Borgo La Stella by Victoria Maria Interior Design
By Eric • Apr 2, 2012 • Selected Work
It is located in Radda in Chianti, a comune in the province of Siena, Italy.
Borgo La Stella by Victoria Maria Interior Design:
“The house is called Borgo la Stella, it’s has successively been a postal relay, a monastery, a bed & breakfast and finally was bought by the actual owners to make it a family house.
Through the years the La Stella has been renovated in a quite contemporary way, which, at a first glance, does not fit the style of the house, but which makes it somehow interesting…
The owners, wanted it to be classical and antique, whereas I had this deep feeling that the house needed something more. Something else, than what you would it expect to be!
My biggest fear was to fall in the trap of “country-side cosyness”, with rattan furniture and red Vichy napkins! Not that I don’t like it, but the spirit of the house wasn’t that. So, the tricky part of the work was to conciliate the classical views of the owners and my more avant-garde desires.
The result is very interesting because it confirms that total look is not necessary (and not nice), and that, if done wisely, style and time mixing can be very pretty and timeless!!
In the living room, we have a antique desk, contemporary art, a vintage suitcase, Italian design sofa’s, Indian fabrics, bright colors and Swedish design chairs, all living together.
COSMOPOLITAN IS THE KEY!”
Photos by: Alohafred Photography
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