In the heart of Florence, overlooking the Basilica of Santa Croce, this apartment by Pierattelli Architetture mixes materials and colors typical of the area with design pieces to define interiors with a contemporary taste

The apartment with a view in Florence that we are telling you about today seems to have been designed ad hoc for these first days of spring 2023.

With a delightful terrace overlooking the famous Basilica di Santa Croce, and 80m2 of internal surface designed to enhance the colors typically associated with the Tuscan land, the studio Pierattelli Architetture has organized the spaces so as to exploit every corner available.

In balance between refined elegance and numerous references to rural tradition.

Warm colors and harmonious proportions

'Embracing rather than welcoming, is the feeling that the entire apartment transmits, starting with the living room completely designed by the architects: thanks to the three windows with a view that let in a pervading natural light; the harmony of proportions and colors convey the warmth of the environment at first sight.

The strategic choice adopted for the floor also contributes: the original wooden version is now interpreted with a natural terracotta effect given by brush painting.

The chromatic definition refers to the typical tones of the Tuscan hinterland, in a reference not only to color but also to texture, in contrast with a light background given by the white walls and with the materiality of the wood of the dining table lunch Big Table of Bonaldo.

To encourage the continuous play of opposed colours, the LT40 sideboard by Lema, with a geometric cherry-colored profile, was designed to fit into a entirely personal harmony with the lighter tones, tending towards ice, of the two-seater sofa by Bonaldo and with the black chosen for the lighting, from the suspension lamp Aim, designed by the Bouroullec brothers for Flos to Clash wall lights by Penta Light .

The living room then continues with a semi-open kitchen designed by the architects.

Moving on to the sleeping area, in the master bedroom the ribbed wood boiserie chosen for the wall behind the bed hints at an almost nautical dimension: as on board, it happens that the refined taste and involving of the interiors helps to encourage the relaxing, almost dreamlike dimension of the spaces.

A sensation well expressed by this sleeping area, further enhanced by the light coming from the access to a small small terrace next to the bed.

Here, the intense tone of brown, with its lighter shades, dialogues with furnishing accessories such as the wardrobe by Lema and the Ninfea desk by Zanellato /Bortotto for Novamobili, whose rounded shapes are also reflected in the silhouettes of the lamps, such as the Mamì table lamp, by Penta Light, and in a versatile piece such as the Oblique, signed by Vincent Van Duysen for Flos.

The bathroom is clad in glossy-effect surfaces from the Lume collection by Marazzi, while the furnishings and bathroom fixtures are in Ceramica Cielo, while the wall taps were designed by Pierattelli Architetture for IB Rubinetterie.

The family studio Pierattelli Architetture (interviewed here) - with its primary office in Florence - worked on the project while remaining faithful to its founding values: enhancing the territorial peculiarities and interpreting the spaces, obtaining the best livability from them.

An approach that, in the apartment in Florence with a view of Santa Croce, can be observed from the different situations obtained from niches, corners or micro-spaces aimed at an enjoyable daily use.

Examples are the terrace, small in size but fully usable for moments of relaxation with a view of the Basilica, the metal staircase of the living room covered in wood - under which a spacious wardrobe space - and finally, the guest room to which the staircase leads.

Here, the padding on the headboards of the bed, with graphic motifs in bright red, blue and white on Dedar fabric, gives character to the room, in which an icon like the AM1N lamp stands out, designed by Franco Albini forNemoLighting.

The living area leads to the terrace furnished with cherry-colored outdoor pieces from the Costes collection by Ethimo and lit by Real wall lights Matter, designed by Piero Lissoni for Flos.