Tuesday, June 9, 2020

SUMMER: Opulent Idyll

Dean Farris Interior Design (c) 2020

  Surprise! I couldn't resist one last post to start off the summer of 2020.  Years ago, when my late friend Albert Hadley would winter at his charming 1920s cottage here in Naples,  I was exposed to a way of life that few are aware of.  It's the life revolving around a grande passion and enormous  talent and a flair for living not often seen.

  The small cottages of old Naples exude a rarified charm which not many people get to experience up close.  This morning I explored one of them not far from where Alberts was and I serendipitously picked up this beautiful seashell on the beach.  The seashell that you see on my table here in the picture above reminded me of when Alberts friend the talented Mark Sciarillo would find a coconut and bring it into the cottage and place it on a table like a piece of sculpture.  Like almost everything Albert did, it was a profound visual experience bordering on the spiritual.  On that note, enjoy your summer and let it nurture your soul.  DF