The fashion world was the starting point of my career. My sister and I created and designed E&E, a line of clothes with a strong Victorian feeling , reminiscent of Proust “Les jeunes filles en fleurs”. After a some successful years, Japanese minimalistic style replaced a our vintage inspiration, so we decided to abandon apparel for other passion: interior decoration. We opened L’Utile e il Dilettevole a space totally given to home furnishings, situated in Via della Spiga, in an elegant courtyard of a neo classical house.
The mood was of English or French country houses with a mix of antique-vintage furniture, objects, textiles and garden implements. We were the first in Milano to show and sell such a warm, innovating and relaxed style of decoration.
The concept was a huge success: I soon realized the need of a more professional basis to become an interior designer, so I moved to London where I enrolled at the Inchbald School of Design for an intensive course of home decor which I completed quite successfully.
Today, after many years in the decoration field I feel I am very lucky to have a job which is also my life passion.
Solamentegiovedi is born out the many years of experience both in the antiques and the decoration business.
S.G. is situated in Milano in a hidden courtyard near the Arena and the Sempione Park. The new atelier is a dynamic, creative place; we are open to the public on Wednesday and Thursday and all week on appointement. Our space is more flexible then a real store, we change the setting rather often and we welcome our clients as in a real, friendly home.
S.G. is a special place, different, unexpected, a secret address of great charme.
During the years I accomplished many projects , both in Italy and abroad , each of them has been an exciting adventure, always trying to interpret our clients wishes , who, in many cases, became longlasting friends.
Our clients are offered the service of my a team of a close-knit group of professionals: carpenter, painter, upholster, decorator, restorer, we have been working together since many years, we share the same views , we work with careful attention respect the deadlines, always in harmony with the client and in friendly mood.