Living

Old villa on the outskirts of the city

Creating a comfortable home for a family of five in a house with history is not an easy undertaking—especially when some of the heirlooms need to be considered as well. The perfect solution? An exciting mix of old and new.

<p>Antonio Citterio’s wonderfully comfortable Maxalto sofa set and the handmade carpet by Tai Ping turn the living room into a relaxing oasis ...</p>

Antonio Citterio’s wonderfully comfortable Maxalto sofa set and the handmade carpet by Tai Ping turn the living room into a relaxing oasis ...

<p>... family heirlooms, such as this whimsical animal lamp, provide a cheerful touch ...</p>

... family heirlooms, such as this whimsical animal lamp, provide a cheerful touch ...

<p>... meanwhile, in the next room, the oak table by Van Rossum beckons you to take a seat. The striped curtains from Dedar bring in a fresh look ...</p>

... meanwhile, in the next room, the oak table by Van Rossum beckons you to take a seat. The striped curtains from Dedar bring in a fresh look ...

<p>... and in the foyer, the silky tweed fabric by Osborne & Little breathes new life into old-timey valet stands ...</p>

... and in the foyer, the silky tweed fabric by Osborne & Little breathes new life into old-timey valet stands ...

<p>... the cloakroom is hidden in a separate room, where the built-in closet, pouf, and Roman blind play with different shades of green ...</p>

... the cloakroom is hidden in a separate room, where the built-in closet, pouf, and Roman blind play with different shades of green ...

<p>... the gently renovated wall fountain made of ceramic tiles is the focal point of the entryway ...</p>

... the gently renovated wall fountain made of ceramic tiles is the focal point of the entryway ...

<p>... it serves as the starting point for the soft runner, which winds its way through all floors like a catwalk ...</p>

... it serves as the starting point for the soft runner, which winds its way through all floors like a catwalk ...

<p>… and leads first to the master bedroom. Ceiling-high brass tubes both camouflage a radiator and serve as room dividers ...</p>

… and leads first to the master bedroom. Ceiling-high brass tubes both camouflage a radiator and serve as room dividers ...

<p>... the walk-in closet is appointed with a carpet by Tai Ping made of luxurious-feeling sisal and silk ...</p>

... the walk-in closet is appointed with a carpet by Tai Ping made of luxurious-feeling sisal and silk ...

<p>... the floor above is the children‘s domain. The girls sleep in this Ghost bed by Gervasoni ...</p>

... the floor above is the children‘s domain. The girls sleep in this Ghost bed by Gervasoni ...

<p>… the two teenagers can retreat to this built-in cosy corner in their attic room ...</p>

… the two teenagers can retreat to this built-in cosy corner in their attic room ...

<p>... while their younger brother plays in his kingdom. Built-in cabinets by Porro keep things tidy; glen check wallpaper provides a fitting backdrop ...</p>

... while their younger brother plays in his kingdom. Built-in cabinets by Porro keep things tidy; glen check wallpaper provides a fitting backdrop ...

<p>… the wallcovering by Osborne & Little in the offspring’s dressing room feels a bit more poetic</p>

… the wallcovering by Osborne & Little in the offspring’s dressing room feels a bit more poetic