Giammetti did not just give Marino free reign to do as he pleased and was very involved in the decoration. "All my homes are about my style and taste, which I have developed over the years," he stated. "This apartment is from the 1930's, a very good period for contemporary art. It's also very good for old furniture. I like the idea of clean architecture and eclectic decoration."
Marino said that the apartment proves his theory that, " you can mix good contemporary architecture with antiques, modern paintings and modern textiles and still be comfortable." He also calls it a standout and one that people remember. I know I certainly did! But what I love about the apartment was even though it was completed in 1997, it doesn't look dated at all. Giammetti also hasn't left it as a shrine to Marino. He moves paintings and objects and so it continues to look fresh and new even more than 10 years later. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the sumptuous lifestyle of Giammetti and Valentino in the documentary. It's just perfection!
Photos by Fernando Bengoechea