Remote work is not a challenge for me 🙂 One of my clients comes from Morocco, another comes from Poland, but their house will be in Berlin. The whole mix is noticeable in the design, where the German order is combined with decorations taken from the rich culture of the Berber people, a people originally from Morocco.
I love projects that reflect the characters of clients and are related to their history. 10 things to pay attention to when viewing the visualizations:
Grid with a Moroccan motif. It is made of brass, separating the stairs from the corridor. In front of this structure are two pairs of mirrored doors, as is the wall. I used such a solution in the interior of the corridor to optically enlarge the space and reflect the wonderful ornament.
Couch in the floor. The living room is located in a floor depression. It is lower than the rest of the ground floor by 3 steps. Thanks to such a lowering, the couch (actually a huge Moroccan-style couch) is located in a hollow and although the living room is open to the corridor and the kitchen, it is arranged and sensed as an intimate, separate room.
Fireplace in the middle. In the living room / corridor / kitchen-dining room we have a fireplace with glass on 3 sides. Even if it is not used as a heat source, we can put candles in it and it will still be a great decoration visible in three rooms at once.
Children rooms. This is always one of the biggest challenges 🙂 On the one hand, customers are my main investors … but not in the case of these rooms 🙂 Talking with children plays a huge role here. The combination of parents ‘budgets, children’s desires, parents’ expectations and children’s fantasies … I could keep listing. In this project, it is worth paying attention to the bed in the girl’s room, which works as a desk, bed and a bookcase, thus leaving space for a hanging armchair (which was an absolute must have 🙂 and a space for playing and the wardrobe. In the boy’s room there is a bed under the stars, with night forest wallpaper covering walls in the space for rest and slumber.
Plants in the bedroom. I am very often faced with my clients’ aversion to plants, for two reasons.
You have to take care of them (well, I have no arguments here – it’s true, you need to water them, and occasionally water them)
They take the oxygen-well yes and no. More specifically, not all of them, some produce a lot of oxygen and help to purify the air, and that’s how I chose them to the parents’ bedroom.
Bush in the dining room. Literally and figuratively. In the kitchen and dining room I have planned a large pot (85 cm high, 300 cm long, 30 cm wide). In it, of course, plants, and behind it (i.e. behind the pot and plants) a wall covered with a mirror, giving the impression of an even larger jungle 🙂 (Advice for anyone who would like to have plants in a pot on the floor and floor heating. You have to raise them with a stand or fill the pot at the bottom with termoisolation (polystyrene, styrodur) and put the actual pot with plants on it).
Open, luminous spaces. This is not visible in the visualizations, but in relation to the original project from the architect, we tore down as many walls as possible, creating large and open spaces.
German order, Moroccan sweetness. In this interior I used natural materials and simple divisions. Concrete, brass, wood, stone. On the other hand, ornaments such as carpets, lamps, and a sofa in the living room will be mostly materials imported from Morocco or elements made by craftsmen. Such a combination of ornaments and the work of local craftsmen will help to overcome the strict modernist order. I like such contrasts a lot and I think that, like a woman and a man, they create a perfect unity with each other.
There are probably more things that I could write about, but it’s also good for everyone to see “this something” for themselves 🙂