Three locations, three concepts – new luxury accommodation in Rome from THDP

THDP has created the perfect haven for the curious travellers that want to dive deep into the secrets of one of the most fascinating cities in the world – three locations and 27 luxury short rental apartments in Rome, providing serene yet enchanting spaces to unwind after long days of exploring…

rust and mustard couch and chairs in front of faded mural of roman facade in THDP apartment Piazza Navona

THDP has made its mark the neighbourhoods of Colosseo, Navona and Trastevere – the three places of intervention, distributed in three different areas of Rome, that differ from each other for both history and contemporary lifestyle. Although they tell different stories, they are still linked by the same past, yet each of them has developed its own neighbourhood identity.

The first one, Trastevere is a Young Rome, famous for its nightlife. The alleys, the fountains and the clothes hanging outside, all frame a fresh, sparkling and vital life. The second one, Colosseo, is the monumental Ancient Rome, situated really close to the Colosseum, between three of the seven hills, Esquilino, Colle Oppio and Celio. The third location is Noble Rome, Navona, the Rome of palaces, antique dealers and art galleries. An elegant Rome that, when viewed from the windows and terraces, opens up the perspectives onto an exclusive and opulent dimension.

blue l-shaped couch with shelving and patterend focus chair in living room of THDP apartment in Rome

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Trastevere – young Rome, ‘La Roma Giovane’ – is not only famous for its history, but also for being one of the busiest centres of the city nightlife. With its countless traditional and contemporary restaurants, street artists, theatres, monumental squares and bridges that connect the area with the city centre, it acts as a trait d’union between the old and the new, creating a bubble with an unparalleled atmosphere. The colours and materials of the apartments here are inspired by the district – lively, warm and welcoming, rich in shades and eclectic.

teal walls with cloud mural behind bright patterend upholstered chair and blue mid century cabinet in bright roman interior

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The Trastevere apartments are composed of three bedrooms, three bathrooms (two of which are en-suite), an open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a spacious entrance. The intent is to keep as much existing flooring as possible as a sustainable choice and yet to retain the balance among the new and existing floor finishes while respecting the design concept.

The layout of the living area is casual and focused on function, with a shelving element separating the food preparation area from the lounge area. The lounge enjoys a large corner snug sofa with a built in double bed for that extra guest. The kitchen and dining area of these apartments are colourful, bright and brave – a palpable reflection of the Young Rome concept. The kitchen units are in blue with feature tiles in the form of arches as a backsplash. Colourful terrazzo ‘Trencadis’ style tiles insets and contemporary FF&E selection complements the overall scheme. The main protagonist of this playful living area is definitely the feature wall covering, inset into accent wall mouldings, which helps to animate the space and together with bright and colourful upholstery choices and modern furniture, creates a focussed and cheerful living space.

bedroom with mural behind the bed of arches and foliage

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The colour scheme of the master bedroom is quieter than common. The custom headboards are of a low maintenance faux leather that is shaped as small scale arches, one of the repeatable design features in this apartment style – and bespoke feature wall covering definitely reminds one of typical Roman shapes and architecture. The selection of contemporary design furniture and finishes creates a young and fresh vibe.

blue couch opposite blue cabinet with arch details with windows overlooking Rome

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Colosseo is located in one of the most ancient districts in Rome whose origins go back to prehistoric times, when it was nothing more than a rural path used by local populations. An area rich in history, but also in theatres such as Brancaccio, the new Palazzo Merulana set of continuous contemporary exhibitions and an important hub between ancient Rome and the cosmopolitan Esquilino district, seems to bring back in our imagination the idea of the Roman road that reaches the farthest points of the empire. Anyone who walks through it, cannot avoid to immerse themselves in its history.

grey and neutral colour scheme in the kitchen with black central table and terrazzo floor in colosseo apartment from THDP

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The kitchen area is sleek and modern, the colour scheme is neutral, the fittings are chrome with a travertine countertop, with a backsplash adding a timeless elegance. The bespoke pendant design by THDP along with modern FF&E choices makes the space feel elegant yet contemporary. Leading on from this, the living area is a perfect balance between timeless elegance and a modern design sensibility. The colour scheme is black and white, with accents of brown, green and dusty pink.

master bedroom with scalloped olive green arched headboard with irregular mirrors above on the wall

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The master bedroom colour scheme is light and subtle, with tones of green with accenting shades of pink. The bespoke headboard upholstered in low maintenance faux leather with accent piping in pink and comfortable modern furniture, helps the space to feel inviting and pleasant. The bathroom scheme is definitely a timeless choice and a reflection of the concept colour scheme. The black flooring with feature mosaic inset, marble look tiles and chrome fittings together with bespoke vanity unit and back lit mirror give a lasting impression that is both noble and powerful.

rust couch in front of windows with rust and cream panelled curtains with mid century floor lamp

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Piazza Navona is all about Noble Rome, ‘La Roma Nobile’. This neighbourhood was created to establish a quick connection between the monumental and administrative centre of the city and the new residential districts beyond the Tiber. It has always had an elegant character, home to important noble palaces and beautiful architectural masterpieces. Considered from the Romans as one of the entrances to the underworld, the area was born from the fusion of the sacred and the profane, with its countless churches scattered throughout the Rione Parione, the many workshops of artisans and antique dealers that still coexist with the new art galleries modern, the vintage shops of Via del Governo Vecchio, and historical places such as the bar del Fico and the Terrazza Borromini, or Palazzo Alberini, headquarters of Gucci.

kitchen in rust and cream with central marble table and rust upholstered seating

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These apartments are composed of three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one of which is ensuite), a generous living and dining area and a separate kitchen.
The intent is to keep as much existing flooring as possible in order to reduce costs yet to retain the balance among the new and existing floor finishes while respecting the design concept.

A rich and colourful scheme for the kitchen features coloured kitchen fronts, faux marble look countertop and brass fittings coupled with a statement modern furniture selection. Luxurious finishes and bespoke light fittings by THDP, together with wow effect feature wall covering, brings together the overall design concept.

tumeric velvet headboard against monochromatic period wallpaper

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Grand yet modern, is the description used for the master bedroom of the Roma Nobile scheme. The feature headboard upholstered in turmeric velvet and bespoke light fittings give a lasting impression. The furniture selection is classic yet contemporary which helps to balance the overall scheme, keeping it fresh but memorable. The square gold moulding on the wardrobe is a classic shape that suits the design concept and a more modern feel of these apartments.

In the bathrooms, the selection of 3D feature tiles and white stone look floor tiles is expressive and bold design solution. The metal finishes here are brushed brass, white ceramic basin and sanitary fittings and a fixed shower screen in an arch shape.

The rich and warm tones, curved shapes and spectacular lighting all work together to make a statement, which maintains a strong local identity. Custom lampshades from a local studio, picture frames from an artisan who has had a studio in the district for over 70 years and the local artwork on the walls, all conspire together, creating layers to the design in these apartments and making the space inviting and comfortable, while immersing guests in the noble history of Rome.

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