紳藍 Refinement in Blue
It is a virtue to cherish and love things and it has become an important practice for modern designers to blend old objects into a new space without feeling out of place. This project is a single-story residential renovation. In considering the economic benefits required by the users and the overall style, the original kitchen and bathroom facilities were retained and then the corridor and some parts of the partition walls were renovated to significantly improve the flow of light and shade and the sense of transparency in the interior space. The combination of the carefully proportioned continuous surface shapes and thematic color scheme creates a large amount of storage space while imbuing a sense of story. At the same time, old furniture is cleverly integrated to ensure the right balance of tasteful design and quality of life.
Hexagonal tiles and wood flooring are employed on the design of the entryway and a glass screen defines the interior and exterior. The public area is shared by the entrance foyer, living room, kitchen island and study, with a separate Chinese-style kitchen to satisfy the pleasures for diverse cooking needs. The configuration of dotted clusters emanates a sense of freedom and flexibility. With a focus on the inner wall of the sloping corridor that gives off the impression of a time tunnel that reaches for the sky, as well as the dark blue blocks behind the sofa lined against the bottom of the book cabinet, it is as if the house is engaging in an active dialogue with the owner's color preferences. The curved design language used in the ceiling gradient and study partitions also adds a flair of sophistication and softness to the visual effect.
The morning light escapes through the glass wall of the study into the dining and kitchen area in the kitchen island. The original horizontal beam above the dining table is softened by indirect light and then beautified by a large wood area to create a cohesive integrity from the ceiling level to the beveled wall, thus accentuating the vivid expressions of the kitchen space. The interior walls of the study are lined with large cork pads, serving as an interface for creative expression. The master bedroom with 90-degree windows is pure in texture, complementing the elegant tone of classical French style. The reading area at the end of the bed, the sofa area at the side of the bed and the exclusive dressing room are all feature unique and thoughtful design elements, bringing pleasant surprises to the humdrum of daily home life.