Nel centro di Milano, una giovane coppia con tre figli piccoli affida ad Andrea Castrignano la ristrutturazione totale di un appartamento di 140 mq. Il progetto ha riguardato sia la ridefinizione degli spazi abitativi, sia l’identificazione di materiali e finiture che fossero particolarmente resistenti e durevoli.

In the center of Milan, a young couple with three small children has commissioned Andrea Castrignano to totally renovate an apartment of 140 m2. The project covered redefinition of the living spaces, and identification of particularly strong, durable materials and finishes.

The interior designer has created an easy-chic dwelling made to measure, taking the everyday needs of a large family into account, while reflecting the personality and tastes of the young couple, especially the Anglo-Saxon roots of the husband/dad: hence the choice of a classic style, with decorative elements taken from British style.

The use of color was very important. For Andrea Castrignano it is fundamental in every interior project because it defines the personality of a house. Castrignano has opted for pale, luminous tones in all the rooms, also on the doors, baseboards and boiseries.

In the living area the profiles on the walls, used as a decorative motif on the furniture as well, are painted in gray-blue tones to underline the English style desired by the owners. A structural pillar is used as a furnishing element, transforming it into a full-height bookcase.

A pinch of fantasy and the kitchen, adapted from the previous house, becomes a new space thanks to a simple decorative feature: the series of tiles arranged in a checkerboard with original Surrealist designs in black and white by the Cuban designer Ruben Toledo.

In the bedroom zone the master bedroom is a small, elegant suite with a refined lambris effect generated by a motif of wide vertical stripes in tones of beige and white, and the application of a decorative frame on the walls.

The en suite bath is a very intimate space, entirely based on tones of black and white (faced in rectangular diamond-cut tiles, with a chandelier in Murano glass); the freestanding tub has a refined retro look, like the fixtures with soft, romantic forms.

Finally, the two bedrooms for the children are characterized by the colors of the wallpaper and the furnishings (blue for the boy, lilac and white for the girls). The service bath has fixtures with contemporary forms and a playful floor with designs by Pietro Fornasetti.