Have you been harboring a burning, yearning desire to take an extended journey to exotic Croatia? Yeah, me neither. That is, until I saw the website for the newly renovated Lesic Dimitri Palace turned boutique hotel  in Korcula, Croatia. You may be wondering how I stumbled upon this little coastal gem…well, actually, they just happened to have used yards and yards of our custom Modello Decorative Masking Patterns for the restoration of the 18th century Bishop’s Palace and 5 surrounding medeival cottages.




Each of the cottages has been turned into a 5-star guest house and each has a different design theme with interiors influenced by the different regions along Marco Polo’s “silk road” travels, including Venice, China, India, Arabia, and Ceylon.





Some of the artwork is difficult to see due to the nuanced tone-on-tone application, but it’s there if you look closely. If you wander through the website you will also see many inspiring examples of all sorts of architectural allover and stencil pattern applications, as well as breathtaking local scenery. Tempting, isn’t it……book your reservations here.

6 Responses to “Modello at the Lesic Dimitri Palace”

  1. ~gwen Says:

    We spent some time in Dubrovnik, Croatia a few summers ago and would love to go back. It was so very charming even with the still visible scars from the war everywhere you look! Like walking back in time and the coast line is soooo beautiful!

  2. Melanie Says:

    Road trip!

  3. Patty Wise Says:


    Of course the hotel is gorgeous but your patterns really created a rich, elegant backdrop to everything else.

    Thanks for sharing, you are going to do great in hospitality!


  4. Lesley Anne Kinney Says:

    The whole area that was Yugoslavia is incredibly beautiful although now sadly scarred by the war. Bulgaria and Turkey are also worth visiting and incredibly inexpensive. Being a Brit living in America, I miss the ease with which I could visit these places.
    I can well imagine how your beautiful Modellos will help restore some of the beauty to these places.
    Well done, also, on helping to widen people’s horizons.

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  6. Tania Allen Says:

    Hi Melanie,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful words of support for Lesic Dimitri Palace.

    After such a long process of restoration and renovation it was so exciting to finally open the doors to guests this summer and and our first season has been wonderful.

    The response to the design and restoration has been fantastic. Your designs and detailing work brilliantly with the interiors developed by Attayut Paravinich. It is a truly unique property in a stunning destination.

    I hope you will come and see it for yourself one day!

    Kindest regards


    (Daughter to the owners)