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This is Silvia’s bedroom: she’s a smart girl who studies history of art at university, she’s 20 and lives in San Vittore Olona, a small town near Milan, with her parents. Her room is nice&cosy, the light is very soft and there’s a shaded atmosphere in the morning: the light that comes into the room is not strong, also because of the the long curtains she has. It’s not a bright room, but that’s ok for her since she doesn’t study there, she just uses it for sleeping, dressing etc.. She likes the fact that her bedroom is the place in the house that she can use as she prefer and where she can put all the objects she likes.

3 elements we like:

colour of the walls: the lilac she used for her walls is really cute and gives to the room a relaxing and overall very pleasant atmosphere. It’s quite unfamiliar to have bedrooms of that tone, therefore it adds personality, it also goes really well with the rest of the furnitures (which are made of a very clear wood) and with some objects (lamp, vases etc) which are in the same tonality.

pictures&posters: The three pictures above her bed fit well in the room,¬†which in general is a tidy and spacious one. You can understand her passion for art through the reproductions of famous paintings, there’s also a gothic mirror and an ancient map….I bet she likes fantasy books and epic metal!! ūüėÄ

soft toys&cushions: On her undone bed there’re many colourful pillows and some soft toys (like the ladybird you can see in the photo) she likes to sleep with all of them to have some company (she doesn’t have a cat, poor girl). That’s as if to rimind us that her childhood is not yet so far away ūüôā

And that’s her having breakfast with cappuccino&biscuits:

This is my room. I’m 20 and i attend the second year university, I study economics for art culture and communication in Bocconi. I¬†live¬†in Legnano (outside Milan) with my family¬†and this has been my room since I was¬†6 years old. Some things have changed in the furnishing since then, but others¬†were left, as I want to keep¬†the ¬†memories and innocence¬†of my childhood i this room.¬†3 elements I like:

Lamp: it’s¬†the “Midsummer light” by Tord Boontje (¬†http://www.tordboontje.com/¬†)¬† this¬†pink paper lamp with its flower shapes gives to the room¬†a fairy-tale, dreamlike atmosphere that I personally love. The light effect is almost magical, even though it’s made of Tyvek a super-resistant paper and the flower shapes are obtained through a very technological computer programme, it almost looks as if it was¬†hand-made.

Bed: it’s a old “letto a barchetta” that I recently got from my neighbours who moved away and didn’t use anymore. The old fashioned design and the dark wood are in contrast with the rest of the room which is more contemporary¬†but I really love this effect. It gives a sort of melancholic touch and at the same time a cosy atmosphere thanks to the warm brown wood.

Pictures, books ecc.: The room is quite full of objects, shelves with books and of useless thing that I accumulated in time, it’s almost crowded and quite confused…it reflects my very untidy personality ūüôā¬†Most of the pictures and posters¬†are childish and colourful, i like the naive atmosphere you get from old objects that have a sentimental meaning.

My breakfast:

Hello,,,

My name is Giulia Golla Tunno, my purpose in this blog is to lead you¬†through a journey into people’s rooms: when we furnish, colour and personalize¬†a space¬†that is ours¬†we make an act of design. We don’t need expensive brands or famous architects in order to create a room where we can feel at home, where we can create a pleasant atmosphere.

Even if it’s not on purpose, by the minute we live, sleep, study, work¬†etc. in a place we give to that “empty box” something very personal, intimate, delicate. I will try to portray rooms of people of all ages, professions, personalities in order to show how they express themselves through their room…can¬†we see your¬†bedroom as your very first design artwork?!

I’ve chosen bedrooms (and not kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms)¬† because it’s a place where you¬†can create your perfect habitat, your microcosm, a shell where you can hide from the real world….¬†The photographs will be taken¬†in the morning when the room¬†has a¬†very natural and untouched atmosphere, the key element being the “letto sfatto” , the mess or tidiness of the room¬†¬†will depict a charachteristic of the owner.

A second shot will picture the room and the owner followed by a few comments of what they think their room represents for them.

I hope this idea will be successful….I also hope that the quality of the pictures¬†I will take won’t be too bad, they won’t be taken professionally, i’m not a photographer and¬†(unfortunately..) I’ve never studied photography, i’m just an economics student (!!) therefore the photographs will be very¬†simple and naive¬†as the ones anyone could take,,,¬†nonetheless i¬†will put all my effert into this project ūüôā¬†

Hope you enjoy your visit…