Hygge is home for Vanessa. If you’re wondering how she likes to keep her house, think tidy and uncluttered. She even has a personal Pinterest board featuring only white colored homes, appealing to her minimal design aesthetic.
A home should always reflect a family’s unique taste, whether in small decor details or the overall look and feel of the space. For a couple and their teenager, this means delicacy and elegance; a home that feels light, refreshing yet equally sophisticated. With the help of Ganna Design, this apartment was transformed into a spacious abode despite its original narrow layout.
The couple is no stranger to good design, with the husband working in furniture manufacturing and the wife, a retired flight attendant. As their second time working with Ganna Design, the designers were careful to pay attention to details, combining materials such as wood and metal, natural and polished elements.
The entryway opens to an open plan living and dining room area. Display shelves are partially hidden behind an intricate arrangement of titanium-plated handles and perforated plates, providing visual interest and full functionality.
The designers chose a neutral palette that complements natural light, visually enlarging the feel of the space. Meanwhile, the soft gray marble hues of the customized television platform provide a fluid contrast to the strong lines of the living room sofa.
The round wooden counter is supported by a trio of thin metal bars, evoking a sculptural quality framed nicely by the cool metal handles. Here, the designers enjoyed the challenge of integrating different elements together, like a well-painted scenery.
For Taiwanese residences, solid walls are commonly used to divide the room into various spaces. Due to the apartment’s rectangular layout, perforated doors for the kitchen were more suited to allow plenty of light in. The marble dining table is placed strategically on the left of the TV platform, to complement the length of the room.
Floor-to-ceiling windows run parallel to the walls, with emerald drapes that bring out the lush green plants scattered across the room.
Situated by the entryway, the home office also features the same metal handles and perforated plates.
The custom bookshelf is a booklover’s dream. There’s plenty of room for the family’s memorabilia, as well as a wall to display cherished photographs.
The master bedroom features a toned-down design compared to the living room. Instead of titanium plated metal, black metal details in the hanging shelf and window give the room an air of privacy. It also leads to an ensuite bathroom and closet space, using the closet to divide the room.
Of the home’s two bedrooms, the teenager’s room features a white wall and light wooden closet doors, offering a contrast to the master bedroom. The wide windows bring in plenty of light in the room, making it feel wider than it actually is.
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