Antique Expert and Gallery Store Owner, Elio Ferraro’s Apartment in Florence is busy, lively and interesting. I particularly love the balcony.
“Interested in discovering different cultures travel was an on-going preoccupation for Elio which led to countless art and fashion discoveries now amassed into an extremely eclectic and impressive personal collection. Beauty is found within the walls of his tranquil home in the historical centre of Florence; somewhat of an island or refuge. Rich colours and individual objects become united, presenting an awe-inspiring integrated environment.”
I was bought the most beautiful bunch of yellow tulips the other day (and again this weekend) and ever since seeing those lovely bright flowers on the table each morning I’ve been inspired to have flowers of all shapes and colours in our home. I will attempt some flower arranging of my own over the next two days with this as my inspiration.
I absolutely love it when I start reading a post or an article, click on a link and end up finding a gold mine of beautiful homes, travel destinations and gorgeous photographs and links that lead into yet more new discoveries.
While all my homely belongings slowly make their way over the ocean soon to be placed in nice new surroundings I have discovered H&M Home. I didn’t even know there was such a thing!
Animals with hats on, fake fur, cows, rabbits and chunky knit throw blankets are just my style and I am sure a pillow with a racoon in glasses should go unnoticed? Even though I’ve been threatened with death if I add another throw cushion to our couch or bed, which is fair enough considering we had to buy another couch just to accommodate all the cushions.
Whether its a desk in an office block, a home office or a work bench surrounded by tools and slashes of paint, I believe that what surrounds you while you work offers inspiration and creativity that shows in your final product.
Extract from the feature article in the New York Times on the home of Tumblr founder and CEO, David Karp:
“I don’t like screens very much. Big bright monitors drive me nuts”; screens in the bedroom are “gross.” Karp takes his rule seriously, for in his newly renovated loft, in south Williamsburg, Brooklyn, screens are scarce, as is, for that matter, anything particularly shiny or smooth. It is, instead, a dedication to all that is aged, rough or both: ancient bricks, weathered concrete, blackened steel and reclaimed oak.”