Luxury interiors are distinguished by their elegant and prestigious appearance, which is given by the presence of high-quality furniture and refined stylistic choices.
Exclusive materials and design and great attention to detail are the basic ingredients to be mixed to achieve a stunning result. Observing and recognising luxury interiors is a good exercise, to take inspiration when it comes to furnishing high quality rooms.
Defining the characteristics of a luxury interior is not easy. The true essence of luxury does not lie in a list of qualities, but refers more to a set of aspects that make an object or an environment exclusive and refined.
When it comes to interiors, luxury is expressed through the choice of furniture made of high-quality materials, precious fabrics and designer objects. In the most exclusive homes, it is not uncommon to find custom-made furniture or limited edition furniture. Depending on the style of the homeowners, one might also find objects that have made design history or vintage elements, salvaged from old houses. These objects are then given a contemporary interpretation.
Luxury should never be an end in itself. When choosing furniture and accessories for luxury interiors design, one should not limit oneself to the aesthetic level. On the contrary, the functionality and comfort of each element should also be considered.
In a luxurious home, each piece of furniture is chosen with great care, making sure that it is consistent with the overall atmosphere. The result is a refined ambience that is capable of enchanting those who admire it and that is able to create an extremely comfortable space for those who inhabit it.
Designing a luxury interior requires careful work on the part of architects and interior designers. A scrupulous study of the space to be furnished must be made, the desires and expectations of those living in the house must be taken into account, but also the environment in which the building stands. In short: the work is articulated and requires the ability to synthesise, as well as out-of-the-ordinary taste.
Understanding the characteristics of the house helps to define the solutions that, more than others, will be able to enhance the particularities of the structure. The presence of columns, large panoramic windows or rooms arranged on several levels are all aspects to be considered, if, for example, you want to create a luxurious and glamorous ambience.
Including elements in the furnishings that recall the environment in which the house is located is an intelligent solution to link the furnishings with the territory. This link is often expressed through the choice of materials used for the floors or walls of the house. Marble, granite, travertine and other natural stones that are produced in nearby quarries are good examples of how luxury and territory can coexist.
Of course, the wishes of the owners should not be overlooked. From this point of view, the furnishings will be instrumental in creating a special atmosphere: elegant and cosy in the living area of the house, relaxing and intimate in the bedrooms, and stimulating in the bathrooms.
Through careful choices, it is also possible to create stylistic paths within the home. Room after room, through the succession of furniture, accessories and decorations, one can admire the furnishing design in all its facets and appreciate how the different elements are in perfect balance.
Technology is the great protagonist of modern interiors. Alongside fine materials and finishes, home automation systems and systems that manage energy consumption efficiently make room. In smart luxury homes, elegance and optimised quality of life go hand in hand.
In modern luxury interiors, respect for the environment cannot be ignored. When adopting eco-friendly luxury solutions, great attention is paid to the origin of the materials chosen for furniture and furnishings, but one also wonders about their fate once they are discarded. Thus, furniture made from recycled materials or completely recyclable at the end of its useful life becomes the protagonist. Another great protagonist of interiors that are more environmentally conscious is glass, used to divide spaces, for tables and even as a worktop in the kitchen.
Customisation is one of the strong points of the most refined and exclusive luxury interiors. In this type of space, the focus is on creating environments that reflect the lifestyle, tastes and interests of those living in the home. This also influences the number of pieces of furniture, their arrangement and stylistic details.
The important thing, as always, is to rely on a serious and experienced interior designer. We have seen it: designing a luxury interior is not trivial. Do not delegate the beauty of your home to someone who does not have what it takes to make it a unique place!
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With over 40 years’ experience, Il Piccolo possesses a top-notch extensive technical and design know-how thanks to the many interior design projects accomplished all over the world. Additionally, Il Piccolo is the representative of a number of the most prestigious international furniture brands, which are now available also in Lugano.