Design Style: Eclectic
Location: Sandton, Johannesburg
This project involved renovating an existing house to meet the client’s request: an increase in space and a more open, welcoming feel for the interiors.
The client wanted the house’s interiors to be visually linked with the exterior landscaping. Since the surrounding garden already possessed a lush and tranquil look, bringing it indoors on a visual level would lend a calm ambience to the interiors.
The main focus of this project was the living space, which is where the client would spend the majority of his time. The layout would need to take advantage of as much legroom as possible, with a contemporary design style.
We proposed an open-plan living space in glazed boxes constructed from a lightweight steel structure cladded in timber.
Merging the living area with the kitchen, which was modern in appearance, resulted in a slightly eclectic look, which became more apparent with the various materials and textures (such as granite and corrugated sheeting) mixed together.
Glass windows and –doors made all the difference, ensuring the fresh greens of the landscape flooded indoors 24/7. Not only did this up the interiors’ natural lighting levels, but also added to the interior colour palette.
A generous wall mirror in a classic-style frame with gold finishes; contemporary tub chairs; a traditional coffee table in splendid wood... the mixing and matching of different styles is perfect for an eclectic look. Consistency is ensured via a colour palette that remains firmly in the neutral / earthy realm.
Thanks to a most successful project, the living room now opens up entirely to an outdoor entertainment space overlooking the swimming pool. And the pool looks out towards a fire pit, which is the main focal point of the landscaped garden (and one of the highlights of the exterior socialising zone).