Design Award Submission
The design award submission that won first place in the ASID 2018 Residential Category reconfigured as a blog post.
My Victorian flat fought with the new designs! Solution? Think forward in a new-build condo like this concise 750 square foot one bedroom in a 5-star location.
The challenge? Maximize space, overlap functions, include the terrace, mask ugly safety fixtures above the bed, integrate my metal doors and meld tribal with contemporary.
An architectural perspective drawing, re-stretched to wall proportions, opens the foyer.
Metal-based sofa extends the living room when backed against the island, making it a console. Janus counter stools makes it a sewing/planning table.
Dining table, Janus chaise showcase life on the terrace.
A shape unites contemporary and tribal pieces – the hemisphere.
Hiding 36” of ceiling devices, Oluce’s gold leaf dome echoes my Freya Bed.Grasscloth wallpaper panels behind the bed and on the opposite living room wall, daybed below, create 24’ of bedroom. In the living room, the daybed’s a reading corner by the desk.
Embroidering white linen pillows calmed my nerves while moving (traced Picasso plates, enlarged by photocopier).
Black steel / white plaster mirror eraces a jutting closet.
Mirror behind the steel doors opens an illusory room, breaking a long wall. Jane Buyers’ four etchings surround the kitchen, overlap the seating area. Orange glowing through black favours the Moroccan carpet, Ikat pillows.Linen textures, dark bronze, metal rims, black outlines, gray-white, violet-gray, cognac.
Pony chairs and drinks tables float.