Breathing Life into the Past

Thomas opens his doors to us in the seaside village of Gzira on the island of Malta. His journey with this apartment began with a dream to breathe new life into an old Maltese home. The initial sight of the property may have been daunting, yet Thomas embarked on a journey converting this space.

Embracing Imperfections

As the works started, Thomas decided to preserve the Maltese patterned tiles found in the apartment and reposition them around the new layout. His passion for salvaging extends beyond mere tiles; it permeates every facet of his home. From discarded furniture to forgotten relics, he finds beauty in the overlooked and discarded. The sofa, once forsaken in a skip, now stands as a testament to his resourcefulness and ingenuity. Even the kitchen stools, originally upholstered in a blue faux leather, found new life under his care.

A Symphony of Stories

Every corner of Thomas’ apartment resonates with stories waiting to be told. The shelves, originally in a public library, now proudly display their newfound purpose in the living area. Even the large Spinola market sign, an unexpected addition, found its way into Thomas's home. Each piece, whether a forgotten mirror or a vintage sign, finds its place here. For Thomas, curating his home is more than just a pastime; it's a way of life. With a discerning eye and an appreciation for the eclectic, he transformed this space into a gallery of self-expression. 

While some may find his style unconventional, to Thomas, it's a manifestation of his spirit - a celebration of the past and a nod to the future. As we bid farewell to Thomas, we are reminded that home is more than just a physical space; it's a space within which we paint the story of our lives. And in the hands of individuals like Thomas Camilleri, it becomes a masterpiece.