An abundance of colors can also balance the cold feeling of materials used to create the living spaces. For example colorful glass vases accentuated by expressive paintings cut through the cold atmosphere buried in the steel and glass staircase thus lifting the floating staircase to new levels of expression.
Plush décor is coupled with antique additions and fabrics with chic print to create a lovely blend of styles. Pendant lights that seem to be partially inspired by in the home office. Aan open fireplace in the backyard with ample seating space around steals the show.
Were entrusted with a similar job when home owners of an eight-decade old residence in Noordwijk Netherlands opted for a modern overhaul. Bringing together its original ‘rustic’ elements with contemporary extensions is an example of a renovation that keeps the character of the home intact.
The long way to becoming the dream home for Sarah and Kimo Bertram started on in Sausalito where the house-boat has been envisioned by the creative minds from Robert Nebolon Architects together with general contractor Bart Elmer. The duo came up with the idea of nesting the structure in a boxlike concrete barge that not only protects it from the marine climate but also provides keel-like stability — a much needed feature on water.
A cloak of wooden cladding exudes a warm and inviting charm. The beautiful recessed lighting showcases the sparkling interiors. An open living plan was employed indoors as all the old doors were done away with to create a single flowing space. Largely neutral walls in white gentle wooden tones and ergonomic furniture complete the remainder of the house.