Renovations aren’t only meant for modernization. Sometimes a renovation can reveal certain old and forgotten feature that can make a building or an apartment more charming and beautiful. Located in Milan, Italy, this apartment was recently redesigned by architects Michele De Lucchi and Simona Agabio.
The renovation was completed in 2015 and it revealed some really great elements such as the original hardwood beams that now give the ceiling a lot of character. The apartment is situated on the third floor of an old building and is overlooking the courtyard. Aside from exposing the original 19th century ceiling beams, the architects and interior designers also added a number of features meant to highlight the character of the apartment. These elements include the traditional wooden floors and the limestone bathroom surfaces.
The living room and the kitchen share the same open space. The compact kitchen feels spacious but is actually pretty small. A round table and a set of beech chairs designed by one of the architects form a cozy dining nook complemented by a sculptural Brunellesca pedant lamp.
The seating area is organized in a corner, featuring a two-seater sofa and a comfortable blue armchairs. A Benedetto coffee table is placed at the center and a set of wooden Bisonte stools are stacked there just in case extra seats are needed, being a wonderful example of space-saving furniture used in a smart and casual way.
The floor lamp that occupies the very corner of this area is really simple but also really interesting. It’s called Belle Soiree and it’s made of black painted metal. It’s the perfect accessory for the space if we also take into consideration the wall niche bookcase.
The bedroom is quite small but very serene and welcoming. It has wall niches with shelves for storing and displaying things, long white curtains for privacy and a lovely corner table accessorized with a Glacier Stelo lamp that creates an interesting pattern on the walls.
Although the colors are very simple and neutral throughout, this doesn’t make the apartment feel impersonal. In fact, the color palette is a chic trademark of the new design. The soft colors can be appreciated in the bathroom where they create a warm and inviting ambiance while also maintaining an open and spacious feel.