Pick of the Pads: Modernist Mill

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Kitchen and stairs in a modernist mill

We’ve chosen this wonderful Italian modernist mill conversion for this month’s Pick of the Pads.

'Modernist Mill' article title page from Elle Decoration

It’s the home of fashion designer, Barbara Garofalo and is featured in the July 2015 edition of Elle Decoration – it even gets on the cover!

Elle Decoration magazine cover

Factory spaces aren’t common in Rome, and this former wool mill provides an amazing structure with which to work.

Minimalist dressing room in a modernist mill featured in Elle Decoration magazine

 It’s airy, clean and uncluttered… and we love it!

Minimalist bedroom in a modernist mill featured in Elle Decoration magazine

The colour scheme is largely white with muted, natural shades – and just the odd flash of strong colour which works superbly well – the red kitchen cupboards or striped textile on this bed for example.

Minimalist lounge area with floor cushions in a modernist mill featured in Elle Decoration magazine

The huge floor-to-ceiling windows let sunlight pour in…

Minimalist workspace area with floor cushions in a modernist mill featured in Elle Decoration magazine

…and there’s a distinct vintage industrial feel to the d├ęcor with rough hewn wood, wire racks, baskets, hooks and trolleys.

Tall, white wire cage storage in a modernist mill featured in Elle Decoration magazine

The spaces flow into each other so well and it’s both homely and functional – a difficult balance to achieve. It looks pretty much perfect to us!