I am not sure where Ernest Hemingway wrote this, but I would like to think it was on his terrace overlooking the Grand Canal while staying at the legendary Gritti Palace in Venice. We were fortunate enough to stay in this beautiful palace on our recent trip to Venice with the Rubelli Group who had supplied many of the fabrics for the restoration overseen by Donghia’s creative director Chuck Chewning in 2013. My pictures and words did not do this masterpiece justice so I found these wonderful articles from Architectural Digest detailing the process. My own candids follow at the end.
There is nothing better than experiencing a culture through the eyes of locals. I just returned from an incredible journey with the Rubelli family discovering the majesty of Italian manufacturing seeing their showrooms, mills, projects and archives from Milan to Venice. In between our tours looking at Italian textiles, leather, glass, art, and architecture, they graciously treated us to the most incredible meals, fellowship, and education that makes their Venetian heritage so unique. The Rubelli passion, generosity and hospitality were beyond extraordinary.
|Multicolored Glass Clusters Illuminated from Within|
Before I head to High Point market tomorrow, I wanted to share some of the amazing finds from my trip to Paris last month. There are too many to share in one post, so I am going to start with all of the unique and glorious light fixtures I discovered at Maison & Objet, the markets, and galleries during my visit. Please check back in for more posts on accessories, furniture and rugs found on my Parisian adventure!
|Bronze Branch Chandelier with Crystal Teardrops|
|Rock Crystal Obelisk Available in Various Sizes
with Bronze, Brass or Silver Accents
|Bold blue glass|
|Mid Century Crystal Spheres|
|Whimsical Birds on a Wire|
|Rattan Pendants from Award Winning
|Sculptural Beauty at Donghia|
|Industrial Reticulated Pendants|
|Cascading Murano Chandelier|
|Antique Candy-Colored Murano Confection|
|Detail from Musee Rodin Rock Crystal Chandelier (not for sale)|
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these exquisite works of art!