katrin’s home in the lombardy region, italy

“Creativity, a passion for simplicity, and dedication to the reclamation and re-use of materials, combined with unusual and individual treatments and processes, make ordinary objects extraordinary” is the motto of furniture maker and interior designer Katrin Arens, the owner of this gorgeous house in the Lombardy region, in Italy.

Katrin has made the furniture in her house herself. And good news, her beautiful furniture pieces are also for sale. Each piece is unique and handmade, using materials reclaimed; from derelict country houses, from cellars, and from carpentry studios.

Katrin: “The pieces themselves are as rich in history as they are clear in design – histories which are concealed beneath surfaces with strange shapes, patterns and scars. Thorough craftsmanship and treatments using traditional techniques give the pieces both a smooth finish and an enigmatic feel, exuding long-forgotten colours and scents”. I am in love with that kitchen!

(images by Jordi Canosa / styling by Daniela Cavestany)

12 Responses to katrin’s home in the lombardy region, italy

  1. This house is amazing. I love all the wood and the white. This looks like a place you could really relax in. It’s so light and airy – just stunning! Thanks for posting!

  2. Wow love the clean, simple raw materials in making something fabulous. That pallet made plate holder is awesome
    Xx Callie

  3. Absolutly amazing! Simpel beauty!

    xx Tina

  4. I just ADORE your blog..

  5. Wow, what a gorgeous home. I don’t even know where to start! So peaceful and warm… and those outdoors! I think I’m going to bookmark this post for when I need instant relaxation. 🙂 Great post!

  6. What a beautiful home. I love all the white and wood. And the tree swing! Bliss!

  7. I’m also in love with that kitchen! Fabulous that pallet!
    Love it!

  8. I love this clear design, white and wood make a perfect combination!

  9. Although I am all about luxury and high fashion, I will always have a place in my heart for the rustic. Nature is the ultimate designer and what better way to celebrating her beauty by using elements that are in their natural state?!!

  10. Everything about this house is bliss to me, the bedroom window…swoon!
    The day bed in the garden with plant trellis shade…divine!
    Have just booked my summer holiday to Puglia, so am having a major Italian love day! Talented lady and thanks for the great post Danielle
    Carla x

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