtains in the dining room.
Such a magical and chic city!
A long slender pot for this boxwood.
The hotel grounds at Castiglion del Bosco. I love how the whole resort is so open. The rooms are on the left.
This bed reminds me of a room by Michael S. Smith. As you will discover, I am a big fan of green in decorating.
Orange velvet framed antique mirror…swoon. So much personality.
I loved the Italian stitched leather framing the TV.
The pool at Castiglion del Bosco.
My favorite Tuscan town, Montalcino. Look at that view!
The symmetrically chic lobby of J.K. Place Roma.
A very simple bed, yet perfect for the space. I adored the subtle fringe on the headboard.
Fabulous use of gray and white marble.
Is this not genius?! Who wants to see ugly toilet paper? Hide it!
Via Baumbino- Great shopping!
A very stylish Egyptian Embassy. The Jasmine smelled heavenly.
One of my favorite antique stores that we visited. Blue and White always catches my eye!
A row of boxwoods.
Boxwoods at the Vatican.
Photos by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood