Posted: 10 Jan 2012 10:19 AM PST
The Micheli Residence in Florence, by Italian architect Simone Micheli, pops with an unusual palette. In exception of a rare feature wall, the large white space finds color from its furniture of carnation pink and sunshine yellow, with a current of neon green and electric blue running through it. Interesting textures break up the fresh expanses, and tease us with the history of the building, as the shell of this ultra modern interior has stood since 1800; we see the original walls still proud, unplastered and simply painted, causing fantastic contrast to the dynamic slickness of contemporary additions.
The soft architectural shapes of the city residence are echoed with installations and accessories with rounded corners, and glossy surfaces smooth and reflect the bright lights. A mezzanine level oversees the open living area, where you might feel like a kid in a candy shop, sugared with marshmallow-like sofas and zingy citrus bars across the wall, which may prove a little too sweet on the tooth for some. A minimalistic white kitchen almost disappears into a white cove, maintaining an overall feeling of freedom and movement throughout the space, whilst backlit typographical elements adorn walls of bedrooms and a wetroom, adding personality to the places punch.
Is it possible to create a colorful home with only a white paint pot? You decide…
Photography by Juergen Eheim
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