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A Reader’s Paradise: Paola Sola’s Peaceful Retreat in Naples

Toledo Apartment, Naples, IT / Paola Sola

Located in the lively heart of historic Naples on via Toledo, between the Basilica of the Spirito Santo and the university complex, this apartment has undergone various changes over time. Its goal is to provide a peaceful and quiet retreat from the bustling city below.

Toledo Apartment, Naples, IT / Paola Sola

The interior design by Paola Sola aims to enhance a previously fragmented and rigid space, transforming its layered history into an opportunity. The layout is configured according to the needs of passionate readers.

Toledo Apartment, Naples, IT / Paola Sola

The dwelling features interconnected spaces at different levels, including height variations, double heights, and mezzanine floors. New metal staircases with an ethereal and sculptural silhouette punctuate the space.

Toledo Apartment, Naples, IT / Paola Sola

With room heights of around 6 meters, large bookshelves and study corners are seamlessly integrated into the living areas.

Toledo Apartment, Naples, IT / Paola Sola

Warm and essential finishing materials such as natural oak plank flooring and hemp and lime plaster wall coverings allow the surfaces to naturally breathe. Soft earthy tones create a soothing environment against which selected artistic pieces, staircases, and furnishings with clean lines stand out.

Toledo Apartment, Naples, IT / Paola Sola

The outcome is a serene and tranquil atmosphere that exhibits both structure and harmony, exemplifying a lifestyle characterized by sophistication and an acute awareness of intricate details.

Image courtesy of Dario Borruto