The interior designers of Dome Milano Interior have recently finished designing a new apartment in Milan located just steps away from Citylife, a neighborhood that represents the largest urban redevelopment project in all of Europe. This ambitious project has completely overhauled the Portello area and includes the work of three internationally famous architects: Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind, and Zaha Hadid. Today, CityLife is one of the most captivating and popular districts of Milan, desirable both as a residential neighborhood as well as a shopping destination, all the while functioning as the “lungs of the city” for its vastitude of green.
For this contemporary apartment interior design project, our Italian interior decorator’s specific task was to select and arrange furniture for the main living area. The request of the client was to design a modern space in a contemporary designer style.
A laid-back style: the choice of our Italian interior decorator
The space that our architect and designer, Rachele Pellegatta, had to work with is a sizeable living room with an open rectangular floor plan. The residence enjoys spectacular views of the Citylife district thanks to three windows that illuminate the key features of the room.
It’s a fresh, well-lit, and relaxing space, including from a chromatic point of view. Neutral tones are predominant with the soft white of the ceiling and beige hues of the walls coordinating beautifully with the warm natural colors of the parquet floors. All in all, the muted palette creates an atmosphere that is both warm and welcoming.
The apartment’s floor plan is seamless with the subdivision of the spaces decided by the furnishings. The lounge area, dining area, and kitchen are all open to the living area.
The kitchen is linear in shape and occupies the main wall becoming the focal point of this space. Adjacent to the kitchen, in the dining area, our designer decided to highlight the clean lines and essentiality of the Magma table by Fiam designed by Patrick Jouin. The rectangular version of the table features a glass top with solid wooden legs in an oak finish. The wooden detail of the table legs is also repeated in the chairs, the timeless Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW from Vitra.
Italian design for furnishing a laid-back living space
The heart of this contemporary apartment interior design project is the living area which our interior designer chose to furnish scouting from the main Italian luxury brands: a large and modern sofa, some designer armchairs, and two geometric coffee tables.
Simplicity was also the focus for the furniture, so our interior designer chose the elegant and timeless Charles sofa by B&B Italia in the three-seater version with a chaise lounge. The sofa is upholstered in white fabric which is brought to life by the presence of yellow pillows.
Yellow is a color we find repeatedly in the living room. In fact, yellow is the color of the door of the multimedia storage system, Modern by Porro, which contains the television. The horizontal version of this modular multimedia system by Piero Lissoni is positioned in front of the sofa.
In the lounge portion of the living area, our designer placed two small D.151.4 yellow armchairs next to the sofa. The model was originally designed by Gio Ponti in the 1950s. Our version here is a reproduction by Molteni&C furniture brand. More than just vintage, it was a particular and unique piece of furniture designed to be used as naval furniture.
To finish off furnishing the living area, our Italian interior decorator chose to include Stools by Vitra which can be used as either as a stool or convert to a small table depending on client needs. An historic piece of designer furniture created in 1960 by Charles and Ray Eames for the lobby of the Rockefeller Center in New York. It is finished in a walnut hardwood, another material recurring in this project and which helps give a homey warmth to the room.
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