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This week on the blog we’d like to share with you the bedrooms in our self-catering holiday apartment ‘The Rectory’, as seen in last month’s Dutch/Belgian magazine ‘Wonen Landelijke Stijl’. The rooms are spacious, with white ceilings and terracotta floors. Rather than opting for new decorations, our interior designer Alexandra decided to re-use the soft […]

A Good night’s Sleep

July 1, 2019

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  As seen in Dutch/Belgian magazine about interiors ‘Wonen Landelijke Stijl’ (roughly translated ‘country living’); this editorial in the kitchen of our holiday apartment for 4 people, ‘The Rectory’. Our founder & interior designer, Alexandra, designed this kitchen and the handy men in our team built it from scratch, using oak from a local Tuscan […]

Rustic Tuscan Kitchen

June 10, 2019

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On a gorgeous sunny day at the end of June we couldn’t resist going for a drive to Pienza, in the Val d’Orcia, only 40 minutes away by car from our B&B. We always really enjoy that drive, past Montepulciano, into the Val d’Orcia, the winding lanes going uphill until you see Pienza in the […]

Discover Pienza

May 28, 2019

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We’ve got another beautiful paint & fabric match for you, this time it’s pink again! A very special colour because it was named after a dear friend. It’s our chalk paint nr 44 ‘For the Love of Tan’, a beautiful muted warm pink, Tanja’s favourite colour. This colour matches perfectly with our fabric ‘Antique Rose’. […]

Colour Still Life – Antique Rose

May 13, 2019

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We’re back with some natural home inspiration and colour inspiration for you, featuring our chalk paint nr 12 ‘Burberry Coat’, which is one of our beautiful neutral tones, and as the name suggests was inspired by the famous trench coat by Burberry. We’ve matched this versatile colour with a selection of our neutral, natural linen […]

Colour Still Life – Burberry Coat

April 29, 2019

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As you probably know by now, as well as chalk- and lime paint and our collection of natural fabrics, you can also shop our small collection of handmade home furnishings designed by our founder/interior designer Alexandra van Cruyningen. The home furnishings are made by hand by our talented makers with a lot of care and […]

Bespoke Home Furnishings

April 14, 2019

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Infinite like the Ocean To continue with our collection of chalk paint colours called ‘The Soothing Colours’, during the ‘Colour Still Life’ editorial photo shoot we also created this look by matching chalk paint ‘soothing colour’ nr 42 ‘Infinity’ with our linen fabric ‘Soothing 03’. Alexandra, founder of Arte di Vita, was inspired by the […]

The Soothing Colours, part II

April 1, 2019

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Wellness Colour Palette Our founder, interior designer Alexandra van Cruyningen, created eight beautiful calming tones of blue/green chalk paint, some with more hints of blue and others with more hints of green, to be used in rooms to create an atmosphere with a soothing effect on people. We also have a collection of ‘soothing’ natural […]

The Soothing Colours

March 12, 2019

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For this week’s blog post we’d like to show you one of our beautiful pink tones; nr 16 ‘Muted Pink’. Alexandra, founder and creative director of Arte di Vita has described every one of the colours she created: “‘Muted Pink’ is one of the pink colours I call healing colours. This colour is the softest […]

Colour Still Life – Muted Pink

February 26, 2019

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It’s time to share another one of our paint & fabric matches from the ‘Colour Still life’ editorial shoot. This photo shoot took place in our concept store in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, with natural Dutch light, similar to how the Dutch masters composed the objects of their paintings. We decided to use natural light, because […]

Colour Still life – Light Petrol

February 11, 2019