November 29, 2010

Some Surprises Revealed

CC, my husband, had the chance to check out the house and the latest news in and around Pizzo for three whole days! Last night he sent me some pictures that were a surprise, since Angelo never reported about some work he had done. I think he had so much fun being creative and experimentalizing, he didn't want to wait for any approval. See the results here :

A ceiling like a "gelato al limone" or "sunny side up"

It is my son's room. Let's see if he likes it...

Actually, you do not look all the times up, you rather see the room like above.

A pinkish two tones ceiling in the entrance - love that!

Angelo is working on restoring that stucco rosette by replacing some missing peaces.
I asked him to leave the bit of background like it is now (with some yellow, ochre colour). 

Here the maestro in person coming down the stairway he has just coloured.
The stairs look that way as we have to replace the old marble steps that were a lot broken.

Another surprise: a framed mirror for 20 Euro.
And it looks good! Was not ordered or found by me, but it can stay!

I knew that Angelo had found some fresci below the ceiling paint in the living room.
But I did not yet see the result after scratching away all the excess paint.

Awesome ! Like it !
Not sure what the plan is for the rusty beams.
The whole in the ceiling is for some chimney or stove.

Last surprise: a "neat" chandelier in our bedroom...
This mail from CC had the comment: "If you do not like it, it can be removed".
My answer: "yes, please, remove to guest bedroom until we find better solution".

Wow, so many new pictures. Actually it was not all done in three days. Angelo was hiding this from us! Cheeky ! However, he announced that he had chosen a different colour for our son's room. I knew that that will be a surprise. But did not expect so many others. Well, we have so many rooms, why not some surprises... I think Angelo had great fun to bring in his own ideas without waiting for my "pro-and-cons-naa-hesitating-maybe-not-decision-making-process". Vero, Angelo?


  1. Wow's great! Give some of his ideas some time that yellow looks strong but I am about to try and dig out a very cool picture for you from another blog to inspire....thinking funky shades on the chandelier might be good...maybe don't move just yet so Angelo's feelings are saved can always move later when you find the perfect solution! He is hitting it 95% of the time and he is a gift when doing a reno from afar! You lucky woman you!

  2. Love them all--although I'm with you on the ceiling light.

  3. Hi Heather from Concrete Jungle,

    Grazie ! Got your inspiration pics by mail. I forwarded them to Angelo and CC saying that we do not need to colour all walls (as some Calabrian friendly neighbours suggested would be Southern style).
    I still prefer white walls, although some accents here and there on walls and ceilings are fine. We can do lots with colours with textile, paintings and objects as your pics via Aspiring Kennedy blog have shown me.

  4. Fiorella sent me an email saying "Angelo is dressing the rooms for summer!" Like that !

  5. the ceiling? omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gorgeous. simply gorgeous.

  6. Hi Joni from CdT,
    which ceiling you like?
    Sunny side up?
    Bellini peaches?
    or fading fresci?

  7. the pink staircase is stunning. just stunning. that ceiling!

  8. hehe. i liked it so much i had to comment twice!