Minty fresh and playful, with amazing combination between contemporary art and vernacular, organic history this fifteen-year restoration project of luxury boutique hotel Monteverdi Tuscany was carried out by Ilaria Miani and just revealed for exploration.
The Rome-based artist and designer Miani is well established in restoring historic Italian homes while successfully escaping the folkloristic, tourist cliché of expression and creates modern, artistic and timeless organic compositions very suitable for this beautiful Tuscany location.
The hotel premises offer various and dynamic combinations of characteristic guest suites (each with its playful personality of décor) in addition to special social areas such as а culinary academy, spa, Hammam room and terrace bar overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage Val d’Orcia. In the proses of restoring the site, the designer called upon local artisans to rebuild the village using ancient stone working techniques that are on the verge of extinction.
Creating additional charm and giving an inspired nod to the core of the place. Typical local materials ( such as stone, timber and cast iron) were used in the décor project and in addition, the designer took inspiration from the hues of the surrounding nature, spiced them up a notch and used the green, pink, purple hues to create the unique and fresh guest rooms ambiances’.
Presenting us with an inspired combination between local landscape, Italian Renaissance masters, and expressive contemporary edge, the designer, turned each room into a unique aesthetic experience. Combining bespoke furnishings, accessories, and original artwork by leading Italian contemporary artists, the entwinement of organic vernacular materials and sharp modern edges in the décor composition creates a unique and playful ambiance for a perfect holiday experience.
Just take a look at the trendy canopy bed reads of an old tradition, or the jazzy copper bathtub sculptural element with classic features, or the playful color combinations throughout the premises in this count the culinary academy set in the former village school building, now featuring stainless steel fixtures, purple walls and red floors. All of these details give a gimps of the past into wholly new and trendy décor setting.