DESIGN FILES :: CASA DE SUERTE
Writing this blog post 323 days after the project started! Yes almost a year! But I can tell you it felt like yesterday!
We had actually started the conversation with our client much much earlier - September 2016 to be specific! They had just bought their house on Yas Island and were still residing in Canada, but before moving into their dream home, they wanted to make sure they had the right design studio to help them make it all a reality! Well planned we have to admit!
Our clients love travel and having lived in California for some time, they wanted that relaxed laid back style mixed with an Andalusian twist - and that's how the project took on the name 'Casa De Suerte' - translating roughly into the lucky house - their first owned property - which was equally exciting for us as the colors, textures and finishes we imagined for the property were fun to say the least.
Since the property was not handed over by the developed at that starting stage, we relied on all the plans that were supplied, followed by regular visits to the site pre-handover which allowed us to get a better feel for the space, the way the light comes in and the overall vibe - as well as design changes that needed to be done, like adding extra storage and hiding those ugly DB boards, which for some reason are always placed at odd places, as if they were an afterthought!
Long story short, once we created the moodboards for the entire house and decided on each and every space palette, we hit the market sourcing all the furniture and accessories. Which was a good thing and a bad thing, the market was on DSF sale which was great for getting great deals and discounts, but the villa was not handed over yet, which meant storage was an issue... a big issue - piece of advice, if the developer tells you they are handing over in a month time, it should automatically translate into eight months... at the least!
So on with the project tour! room by room :)
FORMAL LIVING ROOM //
Since this was a big space, we had the opportunity to create two separate seating areas that are easily joined using swivel chairs. We opted for an overall grey palette injected with hues of blues and blue greens. We also made sure to multiply the light and space with a feature wall of mirrors with clean line details that were echoed in our choice of coffee tables. With the swivel chairs in the middle, and a sectional on the other part of the space, we were able to create a flowing space that allows a better conversational circle. Even the wooden coffee tables tuns allowing optimum use for serving.
Our choices for materials here were all hard wearing which will not go out of trend for many many many years ahead. We kept the pops of color on the cushions and the curtains.
3 seater sofas // Interiors
Coffee Tables // Interiors
Mirrors // Al Huthaifa Furniture
Swivel Chairs // West Elm
Cushions // West Elm
Accessories // West Elm, 2XL, Zara Home, Home Centre, Homes R Us
Sectional // Chattels & More
Ceiling Lamps // Home Center
Carpets // Carpet Centre