Ask a designer: Personalise the home with contemporary decor and storage
“How can my home better reflect who I am?”
Storage is a very rational, functional topic for many people. In this apartment, interior designer Chiara Effroi Lutteri wanted to show that it can be personal too. By working with open storage solutions in key areas, this sophisticated home tells you a lot about the person who lives here and what he loves.
A fine balance
Chiara wanted this home to have a sleek and elegant feel, so adding closed storage like cabinets, drawers, wardrobes and media units keeps things neat and organised. At the same time, she added open storage where it was really needed to put functional items on display. It makes the home feel more lived in, and also puts those often-used items within easy reach.
For the at-home barista and barber
Coffee makers, cannisters, cups and more: who would have thought that coffee-making utensils could look so lovely? Chiara wanted to celebrate this person’s passion for coffee with a barista-level coffee station for all to see. The same goes for the bathroom, where all shaving equipment is put on display in a trolley. Here they are, ready to use whenever some self-spoiling is needed, while giving the bathroom a pamper-worthy atmosphere.
Hats on display, clothes packed away
The hallway is where the person who lives here stores his impressive collection of hats. Rather than keeping them hidden away in his wardrobe with the rest of his clothes, Chiara put them on show here to give a glimpse of his style. It also makes it easy to grab one before he heads out the door.
Watch interior designer Chiara Effroi Lutteri as she demonstrates how everyday, functional items could look great on display too.