Renovation of a farmhouse in Umbria by Paola Navone

Renovation of a farmhouse in Umbria by Paola Navone

Industrial designer and star interior architect Paola Navone renovated and redesigned this beautiful farmhouse of hotelier Andrea Falkner Campi in Spello, Umbria.

Andrea Falkner Campi and her husband, Feliciano Campi (of the Editoriale Campi, a small publishing company, which produces a stylish almanac, Barbanera, which Andrea describes as a yearbook for daily good living) called in the very successful and talented Italian Interior Designer, Paola Navone, to help her transform this 200-year-old factory -now a magnificent Italian Farmhouse- into a beautiful and cozy open space home of 5,300 sq ft (500m2) in her hometown, Spello, Umbria (about 90 miles north of Rome).

The first intervention of Paola Navone was to illuminate the entire industrial area with a strong, clean, white color thus creating a modern effect and giving a sense of spaciousness. Furniture and objects seem to be accidentally collected and placed, but nevertheless they coexist harmoniously. And the tectonic quality of the walls and floor of this interior is amazing, it gives the place an industrial feel. In fashion of Navone, this interior is stylish and sophisticated. It has a natural and vibrant feeling, with a monochromatic palette which ambraces rustic textures of the original heritage fabric.

And so, the couple moved into the loft in March 2012. And they love being there. So would we, naturally.


RememberPaola Navone, a major figure in the world of Italian design, is known for marrying modern design with traditional handcrafts. Though she has created a wide range of products as well as distinctive interiors for shops, hotels, and restaurants, she rarely does domestic interiors.



All images shot by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia.

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