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    The home of designers Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba was recently featured in Dwell Magazine. The old 17th century mill in the South Easter part of Italy has been renovated and now serves as a vacation home for the couple to escape the hectic city life in Milan. The house is decorated in a modern style (with some furniture designed by the owners themselves) which gives an interesting effect in the centuries old building. One of the major challenges faced during the renovation was the old structure’s lack of windows. To solve this the architects carved out a number of skylights and opened up the back of the structure to create a patio, letting daylight flood in.









    Image source: Francesco Bolis for Dwell.

    A RENOVATED VACATION HOME IN AN OLD MILL | the style files

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    Love the vaulted ceilings but, yet again, TOO MUCH WHITE!!!!
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    Way too cold and sterile.

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    Ick.
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    Chuck out their furniture and I could work with this.
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    Nice space, but the decorating is way too sparse and uninviting for me.
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    love it. it needs a bit of artwork though, and maybe a couple of plants in that courtyard. also, while it looks cool, all that stainless in the kitchen is probably a bitch to keep clean and i prefer a mix of wood, glass and metal in a kitchen, not just one material.
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