We acknowledge the online travel industry including Airbnb is feeling the pain of the coronavirus as people all but stop taking trips. However, travel always bounces back. As a game-changer in one of the most resilient industries, Airbnb niche market still appeals to many house owners to list their space on the site. Hence, seeing it from another viewpoint, it’s an occasion for taking your time to think about the curation and personalization of your home, completing the perfect transition from a private space to a destination for guests to stay.
Have a look at this Airbnb case in Italy – yes, one of the worst areas hit by coronavirus around the world – from which we get inspired. No matter you are an Airbnb host or just an amateur looking for a way to take your home staging to the next level, you can draw inspiration from what you read below. We believe it will return to be a romantic escape after the outbreak come to a close.
The double challenges lie in a small and little light apartment located in the historic center of Naples. It serves as the studio of the writer Valeria Parrella during the week, while at the weekend it is a vacation home for highly select guests. How to reconcile such two different functions? How to get the best out of an environment without quality?
The guiding idea is to enhance the limited dimension and increase the light by redesigning the space into a cocoon, that favors the writer’s concentration by isolating herself from the outside and ensures guests with precious quiet in the bustling weekend.
The converted apartment is bright and comfortable despite its small size. A signal color is declined in several shades, while the furnishings are transformable: on Friday the sofas become beds and a wall opens up revealing a kitchenette and a bathroom.
The customized wall in shades that turn from red to orange is the true fulcrum of the entire composition; when closed it is a very decorative background, and when open it reveals a series of inclusive elements for guests.
On the upper level, a custom-made long desk also serves as a bookcase and loft parapet. Industrial teak flooring, micro-cement coatings, designer lighting fixtures, and some fixed, designed furniture combined with other reclaimed furnishings contribute to making the studio a nice place to create with words or have a rest in Neapolitan stays.