Let's ease into our work week, shall we? Perhaps a little sojourn to a villa in Northern Italy? Sounds nice, doesn't it?
Christine, a kind reader who divides her time between Milan and her husband's rice farm in the province of Pavia, Northern Italy (isn't that the life!), sent me a link to an auction house that was selling off the contents of Villa Coardi di Carpeneto Mazza, an old patrician estate in Genestrello . Christine had the opportunity to visit the villa during the sale, and she said that what captivated her was the understated decoration of the house. The architecture is pretty stunning, but when you look at the furnishings, they're actually fairly quiet. After viewing the photos, I completely agree with Christine. Although, what also captivates me are all of the fabulous floors throughout the house. I'd love to replicate the look in my home, but I'm guessing that Lumber Liquidators won't be much help. Anyway, happy Monday to you.