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A Palazzo in Puglia Provides the Perfect Backdrop for These Vintage Rugs

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a new category of Instagram post this summer, and it’s called Puglia porn. The coastal region stretching along Italy’s heel has recently exploded, and it’s become almost impossible to scroll without catching a glimpse (or several) of its crumbling medieval towns, its overgrown gardens, limestone walls, and swimming coves. Earlier this spring, T Magazine published a story on a new design hotel located inside a restored 1861 palazzo in the village of Gagliano del Capo, which seemed a perfect encapsulation of everything that’s beautiful about Puglia. The Australian-based company Tigmi Trading — which sources one-of-a-kind vintage and contemporary Berber rugs from Morocco — seems to have also taken note of the palazzo, which provides the backdrop to their latest collection, Casa D’Arte, in these photos. The palazzo renovation was a mix of traditional and contemporary, with modern artworks and ’70s-era lights sharing space with textured stucco walls and frescoed ceilings; that spirit carries through to Tigmi’s collection, which employs the kind of bright jewel tones and geometric motifs that will look as good in a modern interior as they do here.

PHOTOS BY ALICIA TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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