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Retro Meets Modern Inside Renovated Apartment That Dates Back to 1892!

Nestled in a historic building that dates back to 1892, Apartment MNG finds ways to combine the heritage of the original structure and to give its new interior a space-conscious modern form. Renovated and rejuvenated by Cristiana Vannini, this fabulous apartment sits in the heart of Milan, and the new interior reflects a modern retro style that bridges the past and the present in a seamless fashion. The original building was built to function as a hospital, was later morphed into a theater, and finally took the form of an arcade before being turned into a residential unit. This storied journey meant the new interior needed to be nuanced, sensitive to original design wherever possible, and still distinctly modern and cheerful!

Modern private apartment in Milan deisgned by Cristiana Vannini

The original ceiling beams of the living room are the most apparent feature of the old interior that was preserved and enhanced to give the apartment a dash of retro charm. A neutral color palette along with ample natural light shapes a relaxing, modern ambiance, even as carefully chosen décor with hints of gold and classic form provide necessary contrast. Move in further, and the open living area leads to the vivacious kitchen that is draped in deep blue and maximizes space with shelving that reaches all the way up to the ceiling.

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A bedroom along with a loft-style retreat and a black and white bathroom with gorgeous floor tiles complete a beautiful apartment that seems both urbane and timeless at the same time! [Photography: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri]

Open living area of the renovated Milan apartment

Private apartment in Milan built in 1892 renovated into a modern home

Restored and reinforced original ceiling beams of the modern apartment

Fabulous collection of artwork elevates the style quotient of the Milan apartment

Decor in neutral hues, brright metallics and interesting accessories for the Mialn apartment

Renovated Milan apartment combines retro and modern styles

Home workspace with a classic desk and a cozy chair

Cabinets give the kitchen a bright, blue visual appeal

Lighting enlivens the small kitchen in dark blue and white

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Kitchen cabinets in blue add both color and textural contrast to the small kitchen

A pair of big sliding doors divides the kitchen from the living, finished to match the joinery unit, inspired by the fifties streaked Italian motif called “rigatino” and treated with a transparent gloss paint which gives them an iridescent look. All the ceramic floors are inspired by the historic handcrafted “graniglia” floors, using big Porcelain tiles by 14OraItaliana…

Hallway and corridor with bookshelves offers additional storage space

Pops of color add to the ambiance of the revamped Milan apartment

Loft style bedroom of the Milan apartment si a great space-saver

Gorgeous tufted headboard in blue with pops of fuchsia

Decorating your home with unique wall art in style

Floor tiles add geostyle to the small bathroom

Black and white small bathroom idea

Smart Milan apartment uses floor tiles to usher in color and contrast

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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