This Italian home in Udine was built to be modern and sustainable, which it is. But what it’s not is boring and civil – as we can admit just be examining the sunken living room. It’s usually not a common feature in homes in the sense that is displayed here. But it works well to create a sense of casual intimacy. The dark slate tile that defines the foundation of the space is beautifully contrasted by the white floors and both these enhance the vibrant choice of soft furnishings which are original designs by the interior designer herself, .