Interior Design

Our interior designer, Alexandra van Cruyningen, can create harmony in any space. Colours are essential in her designs as well as natural materials and fabrics.  The spaces designed by her have a truly soothing effect on the people that spend time in them.

the use of colour and natural materials to create harmony

Our Design Philosophy





for hoteliers, innkeepers, B&B owners

live the dream

Due to our experience in setting up and successfully running B&B Casa Capanni and Casa Fiore for six years in Tuscany, we can assist entrepreneurs in any country in Europe with the interior design of their B&B, boutique hotel or holiday home. The more attractive the design, the more guests will be attracted to stay and return. We can also assist with other aspects of the trade such as regulations, inventory and so on.

We take on private homes of any shape and size. You can call on us to decorate one room in your house, a set of rooms or your entire house. Together we can realise the interior of your dreams. We can provide soft furnishings, paint, furniture and accessories. We could have items of furniture re-upholstered for you. Alexandra also designs furniture, bathrooms and kitchens.

The experience

for private individuals

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soft furnishings


In the ARTE DI VITA WORKSHOP we build our own designs, for example bespoke open-plan kitchen modules from old wood (f.e. oak or pine wood). We also design and build bathroom washstands, headboards and beds. Your needs and wishes are the basis for our design. After we agree on the design and measurements, we'll build and install the furniture you ordered with us.

We love to recuperate old items of furniture, to give them a new lease of life by restoring them and re-upholstering them with our linen and hemp fabrics.


arte di vita workshop

capanni lifestyle concept store

interior design & gifts

amersfoort, NL

Our concept store ‘Capanni lifestyle’ is located in the beautiful old inn of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. Everything Alexandra van Cruyningen uses for her interior design projects is available in the store: Arte di Vita paint & fabrics, handmade furniture and accessories for the home made from natural materials. We're proud to be a reseller of Hoffz Interior. We also have lifestyle and fashion gifts such as hand bags, wallets, scarves, jewellery, etc., all made by artisans and designers. We specialise in soft furnishings (cushions, lamp shades, curtains, bed linen and bed covers). We sell our handmade lampshades, cushions and curtains (made from our own fabric collection) in the store, but we also offer a bespoke service. 

Grote Sint Jansstraat 8
3811 HX Amersfoort
the Netherlands
tel.: +3133879572

interior design & gifts


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opening times:
tue 13pm till 17pm
wed 10am till 13pm
thur 12 till 17pm
fri & sat 10am till 17pm
&open every last sunday of the month
12 till 17pm

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