Scenes of Milan


Hey guys! The weeks are disappearing before our very eyes as we are busy installing our first interior design projects as a duo (three projects rounding off this month!), shooting several projects for beautiful brands including Rex Kralj, Vertigo Bird and People of the Sun (in Greece!) as well as developing our remote interior design package. We’ve had lots of enquiries coming in from you lovely folks who read this blog and for that we are very grateful. And though time has flown by since we returned from a trip to the Salone del Mobile in Milan we thought we’d drop in today to share some scenes of this urban, bustling and green city for you, and then later today a few trends we picked up on while there.

We had both never been to Milan prior to this trip. In fact, aside from this recent visit, I myself have never been to Italy at all (except for a fleeting two day stint in Florence), a situation I endeavour to rectify on the short term. Obviously, as we were attending the design fair it was all “work work work work work” so we stayed away from tourist sites and focused on wandering the streets (mainly in the Tortona – where we stayed – and Brera areas) and in an out of shows and presentations, stopping intermittently for wine, olives and people-watching.

Not that cuisine was high on our list of priorities but there were some tasty highlights. We had lunch on our last day at a lovely restaurant called al fresco, which had a gorgeous terrace dripping with wisteria out the back and a charming interior. We ate traditional Italian with locals, eating our weight in risotto and washing it down with copious amounts of red wine. Which was perfectly acceptable because we walked 55km in the space of 3 days! All in all it was an epic trip and one we won’t be forgetting any time soon. It was there that we developed our plans for Avenue over the next year and beyond, and we returned feeling energised and inspired, albeit a little exhausted!

We that was a peek at Milan from my lens and later we will delve into a few things we spotted that gave us a jolt of inspiration. See you back here later today!

H & H

One Response to “Scenes of Milan”

  1. Simona Stara says:

    Hi Holly,
    beautiful photos. Congratulation on starting up a proper design business. I wish you lots of interesting projects and many happy and easy going clients with a good taste. Good luck!


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