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Industrial style renovation of villa in Umbria by Paola Navone

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This industrial style renovation has been carried out by designer Paola Navone, who transformed a 200-year-old factory into an inviting home in the ancient town of Spello, in east central Umbria, Italy. The designer was given a brief to turn an abandoned tobacco-drying plant that started life almost two centuries ago as a silkworm farm into a cosseting, appealing home.

{Photo Above} In the seating area, a trolley found at a flea market functions as the coffee table alongside an expansive Navone–designed sofa for Linteloo. Custom pendants by photographer Mark Eden Schooley hang above the dining table.

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Visitors pass by a sentry wall of lamps from Design House Stockholm on their way to the airy living-dining room with its 52 windows.

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Andrea Falkner-Campi and her husband commissioned designer Paola Navone to renovate an old tobacco factory in Spello, Italy.

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For the floors in the kitchen and throughout, Navone placed hexagonal Carocim tiles of her own design.

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A carpet of custom Moroccan tiles created by Navone from Carocim punctuates a corridor on the first floor.

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Huge swaths of Indian cotton drape the vintage iron-framed bed and closet in the master bedroom. The double-height cabinets hold the residents’ clothing.

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A freestanding tub from the Water Monopoly.

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In the shower: custom Carocim tile, created in Morocco.

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The upper level of the 5,300-square-foot space is accessed via a slender stair with reclaimed-wood treads.

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In the upper-level seating area, an Ergofocus fireplace is flanked by a pair of leather armchairs designed by Navone for Baxter.

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The double-height cabinets hold the residents’ clothing.

Photos: Wichmann + Bendtsen

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