A hotel in Matteo’s home city. The client wanted to keep the exposed beams and have a dynamic array of punchy colours and little curiosities recessed into the walls. A rich and opulent atmosphere is seen throughout, with black velvet headboards framed in dazzling antique metals in the bedrooms, under a canopy of exposed beams. Unusual yet glamorous entrance to the rooms upstairs convey this boutique hotel client’s brief. The stairway is awash with atmosphere through an illuminated, upholstered ceiling in rich, dark hues.