In preparation of my trip to Italy this week, I have been busily pinning design inspiration and more on Pinterest with a group of design friends to our All Things Italian in Design board. Here are a few of the inspiration images from our group board:
Leather goods in Rome
Are you inspired for a trip to beautiful Italy yet! I can’t wait! Make sure to follow me on Instagram @denisemcgaha for up-to-date posts on my travels with my design friends.
I am so excited to share that I am headed to Parma, Italy next week for a whirlwind trip to Mercanteinfiera. I will be attending Italy’s largest antiques fair with The Antiques Diva & Co on a special VIP tour Feb 26 – March 2, 2014. As this is my first time to Italy (gasp! I know, I know, but Paris always calls my name when I am planning a trip to Italy, so I never made it), and to Parma as well, I am sure there will be lots of prosciutto, pasta and ANTIQUES!
While there, I will be shopping for several great new projects we are designing and hopefully find beautiful architectural antiques for a special client who is constructing their new residence in Dallas. There is a chance that a few items might make their way back to the studio and my home as well, but we won’t tell Mr. M about those, will we?
The best part of it all, I am traveling with several great design friends and some I have yet to meet. See who’s on the plane to Parma with me below:
Jon Call, Mr. Call Designs
Mark Cutler, Mark Cutler Design
Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley and Associates
There is also rumor there will be celebrities in attendance for the fair, so I can’t wait to see who appears to shop one of the best-kept secrets in the antiques and design world. Stay tuned for details when I return and make sure you are following me on Instagram @denisemcgaha to keep up with all the celebrity and antique sightings.
Ciao for now!!