If your flicking through decorating magazines from the past 12 months, you’re more than likely to come across an interior by Dimore Studio, a Milanese design duo made up of Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran.  Pictured here are three photos of Salci’s Milan apartment, as seen in German AD, as well as an article from last month’s Spanish AD, which sees ten pages dedicated to a recent project completed on the Rive Gauche in Paris.

The two interiors are in many ways as different as their locations, but there is an overriding connection in which the placement of slightly exotic but always beautiful 20th Century furniture, objects and artwork allows the form and personality of each piece to really sing, both on its own and in the context of the room.

It’s not just that they’ve used one of my favourites, the Polar Bear sofa by Jean Royère (I have a theory that any room in which this sofa or  armchair is placed will achieve a level of beauty and harmony that is almost sublime – more on this subject soon!), amongst dozens of other spectacular pieces, it’s that in this world where even ‘eclectic’ has become generic, they’ve managed to somehow redefine it, subtly, resulting in both restraint and opulence at the same time.  I can’t wait to see more work by Dimore.