The architectural design of the hall aims to catch thespirit of Venice through the use of materials typical of Venetian palaces, such as the gold leaf that makes the arches shine. Thegold also lights up the plaster, obtained using a clever artisan technique from a base of stucco e kaolin which is then waxed, to cover the walls with the silky effect of porcelain.
Some particular colours are taken from 19th-century architecture, such as the deep blue-black of the vault of the reception area, on which is painted a night sky with a full moon. The starry universe is in fact the theme running through the whole décor. In the large drawing-room, two gold suns hang and quiver at the slightest puff of air. The Persian yellow on the other hand recalls Byzantine mosaics and oriental buildings. The presence of modern elements is deliberately emphasised by the lobster colour.
A guiding band of rare inlaid polychrome marble, the design of which has been
taken from a painting by Veronese, runs along the floor of the drawing-rooms.