T Magazine Toasts Salone del Mobile With Trompe L’Oeil Murals and a Floating House

On Monday evening in Milan, T Magazine hosted its annual party to toast the start of the Salone del Mobile design fair.

As usual, guests gathered on the grounds of Villa Necchi Campiglio.

Arranged between the garden’s purple wisteria-covered trellises and beds of sunset-colored poppies were 10-foot-tall paintings on canvas by the Spanish artist Elvira Solana. Interspersed with maroon moiré Dedar fabric curtains, they depicted, in dusty jewel tones, scenes from an imaginary home — a cornflower blue staircase leading around a corner, a yellow door ajar — suggesting that perhaps another estate existed just out of reach. Finished with the same dappled, frescolike effect was a miniature house that floated in the home’s pool.