Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site

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Italianate Furniture and Home Decorating


Italianate Decorating Books Below


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Below are links to some companies that make Italianate style furniture.  (Note that many require your browser's cookie setting to be 'on' to view their site correctly.)

They show their products in beautiful settings which can inspire even those of us who can't afford to purchase these beautiful creations.

As you can see in the images, Italianate style can be achieved with simple additions to a room, such as:

  • Ornate mirrors
  • Classical area rugs
  • Wall Prints (see my Decorating with Prints page)
  • Classical style statues and vases
  • Wall paint in ochre or a fresco-like finish of pastel colors
  • Terracotta or marble tiled floors
  • Pedestal tables
  • Majolica decorations (see my Majolica page)
  • Chandeliers
  • Still-life paintings or arrangements
  • Cast iron furniture 
  • Luscious fabrics

For more inspiration, visit the Italianate Room Designs page at HGTV.  Lots of pictures of Italianate room makeovers.

Below, I have a collection of links to Italianate home decorating books available at



Bernhardt, furniture makers since 1889, have three lines in Italianate style: Belcaro, Miraval and Repertoire. From their menus, choose Products, then Collections.




Century Furniture offers a European Attic Collection that is an eclectic grouping of several Italianate styles.




Charleston Forge makes cast iron furniture for every room in the house.




Fremarc Designs, makers of fine furniture, have two Italianate collections:  Renaissance and Sorrento.




Henredon offers the Amalfi Coast Collection.  Go first to their Furniture Gallery, then Collections.




Hickory Chair offers two Italianate collections:  European and San Marino.  Go to Products then Collections.




Lexington Home Brands offers Cortona Nights. Enter the site, then select View Online Catalog at the bottom of their page, then select the Cortona Nights catalog.




Drexel Heritage offers several Italianate collections:  At Home in Tuscany, Serrano, Talvera and Villa Santini.




Ethan Allen offers a Tuscany collection. Follow their menu items:  Products, Collections, Classic Elegance, and finally Tuscany.  They have almost no room ideas images, but their furniture is lovely, and they offer soft furnishing and accessories, too.



Haversham Designs offers a collection called Bella Rustica.

For More Decorating Ideas:

Visit my Wallpaper Murals, Stencils and Tiles page

Visit my Italian Home Decor page

Visit my Decorating with Prints page

Visit my Renaissance Gardens page

Practical, Low Cost Redecorating Tips for Every Room



Some Italianate Decorating Books