This project is a total renovation of a three-storey residence in Panorama.
Taking into account the owners’ wishes, an open plan interior was selected, thus creating open spaces. For that, a more holistic design approach was required so as to connect the living areαs, whilst at the same time preserving each of the spaces’ basic character.
The orientation of the kitchen with its windows and the direct access to the garden along with its characteristic as the “heart” of the house, inspired us to design a place with airy curtains and light colors, memorizing a colonial-style scenery. A kitchen island was added centrally to give a more contemporary style to the family’s gathering place.
In the living room, according to the needs of the owners, a multi-use composition was created (which included office-space, TV cabinet, storage and library) complementing the pre-exhisting fireplace. For this, a dark shade of oak was chosen, as it is the dominant volume of the living room and needed emphasis.
The sofas and armchairs were designed in wide lines -for the users’ comfort- and in earthy tones, so they don’t compete with the floor, which is a bold, oak herringbone pattern. The only intense color touch in the living room is placed on the armchairs, which -inspired by cassinas armchairs- is a bright blue colour. The center of the living room is enhanced by a strong -yet comfortable- table, which is paired with the multi-use composition by material and colour.
Between these two intense spaces (the light kitchen and the bold living room) a dining table is designed in strict but neutral lines to create a buffer zone. This works as a sort of pause (or rest) between tension and provides with symmetry and harmony.
The oak herringbone, which was placed on the floor, unifies all spaces mentally and aesthetically. The glass lighting fixtures, all with bronze details, along with the bronze furniture knobs in combination with the warm colors of the interior, give a glow and make the whole space seem more urban-like. In contrast with the unifying floor, linear designed furniture and graphic references, conceptually enhance the axes of movement and the stopping points.
In the bedrooms, earthy tones and light constructions were preferred so that the view of Thermaikos could be the main “exhibit”. To make this approach functional, glass frames and doors were inserted into the design, to sepporate the walls from one another ang prived with a more light feeling. Also, the plaster walls, were installed with recesses, to avoid adding furniture, such as shelves.
In the master bath, a large Carrara marble style tile was placed on the main walls, and earthy toned tiles were chosen for the secondary walls and the floor. The owners wanted to have a walk-in shower with glass doors and a free-standing bathtub, so the choice of materials enhanced the overall design. Lastly, smaller tiles (placed only where necessary) and small pieced of furniture were chosen for the water closets (wc), providing a more roomie-like feeling rather than a typical bathroom sensation.