Designer’s Travel Spotlight: Florence, Italy

I have many fond memories of various travel adventures but the place which inspires my soul the most is Florence, Italy. I’ve been fortunate to have visited this beautiful and art-filled city many times and I yearn to go back soon.

Florence is truly the birth place of art and architecture. With works by famous artists like Michelangelo and architects like Brunelleschi, how can one not be inspired. The atmosphere in this jewel of a city is friendly, welcoming and warm. The food is exceptional with many cafes and restaurants where you can easily spend hours enjoying the passing time.

Dreaming of my time in Florence
Dreaming of my time in Florence

 

At the Arno River with Ponte Vecchio behind me - I almost dropped my camera in this river a few minutes after this shot was taken.
At the Arno River with Ponte Vecchio behind me – I almost dropped my camera in this river a few minutes after this shot was taken.

 

Architecture to die for!
Architecture to die for!

 

Even the lamp posts are gorgeous!
Even the lamp posts are gorgeous!

 

Statue of Cosmo de Medici, the head of the family which ruled the city in the early 14th century.
Statue of Cosmo de Medici, the head of the family which ruled the city in the early 14th century.

 

Stunning doors can be found all over the city!
Stunning doors can be found all over the city!

 

Riding a carousel
Riding a carousel.

 

The city of Florence from atop a hill while I was visiting Palazzo Pitti, a residence previously owned by the Medici’s that is now a museum.
The city of Florence from atop a hill while I was visiting Palazzo Pitti, a residence previously owned by the Medici’s that is now a museum.

 

Wood carvings are intricately carved and plentiful
Wood carvings are intricately carved and plentiful.

 

 Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the most recognizable sites in Florence

Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the most recognizable sites in Florence.

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Evelyn Eshun

Evelyn Eshun has been providing creative Interior Design solutions for her Residential Clients in the Toronto area for over a decade. Principal Designer at Evelyn Eshun Interior Design, Evelyn has participated in various Television programs over the years in addition to her Design business. With a passion for design and travel, Evelyn has translated her extensive and various experiences into a design philosophy which puts the Client’s needs and functional needs first. Always striving for a unique and personalized solution for each Client, Evelyn prides herself on creating interiors which will stand the test of time. Whether transforming an old and tired property into a vibrant home or simply finishing a home with the decorating touches which make a house a home, the goal is always to collaborate with Homeowner, Trades and Suppliers to finish the project successfully.

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