Saturday, December 7, 2013

Contemporary art in a 17th century home.




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This is a stunning apartment in Milan, the building has centuries of history, but the furnishing and art collection are contemporary, a perfect example of how to blend different styles and periods.  On the table a sculpture by Marc Quinn.

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One of my favorite artists, the Anglo-Indian Anish Kapoor, created the vivid blue disc you can see in the entry hall, as many other works by him this one also reflects as a mirror. On the antique credenza a work by Francesco Vezzoli…what a scenography and magic atmosphere.

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On the antique console table a photograph by Vanessa Beecroft

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In the living room some beautiful romantic pink flowers give a different touch to an otherwise stark choice of furniture.

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Another living has a large, so comfortable tufted sofa, with an impressive oil painting by Kate Thyson above. I also love the wallpaper and the herringbone wood floor.

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A blue neon light, a work by Tracy Emin, harmonize with the portrait by Julien Opie, the large sofa help to relax the eye with its monochrome textile.

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A vignette of the kitchen with a splendid round table and contemporary steel stools. I find the grey on the wall a perfect backdrop, specially for its irregular brush strokes. Notice the carved double doors.

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Another surprise…the bathroom with old wood floor, salmon hue sponge-painted walls, an antique armchair and a stand alone tub. It looks like a living room!

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The large and functional kitchen, with stainless steel, Carrara marble, reclaimed cotto floor.

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A Mao portrait by Yan-Pei Ming, a Chinese artist the owner started to collect years ago, before he became famous. Obviously the Milanese art collector has a great eye for finding exceptional works of art. Decorating is her hobby, and it shows in the attention to details and the, at times daring, but always elegant choices!
Photography by Barbara Corsico
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14 comments:

Karena Albert said...

Albarosa,
An equisite home! The art collection, the flooring and wall finishes, stunning!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Claudia Juestel said...

Love the combination of old and new in perfect balance to make the space feel warm and inviting. Who owns the place?

Greet Lefèvre said...

Gorgeous interior!!! Love it!!!
xx
Greet

dave burke said...

Hi
It’s hard to find knowledgeable people regarding but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks for sharing this with others

peggybraswell said...

love this apt + happy Monday to you. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

CWoodyard said...

Thank you for another fascinating pots. I love the way you write about the subjects! Especially love this.

Stephen Marken said...

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Bali Hut Super Store said...

Wow, the sculpture, the painting! I never imagined that the house itself was built centuries ago. Absolutely stunning Albarosa!

Marvin Dent said...

Somehow I just realize that its not money but talent to improve living to luxury by Interior Design. Thank you for sharing such information almost change my point of view to see my own

clarice said...

personlly love the vintage stile!!

Sidonie FeltBallRug said...

Beautiful! Love the two pink armchairs.

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home interiors said...

It is entirely exquisite. I am big fan of contemporary art when it comes to house interior or buying something fashionable.

Liziana Romney said...

Great blog.Really Brillante Interiors with new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces and design ideas.

 
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