DESIGN FILES :: MODERN TRADITIONS
Over a year ago, I was contacted by a newly wed couple who had just moved into their villa and needed help in the interiors. Little did we know they would move into another villa even before starting the project! This meant postponing for a few months and we only started work on it post summer vacation.
This allowed for a good understanding of the client's needs - and that was to have a modern young looking home that housed their collection of unique vintage restored carpets received as wedding gifts and were very dear to them. We instantly knew that the color scheme had to work around the colorful bold carpets and compliment them without overpowering them. They basically had to play the hero. Everything else was a secondary act!
We worked on the living & dining space as well as the mini entrance, and the tv room upstairs.
In the living room, they only had the big pieces like the sofas and the dining room everything else was a blank canvas for us. We already had a lot of color from the carpets so we opted to work with minimal wall color and kept them in white but dressed the big wall with a huge art photography in black & white which added a lot of architectural interest to the space. The tables were kept in basic shapes as well, going for dark black intertwined metal and glass to show the carpet below.
For the sideboard, we custom made a wood and marble piece to fit all our clients cutlery and crockery. the warmth of wood alongside the white carrara marble added another dimension to the metals and glass in the space. An equally impressive lamp in black metal as well added the right amount of interest especially after adding all the accessories in neutrals, keeping the pop of color for the custom cushions and bubbles glasses in the corner. Some greenery and the space was complete.
In the entrance, we wanted to create an impact within the tiny space, and we wanted to hide the huge DB board in the middle of the wall, so we opted to install textured wallpaper in a daring blue green. Then to multiply the light and the space we placed a huge round mirror and a mini metal and glass console where they can easily lay their keys and glasses. Accessorized with some of the items they already owned, the space was complete.
Upstairs is where most of the work was done. We literally removed everything they had and only kept the sofa. But we also kept the Star wars theme they had running discretely as this was something the husband had in his bachelor days and we didn't want him to completely part with them. With that in mind, we redistributed them where A rocky posts hangs next to the Lebanese version of Darth Vader!
We also gave them a slender desk for a home office and a lot of storage for all their books and belongings. The most important addition was the bean bag for hours and hours of comfortable gaming!