THE LUXURY OF SIMPLICITY
I was inspired by the interior design of this rather “grand” beach house found in the heel of Italy – Puglia. I want to share with you this laid-back and calm interior style, and at the end I have put a shopping list to recreate the look. In fact I am so captured, I have to re-do the moodboards for my own renovation!!
Dating back to 1689, the restored fortified farmhouse has a secure courtyard and nobel towers that once was a stronghold against Saracen raiders. The estate also has it’s very own private chapel.
Local Architects worked with Alexander Waterworth, who are London based Interior Designers to create a very calm and authentic atmosphere. They have respected the original architecture, used traditional methods and kept to a restrained colour palette of neutrals; whites, soft warm greys, blue and mauves that reflects the atmosphere around the house. The finished result looks like it has always been like that – a true mark of good design.
The textures are natural fabrics; linen, cotton and velvet with weathered woods which blend harmoniously together with the natural terracotta stone and painted plaster.
The huge vaulted ceiling and original features remain throughout and the house is heated by an eco thermal warming system.
The polished plaster hamman and floors with wall lights in alcoves behind plaster give glimpses of how simplicity is a luxury,
The house has been furnished with antiques from Italy and across Europe with bespoke linen covered upholstery.
It is a has 8 bedrooms (so perfect for 1 large or 2/3 family holiday) it comes fully catered with chef, housekeepers etc… so no squabbling over dishwasher duty. Whether you are/are not interested in renting this 8 bedroom home with 2 swimming pools you can take still take the inspiration and the shopping list above and to create your own little piece of heaven!
Details can be found here http://masseriapetrarolo.com
Thanks for reading
(note – all photos from masseriapetrarolo.com I have not visited this property and cannot personally recommend it, nor have I been paid for this post.)