ITALIANBARK is an online place where to scout for the latest interior trends, for design news, for amazing homes, for original interiors, from Italy and abroad. Our mission is to forecast trends, to give voice to new design talents, to give inspiration to young creatives and design professionals.
ITALIANBARK was founded by architect Elisabetta Rizzato back in 2013 as a personal inspirational blog. Now, it is a website with an international editorial team, interior design services and consulting for social media and color trends.
In 2019, ITALIANBARK extended also in a digital platform called IB+ dedicated to trend forecasting services and resources for design professionals and brands, in collaboration with SOMA_studiomilano.
ITALIANBARK was awarded as “Best Colour Inspiration Blog” International at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018 and listed in the Top Global 25 interior blogs by The Huffington Post, besides being named in many paper and online publications, including Vogue Australia in the top Italian interior Instagram profiles to follow. At present, it is one of the most read Italian interior design blogs abroad and one of the most popular trend forecasting websites on a global scale.
What we do
ELISABETTA RIZZATO / ITALIAN BARK FOUNDER
Elisabetta Rizzato is an Architect and the creative behind ITALIANBARK.
She studied Architecture at the University of Venice and Interior Design at London Saint Martin’s and, besides running ITALIANBARK, she works as interior designer and trend forecaster for the interiors and design industry.
She has contributed to several international publications, forecasting interiors and design, while regularly traveling to the latest design events. Elisabetta is creative with a nerdy side and started ITALIANBARK to share her personal inspiration and engage with others.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Riding a bike at summer evenings, Walking alone in new cities, Doing aperitivo in her city
Lynessa Hancock / ITALIANBARK blog Contributor
Lynessa graduated in Graphic Design at the Falmouth University in UK. She loves living in Cornwall and uses her surroundings as a natural source of inspiration.
Passionate about creative design, she started and enjoys curating @creativedesignseeds. This is where she can incorporate her love of design, including trends, interiors and creative direction influenced by colour.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Coastal and country walks. Food, Art, Design and Styling.
Bojana Bajac / ITALIANBARK blog Contributor
Bojana is a Serbian design creative with a huge passion for visual storytelling. Aesthetician by heart, she finds utmost joy in turning her interior fantasies into mood boards, scouting trends and discovering meaning behind their roots. She has a tender spot in her heart for the future of interior design and the way we live in our homes. Bojana is a brand ambassador at SampleBoard, a mood board building software for design professionals.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Hugging her dog, Endless sunny afternoons, Taking care of her gazilion houseplants, exploring unbeaten locations, taking photos of her family, their home and adventures.
Alice Dottori / ITALIANBARK blog Contributor
Alice is an Italian currently living in Dakar, Senegal. Originally from Genoa, she graduated in International Relations and worked as communication specialist within the development assistance sector. Her work sent her to many corners of the Earth: Tunisia, Libya, Bolivia, Egypt and Senegal, where she is temporary based with her family. As a freelance consultant in digital communication, today her activities include SEO copywriting, social marketing, analytics and social media management.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Travelling, running, reading, art nouveau, Japanese food, Games of Thrones
Ana Luiza Magahaels / IB+ co-founder
Ana Luiza is a Brazilian living in Milan. She is a natural communicator, passionate about design, communication and cultural diversity. She holds an BA in Social Communication from the Federal University of Goias, Brazil, and an a MA in Media Industries from the University of Leeds, UK. She worked in advertising and design agencies both in Brazil and in England. She currently lives and works in Milan where she co-founded SOMA_studiomilano, an enterprise focused in investigating trends, sharing knowledge and creating experiences in the fields of design and architecture.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Design, traveling, writing, mediterranean colors and cuisine, coffee, Lady Gaga, old books with yellow pages, Audrey Hepburn style, Truffaut’s movies, , going to old street cinemas, vinyl players and Charles Bukowski’s bittersweet poems.
Marlon Chiumento / IB+ co-founder
Marlon Chiumento is a Brazilian living in Milan. He is a design enthusiast and a trend specialist. He graduated in 2009 in Industrial Design from the IED – European Design Institute – in Milan. He worked in design studios in Italy and in Brazil and was a trend lecturer at the European Center in the 2013/14 academic year. In 2017 he moved back to Milan and co-founded SOMA_studiomilano, an enterprise focused in investigating trends, sharing knowledge and creating experiences in the fields of design and architecture.
THINGS HE LOVES : Design and art (in all senses), visiting museums and exhibitions, exploring the city of Milan, traveling around the world to look for design and architecture inspirations, listening to music while working, eating all kinds of pasta, his cat Dalí, coffee and plants.
Denis Stoppiglia / ITALIANBARKstudio co-founder
Denis Stoppiglia is an Italian architect living in Treviso. He graduated in 2008 in Architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV) then worked ten years in a construction company. Now he is working as a freelance architect, mainly dealing with renovations, energy saving solutions and project management.
THINGS HE LOVES : Running, swimming, biking, watching cranes and construction sites, and his dog Spotty.
Velvet Karatzas / ITALIANBARK blog Contributor
Velvet is half Greek half German living in Athens. She studied civil engineering at the University of East London. After working as a civil engineer for many years, her passion for interior design won her over. She is now based in Athens, designing interiors and blogging about all that inspires her at Te Esse by Velvet.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Traveling, taking pictures, painting and spending time with her little ones
Marta Talmor / Collaborator
Marta lives and works in Jaffa. Over the last 15 years Marta has planned and designed residencies, offices, and coworking spaces for various organizations. These days, Marta researches and creates content on trends in office and residential design, and the influence of colors on employee wellness and productivity.
THINGS SHE LOVES : Walking in the sun, reading, vegetarian, volunteers in environmental issues, dancing, spend the summer at her home in Tuscany
La Bagi / CEO
La Bagi, AKA the Pink Dog, is the REAL chief of the team. After more than 14 years of experience in barking, she’s a loyal source for everything on interiors and design. Be wary of her little pout… she is a badass boss and isn’t into cuddling (unless it’s her owner). She has an insane passion for shoes, especially those with laces.