What atmosphere do you envision when you think of Italy? For many, it’s the provincial Tuscan vineyards that are featured so beautifully in film. For others, it’s Fellini’s Dolce Vita and his distinctly Roman misadventures. What Italian world, if given the chance, would you choose to inhabit?

Italian interiors steer clear of universal trends and instead favor of regional indentity. In Italy the life you lead will dictate what style you gravitate towards, and that is based on where you call home. Geographically. What you see in a Florentine’s apartment is not what you will find at a villa in Naples. We have an ocean between the styles and will backstroke our way from antiquarian to strict modernist. Italy boasts the most envied framework in the world, and architectural preservation is always carefully used to support the clients locale and life.  So from radical to romance, here is a much abbreviated list of our favorite Italian designers with the varying clients and regions they have accommodated so well.  Which region articulates your day dreams?

Michele Bonan’s Florence Apartment

Michele Bonan’s Florence Apartment

Florentine Designer Michele Bonan for Heidelberg Suites

In which Italian city will your scene to be filmed? All of the above? Surely we don’t have to choose!