Il Cubotto, Bergamo

In an inventive redesign of her 19th-century Italian apartment into a multifunctional home and office, architect Caterina Pilar Palumbo transformed the formerly gloomy space into a bright and colourful 37sqm/398sqft refuge.

With the addition of a blue steel loft, she was able to elevate the bedroom and divide the apartment into living and working spaces, exposing the relocated kitchen to more light. This concept continues into the bathroom where a distinctive faux LED skylight washes the room in a soft glow that extends outwards into the rest of the apartment, accompanied by the bold colour of the home’s blue features.

Images by Caterina Pilar Palumbo