In a luxurious Italian villa that pays homage to the sea

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“This popular Capri of rocks, tiny vineyards, modest, hardworking and essential people, has a fascinating charm.”

In the living room, the fireplace reflects the island’s 1950s tradition of using ceramic tiles in coppery green. The “Ghost” sofa is by Gervasoni.Credit:and Nathalie Krag/Living inside

These words, from the poet Pablo Neruda, are his invitation to seek out a more authentic side to Capri – and it was one that was accepted by entrepreneur Fabrizio Verde when he chose the island as his home.

Beyond the fragrant garden is a terrace with panoramic views.  The large table, by Santa & Cole, is designed to look like an open kitchen.

Beyond the fragrant garden is a terrace with panoramic views. The large table, by Santa & Cole, is designed to look like an open kitchen.Credit:Nathalie Krag/Living inside

The first thing you notice is its garden – designed by Antonella Sartogo, it’s like a secret parade drenched in heady scents. Each step offers panoramic views: on one side, the countryside of Capri, on the other, the water.

The geometric colors of the bathroom reflect the sun and the sea of ​​the island, creating the impression of a room dedicated to well-being.

The geometric colors of the bathroom reflect the sun and the sea of ​​the island, creating the impression of a room dedicated to well-being.Credit:Nathalie Krag/Living inside

Inside, as you enter the common areas, the views reveal an ever-changing Capri. This link between nature and architecture is reinforced by the projects of the architect Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva.

The kitchen includes the elegant table

The kitchen features the elegant “Saarinen” table by Knoll, while its contemporary centerpiece is by Cassina.Credit:Nathalie Krag/Living inside

The light and the colors reflect those of the island. In the living room, the fireplace reveals decorative motifs that highlight the luminous materials. The coppery green of Vietri’s handcrafted ceramics is typical of 1950s Capri fireplaces, and here it is paired with bright 70s furniture.

The mix of styles suggests movement, while colors and fabrics harmonize and evoke the island lifestyle: fresh, light, never boring, always elegant, with mostly custom-designed furniture paying homage to land and sea.

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