There is just something about Italy.
I am drawn to its past, to all of the creativity that flowed out of the artists' brushes and into their surroundings.
Casa Orlandi is a prime example of such beauty. I suspect that if we had the time, we could find amazing villas and homes deserving of magazine spreads for each day for many years.
The pink room bathroom
Casa Orlandi, an 16th century palazzo in Prato, Italia, was renovated by the Italian architect, Sabrina Bignami. Owner of b-arch studio, Ms. Bignami is an architect with the specialty of restoring old buildings. During the four years of restoration, many rooms in the palazzo revealed frescoes underneath the white paint. The artist was Florentine Luigi Catani, who created the frescoes during the period of 1790-1815. Luigi Catani painted many religious frescoes and altar pieces, some of which are in the Cathedral of Arezzo and the Palazzo Pitti.
The windows, floors and doors are original to the building.
The dining room
The green suite
The pink room
The pink room / bathroom
The grey room
For an interesting interview with Sabrina Bignami, visit
To rent rooms in the palazzo's three guest rooms, the email is firstname.lastname@example.org or Sabrina.email@example.com.