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Tommaso De Carlo

Tommaso De Carlo Decorative painter
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English, Greek
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3397974456
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Making a house a home

  • • Tommaso's mission is to 'give a soul' to a home
  • • Florence is his biggest source of inspiration
  • • His motto is to never stop learning

Giving a soul to every home: this is the main aim of Tommaso De Carlo, a talented interior decorator from Florence, Tuscany. As a student, he didn’t like to study very much, but at school he met his wife, Susanna: this was the turning point in his life. He started working in her uncle's workshop as a teenager, but he didn’t just learn how to work, he also learned how to live. "Decoration must make you feel good, like when you are wearing the 'perfect dress'," he says. This is the feeling he tries to give back to all his customers, repaying them for their trust in him.

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Works

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Tray

Tommaso decorated this wooden tray with an intricate floral pattern typical of the Renaissance in gold tempera. The fast-drying paint is custom-made by mixing pigments with a water-soluble binder such as egg yolk.

Length 30 cm
Width 45 cm

Tommaso De Carlo Decorative painter
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Curtain with fringes

Tommaso used tempera to decorate the ceiling and top edge of this wall in beige and salmon tones. Tempera is a fast-drying paint consisting of coloured pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder, such as egg yolk. The design represents a curtain with pelmet and tassels in a classical style.

6 m
8 m

Tommaso De Carlo Decorative painter
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Magnolia

These shimmering wood wall panels were decorated with tempera paintings of white magnolia flowers against a silver background. Tempera is a fast-drying paint consisting of coloured pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder, such as egg yolk. The panels were created for the 2017 furniture fair held in Milan and commissioned by the luxury Italian furniture company Roberto Giovannini.

Width 40 cm
Height 250 cm

Tommaso De Carlo Decorative painter
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Capital

Custom-made tempera was used to paint this wooden panel. The fast-drying paint consists of coloured pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder, such as egg yolk. The stylized Corinthian column capital is set against a dark green background which was aged to give it a worn appearance.

Width 65 cm
Height 50 cm

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Tempera was used for this trompe-l’oeil painting on the walls and wooden panels of the room. The fast-drying paint consists of coloured pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder, such as egg yolk. The painted scene shows a misty, pastel landscape viewed through a pergola.

Width 3 m
Height 5.5 m

Tommaso De Carlo Decorative painter

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