Italian craftsmanship comes to Los Angeles in this eclectic Venice Canals apartment

Boffi Los Angeles celebrates a juxtaposition of texture throughout a waterside bolthole

Kitchen with ‘K14’ model island
Kitchen with ‘K14’ model island, with top in Calacatta and cabinets in black matte lacquer
(Image credit: Michael Clifford)

Traditional European design codes bring an offbeat chic to a home located on the Venice Canals, Los Angeles. The home, by Italian brand Boffi, celebrates both the light and the dark in a juxtaposition of texture and style.

Boffi draws on its traditions of Italian craftsmanship for the kitchen, powder room and master bathroom it has curated, bringing a cohesion to the living space with a design that links the areas through seamless parallels.

Bath at Boffi Venice Canals apartment

‘Garden’ bathroom fixtures, designed by Piero Lissoni in dark gray PVD

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The kitchen plays on monochromatic motifs, with an island featuring matte black lacquer cabinets and a white Calacatta countertop giving the space a bold, graphic identity. Appliances in metal lacquer and open shelving bring an urban edge.

The minimalism carries through to the powder room. Here, a vanity unit is topped with dense Italian Carrara marble, a choice both elegant and practical thanks to its durable and stain-resistant properties. For all its solidity, the marble is given a fluidity thanks to a waterfall design that pours the stone over the cabinet’s sides. The distinctive darkness of the apartment is encapsulated in the waterproof Dark Micromosaic tiles by Nero Sicilia, stretching from floor to ceiling.

blue sofa at Boffi Venice Canals apartment

The ‘Open‘ kitchen designed by Piero Lissoni, featuring open shelves with integrated hood, and ‘Camaleonda’ sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia

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Marble is also prevalent in the bathroom, where the countertops make a tactile foil for the Domenico Mori handmade clay tiles and white cabinetry, their lack of hardware making for a clean canvas. Fixtures and accessories, in stainless steel, add a sharp modernity.

The Venice Canals apartment is the latest project for Boffi, building on the company’s brand of fully integrated design that epitomises Italian elegance, with a focus on Italian craftsmanship and custom-made tailoring making for fuss-free living situations. 

chair on outside deck at Boffi Venice Canals apartment

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marble shower at Boffi apartment in Los Angeles

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Black and white bathroom in Los Angeles apartment

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Top to bottom: garden patio with ‘T.45’ armchair by Archivio Bonacina, for De Padova; primary bathroom with accessories from the ‘Blade’ collection in the same finish as the fixtures; primary bathroom with ‘Free Zone’ collection in matte white lacquer in contrast with the dark Domenico Mori handmade clay tiles and Boffi ‘Gio’ lamp hanging from the ceiling; kitchen with ‘K14’ model island and a top in Calacatta marble and cabinet in black matte lacquer

Dark minimalist kitchen in Los Angeles apartment

(Image credit: Michael Clifford)


Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels. 

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