A revealing glimpse into the homes of Milan’s foremost creative residents.
Internationally acclaimed interior designer and decorator Nicolo Castellini Baldissera comes from a celebrated Milanese family of architects and designers. Guido Taroni is a leading photographer specializing in fashion and interiors. Together, the two have curated rare access to remarkable private Milanese homes with their stunning new book Inside Milan.
From palazzos to apartments, expect each turn of the page to reveal how Milanese aristocracy, business moguls, artists and fashion icons design their own private spaces. Not to name drop BUT…think Fornasetti, Etro and others- (note Veronica Etro’s home pictured above). Each chapter is devoted to a private residence you won’t want to miss.
Above is the apartment of Carlo and Clemente Tivioli. Carlos is well known for his innovations in the fur business, who clearly operates on a high level of excellence. For his shop he hired the architect of Musee d’Orsay. For his home, he chose Trines Toni Cordero, known for industrial chic (see above image). The design of this home incorporates classic and contemporary with open lofted spaces to showcase Tivioli’s impressive art collection.
This gorgeous light-filled artist’s studio is also the home of Luca and Maria Pignatelli, with modifications to accommodate oversized canvases, doors from Piedmontese palaces and eclectic artifacts from around the world. Not to mention previews of art by the in-house artist- the realm of art that you’ll want to design a room around. Designers will likely pause to google-search for Pignatelli’s gallery representation.
Palazzo Trivulzio is the grand home of Italian aristocrats Annibale and Marta, who completed a major four year restoration to create a monument to the beauty of centuries of Italian architecture and style. This rarely photographed location
And then there’s the home of Carlo and Isabelle Clavarino, dynamically blending old and new. Not only that, but the two had each amassed sizable collections of important works which merge in this darkly seductive, intimately elegant home.
It almost seems unfair to only show one image per home, having thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. For anyone who seeks interior design inspiration, this book masterfully showcases classical-meets-cosmopolitan innovation. The opportunity to virtually tour such remarkable Milanese homes is well worth the price of admission (by that, I mean the book), trust me. Hats off to Baldissera and Taroni for their beautiful work, Inside Milan. Order your copy here.
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