ight in the centre of Matera, southern Italy, the new apartment for a growing family in need of more space has gone from being a simple interior design project to the expression of the owner’s creativity. Working with a team of expert professionals, the studio ASP Progetti with the designer Salvatore Abruzzese, and the showroom Quartarella that specialises in interior finishes, the owner has created a home that represents her great sense for aesthetics as well as her clear and sharp character. so.
In a mix of ‘60s and yesteryear, faint old world charm and unflinching modernity, amazing decorative walls come to life thanks to a juxtaposition of different geometric shapes and colours that create contrasts, harmonies as well as unexpected twists.
The kitchen is the biggest surprise, the undisputed kingdom of the everyday creativity of the lady of the house. Here, the feature wall is decorated from floor-to-ceiling with huge coffee pots, jugs, bottles etc.; this radically changes the perception of the space. All of a sudden, the central table and its chairs seem small, the wall on the opposite side pales by comparison and the room seems wider than its four-meter width. The minimalist design that focuses on white and anthracite is in juxtaposition with the wooden elements such as the oak floor, the breakfast bar, the shelves and the chair legs, for an overall warm and soothing effect.
White moka wallpaper by Inkiostro Bianco.
The living room is on the opposite side of the apartment. There are two glass sliding doors that separate it from the kitchen; this allows the light to cross from one side to the other of the apartment. The colours change in this area, the space feels warmer and more intimate thanks to the wooden panelling on the walls that visually connects to the floor. Opposite the sofa, an inlay with hexagonal tiles replaces a standard carpet.
The great attention paid to every single detail has resulted in a light-filled, elegant and sophisticated apartment, as well as warm and welcoming. The furniture, wooden panelling, wallpaper, colours, finishes and details contribute towards the sensational colour palette of the home. This project is a striking example of how wall and floor finishes can transform the overall character of the space, adding a unique personal touch to your home.
Renovation of a city apartment
Location: Matera, Italia
Interior materials sourcing:
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Quartarella - Finiture d’Interni
Via Matera Km 2,980 - Altamura (BA), Italia
Tel: 00 39 080 31 65 211
Interior design project:
ASP Progetti, Gravina in Puglia, Matera, Italia
Clam Costruzioni srl Matera
Courtesy Quartarella Finiture d’Interni
Credits Pierangelo Laterza