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Fall Entertaining Series | Place Settings

In the second entry of our lifestyle series, we worked with a few ideas on place settings. We took the idea of incorporating nature and textures and mixed it with flatware adding some fun to the place card concept.

We loved the idea of weaving herbs and floral into the tablescape as a whole. As you can see from the first photo, we took a single sprig of rosemary and the simple yet beautiful Michelangelo flatware and tied them together with a rich velvet ribbon, setting them on top of a crisp, off-white linen napkin.


Inspired by Fall | Truffle Hunting in Abruzzo

As fall quickly approaches, I’m reminded of the incredible gifts my favorite season brings. The crisp air, the changing leaves, the smell of bonfires, and of course, the food.

Fall serves up hearty meals that awaken the senses and warm the soul – it’s a visceral experience for me.

As I sit here browsing the Lungotevere collection with its beautiful color palette and thoughtful details, my mind returns to the autumn I traveled to the Abruzzo region for an...

Is It Spring Break Yet?

In dullness and dreariness of February, I find that my mind starts to turn toward escape.

WIth the holidays well behind us and spring still weeks and weeks away, getting away from the chill of the end of winter starts to sound more and more appealing. The smell of the lemon groves, the sound of the sea, and the sights of the vibrant Italian marketplace begin to have an appeal that is almost...

Marsala: Timeless, Trendy and Italian

If you follow color and design trends, we have big news.

Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2015! And we are happy to see that their choice was very Italian!


The Pantone color for 2015 is a major departure from last year’s ethereal and playful Radiant Orchid. Marsala is an exquisite deep maroon shade that manages to be very grounded and earthy while also exuding an air of opulence and...

High-Contrast Tablescapes: Black and White Gets Bold

In an increasingly busy world, a minimalist color palate can speak volumes.

Black and white with a splash of color is having a moment, especially in tablescapes. The trend is one of the oldest color combinations in design history, but also one of the most modern looking and the most striking. Season after season, this high-contrast design trend manages to keep tablescapes looking both fresh and...

Embrace L’Amore

Anyone can make a reservation at a restaurant. It’s convenient. A dinner date at a restaurant requires minimal planning and not much effort. Finding parking might be the biggest challenge you’ll face all night.

And while we are all for convenience, isn’t there something much more romantic about making an effort?

Why You Don’t Need a Reservation This Valentine’s Day


Isn’t it the telltale sign of...

Old World Craftsmanship Meets Sleek Modern Design

Ready for something totally unexpected?

The trademark of Modigliani is a respect for the past, an appreciation for the romanticism of the simplicity of Italian life. Most of our designs look to the past for inspiration.

This one is really special because it looks to the future.

The pieces in our line La Forma del Sogno-Rossoare graphic black and white with a pop of red. With sharp lines and...

Updating the Olive Collection for the New Year

My New Year’s resolution? To get better at keeping secrets.


Because there’s something I’m excited to share with you, but I can’t yet!

The best thing about the New Year is that it is a time to focus on renewal. It’s a fresh start. You get to make resolutions, maybe take a yoga class or work on kicking a bad habit. The New Year is a time to take advantage of new opportunities.

But it’s also...

Returning to the Nest: College Kids Coming Home for the Holidays!

With Christmas finally behind us, the pace has slowed down (a little) around here! It’s been great having family back home, especially now that that the holiday rush is over and we can spend more time outside of the warehouse.

It’s been livelier around the house since college break started. Our daughter, who just finished up her finals, was looking for a way to wind down from the craziness of...

Making Our Own Light and Laughter This Holiday Season

Out of the darkness of winter, we choose to make light.

This Sunday is the winter solstice. It is the shortest, darkest day of the year. The sun rises late, sets early, and night lingers longer. So at this time of year, it’s dark when I leave for the warehouse in the morning and dark again by the time I get in my car to drive home.

When you really think about it, it does seem strange that in a...