Marcelo Lucini’s apartment, Vogue Living

This beautiful apartment in Buenos Aires belongs to product designer Marcelo Lucini and was featured in Australian Vogue Living back in 2009. Marcelo has an inspirational story for any budding creative out there stuck in a nine to five and hating it.

In 2001, after spending 15 years in banking, Marcelo decided to take time out to travel around his native country, Argentina. While travelling, he discovered the beautiful natural materials that Argentina has to offer and the traditional craft skills of the Argentinian people and was inspired to design his first homeware collection. Just three years later, he opened his own boutique in Buenos Aires and his sleek designs were quickly picked up by regional and then the international press. He soon became known for his amazing sense of style and it wasn’t long before his apartment featured in Taschen’s coffee table book, Buenos Aires Style. The pictures above are from a subsequent feature in Australian Vogue Living.

His home is an effortless combination of mid century modern furniture, contemporary art and fabulous antiques – it’s so beautiful I could just move right in. The many shades of purple against the neutral palette of greys and whites lend the space an air of sophistication and keep the look cohesive and elegant. I love the eclectic mix of antiques, artworks and collectables. This man has serious style.