Who’s Inspiring Me Now: Margherita Missoni

Nov 1

Margherita Missoni recently opened the doors to her home for Architectural Digest in their September issue. Here are some of my favorite images—colorful, bold inspiration that I’m using as I work on my own projects right now, styling shoots and parties, and working with my interior design clients. I especially love how Missoni Amos didn’t hold back— she fearlessly brought patterns and colors in, with different textures and in unexpected places—we would expect nothing less from a woman of the Missoni family. Photos by Matthieu Salvaing and styling by Carlos Mota of Casa Mota.

Missoni Amos, wearing a Marta Ferri Atelier dress, in the dining room. Gianfranco Frattini cabinet. The fashion heiress, third-generation designer in the close-knit family fashion empire, following after her mother, Angela and grandmother, Rosita, just got back to her roots and returned to Italy where she built her dream home and she is the new creative director of the younger M Missoni line.

Terrace views of the small town in Italy, furnished with outdoor pieces by Marni. Missoni Amos told Architectural Digest in her recent interview, “When I was growing up, I couldn’t wait to get out. It was only when I was living in the biggest city of them all, New York, that I realized how lucky I was to have these roots and such a deep sense of belonging,” she says. “When I got pregnant, we didn’t even question where we were going to settle our family—it was going to be back in #VareseThePlaceToBe.”

A mix of glass and gold, a Paul Evans table in the living room with a Roberto Monsani cabinet. Milan-based architect Aldo Cibic built the four-bedroom house, where Architectural Digest said Missoni Amos handled the interiors, “Which was maybe a mistake,” she admits with a sigh. “I’d never done a house before, and I underestimated how much work it entailed. I thought I’d just be picking out wallpaper. Ha!” Now, five years later, she’s finally wrapped it up. “It turned out to be the biggest job I’ve ever done, and I can’t help but be extremely proud of it.”

A hand-painted mural—and matching curtains—by Pictalab. Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn chairs; on table, Missoni Home textile.

Family time in the master bedroom with a Mauro Mori bed and Hartmut Lohmeyer for Wilkhahn sofa. Mother of two young boys, Agosto who is 5 and Otto who is 3, and wife to race-car driver, Eugenio Amos, Missoni Amos chose a home steps away from where she grew up, in her hometown, Verese, a small town in Italy (which is the same town her husband is from).

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