This gorgeous Italian apartment has officially stolen my attention (and design-obsessed heart). The clean, organic palette is a refreshing spin on minimalism. The combination of white, wood, and hints of brass – all flooded with natural light – makes this space glow.

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Great design can happen when elements of contrasting styles come together, such as the delicate balance between new and old. In this apartment all of the raw wood surfaces bring add a beautiful natural element to the space without sacrificing its overall modern feel. Call me crazy but I can almost smell the pine trees through my computer screen! Subtle hints of vintage inspired design peppered throughout the apartment also add a unique sense of playfulness and charm. The crisp lines are softened with vintage pieces like the mismatched dining chairs and old-world details like that claw-footed tub.Pops of greenery, ranging for cacti to snake plants, add life.

If you’re looking to bring hints of vintage into your home, check out Chairish and 1stdibs, two of my favorite online markets for unique finds. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, spend a weekend morning digging through antiques at your local fair. If you live in the Bay Area, the Alameda Flea Market never fails to unearth amazing vintage gems.

But this Italian apartment is a perfect reminder of my current design mantras: do more with less, use white to showcase everything else in a space and let in as much light as humanly possible. While our house doesn’t resemble this apartment in any shape or form, I’m going to apply some of these ideas to my spring cleaning to-do list.

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Dining Table


White dishware

Pendant Light

Rattan Basket


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photography by davide galli for archiplan studio

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  1. Light, bright and lovely indeed. They can add carpets as well, would make the place look cozier, I believe.