Located in the bustling city of Taichung, this elegant modern abode is home to a lovely family of four. Their teenage children are studying in high school, and college so the parents wanted a home that could support the family’s busy lifestyle. Because the dad works overseas, he prefers a relaxing and inviting space to come home to, something similar to a hotel.
Seeking the help of designers, the parents were unanimous in their preference for marble interiors. They wanted a combination of elegance and modernity, and were adamant about avoiding plain white walls. The dad also requested gold metallic details to bring in a feeling of fortune and prosperity.
As avid collectors, the owners wanted an open-shelving system to display their prized paraphernalia. The designers installed titanium metal shelving against the beautiful dark marble wall panels and added in LED lighting to frame any collection with a warm glow.
Thin gold metal bars were also used as a divider to veil the golden table by the hallway. This adds privacy to the area without having to install a wall separation.
Surprisingly, much of the renovation involved a redesign of the walls, ceiling and furniture as the original layout of the home has been retained.
The living room floor features a gray area rug that complements the dark marble walls seen by the entryway. Notice how the walls combine texture and function by adding a protruding metal shelves. Their thin frames create a barely-there look.
Indeed, the home feels luxurious yet still infuses elements inspired by nature such as the chandelier.
The dining area is cleverly designed with geometric details. Initially, the husband wanted an intricate marble parquet with different colors, but the wife wanted a more contemporary approach. This resulted in a beautiful linear marble chevron wall that offers a visual distinction to the dining space.
We love the idea of having a marble chevron wall, a pattern commonly used for flooring.
The master bedroom also echoes the gold accents around the home, with a gold backdrop and recessed lights on either side of the bed.
On the contrary, the teenagers have a bedroom that features a masculine color palette with a deep blue wallpaper and a complementing shade of oak furniture.
At first, the owners were worried that striking the right balance of marble elements around the home might prove difficult. But after seeing their new home for the first time, they were amazed at the warmth and coziness of their interiors, matched well with the furnishings.
Overall, the designers did a great job blending different design features around the home. When asked what they’d do differently if given another chance to design the home again, they’d challenge themselves to experiment with more textures and materials.
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