Marble Creates Suspended Serenity in Taichung Apartment | NONAGON.style
Marble Creates Suspended Serenity in Taichung Apartment

Marble Creates Suspended Serenity in Taichung Apartment

Summer Samson picks gentle colors and mixes natural material

Montana Sheikh
Written by –
Montana Sheikh
on September 17th 2017
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L-House

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Taichung is both a bustling metropolis and a gateway to Taiwan’s natural beauty. The designers of this high-rise apartment in central Taichung have created a space that harmoniously combines both aspects of the city with the all the necessities and comforts for modern family living.

 

The first step into your home at the end of a long day is a precious shift from the demands of the outside world to the safety of your nest. Here, the entrance uses its mirrored wall and marble floor to emphasize that transcendence. The reflection of light in these large surfaces amplifies the space and creates a sense of floating. The hallway then pulls your eye straight to the balcony and across the beautiful view of the city below.

Living room in Taiwanese apartment | NONAGON.style
Living room in Taiwanese apartment | NONAGON.style
Pops of color in the neutral colored living room | NONAGON.style
Sofa in neutral tones with pops of color | NONAGON.style
Dining room and living room open plan apartment, with neutral tones and pops of color | NONAGON.style

The family want a space that reflects their zest for life without being overstated. Keeping a balance between the neutral tones and the bursts of color, the leather and marble, with natural wood grain and cowhide, is key to maintaining the energy of this calm space. The colorful Italian furniture truly reflects the homeowners and sits seamlessly with the rest of the minimalist room due to the soft curves and fabric of the chairs.

Open plan living room with pops of blue | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room with pops of blue | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room in Taiwanese apartment | NONAGON.style

Open plan living, dining and kitchen areas also allow for flow but, maintain their individuality through contrasting textures. The continuation of the marble from the floor up to the wall creates a clean linear break between the marble of the living room and the wood of the dining area. The continuation of the slat pattern from the marble to the wood is a creative twist on the theme of reflection and flow.

Living room features hidden panel and blue dining room chairs | NONAGON.style

Storage space versus living space is always a challenge in apartment living. To resolve the issue, wooden paneled walls conceal a large amount of storage in the dining room. Meanwhile the full length, white doors in the bedrooms reflect light adding to the sense of space. The sliding doors to the walk-in closet maintain the openness and tranquility of this metropolitan hideaway.

Simple bedroom with neutral colors and tones | NONAGON.style
Bedroom apartment in Taiwan apartment | NONAGON.style
Neutral tones in the bedroom with pops of yellow | NONAGON.style
Bedroom with cool stone tones and pops of orange | NONAGON.style
Stone bedroom colors with orange pillow | NONAGON.style

Using recesses for shelving stops storage jutting out into the room and maintains the simplicity of the space, while still being functional for the family. Floating shelves and study spaces are repeated throughout, maximizing light. The low shelves, embedded linear lighting and undershelf lighting create a glow, accentuating the various recesses, corners and levels of the home.

Home office in the bedroom | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room in Taiwanese apartment | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room and dining room | NONAGON.style
Dining room and living room open plan apartment, with neutral tones and pops of color | NONAGON.style
Open plan dining and living room | NONAGON.style
Dining room with wooden table and bookshelves in Taiwanese apartment | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room creates excitement with pops of color | NONAGON.style

Over 4,000 miles away, an apartment in Moscow has also adopted the use of natural tones, sheer fabrics and zoned living to make the most of their space while this Italian farmhouse is another perfect example a design that provides calm and escape.

 

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