Italian homes -- from country villas to rural farmhouses -- seduce us with their vibrant colors, decorated walls and ceilings, rich patterns and textures, beautiful terracottas, marbles and ceramics. Italian Style describes how the look is achieved by a confident combination of brilliant hues, lavish decorative effects such as trompe-l'oeil and plaster finishes, and the judicious choice of arrangement of furniture. Gorgeous photographs inspire and motivate anyone to make their house an Italian home.
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ITALIAN BACKGROUNDS 8
THE ESSENCE OF ITALIAN STYLE
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