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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
#kitchen  #contemporary furniture  #abitalia  #outdoor  #outdoor furniture  #contemporary  #modern  #lighting  #flooring  #glass  #minimalistic  #smooth  #contemporary living  #living  #contemporary lighting  #effeti  #santambrogio 
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 
Timbercombe Gate, Cheltenham

Abitalia have recently furnished a contemporary new build show home in Cheltenham. One of ten homes, the development lies in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

The modern kitchen has been designed, supplied and installed by Abitalia. With contrasting dark wenge tall units along the back wall, the white matt lacquer base units and breakfast bar open up the space. An Abitalia kitchen similar to the one featured with Siemens appliances start from £10,000.

The room has been finished with a black glossy Flos Spun lamp, £689 and Bross Italia wenge bar stools, £798 each.

The dining area is kept light and fresh with a matt white dining table by Novamobili, £1,419 and glossy white ‘Him and Her’ chairs from Casamania, £906 each.

The living room composition ‘Subtle Charm’ from Italian manufacturer Novamobili is made up of a fantastic wall storage system. With open and closed storage for DVD’s, books and games, all electrical equipment can also be neatly stored away. The composition is finished in matt white lacquer and contrasting white foil wrap, £3,400.

The BPA International Dave sofa with scatter cushions and full removable covers, £4,000 and the BPA Jill chair, £5,800 in a tan leather work great with the wooden flooring and neutral tones of the walls and furniture.

The finishing touches to the room include the Tress floor standing light in white from Foscarini, £1,160, and the Calice low round coffee table from Glas Italia. With a beautiful blown glass engraved leg and black glass top, £1,110. The I+I Shine rug is 2x3m square in a black polyester fabric, £1,632.

Abitalia supplied the bed frames, built in wardrobes and accessories for all three of the bedrooms (excluding curtains, carpet and bedspreads).

The master bedroom consists of the Novamobili Line bed in a matt lacquer finish with side tables and headboard, £5,268.

Accessories include the Pedrali Queen chair, £100 and the Flos Spun Light, £595.

The second bedroom includes a Novamobili double bed frame with two bed side tables and low headboard, finished in a white foil wrap, £3,070.

With the large floor to ceiling window, the second bedroom is finished with a Novamobili Odette mirror, £405 and Knoll Tulip chair in black, £888.

All prices stated include VAT, and many of the items shown are available via our Ex-Display website. For more information on any products highlighted or if you have any questions regarding the work of Abitalia please email or pop by our studio.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#abitalia  #kitchen  #living  #bedroom  #contemporary furniture  #novamobili  #flos  #BPA International  #Glas Italia  #Pedrali  #Knoll 
Gandia Blasco: summer is here

— 2 years ago
#gandia blasco  #contemporary furniture  #living  #abitalia 
horm now on display at abitalia

Last month Abitalia mentioned that the Horm Twist coat stand was the latest product to join their studio display and here it is. 

In a multi-coloured stained beach finish, the Twist is a playful and interesting coat rack, designed to be both practical and beautiful. 

The Twist coat stand retails at £270 (inc VAT) and is available directly from Abitalia, 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NJ.

— 2 years ago
#horm  #horm twist coat stand  #living  #abitalia  #contemporary furniture 
Santambrogiomilano dining table delivered by Abitalia

Glass table by Santambrogiomilano

There are times when things are just right. When nothing more can be added or there’s a need to take something away. These moments happen in design when time, effort and energy have transformed a concept to reality.

This afternoon Abitalia delivered and assembled a 3 metre Santambrogiomilano dining table for our client in Cheltenham. The 3 x 1m glass dining table sits beautifully within in the space, creating a stunning series of reflections, whilst echoing the volume of the kitchen island. Allowing the uninterrupted flow of the 800 x 800 tiles creates a seamless elegance.

The project is approaching the final stages, with our attention turning to the interior spaces within this contemporary home. Abitalia have been an integral part to the design process, working alongside the client to create a home that has quality in design and execution. We look forward to the completed project and professional photographs to show this stunning home in it’s true glory.

Abitalia’s studio is based in Gloucestershire with clients throughout the country with Abitalia South Coast attending the needs of architects, developers and private clients  along the coast. If you would like to see first hand the quality of our furniture, why not visit our interior design studio in Cheltenham? For more information, please contact us.

Glass table by Santambrogiomilano

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#kitchen  #living  #Dining Table  #Santambrogiomilano  #glass table  #Effeti  #contemporary kitchens 
Kristalia present Blio

Bookcase Blio by Neuland for Kristalia is now available. Inspired by book shelving in libraries, the Blio modular bookcase is intended to be explored. 

Made for both home or office, with access from the sides of the units and in a white matt lacquer the modular systems is minimal in look. 

The units are made up of elements that can be used as stand alone pieces or to produce large compositions. 

For more information please contact Abitalia on 01242 262155.

— 2 years ago
#Kristalia  #bookcase  #shelving  #library  #home  #office  #living 
Aluminium wall panels from Bysteel

At this years Milan fair, Abitalia viewed the latest range of wall panels from Italian manufacturer Bysteel. Made from aluminium these innovative wall panels can be used indoor or outdoor.

The Ra collection pictured above in a cor-ten finish shows an enriched colour that can work well outdoors where other less interesting materials may normally be used. For example in parking garages where lighting is minimal, the Ra panels have been used to soften and brighten the space. 


The Erba collection shown here in matt white is modular and can be arranged in many alternative ways, creating different patterns each time.

This technology and design is also applied to lighting, tables and seating collections. 

For more information please contact Abitalia by emailing 

— 2 years ago
#Bysteel  #Abitalia  #Living  #Outdoor  #Wall panels 
New Products from Pedrali

Shot on the Pedrali stand at the Salone del Mobile this year, the video explores Pedrali’s new products and collections for 2012.

Abitalia are the authorised stockist for Pedrali in Gloucestershire. For any enquiries please contact 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#Abitalia  #Pedrali  #Salone del Mobile  #living  #kitchen 
Horm Twist coat stand

Horm Twist coat stand - Abitalia

The latest addition to the Cheltenham contemporary furniture shop Abitalia, is the Twist coat stand from the brilliant design company Horm. The playful coat rack is constructed by 8 steam-curved natural beech strips. The flexibility and tension creates stability and strength. The version in our studio is the multi-coloured stained beach. Available to purchase for £270 (inc VAT). 4 - 6 week delivery time.

Abitalia design and supply contemporary Italian furniture of the highest quality. We only work with brands that we are passionate about and can relate to. If you are looking for contemporary furniture in Cheltenham or further afield, including the south coast, please contact Abitalia.

— 2 years ago
#Horm  #accessory  #coat stand  #contemporary furniture  #furniture  #living room  #living