A husband-and-wife hotelier duo has renovated a resort in a Venetian-style palazzo on the island of Capri, refreshing its pastel-pink facade and persevering with the hue into the visitor rooms.
Il Capri Lodge was constructed within the nineteenth century as a personal villa within the Neo-gothic Venetian fashion earlier than being reworked right into a resort in 1899.
Its present house owners, Graziella Buontempo and Arnaud Lacombe, redesigned the interiors to replicate the grandeur of the property whereas imbuing it with a way of latest stylish.
The duo retained the constructing’s signature pink-and-white facades, repairing and repainting them. In addition they selected to repeat a few of the similar hues and exterior architectural particulars all through the interiors.
“Honoring the property’s historical past and placement, the resort’s color palette is impressed by the pink discovered throughout the island of Capri and the placing volcanic reds of Mount Vesuvius,” mentioned the resort staff.
A shiny pink curved awning indicators the resort’s entrance, positioned near the city sq. within the centre of the well-known Italian vacation vacation spot, main friends to a reception desk topped with reddish marble.
Room keys are saved individually in small arched niches inside a wood-panelled wall behind, whereas native items are displayed on built-in cabinets close by.
The resort’s public areas characteristic checkerboard flooring, black lights and pink curtains to the match couch cushions and rug trims.
Quite a lot of vintage furnishings items have been curated to make the lounges really feel homely whereas artworks and pictures have been sourced from the non-public assortment of Buontempo, whose household has lengthy associations with the island.
Archways divide varied seating areas from corridors and each other, creating a number of distinct areas the place friends can chill out.
Within the bedrooms, pink seems once more as wainscoting and on upholstered headboards formed as ogee arches.
The rooms embrace sisal flooring and different pure supplies and are merely adorned so that focus is not drawn away from the views.
“Every of the 21 visitor rooms pays homage to the tradition of the island with decor imbuing a sense of consolation, no-frills luxurious and understated magnificence,” the resort staff mentioned.
Il Capri presents a number of choices for eating and consuming, a lot of which permit these actions to be loved al fresco with views of the island’s dramatic shoreline and the Gulf of Naples.
These embrace the street-level Caprirama Bar, related to the foyer and prolonged onto an expansive terrace with a herringbone-pattern tiled flooring and groupings of terracotta plant pots, landscaped by backyard designer Jonathan Froines.
The all-day restaurant Vesuvio additionally has a shaded out of doors eating terrace, the place caned bistro chairs accompany wood-topped tables.
Solar loungers line up alongside the rooftop swimming pool, shaded by pink parasols with crenellated white edges.
There’s additionally a subterranean nightclub, Rumore, which is used as a cinema and an occasions area throughout the low season.
A brief boat experience from Naples on the Amalfi Coast, Capri is a well-liked vacation spot for each Italian and worldwide vacationers.
Elsewhere within the nation, not too long ago opened or revamped motels embrace the Palazzo Daniele in Puglia, the Condominio Monti in Rome, and the Aeon Lodge close to Bolzano.
The pictures is by Jonathan Froines.