Tony Buccola travels to Italy several times a year to scour the countryside and cities for unique items to fill his store, Antonio's Bella Casa, a southern California European-antiques shop. He also works closely with Italian artisans who create hand-carved wood lighting rich with patina finishes. Ten years (and dozens of forty-foot containers) later, he still gets the same rush every time he steps off the plane. “I am one of the lucky ones,” he says. “I love what I do and do what I love.”
Oil painting of dinner party; original wood frame;
artist unknown. Inspired by design and architecture from past and present alike, Los Angeles-based interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey customizes, reworks, and reinvents furnishings of all types to create spaces that are fresh, ...
1920s miniature garden party, hand-painted on celluloid. Unframed.Claudia
Strasser, founder of The Paris Apartment, launched her career in 1993 with a boutique in NYC’s East Village filled with French boudoir furniture, accessories, and flea market finds that she reincarnated into ...