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A breath-taking apartment in Palermo

This home in the city of Palermo, Sicily occupies the first floor of a 16th century 'palazzo' (I know, right?!). It belongs to the owners of Leftover - a shop selling bespoke furniture made from recycled materials. The space has been kept pared-back with a blend of vintage, handcrafted pieces and industrial touches which look fabulous against the dramatic Italian reniassance backdrop. What a truly magnificent space. Let's take a tour...








Photographer: Beppe Brancato. Found via Dust Jacket with thanks.

Oh how I'd love to live here, imagine putting your own stamp on a place like this?

So keen to hear your thoughts! 

Sadly we can't all live in a 16th century Italian palazzo (although i speak for myself), but we can still take inspiration from the decor at least! This is a great source for vintage school chairs (check the height to ensure it's not too low!), the table is by Leftover as are several other items.  Choose from a selection of vintage measuring sticks, mirrors, industrial floor lamps and suitcases on Etsy. Try ebay or your local auction house for a beautiful leather chesterfield like the one shown.

If you're after a little more Italian inspiration today this loft with mid-century pieces is fabulous!

Have a lovely day!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't like it. Sorry. It has its own charm, of course, but it doesn't feel like home to me. Not impressed.

My Scandinavian Home said...

This style isn't for everyone. But imagine having the bones to work with?!

Anonymous said...

The architecture and period features are beautiful, yes I could DEFINITELY live here! Thank you for an inspiring blog. Sasha

Aimee said...

The architectural bones are a dream, but the design style is a little TOO shabby, not enough chic for my tastes.

Aimee
www.intherightplaces.com

Enjoy the Ride said...

This is so cool, so diffrent. Loved it.

... said...

impressive, thank you

Kam said...

Perfect! But not for petty capitalist and Johnny-come-lately as is known :).

nolavola said...

Con esas paredes y esos techos!!!! Qué más se puede pedir????
Fantásticas estancias!

nolavola said...

Con esas paredes y esos techos!!!! Qué más se puede pedir????
Fantásticas estancias!

My Scandinavian Home said...

The walls and ceiling are just beautiful aren't they`:)

Rebecca said...

I agree Aimee. I think the problem for me, as someone from the UK, is that level of shabbiness in our climate would mean serious damp and drafts. I suppose in Sicily the climate is much warmer and dryer, but it is hard to avoid those mental associations when just looking at images.

Andrea Rebendics said...

Lovely!! And so inventive, every single corner of the house!
Aristocratic details everywhere ... :)

Jordan said...

When can I move in??? Just kidding - but I'd love to live in this. The mix of modern furniture with those gorgeous vintage walls... it's perfect!

Emily said...

I agree too. It's too cluttered, and the space clearly needs renovations to bring back its former glory.

debra@dustjacket said...

xo

malaika said...

this would be a nice place for a holiday. I stayed in a place like this in Venice with very little light and an enormous amount of charm.

Sandra said...

It's charming ofcourse love old architectural designs but don't like the chairs and other things in there, at times designers think it's clever to mix different types of furniture and sometimes it works but not here. I would live in this apartment but I would design it differently. I would get rid of that ugly couch, and get a real bed frame, that's not clever at all, although I loved the ceiling. The structure a 10, the décor a 3.

 

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