Everyone at Abitalia is passionate about design. We are constantly looking, observing, discovering new and better ways to do things. When we find something that we want to share, we'll post it here first. Our blog isn't just about interior design. Anything design related qualifies - whether is a well made music video, a mazagine review, or a recent project. If you like what you see, we hope you'll share this blog with others. Of course, if you really like what you see, please contact us

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Monochromatic design


Abitalia South Coast recently installed this television composition manufactured by Novamobili in Italy. The monochromatic scheme is emphasised by the use of both matt and glossy lacquers, and the movement in height creates definition to the space.

The contemporary unit isn’t simply another feature in this penthouse apartment; the suspended unit boasts four push-pull drawers, and three flip down units for ample storage.

"…the units look great and the height is just right, how I imagined it would look finished. Thanks very much for a great job." - Mr Dashwood.

Abitalia South Coast is based in Poole, Dorset and is a satellite design studio of Abitalia in Cheltenham. Established to handle the requirements of architects, interior designers and property developers along the south coast, our designer can source, design and supply furniture from our extensive portfolio of European design-lead companies.

Though not exclusively for contract clients, our designer works with private clients looking to source contemporary Italian furniture for all areas of the home: from contemporary Italian kitchens to luxury bathroom design. For more information call 07842 603404 or email

— 1 year ago
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Contemporary Cotswold house

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

Abitalia have recently completed this not so stereotypical Cotswold house - a stunning balance between refined contemporary details and the organic materiality of the stone. Abitalia’s involvement in the house over looking Cheltenham; included the designing and installation of the kitchen, utility kitchen, bathrooms and wardrobes, as well as supplying the stone flooring. 

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

This bespoke kitchen by Effeti was handmade in Tuscany finally delivering an outstanding, timeless finish. The kitchen being left with a lacquer custom finish leaving a shine and subtle reflection of light throughout the kitchen creates a contemporary living space for our client fit for cooking and entertainment. The main feature of this stunning kitchen is the marrone stone cladding which completes the wall. Our clients kitchen was installed with the complete set of Gaggenau appliances. The beautiful centre piece of this gleaming kitchen is of course designer Santambrogio glass table which seats 8 people as shown above and again creates space and light throughout the kitchen.

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

Dani Marmi’s flooring was fitted throughout the contemporary Cotswold house. The 20mm stone tiles sized 800x800 which are the Quarzite Marrone span across 200 square metres of the ground floor. The house as a final piece was left with a smooth and clean cut finish much like the tiles leaving a unique contemporary feel.

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

The exterior of the house magnifies the beauty of the surrounding area emphasising on the contemporary design of the house. The glass doors create peace and serenity inside and outside of the house leading you out onto the balcony where you can view the picturesque scenery in your own comfort. The contemporary outdoor furniture carries out the minimalistic design into the outdoors. Gandia Blasco’s ‘Flat’ collection of outdoor furniture which is available from Abitalia is now the centre piece of the balcony overlooking Cheltenham.

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

Designers are rarely given the privileged oppurtunity to work on such a high level project. When asked almost two years ago to produce the plans and design for this house we were delighted, as alongside the client we too are able to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment as the overall project was a beautiful addition to Ham Hill. 

— 1 year ago
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We’re open and recruiting

After the summer break, Abitalia’s interior design studio in Cheltenham is now open Monday - Saturday, 9  - 5:30 or by appointment. Our design studio is located at 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NJ. Alternatively you can contact us on 01242 262155 or

Now that the studio is open our attention has turned to recruiting a new member of the design team. This is a great opportunity to join a small and successful studio that has huge potential.

Junior designer
Cheltenham, UK

Abitalia is a small family run contemporary furniture and interior design studio based in Cheltenham. We design interiors 360º meaning we design and install furniture for kitchens to bathrooms, lighting and flooring.  Our projects are largely residential clients both private and developer.

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate in architecture or interior design, who has a real passion for design. The successful candidate needs to have the ability to handle technical details, yet be a good communicator. A positive and driven attitude, with a strong sense of motivation is required to develop ideas and contribute to our business.

