A period building in Milan, hidden in a dense maze of streets frozen in time, houses this flat, completely renovated and redesigned by studio Sposari Home.

The project relies on the fusion – not at all unclear – between modernity and the past, thanks to the measured use of frames, decorations, doors, gables and wainscoting. This reinterpretation is far from the stereotypical restoration: the vain opulence offered by the high ceilings remains vibrant, capable of fascinating, and simultaneously resulting in balanced combinations between elegance and atmospheres with historical echoes.

Taking advantage of the collaboration with master craftspeople, at the entrance, the project starts with a large-sized hall, in which a natural oak parquet, laid in a herringbone pattern, stands out; above all, the walls decorated in plaster, a detail added to call to mind the past experiences in the palace.

The storage unit with brass grooves facing the sofa, also designed by Sposari Home, marks the entire living room and gives geometric movement to the wall, enhanced at the base by the presence of a water vapour fireplace.

A lowering managed with LED bars visually lengthens the corridor, marked by gables that act as decorative elements, which leads to an unexpected flushto- the-wall door: the extreme edge of the house, designed to completely hide the view of the entrance to the main bathroom.

The colours identified for the concept swing in a game of contrasting combinations, between taupe white shades, pastel colours and earth hues: soft, warm and enveloping.


The convivial island in the kitchen, amplified by light tones, creates an intimate and cosy place, shaped to celebrate even the spaces dedicated to everyday life. In the sleeping room, the main theme focuses on “betting” and calls to mind Pascal.

Here, there are highly-tactile and decorative design choices that are only seemingly far from each other. For example, the modern wallpaper with a floral pattern, placed behind the headboard, coexists with the plaster frames and an armchair with brass supports, resting on wood with an antique style.


If the flat has a natural elegance, a touch of reasoned and lively eccentricity was instead given to the two bathrooms. The first one is intended for guests; the door of a mirror cabinet performs a double function (aesthetic-functional) and was designed to hide the entrance.

The soft blue nuance of the walls blends with the large-format slabs, in marble-effect stoneware, laid on the ground. The same material covers the shower room. Same features, but different colours outline the main bathroom boasting LEDlights, also to enhance the recesses in the shower.

In the most intimate area of the house, the inspirationaltheme comes back rigorous and essential, re-proposed thanks to a marble-effect stoneware, here in the Calacatta Gold version. Sumptuous and eccentric balance marks this project, firmly linked to the past but with an intense eye on the future.

Project by architect Paola Sposari - Photography by Michele Ranzani for i-stantART - Written by Carlo Cattaneo


• Arch. Paola Sposari, Ceo Sposari Home – interior design

Viale Stelvio 18, Milano

• Sposari Home – Interior design

Viale Stelvio 18, Milano – Phone. 392 4999353

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