The couch is a classic discover from EBay that was recovered in a velvet by Rubelli.com. The astrology-inspired rug is a Missoni prototype
A joyful mixture of color and sample, Margherita Missoni’s Italian house is as vivid and exquisite as her household’s well-known style model
Margherita within the eating room. The forest wall mural was handpainted by Pictalab
With one of the vital well-known names in style, it’s possible you’ll assume it shocking that Margherita Missoni, granddaughter of Missoni founder Rosita, has chosen to take up residence in a small Italian city round 35 miles north of Milan.
Varese, nonetheless, is the Missoni household’s hometown, the place Margherita grew up. ‘I’ve very deep roots,’ she says. ‘I like the provincial life, and it’s a superb distinction to style and all that glitter.’ Working in collaboration with the studio based by legendary designer and architect Aldo Cibic, Margherita and her husband, racing automotive driver Eugenio Amos, constructed a household dwelling that feels each grand and intimate. ‘We needed a home that adjustments with the seasons,’ says Margherita. ‘In the summertime it’s flooded with mild, and within the winter it feels heat and cosy.’
A part of the home’s intimate really feel comes from the items that fill it. ‘I’m a hoarder,’ laughs Margherita. ‘I nonetheless have stuff I purchased in New York after I was 20, which I took to Rome, to Milan, and now right here. All the things tells a narrative.’ The spoils from these travels, together with Ebay and flea-market finds, are dotted all through the home and combined in with heirloom items.
The luminous yellow ‘Giallo di Siena’ marble within the rest room is a nod to her grandmother rosita’s Milan house, the place Margherita lived whereas at college. Within the kitchen, stools discovered at a flea market encompass a bespoke Eating desk. For comparable tiles, strive the Mono Hex at Capietra.com
A modernist couch discovered on Ebay takes delight of place within the sitting room, the place a Perspex display screen by architect Andrea Branzi splits the area into two distinct areas.
‘My workplace is my favorite place in my dwelling,’ says Margherita. the room is stuffed along with her assortment of daisies – her identify means ‘daisy’ in Italian – and lit by a Murano glass chandelier by designer Paolo Venin. the wood four-poster mattress by Milanese sculptor and furnishings designer Mauro Mori is the main focus in the main bedroom, together with the daring zebra-print carpet. For the same print rug, strive Very.co.uk
Missoni is a model related to vivid color and sample, and Margherita’s home is stuffed with references to her heritage. The drawing room’s zodiac carpet is a Missoni prototype taken straight from the showroom ground. The Nineteen Sixties Murano glass chandelier that hangs within the workplace was recovered from her grandmother Rosita’s storage unit. ‘My mom and grandmother often give issues away, and in case you’re there on the precise event you get fortunate,’ she smiles.
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Channel Margherita’s vibrant fashion with vigorous prints and accents of daring color
Stool, £69, cultfurniture.com, Pendant mild, £175, matchimatchi.com, Leaf wall mild, £60, grahamandgreen.co.uk, Wallpaper, £115 a roll, poodleandblonde.com, Rug (3ft x 5ft), £128, anthropologie.com, Cushion, £70, attpynta.com, Couch, £4,500, Jonathan Adler, sweetpeaandwillow.com, Chair, £149, made.com, Plant pot and stand, £35, oliverbonas.com, Desk, £195, oliverbonas.com, Vase, £55, couvertureandthegarbstore.com
For extra data, go to missoni.com. That is an edited extract from Extra Than Simply A Home by Alex Eagle (Rizzoli, £39.95). To order a replica for £35.16 with free p&p till 6 December go to mailshop.co.uk/books or name 020 3308 9193