A surrealist fantasty has been created in the heart of Rome’s Appio Latino district. Rome-based design duo La Macchina Studio have transformed their client’s 1950s apartment into a theatrical interior.
The apartment’s original terrazzo flooring was uncovered with the help of local craftsmen, reinstating the space’s heritage. However, a new narrative was given to the home with new materials, a new layout, and a bold use of primary colours.
Various tricks help separate the areas of the apartment, with a yellow curtain dividing living space where a wall once stood and a white wardrobe offering a touch of tranquility, hiding the entrance to a private study/reading room.
The bathroom has a dramatic flair, with plain white mosaics contrasting against the peacock blue enamel arch that sits behind the sink. This motif was repeated in the living area, with a bold blue arch leading to the sleeping area. The arch extends into the living space, obscuring the kitchen when viewed from various angles and providing a curious decorative accent to the interior.
La Macchina Studio
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