Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

November 17, 2014

Good morning everyone! I met a nice blogger in my recent blogging e-course, Aga from Passion Shake, and she told me about an apartment that she recently styled for her client in Italy so I asked if she wanted to share the space on decor8. I like the bathrooms and overall clean look to it – lots of IKEA stuff since it’s a “show home”, very simple elements, but the condo looks nicely styled and since this is what she does for a living, I thought it would be good to share some work from her portfolio. This is Agata Dimmich, from Poland, working in Italy in her client’s space below.

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Aga loves to create and style spaces that feel personal,”I like white, neutral interiors as a background for displaying personal objects, design pieces, art and details, which I believe make each space special and unique. To me home needs to reflect personality of the people, their lifestyle and passions. When designing and styling apartments for sale, I often imagine the fictional potential, future home-owners – who they are, where they work, what they love to do in their free time, what they eat, what souvenirs they bring from their holiday, what they wear and what are their secrets and then I create the space around the image I have in my mind. It’s so much fun, almost like directing a movie!”. I like her approach, don’t you?

This was her moodboard for the space – her starting point…

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Her client wanted the space to have an Autumn mood, be black / white / brown and needed the style to be modern yet inviting with a touch of vintage flair. Here are the results below. What do you think?

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

Home Tour: Monochromatic Condo In Italy

From her blog, Passion Shake, to her work, her passion is clearly decorating. I asked her why and she explained that she is a visual person and, “I would be happy to spend my entire life just staring at pretty things but it is much more fun to play with them and see how they can transform four walls into a beautiful and inspiring space. Once I start decorating, I can’t stop, I keep on decorating and redecorating and it gets really addictive. I love to see the final effect, when all the elements come together, as a complete visual story.” Decorating for many years, she’s been collecting magazine clips for her handmade “decorating diary” and then, practiced applying what she saw into the rooms in her own home.

B/W Decorating Tip: Black and white interiors can quickly feel cold and are often said to lack character but with plants, fur throws, warm wooden furniture and accents, woven baskets and flowers, a monochromatic space can become quite cozy while still remaining minimalist and modern.

Thank you Aga for sharing this space!

(images: aga for passion shake)


  • Reply Jessica Rose November 17, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I love how a small rug placed here and there can make such an impact on a room…;)

  • Reply Yuko Jones November 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations on the feature Aga! I love that you incorporated some vintage and leather pieces to warm up the space. Beautiful :)

  • Reply mira November 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    love the simple and clean look!

  • Reply Robin @Rooms Revamped Interior Design November 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Love the homeI
    How fun to see so much Mid-Century Modern furniture!
    Here I am writing a blog about my latest design project with a client who loves Mid-Century Modern and your post popped up for me to read!

  • Reply mel November 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    You have such a wonderful knack for styling Aga, well done! Mel x

  • Reply Mariella November 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

    That’s great styling Aga, love the final result! Mariella (another fellow blog boss student ;)

  • Reply Marilen November 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Yet! Aga is my blog critique partner! So proud!

  • Reply geraldine@littlebigbell November 18, 2014 at 2:19 am

    So cool to feature Aga here. Amazing what she has created from a small budget. Love it!

  • Reply Kasia November 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Inspiring, love the interiors!

  • Reply Abbie @belovedlove November 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    fab article, love the styling

  • Reply Angela November 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Monochromatic means one color. It does not mean black and white.
    Achromatic means black and white (and shades of gray).

  • Reply Christie November 19, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I love the extremely restrained use of any print in these photos. It really makes that black and white stripe stand out. Gorgeous neutrals!

  • Reply Marta November 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Love it!

    I sometimes get tired of black and white rooms because they tend to look the same and, as you said, a bit cold. But this one feels very warm, feminine and comfy!


  • Reply Aga | Passion shake November 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you guys! I’m truly happy to be here and see your lovely comments :-) Glad you like it!

  • Reply Niche Interiors November 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    She did a fantastic job. It looks clean and classic.

  • Reply Lisa Silhouette November 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Love this kind of black& white interiors !

  • Reply Kreetta December 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Great work Aga! You also have photographed the space very well!!!

  • Reply Jed Baron December 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Looks great,

    Just wondering where those chairs are from? They look like Eames side chairs but slightly different. Cant find them anywhere though.

  • Reply MilfordsIpswich December 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    This is so simple but elegant! Each piece is very well thought of. One we especially like is that unique black rug. Great visual appeal!

  • Reply Emma January 24, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Well balanced palette, warm and timeless. Love it…Nice shoots!

  • Reply Reinhard November 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Where can i buy one of these chairs? Please, i need them for my office :)

  • Reply Maniglie USA June 19, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Hi… are those toilet and bidet Italian made? They look fantastic.

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