Villa Appia Antica: Rome’s Eclectic Architectural Gem
This bespoke home boasts a creative and colorful design, reflecting the adventurous spirit of its owners. With an open-concept layout and vibrant touches throughout, it offers an ever-evolving wunderkammer of style, perfect for any design enthusiast.
About Villa Appia Antica
A Villa Transformation in Rome’s Appia Antica Park
Nestled within Rome’s Appia Antica Park, a villa underwent a complete spatial redesign at the request of the clients—a couple with two daughters. The project incorporated a new layout for the sleeping and living areas, creating a spacious and inviting atmosphere. The lower floor houses the bedrooms and an open-concept living and dining area with a welcoming kitchen, while the upper floor features an additional living space.
Customized Staircase and Central Bookcase
Connecting the two floors is a resin-coated staircase, surrounded by a bespoke central bookcase. This unique design element adds both functionality and visual appeal to the space.
Vibrant Amaranth Separator on the Lower Floor
On the lower floor, an amaranth-colored partition serves as a functional and aesthetic divider between the three bedrooms and the living area. Frosted glass doors accentuate the entrances, adding a touch of elegance and intrigue.
A Reflection of the Homeowner’s Unique Personality
The home’s design embodies the personality of the lady of the house, a well-traveled, curious, and eccentric woman. The goal of the project was to interpret and translate her character into the architecture, resulting in an eclectic ensemble where the distribution of interior spaces blends seamlessly with the layout.
Colorful Accents and Travel-Inspired Decor
Each room in the house features a pop of color, whether through Farrow and Ball paints or eye-catching wallpaper. The ever-evolving wunderkammer provides opportunities for the homeowner to enrich the space with mementos from her travels. Designer furnishings coexist harmoniously with artifacts from her journeys to the East, including large paper lamps by Jaime Hayón, Glo Ball by Flos, and the expansive Air table by Lago.
Photography courtesy of Mgk Studio
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