When you’ve made fashion your life, the world will always be watching what you wear. But for fashion designers, style isn’t contained only in ones wardrobe. Naturally, the importance of design will spill out into all facets of life - not the least of which is the home.
Italian fashion designer Luisa Beccaria makes ultra feminine dresses that are classic and full of lightness and air. Likewise, one of Beccaria’s homes is a bastion of open-air, light, and classic sophistication. It’s clear that the designer relies on her own sense of style rather than chasing the ever-changing trends of fashion. Beccaria has been turning out major collections for several years now, and each season her chosen palettes reflect her preference for bright whites and muted pastels.
But even in rooms that are nearly monochromatic in hue, Beccaria’s home manages to avoid a washed out look. This is achieved by the placement of rich and varied texture in furniture and fixture - much like the eyelets and taffeta of her clothing collections.
Especially considering that the designer is the mother of small children, it seems amazing that she could pull off such a sparsely appointed home front. Well, in fact, this palazzo is a second home, located in an isolated area of Sicily, in the Iblei Mountains. Beccaria’s primary home is located in Milan. It features more color and is more functional, but maintains the designer’s sense of classic meets modern.
Of her sense of interiors style, Beccaria says, “I don't like 'done' things – to me they seem dead. I like the idea of a room where you feel something is yet to happen, that everything hasn't already been said.”