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.”
Set a romantic mood or an intimate dinner
table with candlelight behind lush buds and blooms in shades of blue. Holds a standard pillar candle.“Something old, something new” could well be the motto of California-based Fringe Studio. The artisans marry ...
Pair of mirrored glass and brass hexagonal hurricane
shades used for a 1980s Met Fantasy Ball, 20th Century. Featured in Albert Hadley: The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer by Adam Lewis, p. 222.Albert Hadley’s East 85th Street apartment served ...
Glass hurricane with classic rolled lip at the
base; made with a colonial glass-blowing technique to achieve its beautiful appearance.”The idea of reproducing decorative items for the secret garden or patio courtyard started a long time ago with the passion ...