Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home

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May 24, 2013
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits. Read Full Article
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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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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  A mix of polyethylene seating and rustic stonework is in the home's courtyard.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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

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

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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