Ethal Woods. Modern Interior Design. February 03rd , 2017.
The light shelf, which bounces daylight deep into the room, was designed to keep the sun skirting outside the building in summer but allow deep solar penetration in winter. Above the light shelf operable windows capture prevailing breezes and cross ventilate the space, whilst flushing out excess heat.
On the bare walls of the main communal space are two large grey wall panels arranged like abstract modern art. These panels can be slid open to reveal an entertainment center and a portal to the bedroom of the resident fashion designer. These whimsical features add sense of surprise, dynamism, flexibility and interaction that defies the conventional boundaries of a traditional room. Coupled with the dining table, the designer can extend their work surface between the two rooms. This tone of playful concealment can be found behind the grey wall which houses storage closets, pantry, and the powder room. The objects of daily life are treated with care, each has their specific place in the residence. This sensitive gesture allows the main communal areas to be uncluttered and free as a meditative haven
At entrance, you will see a mirror cube on the right, this is a constrained decoy – on the client’s request a part of the room was allocated for a spacious full-scale walk-in closet. For this voluminous element not to conceal space, it was decorated with mirrors, which allows to visually retain the room dimensions, add light from the reflected window, and is pragmatic: a mirror is a must-be in a room with a walk-in closet.
Each prismatic space is defined by a monochrome range of colours and an exclusive combination of materials. A lengthwise promenade through the different spaces starts in the darker tones and gradually goes to brighter tones. Fine wood, natural stone and mosaics of wood, stone or metal are the material elements that are combined in different proportions to define each space.
The fourth and fifth floor are designed to act as a quiet refuge from the chaotic workload and frequent overseas travel, as well as to provide and elegant space for the entertaining and private realm of a young family.