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Get the look: Italian design

10 elements of classic Italian design from overstated opulence to subtle Tuscan touches.

Italy is known the world over for its expertise in the world of design, whether in the realm of fashion or interiors. With luxurious fabrics in cashmere and leather, not to mention world-renowned designers like Bertoia and Missoni, Italy remains at the forefront of design, incorporating old world fundamentals with modern elements. Check out these 10 examples of Italian design that can easily be incorporated into your own decorating scheme.
Photography by Stacey Van Berkel-Haines

1 Harvest table

Everyone knows Italians are all about entertaining, with family dinners often including five or more courses. A true element of Italian entertaining and dining is the harvest table, ideal for family-style sharing with the patriarch and matriarch seated at the heads of the long table.

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