Those who wonder what a combination of elegance and homeliness looks like, are advised to stop and marvel at this holiday home. Located at Lage Lugano, this project is one to remember. The interior designer was asked to interweave a reference to the Ukrainian identity of the residents in every room, a mission that she accomplished without too much effort.
It is no coincidence that the location of this home seems to have been plucked from a movie, since the owners are both active in this industry. More specifically, the house was built on a slope, and you do not only look out on Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains, but also on the synonymous city. Here, designer Yana Molodykh was in charge of the interior and decoration. Concretely, she had two floors to work with, both having a surface of more or less 138 square metres. Downstairs, there are, among others, an open dining room with kitchen, a guest room with ensuite, and the bedroom of the couple’s daughter, ensuite and dressing room included. The living area is located on the upper floor, as are the primary bathroom, a guest bathroom, and the master bedroom, again with ensuite and dressing room. In order to enjoy the lovely location as much as possible, the residents also dispose of an outdoor terrace and a swimming pool. Thanks to these open-air facilities, the house is totally adequate to give parties and to invite friends and family on a regular basis. As a connecting factor, the clients requested something dear to their hart, namely their home country. Therefore, the designer decorated each room with objects and art from Ukrainian artisans. A second type of details are the ones that refer to the water-rich and natural surroundings, such as the sofa that shows similarities with clouds and the chandelier in which you can recognise fish.
Visually, the project is a delight to all senses
The designer’s inspiration also moved her to incorporating different forms of tactile cosiness. With conjuring the atmosphere of a figurative nest as a goal, she used warm textiles and round shapes to complete the spaces. Pay attention, for example, to the several arches throughout the home, such as in the hallway and the bookcase in the living area. Seating furniture was selected, among others, because of their low-corner design and warm upholstery. Even though the tones of the palette remain neutral overall, this is welcomely enhanced by more striking pieces and coloured decoration, a good example being the returning but controlled use of gold. Concerning materials, the expressive presence of Ceppo Lombardo, an Italian limestone that is typical of the region, is worth mentioning. Furthermore, wood was a fitting choice for the flooring, the alcoves, and the ceiling of the basement floor. Visually, the project is a delight to all senses, with as extra asset the phenomenal proximity of the lake and the mountains. This holiday home in Italy is one to cherish for years to come and will be a favourite place for valuable memories with family and friends. The interior design is, even in seemingly small details, aligned with elements from the environment, which indicates how intentional and mindful the result came to be, step after step. We wish everyone who has the chance to spend time here nothing but pleasure.
Interior design by Yana Molodykh
Photography by Vigo Jansons