Maximalist Decor in a Milan Apartment.
“When a Milan apartment designed in the 1950s by their mentor, Renzo Mongiardino, nearly falls into ruin, Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini—the duo behind Studio Peregalli—step in to save the masterpiece and transform it into a vibrantly maximalist home for a young Italian family.”
A 19th-century Italian library table in the living room is framed by custom benches in a hand-printed leather; the bookcases are Neapolitan, the 17th-century stool is in a green silk velvet, the chandeliers and English rug are from the 19th century, and the 18th-century Imari vase is Japanese.
The tablecloth and 19th-century English mahogany chairs in the dining room are in custom hand-painted fabrics, the grapevine chandelier and Japanese cloisonné vases are from the 19th century, the door has been hand-painted with a floral motif, and the artworks (left) are by Lila de Nobili.
In the dining room, a Louis XVI console is topped with an 18th-century vase; the gilt-bronze candelabra and silver tray are both from the 19th century.
The claw-foot Empire bed in the master bedroom has gilt pine cone and putti details. The antique chandelier is Russian, and the scenic wallpaper is from the 19th century.
The master bath’s custom mirror and Carrara marble–topped vanity are based on early-20th-century English furniture designs; the opaline glass pendant is vintage, and the artworks are by Lila de Nobili.
In a hallway leading to the kitchen, an 18th-century Italian bust rests on a column painted to resemble marble, and the kitchen’s antique table and chairs are French.
The library is reached through a jib door in the living room, where the custom sofa is covered in a Turkish rug and the walnut armchair is from the 18th century.
In the guest bedroom, the neo-Gothic headboard is brass, the desk and chair are Napoleon III, and the wallpaper is from the 19th century.
The library is framed with bookcases designed in the 1950s by Mongiardino; the walnut desk and chair are Biedermeier, and the velvet sofas are custom.
On a balcony planted with papyrus, wisteria, and ferns, a small breakfast area is furnished with a vintage iron table and chairs.
Via Elle Decor April 2018
Photography by Simon Upton