La Stanza della Memoria
Being English, I just had to write about Elisabetta Caorsi's English antiques shop located in one of my favourite shopping areas of Milan (or should I say "British" before some of my fellow islanders give me some stick).
Elisabetta wrote for "Vogue Casa" until 20 years ago when she decided to focus on her passion for 19th century British antiques and open up this little treasure trove of some of "our" finest. Elisabetta's philosophy is that everything she sells must be functional yet elegant; adding a personal touch to every home. La Stanza della Memoria is decorated to look like a home: Georgian and Victorian tables; sideboards; book shelves; chairs and armchairs are artfully displayed around the shop together with decorative ceramics from Wedgwood, Coalport, Minton and Royal Doulton. Everyday tableware, glassware, cutlery, trays, desk acessories, frames, paintings, lamps, ashtrays, cake stands, chess sets etc adorn the furniture to give you an idea how each article could look in your home. Some of my favourite items are Elisabetta's golden pub sign letters which make a quirky addition to any home and her selection of vintage garden furniture and utensils.