My very sweet friend Diana recently took a trip to Rome and gifted me with the Aprile (see what I did there, I'm learning Italian already) issue of Casa Viva, an Italian home design magazine. I had to share a couple of the amazing houses with you because although I can't understand a word in the publication, I can certainly spot an exceptional interior when I see it. The first house is a neutral palette combining industrial touches with warm wood and and beautiful architectural details.
The blue space is a all about pattern and color and I adore the tiles around the fireplace and how the pattern is echoed in the pendants over the dining table. The colorful dining chairs are a nice touch as well (and a pretty simple DIYproject to boot).
These last two images are from separate houses. I think the orange wall consists of framed scarves but I can't be sure. The collection of framed photographs is traditional and lovely and I like how the extra photos that don't have a place on the wall simply rest on the floor.
Aren't these spaces amazing? You know what's even more amazing? Friends traveling across the globe and bringing home magazines for decor junkies like me! Which space do you like?
images: casa viva april 2011