Chromastudio has converted a Milanese flat into a chic and sophisticated retro-style home, where design takes center stage and the appreciation for aesthetics is unequivocal. With a strong emphasis on design, every detail has been carefully curated to ensure that the taste for beauty is showcased without any room for interpretation.
The renovation has been nothing short of remarkable, as the areas have been redistributed to maximize functionality. The fusion of vibrant colors and geometric patterns, juxtaposed with neutral tones, creates a mesmerizing visual experience throughout the house. As you explore each room, you’ll be captivated by the narrative that unfolds, where colors become the protagonist, and black acts as the connecting thread, seamlessly tying everything together.
The apartment, measuring approximately 90 square meters, underwent a redistribution process aimed at achieving a larger living area, a more comfortable bathroom, and increased storage space in accordance with the updated living standards. At the core of the apartment lies the living area, spanning 35 square meters, which serves as its focal point. The centerpiece of the project, however, is the island kitchen in a regal blue hue.
The captivating royal blue color of the kitchen extends to the entrance corridor, where the passageway has been gracefully curved to form a barrel vault. This elongated corridor resembles a majestic blue tunnel, offering a glimpse of the captivating narrative that awaits within.
The iroko wood floor in the kitchen and entrance corridor was replaced with a cement material in the same shade of blue, creating a seamless transition between the two areas. This innovative surface, provided by Innovative Surface, offers exceptional resistance and durability. It is not only convenient but also highly customizable, making it suitable for any room in the house. By using this product, the project was able to achieve its creative goals, particularly in terms of color continuity between the vertical and horizontal elements. The retro-style kitchen walls are adorned with 3D tiles featuring a triangular section, adding a handcrafted touch to the design.
Moving on to the living room, it stands out as a unique space with its high ceilings and rectangular shape. The long walls, adorned with windows and two doors leading to the sleeping area, are painted in a light ash color, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. In contrast, the short walls are painted in a light Celadon green, while the ceiling features a darker version of the same color. This combination of warm and cool tones adds visual interest to the room. The walls’ colors also contrast with the rust-colored sofa, creating a dynamic and inviting ambiance.
Upon entering the sleeping quarters, one will come across the double bedroom. The area underwent a redistribution process, which involved the removal of the fitted walk-in closet and the creation of an anteroom between the living room and the bedroom to enhance privacy. The room is painted in a warm red clay hue and conceals two capacious storage closets, one elevated and the other flush with the wall.
The bedroom is a rectangular shape with lengthy sides painted in a light ash color, while the short walls and ceiling form an inverted U shape, which is coated in a cornflower blue shade. The headboard is adorned with a 120cm-high fitted wainscoting that houses two bedside tables. On the opposite wall, the wardrobe boasts six flush-to-wall doors that blend seamlessly with the overall aesthetic.
The child’s bedroom is adorned with simple geometric shapes and primary colors. The high wainscoting in Savoy blue creates a chromatic corner that defines the sleeping area. The same shade is used in the decorative arch of the walk-in closet, which contrasts with the ocher yellow that descends slightly from the ceiling to the walls, creating a safe and protected space.
The client’s needs were fully met with the complete customization of the bathroom in this apartment. The bathroom boasts a double basin from the “I Catini” collection by Ceramica Cielo, which includes a storage drawer, a roomy walk-in shower, a bathtub, and a laundry area that is integrated into a custom wardrobe. The entrance corridor provides access to the bathroom, which is designed with a contrast of light sienna and red clay tones that divide the space with a horizontal line, separating the shower/tub from the rest of the area. The royal blue color scheme adds to the overall ambiance of the bathroom.
Light played a significant role in the execution of this project. The incorporation of lighting coves resulted in captivating interplays of light, while the strategically placed recessed spotlights guided one’s exploration of the various environments. The presence of iconic design lamps further accentuated the opulent ambiance of this residence, where meticulous attention was paid to every single detail.