Italy of my DreamsThe Story of an American Designer’s Real Life Passion for Italian Style
By Matthew White
Design / Style
Published April 2010
192 Pages / Over 200 Color Illustrations
$65 USD$65 USD
Italy of my Dreams is the expansive culmination of designer Matthew White’s adoration of the art and architecture of Italy. Full of theatrical, bold exteriors, and interiors adorned with classical flourishes, each featured project is a unique testament to the designer’s appreciation of Italian design. Worn reclaimed beams complement sweeping Venetian doors, lush rooftop gardens recall the Southern Italian countryside – these are modern spaces steeped in an historic sensibility, yet free of replication or pastiche. While the locations change – from California Villas to a Palazzo in New York City – the designer’s passion remains true, making Italy of My Dreams an intimate inspirational celebration of Italian style.
About the Author
Matthew White is an American interior designer whose work has been featured in nearly every American shelter magazine. In 2003 he joined forces with Frank Webb, launching the design firm White Webb. He serves as President of the Board of Save Venice Inc., and currently lives in New York City.
Why We Published This
We were instantly captivated by the elegance of Matthew White’s homes and his enduring love of Italian style. Matthew’s inspired touch turns each page into something grand and memorable, and makes this as personal a book as any we have yet published.