Italian-Style Living

We created a chic, timeless style for our clients – but certainly without sacrificing luxury – creating an elegant interior that wouldn’t look out of place in an apartment in Rome or Milan.

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Lounge and Conservatory

The client wanted a modern contemporary style with understated elegance – almost an Italian feeling – for a number of rooms across their home. Two linen sofas in contrasting colours gave a great starting point for the redesign of the lounge.

In the first meeting, we suggested rearranging the room by moving two linen sofas and the media unit. The sofas now face each other, creating a closer social connection and a more relaxed feel to the room. In between is a large coffee table, which we designed in a rich, dark wenge, with a matching drinks cabinet.

By adding silk interlined curtains with matching pelmet, silk roman blinds and sheer orientals in a layered format on the two windows, we were able to create a range of different lighting styles to the room. As the room is south facing, the sheer helps to protect the soft furnishings from fading.

Leading through to the oak conservatory, the room is a calm set of tones in greys and white, with sheer and natural fabrics which create a light and airy feel. The room’s easy-going luxury captured our client’s desire for an Italian feel perfectly.

Master Bedroom

The client wanted the master bedroom to have a similar luxury feel to that of the lounge. The room had a steeply pitched ceiling, so we designed a large feature padded wall with walnut surround and slim mirrors to echo the Venetian glass pendant lights over the bedside cabinets.

Matching furniture was designed, including a console-style dressing table and stool, and we added his-and-hers leather-lined jewellery drawers. The bedroom’s colours had a much stronger contrast than those in the living room, setting the design apart while still contributing to the home’s overall feel of Italian elegance.

 

Guest Bedroom

Finally, for the guest bedroom, we designed a neutral palette which created a light and welcome space for all visitors. Keeping the room light in tone to emphasise the beautifully embroidered fabrics and natural wood makes the style throughout the house flow.