The successful candidate will eventually design, develop and manage interior projects. Being a small business you will need to be versatile, so the candidate would be involved in other tasks such as graphic design (including writing blog posts for our website and social media).

The full time position is ideal for graduates seeking first-time industry experience. Though work experience within the industry is an advantage, it is not a requirement. We are looking for someone with a good work ethic and a good sense of humour.

Skills required

  • a good degree in architecture or interior design
  • confident and enthusiastic, with a desire to learn 
  • excellent design and spatial planning skills
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • competent in SketchUp and LayOut/AutoCad/Photoshop/Excel/Word/Mac
  • a knowledge of Dreamweaver, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter is ideal
  • excellent communication skills in English. Fluent in Italian is a bonus 

Submissions should be via email to and include CV, pdf portfolio and covering letter, detailing your current salary (if applicable) and your salary expectation.

— 2 years ago
#Interior Designers Cheltenham  #Interior design job  #jobs  #recruitment  #design jobs in cheltenham  #architecture  #we're open  #we like  #bathroom  #graduate jobs 
Summer holidays are here!

Abitalia’s design studio will be open on an appointment only basis for the month of August. 2011/2012 has been a busy year, so our designers are taking a well deserved summer break.

For all enquiries please email or call 01242 262155

We look forward to seeing you in September!

— 2 years ago

— 2 years ago
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Moooi burnt chair

Moooi burnt chair from Abitalia

Currently in our studio ready to be shipped to our client’s jewellery shop in London, is the Moooi burnt chair (pictured) designed by Maarten Baas. The chair is finished with fire, with a epoxy resin to seal the beauty of the burnt wood. Have a look at the video on Moooi’s website. We’re big fans of Moooi’s creativity. Give us a call if you’re looking any of the Moooi collection and we’ll be happy to help.

— 2 years ago
#Moooi  #burnt chair  #living  #dining chairs  #We Like 
Axo Light - Mini LED

In April 2012 Axo Light launched a new collection of LED lighting which will be available from September 2012. The collection includes 360 degree lighting where the technical and emotional side of lighting are considered hand in hand. 

The collection is perfect for the technical sector of Interior Design, where Architects or Lighting Designers pay close attention to the aesthetics of lighting as well as the scientific.

Indoor and outdoor products will be available, all with a high efficiency LED output. 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#lighting  #contemporary lighting  #interior design  #abitalia  #axe light 
A kaleidoscope of Foscarini design ideas

Contemporary Italian lighting company Foscarini produce lighting that enhances every space with their unique design. 

When thinking outside of the norm, Foscarini lights can produce extraordinary effects, like the Tress floor standing lamp that has been hung horizontal in this exceptional exhibition (pictured).

— 2 years ago
#foscarini  #contemporary lighting  #lighting  #abitalia 
Falper fire place

A brand new collection of fireplaces from contemporary Italian manufacturer Falper, designed by Giovanna Talocci. 

Beautifully slim, minimal shapes that bring light and warmth to everyday spaces inside the home and outdoors.

The collection of freestanding fireplaces are available in a range of different colours and can also be made to specific dimensions, something that Falper are widely popular for. 

Both collections feature planters that can be also be fully personalised in colour and dimension. 

Abitalia are the authorised stockist for Falper in Cheltenham. For more information on Falper please contact Abitalia by email or call in at the Abitalia studio, 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham. 

— 2 years ago
#abitalia  #Falper  #contemporary furniture  #outdoor  #contemporary fireplace 
Wish we were here…

The great British summer time is up on us, beginning with the most rain the month of June has ever seen.

However we hope these beautiful photographs from Gandia Blasco help transport you to a much warmer climate, as they do us. 

Gandia Blasco are a Spanish contemporary outdoor furniture company and the set of photographs above are from one of the brands latest projects in Belgium.

Featuring crisp bright white seating from the Na Xamena collection, it is the effortlessly beautiful 356 chaise longue that seamlessly brings the furniture and swimming area together. 

For more information on Gandia Blasco or outdoor furniture please contact Abitalia by email or phone 01242 262155.

— 2 years ago
#gandia blasco  #outdoor furniture  #outdoor  #contemporary furniture  #abitalia