Here is another nice appartment by the seaside, in Sabaudia, (near Rome). This time I had a little bit more time to take some good shoots of the place, as the owner, friend of our's, invited us to stay there for a couple of days. The house is really big: three really spacey bedrooms, two bathrooms, a studio, a big living/dining room and a kitchen. The owners used to live there once but after transferring themselves into a smaller house, they still decided to keep it, as it was very comfortable for spending some nice weekends together with the whole family (the traditional italian way of spending holidays does not exist without bringing your cousins, your mother and father in-laws, your own parents with their parents, your sisters and brothers and both their families with their friends, your own children, their boyfriends and girlfriends with dogs and cats in the end.. all TOGETHER!) In fact it really was very comfortable.
This is the corridor, the entrance is on the left.
The house had not had any makeovers since it was bought and decorated back in the late 70's. For me it was exotic and I liked it, as I love almost everything that's got a retro touch. You could breathe vintage all over the place: the typical seventies safari style was mixed with the traditional classical italian house decor. Maybe there were some things that I would have changed, like some paintings and objects that were too much or didn't go in with the style AT ALL, but in the end almost everything worked.
This is the part of the living-room where you can dine and have breakfast.
The mirror was fantastic- it illusionally made the room much bigger.
I found out that it wasn't so specially designed house at all, as every italian house about thirty years ago had this kind of a vibe and decor, and the young generation infact is really tired of it and desires much more minimalistic and light style for their (summer)houses. (Maybe that's the reason why IKEA is so popular in Italy).
Still.. I adored the house. I felt good there, it's amazing what big cozy spaces can do with you in two days.
For example, I didn't like the painting above the sofa, it doesn't fit a bit, exept for the colours.
This marble plate table was really beautiful.