An Italian Vacation Home...Spettacolare

It's always fun to see great design around the world....

Thanks to my friend Janice, I heard about this fabulous rental property in Muro Leccese in Puglia, Italy (picture the's in the heel). 

It's near the Adriatic Sea; still unspoiled by tourism.

The interior design of 'Il Muro' is almost entirely antique and modest, but the overall effect is very modern, fresh and molto chic, thanks to the minimal decor, clean architectural restoration, and carefully curated accessories. Enjoy the tour...

Case in point...There is not a single modern element in this cucina, yet it has all the elements of today's trendy young kitchens: glossy white tile, clean lines void of trim, pendant lights, black and white contrast, and pale walls. 

This paint treatment has been used for centuries in Italian farm houses. Blogland is full of hip abodes featuring the same wide colorblock banding.

The walls were left with a natural patina. The pink is perfect here!

More pink with modern touches in the sun soaked living room. Here the archways look modern with sliding glass doors.

I love how they filled this archway.

I know a few Atlanta designers who would really dig this bathroom vignette.

 The house sleeps 16, with 6 bedrooms. All of them are simply adorned, with subtle touches of color.

How do you like the pendant over the bidet?

I love that they kept the doors in the original rustic state.

The dining room is the most contemporary space in the home.


My favorite color. Notice the porcelain hardware and broken rush seat. Love it all.

This stone mantle and all of the stairs are made of 'tufo', a soft stone indigenous to the area.

I'll take the tile, the table and the art, grazie.

Dining al fresco under the wisteria covered pergola.

I will be copying the painted stripe on the adirondaks.

So much money being spent on ostentatious outdoor kitchens in the US these days....I prefer this look.

I assure you, the best meals have been made here...I'm not missing the Viking range a bit. Btw, how many of those really get a workout?

Someday, I will have an oval window...

And someday I hope to visit Il Muro. For more info on this property, please contact Priscilla Daroda




I could definitely stay there!!

Anonymous said...

looks vintage!! I would love a tour!!!

painting reproductions

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