Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home

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May 24, 2013
Originally published in The Furniture Issue
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  Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba, who work as Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, commissioned a dining table of their own design from Exteta and paired it with Abanica chairs by Oscar Tusquets for Driade. The ceramic centerpiece is by Emilia Palomba, Roberto’s aunt.

    Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba, who work as Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, commissioned a dining table of their own design from Exteta and paired it with Abanica chairs by Oscar Tusquets for Driade. The ceramic centerpiece is by Emilia Palomba, Roberto’s aunt.

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  Serafini and Palomba’s vacation home is a cavernous showcase for their own designs. In the living room, they created a one-off version of their Lama chaise longue, originally designed for Zanotta. The Zen Apple side table, also theirs, is from the Sen Line Collection by Exteta. The vases are by Guaxs.

    Serafini and Palomba’s vacation home is a cavernous showcase for their own designs. In the living room, they created a one-off version of their Lama chaise longue, originally designed for Zanotta. The Zen Apple side table, also theirs, is from the Sen Line Collection by Exteta. The vases are by Guaxs.

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  The indoor-outdoor Grand Plié sofa and Piaffé table, which the couple designed for Driade, perfectly suit the whitewashed courtyard, with curving silhouettes that echo the surrounding stonework. Serafini and Palomba purchased the metal lanterns at a local market.

    The indoor-outdoor Grand Plié sofa and Piaffé table, which the couple designed for Driade, perfectly suit the whitewashed courtyard, with curving silhouettes that echo the surrounding stonework. Serafini and Palomba purchased the metal lanterns at a local market.

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  A geometric patterned rug by Karpeta anchors pieces the couple designed for Zanotta, including three Pianoalto sofas and a scattering of indoor-outdoor Ninfea and Loto coffee tables. Also pictured is a Paraggi camp bed and wooden Zen screen for Exteta and a Morphing round mirror for Kos.

    A geometric patterned rug by Karpeta anchors pieces the couple designed for Zanotta, including three Pianoalto sofas and a scattering of indoor-outdoor Ninfea and Loto coffee tables. Also pictured is a Paraggi camp bed and wooden Zen screen for Exteta and a Morphing round mirror for Kos.

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  At the far end of the living room, an old armoire—an inherited family heirloom—stands as a sober counterpoint to all the sleek Italian contemporary design in the five-bedroom house.    This originally appeared in How to Design with White.

    At the far end of the living room, an old armoire—an inherited family heirloom—stands as a sober counterpoint to all the sleek Italian contemporary design in the five-bedroom house.

    This originally appeared in How to Design with White.
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  A mix of polyethylene seating and rustic stonework is in the home's courtyard.

    A mix of polyethylene seating and rustic stonework is in the home's courtyard.

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  The house gracefully marries modern and ancient, as seen in the master bedroom, where a custom-built mirrored storage unit divides the sleeping and bathing areas.

    The house gracefully marries modern and ancient, as seen in the master bedroom, where a custom-built mirrored storage unit divides the sleeping and bathing areas.

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  In the minmalist kitchen: sleek steel cabinet systems and the Kono range hood from Elmar.

    In the minmalist kitchen: sleek steel cabinet systems and the Kono range hood from Elmar.

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