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23 marzo 2016

Decor Inspiration | The New York Times: Paola Santarelli’s home in Rome

Living room, a collection of marble sculptures | The New York Times Photographs by Henry Bourne

In the living room, a collection of marble sculptures ranging from the third to the 18th century.

The exterior of Villa Lontana in Rome | The New York Times Photographs by Henry Bourne

The exterior of Villa Lontana, Paola Santarelli’s home in Rome, 
once owned by neo-Classical sculptor Antonio Canova

The New York Times: Paola Santarelli’s home in Rome

Santarelli in front of a pair of third-century torsos on the mantel in the library.

luxury marble floor | The New York Times Photographs by Henry Bourne

library, antiquities books  | The New York Times Photographs by Henry Bourne

In the library, antiquities nearly outnumber books. The pattern of the marble floor is modeled on Tiberius’s Villa Jovis on Capri. 

Murano Glass Chandeliers and Marble Floor | Paola Santarelli’s home in Rome Photographs by Henry Bourne

In the dining room, an 18th-century oil painting by Alberto Carlieri and 18th-century Murano glass chandeliers hang over a 15-foot porphyry dining table on marble trapezophoros.

18th-century walnut desk | Paola Santarelli’s home in Rome Photographs by Henry Bourne

In Santarelli’s office, a collection of polychrome marble samples on shelves over an 18th-century walnut desk.

Ancient marble fragments | | Paola Santarelli’s home in Rome Photographs by Henry Bourne

Ancient marble fragments. Santarelli believes they hold not just the foundation but the soul of classical Western society.

Paola Santarelli’s Dazzling Marble Collection | The New York Times - Photographs by Henry Bourne

A third-century white marble Bacchus head.

Paola Santarelli’s Dazzling Marble Collection | The New York Times - Photographs by Henry Bourne

An 18th-century Pseudo-Seneca bust.



Paola Santarelli’s Dazzling Marble Collection

For Santarelli, one of the foremost private collectors in the world, the medium is the soul of Western civilization. - The New York Times





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