An exclusive Liberty style villa overlooking one of the most famous sections of the promenade in Versilia has just been renovated by the PJK-InnDesign studio, with elegant stylistic details that blend Italian artisan tradition with ideas inspired by the owners’ passions for art and travelling. The design - the work of architects Massimiliano Tafaro and Alessandra Prezzi - has preserved the integrity of the fine architectural elements, reorganising the interior space, altered by previous interventions, to recreate the unmistakable brightness and typical composure of prestigious early 20th century buildings.
On the other hand, the decision to merge inspirations and decorative elements from faraway and ancient traditions is an original one imbued, in certain aspects, by a highly personalised interpretation: surprisingly, French herringbone-style wooden flooring and carved Carrara marble dialogue naturally with Japanese prints and statues from Thailand, Hermès curtains and Missoni Home fabrics, Moroccan stuccoes, jungle-inspired wallpapers and bespoke furniture crafted by Italian artisans.
The unusual, sophisticated design of the bathrooms and that of the small hammam are conceived as veritable wellness areas for mind and body, underpinned by the style and living philosophy of Devon&Devon bathroom furniture brand.
The large master bathroom, with its extraordinarily striking aesthetic impact, welcomes the owners into a shared space in which each has their own exclusive, personal space: his and hers vanity units, two large shower heads, two windows, two small rooms where the sanitaryware is located and two retro-style Baccus towel warmers. The perfect symmetry of this couple-friendly space is developed round the large central bathtub, set between lightweight walls of extra-clear glass and Calacatta marble tiles so simple that they are almost transparent, hosting striking light effects in the backlit part.
Italian wooden flooring and fine marble are also the materials chosen for the small bathroom of the living area, and for that of the guest room, both with Blues wall-hung sanitaryware, First Class accessories and custom-made Iside towel warmers, all by Devon&Devon.