House “Q” is a two-level loft in Rome’s historic Monteverde district with a spectacular view of St. Peter’s Basilica.
The objective of the interior design project, while meeting the desires of the client, was to recreate an environment representing the classic lines dictated by the use of wood paneling. At the same time, the design of the interior maintained a contemporary quality by preserving the distressed exposed bricks along a large wall with double-height windows.
Handcrafted elements such as wood paneling, doors with multiple sections and wrought cornices, black parquet with raised baseboards, inlaid wooden furniture (previously owned and carefully restored), velvet sofas, Flair consoles and a composition of three vintage chandeliers of varying sizes enhance the vertical space relation of the height of the loft, lending to a warm and pleasant ambiance.
The bathrooms were carefully planned using mirrors, accessories, and fixtures with classic lines and coated utilizing a traditionally Roman technique: “cocciopesto” in order to guarantee a look of total continuity between the walls and the floor. The result is an aspect similar to that of stone cladding.
If by day, the light that is filtered through the windows rests on the objects of design and handcrafted furniture, the evening ambiance is enlivened by the sumptuous table lamps, floor lighting and elaborate sconces creating a romantic and charming atmosphere.