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Taste of Capri

June 9, 2015:

Valerio Muraro

Beach Design Series Part 3

There is a story behind the first project of Centro Stile: the beach. No matter where you are from or the type of beach vacation you experienced, the memories are special. Without question, there is something that draws us to the beach. It could be the sound of rhythmic waves. It may be the salt and sand on fresh, sun-kissed skin, or the memories of time spent with friends and family. It is just plain good. This is not only true here in the states but also in my home country, Italy. You would work hard and plan all your free days with friends at the beach. And it would be good! It was what got me through those tough tests the last month of university and what I wait for now every July. The beauty of seeing my children pass their days on the beach; Simply beautiful, simply good. When I was given an opportunity to develop a theme for our community in Naples, FL, the choice was clear: the beach! I love to travel and my journeys have given me many opportunities to experience amazing beach vacation spots around the world; each rich in culture and each with a story to be told. I would like to take you on a small journey through my beach inspiration.Capri, the Italian island surrounded by the gulf of Naples. The Inspirations behind the Capri Home are the Faraglioni, the giant cliffs emerging from the sea, and The Piazzetta: Capri’s most famous town square.Italian living is about taking your time to enjoy every part of life. The charm of these sites, the Italian lifestyle and simplicity of the marine environment, were the starting point for the Capri home. It become an iconic foundation, where the contrast between new and old, and the purity of the white marble and the natural dark wood, represent the soul of the home.  

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