Rome Apartment by Quincoces-Dragò & Partners

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    Refined and elegant, this transformed Rome Apartment by Italian architecture firm Quincoces-Dragò & Partners showcases classical detailing with contemporary furniture.

    Fanny Bauer Grung and David Lopez Quincoces of Quincoces-Dragò & Partners have successfully reworked a heritage apartment in Rome for a young couple who fell in love with its beautifully classic bones – but less so with its awkward floor plan.

    Quincoces-Dragò were keen to retain and respect the striking period charm and details from the original space but elevate it into a contemporary light. Grung and Lopez converted the interior spaces to allow for more private living spaces for the couple, keeping the two bedrooms and adding a large walk-in closet and extra bathroom while embracing a large, open kitchen and living area.

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    The original parquetry flooring and architectural details are what unify the soul of the home. Arched windows build an old-world charm and allow natural light to spill through, while the finer details of the custom-built floor-to-ceiling cabinetry (complete with bronze inlay door handles) are the work of a design duo with a sharp eye for detail.

    The addition of storage spaces was created to be hidden behind custom made white cement-resin cabinets with similar brass handles. An arched sliding door between the kitchen and the living area replicates the existing windows and ensures the aesthetic remains connected. Other fittings and additions were also contemplated with a classical manner in mind.

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    In keeping with the neutrally toned palette, a timeless and tactile travertine stone lines the entire bathroom from floor to ceiling. Although Romanesque in its look, it’s the application of linear blocks in this material that gives it a thoroughly contemporary feel as well as making a bold statement.

    The collection of furniture throughout the home is a refined balance of sourced antiques, contemporary finds and iconic classics. We’re partial to a shelving system here at, so one of our standouts naturally includes the Romboidale Shelves by Pietro Russo, other signature pieces from Charlotte Periand and Eames round out our covetable items.

    Seamlessly combining ornate elements of old-world charm with a contemporary twist has paid off for Quincoces-Dragò & Partners. We think the wise words of Charles Eames perfectly sums up this home “The details are not the details. They make the design” –  we really couldn’t agree more.

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