I remember the characters were to travel back home inside of this enormous snail shell where the walls were fluid and opalescent pink. When I see the home of Fiona Swarovski on the island of Capri, I get the same feeling of being cocooned inside a beautiful seashell, with the azure sea under my feet.
The curving lines and pink walls conjure the image of a giant shell and the beautiful turquoise Vietri floor tile echo the sea.Murano glassware lines the top of the fireplace. But one of the things I love here is that any of us could put a collection of seashells in the firebox. A manzanita branch, a can of red spray paint, and viola! A beautiful DIY summer transformation for you fireplace.
Swarovski designed the Dining Room chairs and table herself. I love the coral on the draperies. They look painted on, so this could be another DIY for those talented artists out there!
Fiona Swarovski also designed these sofas. I love the blue Ikat fabrics! There was not a source listed for these, but similiar ikat fabrics can be found through Quadrille and Madeline Weinrib Atelier.
All photos: House and Garden, August 2004
Photos: Matthias Petrus Schaller