italian farmhouses


On Design*Sponge I found this gorgeous book: Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia. The book contains stunning photographs and essays dedicated to the ancient domestic buildings of Puglia, Italy.


These ancient buildings once served as farmhouses and way stations for those traveling along the Via Appia. They now have been renovated to function as private residences or boutique hotels. The book is a feast for every interior lover especially for those loving this rustic style.


A review from Amazon: “…Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia is a striking book of photographs and essays dedicated to the ancient domestic buildings of southern Italy…. Stark but captivating constructions of medieval stucco and calcified stone, many of them in recent years have been converted to private residences and boutique hotels. While they differ greatly in style, all share a profound sense of space, light and serenity.”


(images by Mark Roskams for Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia / via Design*Sponge)

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  • The ceiling in the first photo reminds of a bowl of flour, into which someone is about to put an egg yoke.

    I am currently gut renovating an over 300-year-old Swiss chalet with my husband, and your blog is providing me with a never-ending wealth of inspiration. Your taste mirrors mine very closely. Thank you!

  • I remember a time where barely anyone knew of Puglia (as you might imagine, this was quite some time ago) but I’m so pleased that we do now and we can take this kind of beautiful inspiration from it. I do hope they keep their charm despite the hoards of tourists who now flock there…Thank you for posting; I will check this book out too! F x

  • I love the picture with the tables and the red berries hanging from the ceiling. Adding the reddish berries compliments the soft tones so wonderfully. Very cool