Designtripper contributor D. Graham Kostic gives a special report on Milan’s 3Rooms, owned and decorated by former Italian Elle icon Carla Sozzani.
3Rooms is a mini-hotel concept in the heart of Milan. And as the name implies, it has just that, only three rooms. But these aren’t just any rooms; these are three beautiful apartments all decorated by Carla Sozzani, the publisher and gallerist behind the renowned 10 Corso Como, a group of gallery-like spaces with an international reputation for fusing fashion, art, books, music and design. The interiors here read like a rolodex of famous designers that includes Charles and Ray Eames, Joe Colombo, Kris Ruhs, Sebastian Matta and Arne Jacobsen. Each apartment consists of a lounge space, a separate bedroom and a huge bathroom–all with the perfect mix of pattern, texture and restrained color. And it’s not just the interiors that are so appealing: The hotel’s surroundings and its romantic ivy-covered patio are also hugely appealing. With hardly any signage and hidden within the 10 Corso Como boutique and restaurant, the bed & breakfast is a perfectly discreet home base to come and go as you please. And the design echoes this hush-hush vibe, as the apartments, although outfitted with important design pieces, remain unstuffy and livable. My advice? If you’re going to stay here, try to stay for a long period of time, so you can fully take advantage the large and spacious rooms with their massive walk-in closets.