Art House is a family home for an art collector. The existing home was an uninspiring 1980’s addition to a Victorian villa. Our brief was to work within the original footprint to create a home to allow for large gatherings and space to display a growing art collection.
DESCRIBE THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE PROJECT
The project is a family home for an art collector. The existing home was an uninspiring 1980’s addition to a Victorian villa. Our brief was to work within the original footprint to create a home to allow for large gatherings and space to display a growing art collection. Our design approach, which is a thread running between all our projects, was to seek a balance between restraint and exuberance.
The restrained base palette of pale timber floors and warm white walls and ceilings creates a background to the Paul Bangay designed garden beyond and the client’s art collection. The joinery insertions create the top notes with moments of unexpected colour, some highly figured stone and intricate detailing, all balanced against the background palette. Furniture selections also range from neutral to exuberant, again in balance with the overall palette and artwork. Sustainability is addressed through an eye to longevity. Joinery is crafted from sustainable veneers, and the furniture is sourced from suppliers with high environmental credentials with pieces that will have long lifespans.
DESCRIBE HOW THIS PROJECT IS AN EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENT INTERIOR DESIGN
K.P.D.O. is committed to craft. Our creative director, Kerry Phelan, is a second generation designer, trained in her father’s joinery studio and workshop, and has a thorough understanding of detail. A commitment to detail imbues our projects with a subtlety and surprise. Our projects rely on two fundamentals, clarity of planning and intricacy of detail to create memorable spaces.
DESCRIBE THE TRULY INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN OF THIS PROJECT
Innovation takes many forms. The pressures of time and budget can strip aspiration from design. K.P.D.O. worked directly with the trades (mainly the joiner, hard plasterer and stonemason) to achieve a high quality finish using current commercially viable methods.
Material Used :
1. Custom K.P.D.O. Sideboard
2. 413 Cab Chair – Space Furniture
3. Vintage Floor Rug – Halcyon Lake
4. Antella table - Castorina & Co.
5. Lamp – Fenice table lamp - Castorina & Co.
1. Rodolfo Dordoni Minotti Russell Angled Sofa / De De Ce
2. Rodolfo Dordoni Minotti Ellis Coffee Table / De De Ce
3. Minotti Lou “Bar” Sideboard / De De Ce
4. Vintage Chandelier / Nicholas & Alistair
5. Rodolfo Dordoni Matt Dibbets Rug / De De Ce
1. Minotti Lawerance Sofa / De De Ce
2. Maxalto Febo Stool / Space
3. Custom Rug and Vintage Pillow / Halcyon Lake
4. Curtains / Lovelight
1. Table - De Padova Tavolo 95
2. Chair - Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive by Eero Saarinen / De De Ce
3. Vintage Chandelier / