Thursday, March 8, 2012

A house of books


In the living room of this penthouse in Rome we can find an early 1800 table and chairs and a modern Tolomeo lamp by Artemide,  sleek vintage grey velvet armchairs and oriental rugs but above all many, many books. In this apartment there are only a few walls, bookcases are the main character and are used as walls, as separation, even for framing the windows as you can see above. An idea to steal!

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Large bookcases in the study with a Louis XVI desk and a fun table lamp with a seal playing with an ostrich’s egg.  All rooms have stunning Iroko wood floor, also known as African Teak.


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The vintage, 1970’s, center table is made of white travertine.


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A collection of decanters and pitchers reflects the light.


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Vincenzo Gemito sculpture, head of a Neapolitan young boy.


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A sink carved in stone and enameled grès tiles for the wall in the powder room.


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In the bedroom an antique oil painting over the bed, covered in cut velvet
and, of course, many more books.


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The same textile covers the comfortable vintage chair near the tall bookcase
framed by an antique fireplace mantel.  Another idea to steal!


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In a corridor upstairs a great collection of photography,
mostly representing family members.

A house with a sense of history, well lived and …well read!

Photography By Adriano Brusaferri


©2012 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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