House in Sicily Renewed with Sophisticated Simplicity and Traditional Materials

By on March 31, 2018 Home Decor

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Sometimes only looking at something so cheerful, artistic and playful can raise your spirits up, imagine what it is to live in amongst it? Once a simple fisherman’s cottage now this charming house in Sicily, Italy is a shining modern design example that includes stylish accents, traditional details, bold color accents, history-inspired references and creative artistic touches.

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Francesco Moncada revealed the beauty of the home layer by layer (the way that was build and unfolded the original house – rooms growing with the fisherman’s family). Bright, primary colors in vibrant yellow, blue, red and green – anchor the focal flow, contemporary shapes inspired by minimalist, cubic and infant art call to the observer and create an ambiance of vital playful character that still carries the warm Mediterranean breeze.

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Apart from the beautiful and traditional whitewash clay architectural construct that composes the house luminous background, few others strong accents capture the attention of the observer for example- check out the bright red spot of the outdoor shower, offering a playful experience under the hot Mediterranean sun and accentuating the direction of the sunset over the sea.

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At the inside premises, gorgeous tile selections and installations compose a dynamic ambiance thanks to their creative variety in shapes and colors. And speaking of tile composition the one on the wall of one of the bedrooms and at the charming roof terrace is handmade ceramic mosaics by a local artist inspired by the sea and the art in Ellsworth Kelly paintings.

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In the living room design composition the “jungle“ and the “sea” themes entwine into a cheerful and relaxing modern ambiance, illuminated by the sunny yellow accents of trendy chairs and decor elements. Bright blue door and window frames enhance further the sea breeze feel into the decor composition, and the occasional marble wall brings a hint of luxury and coolness into the youthful combination. Attention towards the detail, cheerful artistic approach and let’s have fun atmosphere characterize this cute vacation home on the island of Ortygia.

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