Take a look inside this slick attic apartment

This property near Milan is a second floor conversion with two bedrooms

This property near Milan is a second floor conversion with two bedrooms

1/10 Exterior | Slick attic apartment house tour

house exterior with pots

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

2/10 Living room | Slick attic apartment house tour

living room with wallpaper wall and cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The striking mural in the living room (opens in new tab) echos the trees outside. The pattern took three weeks to carve onto the polystyrene. It was then painted by hand with resin.

The Flos Aoy table lamps are available at Nest (opens in new tab).

3/10 Living room window | Slick attic apartment house tour

attic living area with white curtain and book shelf

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Find similar black bookcases at Habitat (opens in new tab) and indoor/outdoor tiles at Mandarin Stone (opens in new tab). Find linen curtain and blind fabric at The Natural Curtain Company (opens in new tab).

4/10 Hallway | Slick attic apartment house tour

hallway with white wall and cushions and rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

For oversized cushions, visit fatboy.com (opens in new tab), then play with scale and texture by mixing in smaller neutral cushions from Dunelm Mill (opens in new tab). Add your own luxe edge with fringing.

5/10 Storage | Slick attic apartment house tour

hallway with book shelf and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Bookcases (opens in new tab) and hanging candle holders, situated on both sides of the open doorway, add interest to the room.

6/10 Kitchen dining area | Slick attic apartment house tour

dining area with white ceiling and dining table with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The stainless steel units give an industrial (opens in new tab) feel, while the wooden dining table and office chairs soften the effect.

For a similar table try the Toledo dining table at Asda Direct (opens in new tab). The units are from Ikea (opens in new tab).

7/10 Kitchen | Slick attic apartment house tour

kitchen area with dining table and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Paul Massey)

Mirrored tiles, wooden worktops and a slate floor add the industrial feel to this kitchen-diner (opens in new tab).

Find mirrored tiles at Walls & Floors. (opens in new tab)

8/10 Bedroom | Slick attic apartment house tour

bedroom with mural art wallpapre

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Paul Massey)

This mural is also hand-carved, but foliage-inspired wall stickers (opens in new tab) would achieve the look in an instant.

Start with an oversized design, such as the Large Oak Wall Sticker from Rockett St George (opens in new tab), then build up your scene with smaller motifs.

Homebase (opens in new tab) stocks a black suede headboard.

9/10 Bedroom storage | Slick attic apartment house tour

bedroom with white curtain and trunk boxes

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The antique (opens in new tab) panel, which features a list of cows’ names, their weight and ailments, is from a local market near Milan.

10/10 Bathroom | Slick attic apartment house tour

bathroom with mirror and washbasin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

In the main bathroom (opens in new tab), usual and inexpensive materials are blended to stunning effect. The basin was salvaged from a kindergarten, but Holloways of Ludlow (opens in new tab) sells a range of Belfast sinks that can be deck-mounted to achieve a similar look.

For more beautiful reader's homes take a look through our other room-by-room house tours - from a restored Victorian villa to an eclectic mansion flat

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.