12/30/10

Laudomia Pucci at Home

 
One of the things I enjoy the most is when I go through my files looking for inspiration and I find something I had forgotten about, impressing me again and making me sigh. Last night, while searching for rooms with geometric rugs, I came across Laudomia Pucci's estate located in the hills of Florence and I felt like looking at a home that has been published just recently, even when these images were published in W magazine in 2005. The estate dates back from the Renaissance and the "modern, kicked-back glamour" is my favorite feature of this house because it makes the Renaissance architecture warm and comfortable, two of my all time favorites as well. The earthy tones and red throughout the estate also adds to the overall elegant comfort atmosphere.



In the living room, the rug is a vintage Pucci.









A typical Renaissance facade. During the 14th century Laudomia's ancestors were political councillors of the Medicis.
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7 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful, Julie!
Hope that you have a Happy New Year!
Teresa
xoxo

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

How lovely,

Isn't it incredible the way Europeans embody style and grace in their homes?
Hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve ;)
Cheers, Alcira

Jen said...

What a wonderful family history and lovely home!

quintessence said...

I had never seen this - love it!! I could just move right in - do you think she'd mind? or notice!

Splendid Willow said...

What a villa! What beautiful and timeless rooms with some added playfulness.

Just stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy and fun 2011! I look forward to many fun design chats! You are a gem my friend.

ox, Mon

classic • casual • home said...

Really extraordinary! Happy New Year.
Mary Ann

Vierotchka said...

The coat-of-arms is a combination of the Pucci coat-of-arms (to the left) and the Narishkin coat of arms (to the right), as Emilio's grandmother was Varvara Dimitrievna Pucci née Narishkin (born in 1856) who was married to the Marquess Emilio Pucci di Barsento. They were the parents of the Marquess Orazio Pucci di Barsento who was the father of Emilio Pucci (Marquess Emilio Pucci di Barsento) the fashion designer and my cousin, and the grandfather of Laudomia Pucci. So, this dual coat-of-arms was hardly made during the Renaissance, it was made in the latter part of the 19th century.