A renovation of an 80 sq.mt apartment located on the first floor of a Milanese building designed by Plus Ultra Studio, in which some demolitions, the choice of new finishes and the characterization of some rooms with wallpaper coverings, have completely changed the look.
The living room was enlarged and made brighter by demolishing the wall that separated it from the central corridor and the wall of the room located to the left of the entrance. In the hallway, slightly enlarged to create a wardrobe, a small storage room has been created at a height with access from the bedrooms. The two blind bathrooms are indirectly lit from the adjoining rooms through glass openings located in the upper part.
The work focused above all on the choice of new finishes to give the rooms a character suited to the new owners: a young couple with two children. The floor of the living room and of the distribution spaces, previously tiled, was made with the same oak parquet existing in the bedrooms. However, the method of installation differs according to the environments in order to preserve the memory of the previous partitions: along the lines of the demolished walls, the parquet is laid running in a herringbone pattern in the living room and in the cross-sectional distribution areas. Some walls are characterized by a Cole & Son wallpaper covering: a geometric decoration on a turquoise background dresses the back wall of the living room, while a floral decoration in the same tones characterizes the bedroom headboard.
For the kitchen and bathrooms, a rubber floor was fitted to a small size ceramic coating for the walls. The bordeaux kitchen floor contrasts with stainless steel furniture and the kitchen floor made of concrete. The bathrooms are characterized by two tiniest tones of blue accustomed to the tiles of the Mezza ceramica Bardelli collection arranged in a playful and casual way to stimulate the imagination of children. The choice of Oliva's Boma nylon handles, designed by the GPA Monti studio in the seventies, accords to the color and the ironic character of the tiles.