AUTHENTICALLY ITALIAN IN THE PRINCIPALITY
A young family moves to Monte Carlo and, with Faoma’s help, reflects its vision of luxury in its furnishings
By MARCELLA GUIDI Photos by GIANLUCA ZATI
The charm of its sovereignty and independence, combined with events that attract people from all over the world, makes the Principality of Monaco a destination for excellence. A place with a global cultural mix, but which recognizes Italian-made as representing absolute quality: style interpreted through skilled craftsmanship and workmanship of the highest level. That was the starting point for this residence, the result of many meetings between the architects and Faoma’s style office, which knew how to give every environment in the home a classic but sophisticated style, rendering it contemporary through cohesive marble and gold finishes.
The villa is on two floors, with the living areas on the ground floor and the sleeping areas on the first floor. In the large living room that welcomes you at the entrance, your eye is directed towards the onyx marble decorating the dining table and the coffee-hued boiserie over the nubuck sofa, thanks to the positioning of mirrors on the ceiling and the herringbone oak parquet. With enchanting stylistic continuity, the space opens onto the kitchen area, which embodies the couple’s youthful spirit. A comfortable work island makes meal preparation a convivial moment, to share over an aperitif or sitting on elegant, slim-line padded stools. Marble covers the island as well as the back walls of the kitchen, illuminated by hidden LEDs that create a soft atmosphere for evenings with a special flavor. Going up to the second floor, the sleeping area features a cozy and apparently simple master bedroom. The cabinets, with covered handles that offer a soft grip, hide precious inserts that guard a watch collection and other valuable personal effects. This is where the experience of Faoma’s specialists – following the creative ideas of its founder, Franco Scalco – come into play, creating expert carpentry solutions combined with security systems and convenient automatisms.
Finally, the bathrooms complete the feeling of luxury and wellbeing with the use of precious materials: Roman travertine combined with honey-colored Erable wood for sober and relaxing tones. In the master bathroom, ebony dominates but is balanced by the Calcutta marble, which creates a pure ivory white background with brown notes. A mix of atmospheres, therefore, that emerged from the constant dialogue between Faoma and the customers to create a personalized, unique and exclusive environment.
IN THE KITCHEN EVERY DETAIL IS DESIGNED BY FAOMA AND RECALLS THE UNIQUE STYLE CHOSEN BY THE
CUSTOMER. LA MISE EN PLACE MATCHES THE CHAIRS UPHOLSTERED IN PEARL LEATHER.
THANKS TO ITS COFFEE TONES, THE NUBUCK LEATHER SOFA MATCHES THE MARBLE ONYX WHICH ENHANCES THE CABINET AND BOISERIE
FAOMA’S TOTAL LIVING SOLUTIONS GIVE EVERY SPACE IN THE HOME A UNIQUE STYLE
THE MASTER BEDROOM HAS A SIMPLE LOOK BUT THE CLOSETS HIDE SOPHISTICATED, HIGH-END CARPENTRY MECHANISMS
EVEN THE SMALLEST ENVIRONMENTS DESERVE THE NECESSARY SPACES FOR YOUR WELLBEING. SMALL SERVICE SHELVES OPEN ONTO A WALK-IN WARDROBE WITH STUNNING GLASS DOORS
ON THE FACING PAGE, WALL TILES IN ROMAN TRAVERTINE HAVE BEEN PAIRED WITH ERABLE WOOD FOR A SOBER CHROMATIC IDENTITY. BELOW, A DETAIL OF THE BATHROOM DRAWER, COVERED IN ELEGANT NUBUK FEATURING A LEATHER INTERIOR ORGANISED INTO CONVENIENT COMPARTMENTS.