19 July 2014

An Elegant Italian Farmhouse













This incredibly elegant, luxurious 17th century Italian farmhouse, situated on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, was masterfully decorated by designer Eric Egan in a mere twelve months. The designer, who often designs five-star luxury hotels, gave the same attention to detail to this vacation property for a family of six as he does for his hotel projects, delivering a perfectly-designed home--down to the food in the refrigerator!--making it ready to be lived-in and thoroughly enjoyed on the day the family moved in. 

Egan has been living and designing in Milan for over 20 years, making him the ideal designer for this project. In those twelve months, he somehow procured a magical blend of old, new, and custom-made furnishings, to complete designs for the property's six buildings and garden. 

My favourite features of the home are the hand-painted tree mural in the entrance hall, the amazing arched window, glistening brass table, and Claude Lalanne chandelier in the dining room, the custom screen, made of panels of de Gournay wallpaper, in the master bedroom, and the stunning views over the Umbrian hills from the gorgeous terrace. 

Who wouldn't fancy having a holiday in such a luxurious home?

{all images via Elle Decor}

18 July 2014

Divine Dining

















You know I always love seeing gorgeous dining rooms, and these rooms are no exception. Every one of these dining rooms is so chic, so full of personality. I think the best spaces, the ones which draw us in and make us want to linger, are the ones which express the owner's personal vision, don't play by the rules, like these. How could you not enjoy a meal in one of these rooms? 
They are just divine.

Happy weekend, everyone!


{image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15}