Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Reading List….Antiques: il Gusto Classico Negli Interni Italiani Volume I


I actually bought Volume II about six months ago and fell in love with it immediately. (Ive been looking for volume I ever since). Luckily on my last trip to Milan I found Volume I at Rizzoli and bought it immediately.


As you can see from the images, this is the best book on Italian interiors I’ve ever seen.


HOWEVER, I’d love to hear if you guys think there’s another book that’s even better than this. Please share it with us. It will make a win win for everyone.


Book Details:

Antiques IL Gusto Classico Negli Interni Italiani Volume I

By Roberto Valeriani

Photographs by Mario Ciampi

Published by Verba Volant Ltd.


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  1. sandy

    May 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Love it, I am sure there are a lot of ideas in it :)


  2. Cristiana

    May 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Roberto is a friend of mine and I can vouch for his exquisite taste in his real life as well. You would like to take pictures of him and his apartment in Rome! All his book are great.

  3. Jill Reve

    May 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    So beyond decadent.

    Italians really know how to live.


  4. Francois

    May 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Well, François Halard book, also from Rizzoli is pretty amazing. Title: François Halard

  5. Francois

    May 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    and Rooms also from Rizzoli, photographs by Derry Moore and text by Carl Skoggard, edited by Joseph Holtzman (from Nest magazine if you recall) 2006.

  6. Ana de la Serna

    May 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I want it!! I love antiques!!

  7. ~ Carmen ~

    May 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    The only thing better than seeing them in a book is seeing it in person. I was also very impressed with Swiss interiors when I visited there. :]

    // â–² itsCarmen.com â–²

  8. Archana

    May 5, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I have been looking for a book on Japanese Interiors, the traditional and the older ways. If anyone has a recommendation, please share.

  9. milex

    May 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Maybe this is gonna be my start again point with books.


  10. Aga's suitcase

    May 5, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    What amazing pictures! Love it


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  11. Carmelia

    May 5, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    You should come and see our “bottega” next time you’re in Milan. A very special place, sure you’d be impressed! Ok, maybe better I’ll email you ,-)

  12. Lis

    May 6, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Perhaps cliche, but The Sistine Chapel never ceases to amaze…what an Italian wonder of the world. Bello!

  13. Beth

    May 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful! I especially love the rooms with green walls.

  14. Juanita

    May 6, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    What a fabulous book – of course, I need it now! Not that there’s much space left x

  15. pippi hepburn

    May 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful inspiration. I love the crazy clutter of the the pieces, artwork, furnishings and it all works. Yes, the Italians know how to live in splendor, but they are in Italy. Bella!

  16. Federica

    May 8, 2015 at 8:47 am

    It seems that a room of the Gabriele D’Annunzio Vittoriale residence was shown, if not visited yet, this is a must of Italian elegant (and extravagant) interiors! http://www.vittoriale.it

  17. Mary Whitney

    May 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Absolutely fabulous!

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