Manuela Ravasio is responsible for the Marie Claire Italia website. Manuela loves design, art and vintage. She often gets excited within the walls of her home, because here she shared special moments with the most important people in her life. She cannot stand without a warm light in the living room and posters attached to the bedroom wall.

My name is Manuela and I’m responsible for the MarieClaire Italia website. My (creative) office is in Chiasso – in the Swiss hub of Hearst Digital, but I’ve been living in Milan for years – my noisy Milan – after moving from a village of the poisonous Brianza.

My house is an apartment in the center, in an old building of the ’30s. Tall window-doors, parquet everywhere, tiles ‘70s style.

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My favorite room is the bedroom, because in the last ten years it has also been the study of a couple of artists and the ballroom for parties. It is the casket of all the objects I collect, very different from each other but that, together, are harmoniously perfect in the wall-mounted wardrobe (that – it is incredible how it can host more and more items every year!).

When I travel for work, I have to tell the truth, I miss my bedroom. Or rather, I miss what I see from my bed: a wall entirely covered with posters, photographs and paintings. Of course, I miss it less if alternatively I’m in a hotel room with a sea view …

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But hey, even the living room is important! For me, the living room must always have a warm, never invasive light. And be pervaded by surfaces that you would touch for hours: tables, chairs, but also fabrics. And a round acoustics. This is what makes me feel well. Ah and then there must be a hyper-comfortable sofa that can become an alcove in any season.

If they asked me what I could NEVER miss in my house, I would answer: a sideboard with a strictly vintage office lamp, in the hallway – so that I can feel happy as soon as I cross the threshold; a round table and a micro-zone for relaxed breakfasts in the kitchen; and small different bedside tables with industrial lamps in the sleeping area (no abat-jour!).

I must admit, however, that every now and then my house also becomes my office – perhaps a little more than sometimes. The bed turns into a desk with a not too good but very practical knees-pc holder, and then I have my office chair: a typical barber chair. High-performance Wi-Fi and a desk facing the window in order to switch on artificial light only if needed.

But when I do not work, I try to relax as much as possible within the walls of my Home … I invite friends for dinner and I like to continue cooking while they have arrived and uncork the wine.

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After ten years my home is a world. I have many, many memories that have blossomed here, between this kitchen and the living room. Here they lived – even if for very little, or little or for a long time – all the most important people in my life.

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