In Milan, Minimalism, Sans White
Architecture & Interiors
Sparely furnished interiors are rarely classified as moody—light, ethereal, pure, yes, but not moody—yet there may be no better adjective to describe the beautifully nuanced Milan apartment of interior designers Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, founders of the design firm Dimore Studio.
The designers’ penchant for “creating interiors with a moody palette and a complex mixture of periods” is enviably evident in their own home. Dominated by deep grey (no, not white), and infused with dusty shades of pink and burnished metals, each room and its accoutrements could easily be a tableaux lifted from an Old Master painting—and not by accident: the predominant greenish-grey was deliberately chosen because of its presence in 17th Century paintings.
About their atypical approach to color, Moran says, “We always have to tell the Italian clients, ‘just trust us! We can always paint it white if you don’t like it.’ ” To which we say, who on earth would want white after seeing this?
Images: New York Times