The owners of the home wanted to transform their old summer cottage which was a touch dark and dingy into a smart and stylish space that captured the essence of nostalgic summer evenings. This made the choice of a color palette inherently simple and the extensive use of white muted blue and light greens gives the retreat a subtle beachy vibe. But the designers stayed away from a more apparent nautical look by smartly placing decor and accents that created a trendy modern rustic style.
The owners of the house include a family in their fifties with a couple of kids as well as their mother who wanted a house with the aura of a timeless Japanese design. The interior is clad largely in Japanese cypress that has been brought from the family’s farm in the forest near.
Located in the historic city of Spain the dashing showcases this simple design rule with style and panache! Utilizing an unassuming color palette filled with whites and greys the house exudes a sense of refined charm while featuring accent decor that adds bold pops of color.
The trend in contemporary interior design is to keep the backdrop of the room as neutral as possible in order to achieve the most striking visual impact. This creates a perfect opportunity for the accent colors to shine through. As a rule the more neutral the room the greater the prominence of the accent hues.
The top level features the private quarters along with a home workplace while a gorgeous bookshelf is used to further add some color to the interior. Large pendants bright lamp shades and creative wall art combine to drive away any sense of blandness that might emanate from the extensive use of neutral hues.
One of the key elements defining the design is the presence of spaces that encourage family activity and constant interaction with nature. A separate television room with movable timber screens in the living area ensures that the kids’ focus is largely kept away from television.
Preserving an 1870s-era structure and enhancing it with a breezy makeover the penthouse offers luxury that is draped in heritage and timeless appeal. A team led by architect created a penthouse that epitomizes the typical aura and cheerful ambiance of New York City apartments. The interiors are kept largely neutral with white dominating every level of the penthouse.