A magical place suspended in time, a historic village surrounded by hills at the foot of Calvana – a small community immersed in greenery overlooking Val di Bisenzio – shares this environment among historic houses and green areas. Inside a portion of this articulated village, we have been involved in the restyling of the interior spaces. The appearance is that of a classic Tus- can farmhouse with terracotta floors and large wooden beams on the ceiling; an imposing fireplace dominates the scene of the main space.
Our intervention consisted of the rationalization of functions and spaces and tried to lighten some elements of the tradition. The request has been to fully enjoy the fireplace, cocooned on the sofa. Starting from this, the main room, which previously housed the dining room, has been converted into a living room with a large sofa and an extendable table to be used for all occasions.
The room that previously housed the sofas now houses a modern kitchen and dining area. A recurring element that characterizes the main rooms, such as the living room and the master bedroom, is the profile of these rooms and that is the most basic outline of the concept of home, the one that a child draws when they ask him to represent his family.
We wanted to emphasize this idea so simple yet strong; in the living room, the beams seem to continue on the walls thanks to dove-coloured bands that identify this idea of home. In the double bedroom, the new walk-in closet becomes the ideal background to emphasize this primordial sign. The new play of plasterboard false ceilings also becomes the place to insert an architectural light that enhances, thanks to the colours on the wall, this play of volumes that intersect each other.
The old bathroom with built-in bathtub and masonry furniture has left space to a simple and sober bathroom full of character. The play of colours in the natural tones of the stone-effect porcelain stoneware perfectly harmonizes with the plaster- board ceiling that hides two LED bars, creating a diffused light in the shower area on the one hand, and wetting the wall of the washbasin characterized by a 3d stoneware effect with a wash-wall effect on the other.
Thanks to its pearly colour and effect, this covering is enhanced by the grazing light that brings out all the shades, resulting in a vibrant effect. The beautiful freestanding bathtub becomes the sculptural background around which the entire bathroom develops. www.bettazzipercoco.com