Milanese architects and decorators Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini of Studio Peregalli create breathtaking environments that capture the classic elegance of the past. They work in every historical style from Renaissance to Victorian to create interiors that are atmospheric and magical, conjuring up a real or imagined past. Both were proteges of legendary decorator Renzo Mongiardino.
Patinated finishes, salvaged materials, and accidental imperfections are their touchstones. Key to their work is the imprint of the artisan. Which is why I love classical design. “You can immediately feel the difference between something that’s industrial and something that’s handmade. We want our spaces to have a soul,” says Rimini.
“With the right elements, you only need a few ingredients to emphasize the volume of a room,” says Rimini. “It’s about the quality of the things. We strive for the atmosphere of a Vermeer painting.”
Some more beautiful interiors from their book, The Invention of the Past: Interior Design and Architecture by Studio Peregalli . This book profiles the firm’s domestic and public projects, focusing on their opulent and whimsical furnishings and old world craftsmanship.