"I think it's quite a challenge for any designer to design their own homes, because the end result will reflect their own personality, style, values and professional skills. I dreamed up a home for our family, the space to which it's a pleasure to return, and which can be a suitable meeting ground for friends and family alike.
I was going for an elegant, sophisticated and modest contemporary style. I like to apply the "less is more" principle in my work - and this is what motivated me here as well.
We placed suspended ceilings everywhere, so there are no pelmets - the curtains are hanging from a hidden, double rail mechanism. Also, the suspended ceiling made it possible to have recessed spotlights, which emphasize the contemporary architectural forms and shapes nicely.
My family has three members, our daughter has already grown up, she is not living with us anymore, but gladly visits us frequently, and this was taken into consideration. The net area is 94,35 M2 with an additional 21,78 M2 garage and a unique 12,32 M2 conservatory. I started working by removing the partition walls of the original floor plan, and creating a whole new room layout. The living room doors, opening to the terrace, were turned into windows, and the terrace door was resized, and a new entrance door was also chosen.
Entering the anteroom, we get to a spacious location. Facing the entrance is a built in, bespoke wardrobe with built-in seating, with storage for shoes and overcoats. Left from the entrance is a wall with a mirror and two smaller stools.
Down the hall, the first room on the left is the guestroom. We also have bespoke built-in wardrobes here, a table and a Mabiladalin Monte Carlo sofa, which can be converted into a bed easily.
The second door to the left is the master bedroom. I placed an Italian Natuzzi Fenice bed here, with bespoke nightstands, and with stools by the end of the bed. To the other wall I have mounted a bespoke wardrobe, with a makeup table with a large mirror.
Facing the hall is the bathroom, with custom-made cabinetry, made of Fenix Nanotech materials. Next to the bathroom, as a separate unit, we have the toilet, with recessed shelves, a small washbasin, and again, a large mirror.
The living room is separated from the anteroom by a beam/column structure, in which I built in two cupboards with drawers, one of which faces the anteroom, the other faces the living room.
The living room, eatery and kitchen are the hearts and souls of the house. I laid heavy emphasis on the unique tiling, hence the Sicis Vetrite glass covering on the wall, which provides the living room with a sufficient air of elegance. I really love Italian furniture, the couch, armchair, stool, coffee table and the furniture of the eatery are all Minotti pieces. The wall hosting the gadgetry is made of custom-made units. The bioethanol fireplace gives a unique atmosphere, its chimney is hidden by a special covering - the unity between color and texture also appears on the other wall.
When designing the kitchen, I took into consideration the way we meet with friends, and the number of guests we'd receive. I equipped the kitchen with Miele appliances. The textures are from the Fenix Nanotech range. I like the mood the unique lamps make, that's why I put a custom Eglo Lux Polasso group of lamps over the kitchen island.
The terrace is made of a retractable Alukov conservatory system, so that even a larger group of people would find it comfortable - whether it's summer or wintertime.