Architecture

Material and colour for a mini apartment in Milan

July 11, 2022

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Material and colour for a mini apartment in Milan

 

In Milan Chroma studio tranformed a modern office into a welcoming 50-square-meter apartment characterised by a play of colours, coverings and décor.

Its unique structure, consisting of a narrow corridor, was the driving force behind the design project; the goal was to enhance the areas and multiply the spaces through optical illusions based on targeted colours, mirrors and wallpaper.

The space is transformed and divided, illuminated by large ribbon windows that fill the place with natural light. By studying the client’s personality, the design studio opted for a soft and harmonious palette, ranging from greens to chestnut browns passing through light blues.

The green of the living room, used in two shades, expresses regeneration and rebirth, while the white colour acts as a neutral canvas and contributes to lighten the environment by providing balance and serenity.

The kitchen is the heart of the house, enclosed in a chromatic “cube” that instills openness and sociability, thus generating a dynamic and multifunctional environment, also thanks to the dark chestnut wood.

The “Elisir” wallpaper by Wall&decò, which is used right from the entrance to the kitchen, is the common thread that connects the intrinsically different environments of the house and leads the eye in the exploration of the apartment, softening the rigid lines of the narrow entrance corridor. The wallpaper decoration reproduces the design of a curtain, perfect for an irregular and discontinuous wall like that of this corridor and useful for making any space look bigger.

Along with wallpaper, there is another element that mixes with colour, breaking up the continuous walls with a three-dimensional play of full and empty spaces. These are plaster panels consisting of rounded vertical “rods” applied to the walls, whose “coloured” verticality creates a tone-on-tone play of lights and shadows. The same game is used in the bathroom, but this time using vertical wooden elements with rectangular section which disappear into the plasterboard when applied to the floor.

The result is a mini apartment, full of style!