There is so much to love about Italy (the art, the history, the fashion, the food!) and each region of the country is just as over-the-top gorgeous as the next. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but Tuscany holds a special place in my heart — with its lush hills and seemingly endless vineyards, I truly believe that the region is one of the most romantic places in the world.
As a college student, I was lucky enough to spend a semester living and learning in Florence, and I’ve come to think of it as a home away from home. I have such fond memories of exploring the cobblestone streets with gelato in hand, eating endless amounts of pasta in one amazing restaurant after another, and spending sun-soaked afternoons strolling along the Arno River. To this day, it’s one of my very favorite cities, and I try to relive those experiences every chance I get.
Florence and its surrounding landscape are beautiful in a remarkably timeless way, and I wanted to capture that feeling in this semi-custom suite. During the design process, I found myself drawing inspiration from the dreamy cyprus-lined walkways, the classical architecture, the graceful lines of the olive trees.
In the end, it was botanic elements that became the focus of the design. The hand-painted illustrations celebrate the organic shapes and natural tones of the region’s olive groves, and they are a wonderful balance to the structural, classic font. THE FLORENCE SUITE pairs beautifully with olive green envelopes and natural jute twine to (literally) tie everything together.