The one-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental for up to 5 guests located just off the ivy-covered Via Giulia in Rome just got a little more love. Thanks to our in-house designer Elisa, we breathed new life into the apartment with bright colors, updated furniture, new flooring, and modern design touches. This newly improved home-away-from-home is ready to welcome visitors from all over to the heart of the Eternal City.
The position of the Via Giulia II vacation apartment – just steps away from the Vatican and around the corner from Via del Corso, one of the main arteries of Rome’s historic center – has been a major advantage for renting this apartment. But now, with a new coat of paint and updated furnishings, the apartment has become that much more comfortable and “Instagrammable”.
“Our aim was to first and foremost to make the apartment more functional for two couples or a small family staying in the apartment,” explains Elisa. “We updated the sofa bed in the living room and replaced the double bed’s mattress with a high quality, memory foam mattress that is a signature in all of Rome Accommodation’s apartments. We are also trying to design spaces to be more shareable on Instagram by our guests, since Rome Accommodation recently started its own account.”
The apartment amenities remain the same: featuring independent air conditioning and heating, a dishwasher and fully equipped kitchen, and a handy washing machine for longer stays or travelers with children. Like all vacation rentals managed by Rome Accommodation, complimentary wifi is included to keep you connected while you’re away from home.
The Via Giulia apartment was originally designed with muted, neutral tones and the terra cotta floor. The renovation needed to address the wear and tear of the flooring, but don’t worry, it wasn’t take out! Instead the floor was covered in a new parquet flooring to warm it up and make it a bit more welcoming to guests. The walls throughout the home were also in dire need of some artwork, the bath was in need of retiling, and the kitchen needed a fresh coat of paint.
Replacing the flooring with a durable parquet floor made a huge difference in brightening up the apartment. The flooring was replaced throughout the entire apartment, including the bathroom. Also the bath tiles were replaced from robin’s egg blue to clean white tiles.
The yellow band that wraps around the entire home brightens the home and ties in the beam ceiling and new flooring. Pops of color in the sofa and TV console contrast the yellow. The rest of the home is crisp white with clean, modern lines. The new artwork takes inspiration from Roman iconography, like the famous Nasoni water fountains and a silhouette of Il Fungo, an iconic restaurant located in the EUR neighborhood of Rome.
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