about us

 'Arte di Vita Interiors' was founded by Alexandra van Cruyningen, interior designer and artist, and is run by a small, dedicated team who are family members and friends as well as colleagues. 'Arte di Vita' is Italian for 'the art of living'. They ran boutique bed & breakfast 'Casa Capanni' in Cortona, Tuscany for 8 years. The team runs the interior design studio from the Netherlands. Guests can stay in luxury self-catering holiday apartment 'The Rectory' in Cortona, Tuscany, decorated by us and with a bespoke kitchen we built from local, Tuscan materials. 

After years of searching for the perfect paint colours and fabrics, Alexandra decided to create her own range of chalk- and lime paint in muted colours. She also carefully curated a collection of natural fabrics and designed a collection of made-to-order home furnishings (available in our online shop) made by hand from our fabrics to help people create organic, natural homes with a harmonious use of colour.

our story