Interior designer Fabrizio Galvan was inspired by the canvases of Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and Joaquín Sorolla to create the shapes and colors of this striking hillside home in Sicily. Art, he tells us, is his passion – and that’s abundantly clear here at the home he created.
Start with the striking pool, surrounded in wood terracing and large sculptural rocks, looking out across the hills to the sea. It’s a dazzling space that, in itself, would be reason enough to stay here, but there is so much more to it than that.
The house echoes the use of rock and wood both outside and in. Its wooden and stone exterior walls blend with the interiors to create a beautifully organic space, with natural textures throughout. The picture windows, framed in wood, show off views of the Gulf of Castellammare, the Zingaro Reserve, the Tonnara di Scopello its stacks, and Ustica. Large rocks make appearances in the bathroom and under window ledges.
Then there’s the color palette – simple whites balanced with deep teal and charcoal hues that show off the collection of artifacts created by the hands of craftsmen, and picked up by Galvan on his travels. We particularly like the antique headboards hung above the beds.
This house embodies the charm of its island home, weathered charismatically by time, water, wind and sun. A villa for rent in Sicily that’s a treat for design lovers.