|Sala Verde - Ceiling Decorations by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio 1540-42|
This room I find most inspiring. The Sala Verde, or Green Room, in the Palazzo Vecchio, takes its name from the landscape murals which previously covered its walls. The room was decorated as part of the private apartments of Elenora of Toledo, and was meant to be like a garden room or a trompe l'oeil loggia.
The wall murals long lost, a simple wash of green on the walls creates a shady atmosphere. I adore this color and I adore the way the ceilings look somehow more contemporary in this more simplified setting.
photos by Lynne Rutter, Florence, February 2014
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