Whether your holiday (vacation) home in Italy is a private haven or a holiday-let (vacation rental) investment, D&G Design provides a complete service from small to medium-sized renovations, restoration and interior design.

Based in central Italy’s Le Marche region, D&G Design’s creative workforce can meet with you virtually or in this hidden corner of Italy to discuss and plan your dream holiday (vacation) home.

Overseeing the project from conception through to completion, the duo – consisting of Historic Building Restoration Specialist David and Interior Decorator and Designer Gary – offer a practical, hassle-free service, taking your property from shabby-shack to vacation-ready without the need for you to travel.

For more complex projects requiring structural changes, tiresome red tape is taken care of by native Italian speaker David, who will work with your architect, obtain quotes, source reliable local tradespeople and translate legal documents, making sure that you’re always kept well informed.

We know that time spent at your Italian vacation home is precious. Time you’d rather spend relaxing with your family than negotiating with plumbers and builders.

Let us do the hard work.

We’re ready to make your holiday home somewhere very special.


Over 22 years of experience in renovating & restoring properties


Large team of professional tradespeople & experts to carry out renovations


Full assistance & advice throughout the renovation process, including project management and updates while you are in your home country


Native Italian speaker David translates & updates all of your documents & communications on your behalf


David & Gary bought & restored their own home in Le Marche before founding D&G Design, so know first-hand the concerns you are likely to have & pre-empt any issues that may crop up!


Skilled craftsman David has spent 20 years specialising in historic building restoration and conservation. Alongside residential refurbishments in Spain and Italy, David has also worked on some of the UK’s most treasured buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral, Bath Abbey, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey!) and royal residence Windsor Castle.

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Creative Gary is a hands-on decorator and interior stylist with the practical skills to match his design flair. Working with you in the UK to reimagine your holiday home’s ideal interior – be that traditional or contemporary – Gary will bring your scheme to life in Italy, sourcing local materials and furniture or transporting your key pieces and favoured materials from the UK.




Italy home renovations Le Marche

Whether you’re in the thrilling process of buying your Italian home or have already secured your slice of paradise, D&G Design is here to make your renovation journey a breeze. With a team of skilled local tradespeople and artisans at your disposal, we’ll transform your new home from a shabby shack into a vacation-ready haven.

We value your peace of mind, and that’s why we keep you well-informed every step of the way. Our goal is to make sure that when you finally arrive, all you have to do is unpack and start enjoying your Italian retreat.

What You Can Expect from Our Italian Home Renovation Service:

  • Full Property Inspection & Quote: D&G Design’s Ingegnere/Geometra will provide you with a comprehensive property inspection and a detailed quote for all the necessary renovation work.
  • Rendered Drawings & Plans: We offer rendered drawings, sample boards, and detailed plans for your renovation project, ensuring that you have a clear vision of what to expect.
  • Planning Assistance: If needed, we’ll assist you with planning applications to local authorities, making the bureaucratic process a breeze.
  • Renovations & Restoration: Our dedicated team at D&G Design will undertake small to medium-sized renovations and restoration of your property, carried out in phases that align with your preferences.
  • Project Management: Sit back and relax while we manage every aspect of your project. We provide weekly updates and progress reports, so you’re always in the loop about the status of your renovation.


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Before you take that leap, whether it’s making an offer on a home or booking a flight to enchanting Le Marche, there’s a crucial step you should never skip.

At D&G Design, we’ve got your back. Our trusted Geometra/Ingegnere (civil or structural engineer, respectively) is here to ensure you make an informed decision.

What you can expect:

  • Property Inspection: Our Geometra will conduct a thorough inspection of the property, leaving no stone unturned. This step is your gateway to understanding the real picture and discovering the extent of renovation needed. Charges for this service may vary depending on the property’s size, location, and the depth of inspection required.
  • Detailed Quote: You’ll receive a comprehensive quote that outlines all the necessary works along with projected costs. No hidden surprises, just clear figures.
  • Property Visit: We don’t just hand you a report; we believe in personal service. D&G Design will visit the property with our team and provide honest advice, ensuring that you’re well-informed every step of the way.


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Discover Le Marche and view homes for sale, living like a local at the same time. Stay at a restored farmhouse, dine on organic Italian cuisine, meet realtors, lawyers and fellow expats who will offer a truthful insight into life in Italy.

Come away with a network of trusted professionals you can call upon to take the hassle out of Italian home-buying.

  • Unwind at a 17th century farmhouse in the hills of Le Marche
  • Meet trusted real estate agents & view houses for sale
  • Learn all of the legalities during a seminar with an expert property lawyer
  • Get the facts around renovations from David, Gary & their geometra
  • Gain advice from fellow ex-pats who moved to Italy
  • Dine on delicious, organic Italian food during breakfast, evening aperitivo & four-course evening meals with wine
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