Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri is a 15th century palace with nine luxurious holiday apartment rentals in the heart of Venice.
How would you describe Casa Flora in a nutshell?
Casa Flora is a boutique apartment rental in Venice, Italy. It started as a workshop providing the opportunity for design students to display their talents. The goal was to create a space that would make guests feel like they are temporarily residents of Venice and enable them to experience hidden Venetian life.
Our family had been running Hotel Flora for 50 years, and we wanted to do something a bit different than just provide guests with a room. As a result Casa Flora turned into a home for the design savvy traveller, with all of the apartment’s interior design custom made by local artisans and designers.
Please tell us about the interior design.
Casa Flora was designed and furnished in cooperation with local artisans and designers. The furniture was custom made by Italian designers, and everything in Casa Flora is 100% Italian design. We wanted the house to resemble a lagoon, so we chose a colour scheme of light pink, yellow, blue and green.
Each piece is special, but I love the kitchen and the large table the most. I also really like the spa areas in the rooms, which were custom made as well. A young iron worker near Venice made the beautiful bedside tables, which include a small space for plants as well. All of the pieces in the apartment can be bought, should you wish to take something home with you.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Casa Flora?
The atmosphere at Casa Flora is very contemporary, bright and airy, as pretty much everything in the apartment was created by young Italian designers. At the same time it is a very relaxing place, right in the centre of Venice. As part of a workshop, design students were instructed to create a space typical of Venetian palaces, yet with a new, contemporary feel. The common area is very open, however the bedrooms are private, intimate and relaxing, with a small spa and hammam. The house is lush with lots of green plants all around.
Who is the perfect guest for the house?
The apartment can accommodate many different types of guests, whether it is couples, a group of friends, a work group, or families with children. However, what our guests have in common is that they appreciate the design and details of our apartment, and love to experience Venice from a local’s perspective.