1930’s apartment in Milan is the ultimate stylish rock’n’roll contemporary space sitting beautifully in an Art Deco palazzo.
A contemporary modern lifestyle is beautifully envisioned on the second floor of a 1930’s Art Deco building in Milan. Owner Valerio Leone (a fashion designer who has worked with names such as Dolce & Gabbana and Jil Sander) and his wife Nastya wanted the design to be radical and very rock ‘n ‘roll whilst architect Hannes Peer sought to redefine the space whilst respecting the historical architecture.
Hannes has deconstructed and transformed this apartment, adding or subtracting historical authenticity as necessary. Original elements remain in the home – such as the plaster ceiling decor and the Carrara marble flooring with brass details. The rich palette of the apartment includes silk rugs, oxidized metals, glossy glass table surfaces, leather, Fontainebleau wallpaper and marble.
The rooms are not outwardly grand in terms of scale but the apartment is certainly grandiose. The decor is eye-catching and luxurious due to the use of refined materials like marble and natural leather. Have a look at the living room: here stone clad is combines with concrete, marble floors and gilded frames. Books stacked right on the floor and potted plants and greenery give the space a more relaxed and boho look. A large mirror in gilded frames makes this rather small living room look bigger.
The bedroom is a mix of eclectic and boho styles with an edgy feel of rock’n’roll. A sleek black bed is placed right on the floor, a yellow upholstered geometric chair and ottoman look very contrasting opposite it. Tables with hairpin legs and a large photo put on the floor make the bedroom trendier and more modern. Potted greenery enliven this geometric and minimalist space a little bit.
The kitchen boasts of glossy black Marquina marble where nothing less than a Ettore Sottsass ceramic vase sits pretty – the ultimate cherry on top of this exquisite home.