An attic apartment in Milan
This property near Milan is a second floor conversion with two bedrooms.
The striking mural in the living room echos the trees outside. The pattern took three weeks to carve onto the polystyrene. It was then painted by hand with resin.
Living room windowFind similar black bookcases at Habitat and indoor/outdoor tiles at Mandarin Stone. Find linen curtain and blind fabric at The Natural Curtain Company.
For oversized cushions, visit fatboy.com, then play with scale and texture by mixing in smaller neutral cushions from Dunelm Mill. Add your own luxe edge with fringing.
Bookcases and hanging candle holders, situated on both sides of the open doorway, add interest to the room.
Kitchen dining area
The stainless steel units give an industrial feel, while the wooden dining table and office chairs soften the effect.
Mirrored tiles, wooden worktops and a slate floor ass the industrial feel to this kitchen-diner.
This mural is also hand-carved, but foliage-inspired wall stickers would achieve the look in an instant.
The antique panel, which features a list of cows’ names, their weight and ailments, is from a local market near Milan.
In the main bathroom, usual and inexpensive materials are blended to stunning effect. The basin was salvaged from a kindergarten, but Holloways of Ludlow sells a range of Belfast sinks that can be deck-mounted to achieve a similar look.