In Lambrate district (Milan), one of the most interesting and dynamic in Milan, Serena Confalonieri opens the doors of her home: a two-story loft flooded with natural light, where she lives with her partner Marcello and Fausto, their Lakeland Terrier.
The designer’s multifaceted soul lives in this kaleidoscopic space, characterized by a resolute and eclectic personality, just like her. Within the same environment coexist both objects produced by design companies – Alpi, Ceramica Cielo, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, l’Opificio, MyHomeCollection, MM Lampadari, Mohebban, Perennials, Saba, Sambonet, Very Simple Kitchen, Wall&Decò and Wilson&Morris – and self-productions , combined with others the designer is connected to by a strong emotional bond. The house becomes a mirror of Serena Confalonieri’s ironic personality, but also a warm and welcoming nest where she both preserves and creates memories.
Right from the entrance, the movement of the volumes – full and empty – and of the lines – straight and curved – is immediately striking: verticality and depth take on new meanings, in a stylistic balance that designs a contemporary and fluid way of life. The different areas of the house are defined by the combination of materials – concrete, imperturbable and modern, and wood, warm and bright – and by the walls that Serena Confalonieri transforms into blocks of color thanks to Wilson&Morris mural paints. The main area is the large open space that hosts the living space.
The living room, imagined by the designer as a place to relax and draw inspiration, opposite the sofa, the large custom wall unit, entirely covered by Alpi surfaces from its Quadra collection in an oak finish, creates a continuous line that rises from the parquet floor up to the wall. The colorful art wall frames this large piece of furniture, where her self-productions such as Calypso glasses, Nebula bongs, and Masai vases stand. Behind the sofa, the living area is connected directly to the kitchen; here we find Zdora collection’s kitchen and dining table, designed by Serena Confalonieri in collaboration with La Pietra Compattata and Very Simple Kitchen and the Baba armchairs designed by Serena Confalonieri for MyHomeCollection.
As for the lighting, the designer chooses her Mata collection designed for MM Lampadari for the kitchen, her Tropicana hanging light designed for Houtique for the dining room, and her Lotus lamp designed for Mason Editions for the living room. The bedroom, on the mezzanine, hosts the lamps from her Layla collection, also by MM Lampadari: the two night-lights are placed on either side of the handcrafted bed, above two bedside tables. Serena Confalonieri’s new home takes the shape of a nest, a place where every corner jealously preserves a part of life while leaving room for everything that still has to happen in the future of the two owners.
Courtesy Serena Confalonieri – Ph. Beppe Brancato