the most beautiful homes of the year in the Living Collection 2021

“A house is the self-taming of ourselves to make us suitable for the world we live in and vice versa the taming of the world to transform it into a dress, a costume that adheres to us until it becomes confused with our anatomy and our image”, writes the philosopher Emanuele Coccia in his book Philosophy of the house, explaining how the pursuit of happiness is something intimately connected to the construction of domestic spaces that resemble us.

For the fourth edition of Living Collection we have selected twelve international projects of great character and originality. More than a review of styles, a collection of visions that reveals the tastes, passions, desires of homeowners, their way of living.

Text Paola Menaldo – Photos Laura Fantacuzzi and Maxime Galati-Fourcade

From old German barn full of color and al artwork nice retreat pugliese with eight almost identical monastic rooms, from the spectacular Milanese apartment dominated by neon arabesques to the minimal castle on the dunes of the Hamptons.

A world tour in twelve stages under the banner of mix & match of eras and styles, where nothing is taken for granted. Each color, piece of design, material is part of a palette of personal references that make up environments full of atmosphere and creative inventions, but linked by a thin thread: the attraction for nature.

If in the residences outside the city the large windows enhance the landscape by framing it like a painting, in the metropolitan apartments green is a constant presence: Plasters, curtains, carpets and foliage sofas bring all the shades of green into the house, visually recreating the effect of a lawn.

Perhaps, the pursuit of happiness also passes through a color.

Francesca Taroni
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Source: Living by

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