PHOTO COURTESY VERSACE
The design, which was overseen by the brand’s store-development team in Milan, is the first in North America to be modeled on the Monte Carlo location. The effect is both modern and indulgently Italian. Light eucalyptus floors and pearl-white walls create a spare backdrop for gold-tone accents, Flos light fixtures, and furnishings and carpeting that were all made in Italy.
Plush, marine-hued chairs sit below a plaster relief Medusa head—the reimagined Greek gorgon that is the emblem of Versace—in the ceiling, which appears to watch over guests from above. Her massive, backlit presence in the Scottsdale showroom’s ceiling offers a satisfying complement to the exterior, crafted from the same white Venus marble once used in ancient Greece.