designer digs | liza bruce

July 21, 2016 in homestyle by editor

This vibrant vacation home on Italy’s Adriatic coast belongs to designer Liza Bruce and artist Nicholas Alvis Vega. Initially a run-down bungalow purchased 17 years ago, the extensively rehabbed and upgraded space now plays up an airy, light-hearted vibe that allows the couple to escape from work life back in London. At first glance, the interiors have a maximalist bent of happily clashing colors and patterns. However, Bruce actually took a pared-down approach to decorating. Walls, floors, and ceilings remain clean and white, and furniture has been kept to a minimum (much of it is built-in). All of the color and pattern comes from textiles, showcasing a mix of global influences culled from the couple’s love of travel — West African kente cloths, Ikats from Uzbekistan, rugs from Morocco. The home also shows off the work of both Bruce and Alvis Vega. Brightly printed throw pillows were fashioned by Bruce and much of the wall art was created by Alvis Vega.


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