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Fashion and home design are two separate disciplines always intertwining and taking oxygen from one another.
The Italian word “abito” (English: dress) takes from the verb “abitare” (English: to live, to inhabit). The dress is the first place our body lives in and the body offers infinite possibilities to relate ourselves to the surrounding space. Fashion gives us the freedom and fantasy to dress how we want and the freedom to compose our style in homes. To dress a home goes far beyond colors and fabrics, it is the thread, which resolves the human body’s architectural spatial challenges and satisfies the human desire to be surrounded by functional and beautiful objects.
Dressing an Italian home interior is quite simple as long as lines and forms are kept at a minimum. As an Italian born, I can say that Italians live in antiquity, we open our windows and history surrounds us, but in our homes, we are very modern, we like simple, straight lines, and very few bold colors. A leather red floor would be perfect for a home studio with satin chrome furniture frames mixed with glass, as much as a white/beige striped closet doors would look so elegant on a white marble floor. Play its tone on tone and never go wrong.
Italian kitchens are not at all fussy, but functional is a must, color is optional, they are either very colorful, we like Ferrari red by the way, or very black, greige (a combination of grey and beige) and rivers of white. Forget the kitchen knickknacks all together.
Italian living rooms are made for “fare Bella figura” – an Italian philosophy to present a good image, to make a good impression. Our guests, when entering an Italian home, musty be greeted by beautiful things and be seated in …