Stylish Sicilian Bedroom

By Aaron Britt / Published by Dwell
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Architect Francesco Moncada's surprisingly modern renovation in Syracuse, Sicily, is home not just to himself, his girlfriend, and his brother, but to a suite of clever design moves. In Renovate Today!, our latest special issue, we take a look at the myriad types of flooring he used to create a contemporary home in an 18th-century building. Now check out the bedroom.

Let's start with the flooring again. In this case it's Artigo rubber flooring in the color Smoke. Moncada designed the pendant light, and the lamp on the sidetable is the KD27 by Joe Colombo for Kartell. Moncada uses a bit of Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra to create a visual barrier to the stairs, and the decal on the wall is by My Vinilo. Best of all, the bedroom opens directly onto a terrace with views of the sea.

Francesco and Mafalda’s bedroom is open and playful with only a bit of Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec guarding the stairs. The lamp was designed by Francesco himself and the decal on the wall is from My Vinilo.

Aaron Britt


Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.

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