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Autumn has arrived with a certain temperature drop and leaves are slowly turning yellow and orange. This is the time to enjoy the beauty of the changing season during a nice walk and to come home to curl up in a chair by a window with a cup of steaming cocoa to watch the wind […]

Chalk or Lime?

September 23, 2019

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Summer is nearly over, Autumn is at the door, so with the nights getting colder and more rain during the day, we’re looking ahead for some interior inspiration during the Autumn months. During our ‘Colour Still Life’ editorial shoot we paired our linen fabric ‘Lucca 13’, a supple but strong linen in a warm grey […]

Autumn Inspiration

September 9, 2019

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Today on the blog we’d like to tell you more about how our interior designer decorated the living room of our holiday apartment ‘The Rectory’ in Tuscany. First of all, we’ll share a ‘before’ image. The doors and cupboard doors in the living room used to have this dark orange shade, which matched one of […]

Timeless Elegance

July 28, 2019

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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