House tour: a Milanese palazzo beautifully stripped back to its roots: To that end, each room reveals beautifully crumbling plaster and gently vaulted ceilings with original mouldings in an evocative state of disrepair, all in soft colours bleached by decades of sunlight. The effect is at once warm and inviting; it feels lived-in but luxurious — a trademark style for the designer, whose work reflects his love of surface texture, organic forms and light.
Stepping back in time is no bad thing when it comes to design. The retro look never goes out of style, it just gets new layers and a refresh which means that your vintage pieces match perfectly with your new. Go for bold oranges and geometric pattern and pair with walnut and sleek angles. There’s nothing dated about this look.