In an exclusive 1930s building in the Coppedè district of Rome is the home of a well-known gemologist. The apartment, tailor-made for the client, expresses her taste and reflects her personality right from the floor plan, which ideally resembles two gemstones.
The 95 sqm residence has been entirely renovated and the rooms redistributed to give the apartment the look of a large suite, with large living area, bedroom, large salle de bain/boudoir, closet area and two bathrooms, while the kitchen is a small but functional room.
The “sartorial” design is inspired by the owner’s taste; the decorative motifs are reminiscent of her jewelry. Precious objects are juxtaposed with items from her travels, particularly from India.
The Venetian terrazzo flooring is, along with the cast-iron radiators and fireplace, the only original element preserved and which guided the choice of materials and furnishings used.
For the living area, set at an angle to the building, with its large windows leading out to the terrace, the soft-line sofa and pouf Promemoria were chosen, paired with the table with pink armchairs and white lacquered console table by DOM Edizioni. Above the sofa the work “Peacocks” by Karen Knorr, an explicit recall to India. Completing the room is the Moooi rug, with floral patterns in shades of pink. The living room leads to the kitchen, custom-designed by Loto AD Project and carved out of the hallway space with antique glass-mirror wall with bronze effect.
The sleeping area consists of the bedroom that communicates with the large salle de bain. In the room, where the light tones of powder pink, bronze and gold predominate, the central element is the headboard of the bed designed by our studio and made with fabric upholstery and brass edging.
The movable partition wall, between the room and the salle de bain/boudoire is entirely upholstered with an Indian fabric, a reminder of the owner’s travels; there are niches inside that house artwork, and the peacock-shaped brass handles come from India.
In the salle de bain, the freestanding bathtub is by Victoria + Albert, and the wall is entirely covered with Botteganove ceramics in gold and pink tones, echoing the decorative motif throughout the house. Oxidized brass was also chosen for the faucets, while the marble sink is custom designed.
The closet area is made with lacquered glass and brass walls designed by Loto AD Project.
The use of pastel colors, brass, and precious fabrics give the house coherence and homogeneity, creating a cozy, warm, and comfortable environment in which the feminine element and in particular the owner’s personality is predominant.