This is a functional and stylistic renovation of a country home in Piedmont (Alto Monferrato), near the spa town of Acqui Terme. The owners wanted to improve the enjoyment of their dwelling that didn’t have a proper division between living area and sleeping area, and had small and poorly distributed rooms. The first step was to create a clear division between the two functions, dedicating the upper level to convivial activities, and the lower level to the rest, being more intimate and discreet. A fireplace and a wood stove will worm the living rooms.
The relationship between interior and external areas is important and it’s improved with new glazed openings for visual connections and lovely views. The extension of the living space outside of the home is both functional and symbolic: it will strengthen the feeling for the landscape with windows opening on the woods, glass doors leading to open spaces, from which contemplate the valley and the mountains. The geometry of the interior sometimes deviates from the diagram at right angles and presents irregular shapes that are natural, cosy, and more interesting. The interior colors come from the Piedmont countryside: natural tones from the hills and vineyards changing through the seasons, greens and reds that are bright or light, as if they were absorbed in the morning fog. Old family cabinets, furnishings and found objects, coming from markets and shops, have been reunited with particular taste. The decor is made up of a careful choice of original furnitures from the old house, selected for their quality or sentimental value, and new items, to make the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The language of the fixed furniture, on the contrary, is contemporary, with plastic elements and niches hosting ancient objects of daily use. The strength of the final result lies in the composition of so different, and yet complementary, languages.