Most know that Florence is world renowned for it’s beautiful craftsmanship in clothing and leather, however what most are not aware of is that they are also home to some of the world’s most beautiful home decor shops. Through Exclusive Fashion Tours, you will be able to take notice of the unique and highly specialized home furnishing locations Florence has to offer. We are taking you on a journey to the top places to decorate your home for your next home remodel or room updates; so pack your bags and prepare for the trip of a lifetime!
Bartolozzi e Maioli | 5/r Via de Velluntini, Firenze |
Start your afternoon off at Bartozzi e Maioli after visiting the Boboli Gardens and enjoying lunch at the well known, Trattoria 4 Leoni. Bartolozzi e Maioli was started in 1938 and is located at 5/R Via de’Velluttini in Florence, Italy. The shop is nested between restaurants and apartments giving it a very unique location on a side of the Arno River that many do not explore. Their main focus is restoring pieces that are important to history but they also have many items for sale.
Stepping into this shop, you become surrounded with various products to decorate your home. Walking through their showroom, you will see all sorts of items and are guaranteed to find something that will suit your home. Some of the items that they have for sale include frames, statues and chandeliers in various shapes, colors, and sizes. This is definitely a must see in Florence and Exclusive Fashion Tours will help you find the perfect accent pieces for your home.
Ceramiche D’Arte Parrini | Via Roma 22/r, Firenze |
While walking through Piazza della Signoria, you come across many magnificent sculptures, a beautiful clock tower, and the famous Gucci Museum. This scenic walk then takes you down a quaint alley way leading to the small shop Ceramiche Parrini. The store is slightly hidden and small. Standing at the front of the store you get a feeling of antiquity and delicacy. The window display is filled throughout with all the glass products finely detailed and colorful.
Ceramiche D’Arte Parrini is run by Maestro Lauro Parrini and his family. All of their products are hand-made and unique. The sunny colors are perfect to brighten up anyone’s home.These pieces are all one of kind and made through the traditional mould and Potter’s wheel methods. Each product is different from another and so much thought and detail is put into each. This is what makes this quaint store stand out from the rest and give it the reputation that it has.
Riccardo Barthel | Via dei Serragli, 234/R, Firenze |
After an afternoon enjoying ceramics and highly unique design pieces, it is time to stop off for a gelato break at La Strega de Nocciola near the Ponte Vechio before embarking on a walk through the Oltrano to Riccardo Barthel. This store is more than just a showroom displaying kitchens, bathrooms, and exquisite dining spaces. Riccardo Barthel’s mission is to “continue in their own unique style to produce and furnish homes, yachts, any environment while respecting the values and traditions of Florentine craftsmanship.” Since Riccardo Barthel has been open since 1976, it has two generations worth of tradition in each piece. The family strives to keep the design high quality, traditional, while maintaining an evolving style for global clients.
While roaming through the studio, one will encounter the uniqueness to each piece that is displayed. Each bathroom vanity appears as a piece of furniture with beautiful wood detailing and Barthel’s own knob designs as well. Even the kitchens have hand painted tile backsplashes and cabinets that have been designed in the back studio. It is clearly very easy to spend hours in this space designing the perfect room in your new country home in Tuscany or yacht.
The Oltrano location features a workshop in the back where you can see the pieces you have chosen for your home being made right before your eyes. A team of architects and interior designers work on each detail to make sure that your every request is fulfilled. Every piece reflects the beautiful Florentine artisan style–almost guaranteeing you will fall in love with your newly redecorated home.
Mario Luca Giusti | Via Della Vigna Nuova 88/r, Firenze |
When you wind down the street, Via Della Vigna Nuova, you will be surrounded by small designer boutiques to peruse and quaint Italian restaurants to stop by for a quick cappuccino and panino. At the end of the street you will find Mario Luca Giusti, hidden in a small corner store brimming with color. The minimalistic displays such as, white shelving and clean lines work to accentuate each product. These pieces are represented with class and elegance; enticing you to want that dish or platter in your home.
Mario Luca Giusti, the founder, was born and raised in our very own Florence, Italy. He came into a family that was very well off and thus became exposed to a lot of culture and a lavish lifestyle. His family also, owned a small footwear company since 1865 which he later took over introducing Mario to the business world. When he was 16, he moved to Milan and became the assistant to a tailor named Germana Marucelli who introduced him to high-end Italian style and helped him develop a creative eye. He began Mario Luca Giusti in 2005 and later opened his flagship store in 2012, here in Florence at its current location. So just like Mario himself, Mario Luca Giusti was born and raised right here in Florence by a genuine Florentine man, so you know you are getting a true Italian product with that very special Italian flare of craft.
This synthetic crystal dish-ware has all of the glamour of crystal aesthetics, with all of the practicality of acrylic materials. Originally, this sort of design was intended for use at picnics and while sitting poolside, but in this day and age Mario Luca Giusti’s housewares items are meeting the desire and need for ease in entertaining and decorating. The wide array of colors appeal to any color pallet and are guaranteed to knock the esteem of your hosted event up a notch. It might even be fun to have a table for the kids, where they too can eat over their synthetic crystal plates while reminiscing about last weeks play date.
With all of the production and design being done in Florence, you are assured of the quality craftsmanship of the product. Peering through a window at a pitcher or set of cups will have you second guessing whether it is crystal or not. Why not come in can find out for yourself? With Christmas and New Years looming around the corner, you have ample opportunities to show off your new dishes while setting a gorgeous dinning table at your annual dinner events or even to gift a host of a party you attend. Let Exclusive Fashion Tours guide you into Mario Luca Giusti to find you perfect table set.
Signoria Interiors | Firenze |
Before heading to the last stop of the day, make sure that you are taking in all the gorgeous sceneries of Florence while enjoying the day of shopping. Florence is a one of a kind city blending gorgeous style and archetecture for a perfect trip for any seasoned traveler. Thus, a luxurious home is not complete without high-class furnishings and accessories from Signoria Interiors. The ultimate luxury home decor showroom in Florence is located on Borgo Ognissanti 16/18R, near the Fiume Arno, the extravagant Villa Medici, and the exquisite Chiesa Ognissanti right along the outskirts of the center of Florence. Since 1930 this company has crafted some of the world’s most luxurious house decor and furniture in Italy that is literally fit for a king.
Signoria Interiors is significant for its intricate textile designs in which represent true royalty. Not only can you find furniture made crafted from some of the most precious textiles, but you will also find decor trimmed with gold, finely crafted sculptural art, and exoctic furs and leathers to bring your interior designs to life. However, if you are not sure of an interior design plan do not worry, because Signoria Interiors offers some of the world’s most renowned interior designers and architects to aid you in creating the most beautiful home you can imagine.
Do you any of these unique locations sound enticing for your next home makeover?! Don’t forget to check out Exclusive Fashion Tours for everything luxury in Florence, from gorgeous leather jackets and bags to the best home interior stores for the trip of a lifetime! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook which store is on your go-to list and if therre is anything else you think we missed!