Mixed Materials in Florence


This fantastic home was scooped off the pages of Elle Decoration UK  It belongs to an Italian couple, Alessandra Tabacchi and Franco Mariotti, who own an interior design and furniture store called Flair.  The home is located in an historic part of Florence, near the famous Duomo Cathedral.  The design savvy couple were looking to create a retreat that was elegant, comfortable, easy to entertain, but mostly just natural.  They used a generous mix of fabric, and textiles to create a very warm and inviting space, but also didn't commit to any particular theme.  Their furniture selection spans a century or two, mixing modern with antiques, and although their is a general masculine feel, you see hints of feminine touches, like the dusky pink velvet sofa, or that beautiful ornate mirror.  And let's get one thing out their for the record, Italians always have the best kitchens!  They are almost always modern, even in the most traditional settings, and function plays a major role in the design.

Scanned by me, via Elle Decoration UK
Photographer  Michael Paul

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