Looking Down in Italy (Italian Floors)

Looking Down in Italy (Italian Floors)

my favorite. the geometric shapes are just perfect. someone needs to recreate these gorgeous tiles asap.

my favorite. the geometric shapes are just perfect. someone needs to recreate these gorgeous tiles asap.

This might sound funny, but I totally didn't expect to be influenced by the design and history in Italy. Maybe because the first time I visited, it didn't really influence me at all... and I think I was hoping it would! Travel + our expectations are interesting in that way. 

okay, these must be old wood, but they felt like tile and the dark edges resemble grout.

okay, these must be old wood, but they felt like tile and the dark edges resemble grout.

On this trip I'm really influenced by all of the old and new existing together. The Italians are so good at this. I'm picking up all these details and asking myself what makes them work aesthetically? 

tile floors inside a medieval church in Pitigliano, Italy... these are B E A U T I F U L and really really old!

tile floors inside a medieval church in Pitigliano, Italy... these are B E A U T I F U L and really really old!

For example, the floors. I've yet to see a bad floor. I'm especially drawn to the tile here. Whether old or new, rustic or modern, I'm finding clean, geometric lines and a consistent color palette.

There is something I trust and connect with about a culture that cares so much about aesthetics. It's true what they say, taste and style run deep in the Italian blood. 

these tiles were inside a gelato store in the center of Rome. i *think* they are new(er). but see how closely they resemble the first image of geometric tiles? these ones are higher contrast and i L O V E them.

these tiles were inside a gelato store in the center of Rome. i *think* they are new(er). but see how closely they resemble the first image of geometric tiles? these ones are higher contrast and i L O V E them.

So yah, these gorgeous floors are going to make it even harder to deal with the beige carpet I've got going on back home (we rent). 

( header image source: @songofstyle on Instagram)

Black + White With a Pop of MINT: Kitchens

Black + White With a Pop of MINT: Kitchens

Scribble Drawings

Scribble Drawings

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