With a passion for timeless design pieces, Laura Attolini is a woman after our own heart. “Better to buy a few quality pieces that would last instead of filling the house with cheap, uninteresting stuff” – our sentiments exactly!
Here, the visionary tells us why furniture should always be functional as well as stylish and how her signature style involves layering the old with the new….
Is there a signature Laura Attolini Design style? If so, how would you describe it?
I think clean, minimalist, functional spaces in neutral colours with interesting details such as great lighting and material choices. I really like the contrast between old and new, I always like to add some eclectic touches through architectural details or furniture/decoration. But I really love to experiment when customers look for different styles!
In terms of furniture, what design classics standout for you?
I have a passion for seating and lamps. I love design classics such as Le Corbusier, Jean Prouve, Gio Ponti, Castiglioni…
What would be your top interior design tip for our readers?
Every space needs to be functional before being aesthetically good. Proportions and scale are very important. Empty space is not the enemy but it actually helps a room to breathe and allows to better appreciate furniture and decoration.
Better to buy a few quality pieces that would last instead of filling the house with cheap, uninteresting stuff.
What does home mean to you?
Home means feeling good! I spend a lot of time at home, it’s my cocoon, my inspiration, my place to experiment; it’s my family and where I love cooking and entertaining.
What are your three most treasured pieces?
I have some antique pieces from my family that I really love and means a lot to me.
A perfect Sunday is…
Wake up late, a big relaxed breakfast, do something nice with my family
If you could choose one piece from Layer, what would it be and where would it live?
I saw a pair of blue velvet lounge chairs from Milo Baughman that I really like – they would be perfect in my living room!
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