Italian Tradition

While on my buying trips, Italy captured my heart, from the architecture, antiques and art, to the people and their hospitality. Not to mention the amazing food. The lifestyle of artisans working in their studios, and families spending long hours outside soaking up the warm sun showed me that life can be simple and pleasurable. The antiquities are beautiful and bold. Designed to withstand the weathering and age often using stone and wood as the main materials.

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 11.14.53 AMScreen Shot 2013-04-21 at 11.14.16 AMScreen Shot 2013-04-21 at 11.14.34 AM Axel Vervoodt was brought in to design a Venetian home on the grand canal restoring original character while adding contemporary additions.

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England reproduction sofa upholstered in Belgium lenin. (LSC11), England circa 1780 a drop leaf table in plum pudding mahogany (AP250)

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 11.15.43 AM Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 11.16.00 AM Axel decorates the house carefully sourcing solid color and simple objects that draw’s the audience’s attention.


Italy circa 1960 A Tamarisk wooden ball (AS80A) Italy circa 1900 set of 3 italian alabaster tazzas (AM199A)

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The bedroom is simple with a strong contrast of linens and dark wood. Notice the minimalistic decoration of the wall are and 2 small pots on the chest.


England circa 1880 Edwardian arm-chair in Belgium linen (AV46), England Circa 1800 dutch chest of drawers in fruitwood (AX71)

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