Find here the amazing decoration of the 150 square meter renovated apartment in the centre of Milan by Architecture studio Marcante-Testa‘s Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa design artists. This beautiful space is inspired by contemporary reinterpretations of past memories. It was completed in 2017 with the name “Le Temps Retrouvé”. Take a look at the suspended interiors and get inspired.
The key design factors at play are bold colors in retro tones, unexpected materials such as Vienna straw and wicker, and lively patterns juxtaposing monochromes. Nature and a reflection of nature is at the core of all this, not only thanks to the tall, light-filled windows facing the tree filled courtyard of the apartment building, but also due to the floral patterned wallpapers throughout the space that mirror this leafy context.
Family life can be enjoyed through a series of rooms that have been designed to appear almost “untouched” by time, as if they’ve been formed organically – perhaps even through a family inheritance which, if truth be told, is in fact a careful orchestration on the part of the designers who used many vintage and custom made items to achieve this look.
Meanwhile, the kitchen and bathroom furniture each feature strong colors, either blocking each other – for instance, in the bathroom’s lacquered MDF items – or, as bold single strokes of color – such as in the kitchen’s custom made cabinets. The bedrooms are more in tune with the living space’s design direction, with energetic, floral wallpapers on one wall contrasted by single color walls facing them – in colors that pick up the tones in the wallpaper patterns – and old-timey touches such as the beds’ elaborate wicker headboards.
All in all, this is a space filled with timeless design character which was created to imbue humor, light and ease, enhancing the lives of whoever is lucky enough to turn the key in the front door, kick off their shoes and call this spot “home.”
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