Interior Design

Interior designer and founder of 'Arte di Vita', Alexandra van Cruyningen, knows how to create harmony in any space. Soft, muted 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. If this sounds like music to your ears, hire us to create an 'Arte di Vita' interior in your home or business. 

the use of colour and natural materials to create harmony

Our Design Philosophy

natural

eco-conscious

harmony

colour

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, natural fabrics, furniture and accessories. We could also have items of furniture re-upholstered for you. Please get in touch for a non-binding offer or simply to discuss ideas and to see how we can help you.

interior projects

for private individuals

You can use this space to show viewers your studio space, show off your beautiful products, or simply share more about what you do. These sections can be deleted or rearranged however you like. 

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soft furnishings

for hoteliers, innkeepers, B&B owners

B&B 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. Please get in touch for a non-binding offer or to discuss ideas and to see how we can help you. 

Some interior projects call for bespoke furniture. Alexandra designs items of furniture such as beds, headboards, bathroom washstands and open-plan kitchen modules from old wood (f.e. oak or pine wood). In the ARTE DI VITA WORKSHOP our handy men build her designs. 

Bespoke furniture

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.


UPHOLSTERY & RECUPERATION 

furniture design

stay in an 'arte di vita' interior

Before deciding whether to enlist us for your interior project, why not stay in one of our country retreats in Tuscany? Alexandra decorated each and every room in these retreats, which is why they function as showrooms for our interior design as well. The best way to know whether you'd like to live in an 'Arte di Vita' interior is to stay in one for at least a few days, in order to experience the effect of the colour schemes in the room and to sleep in supple linens. 

go to 'country retreats'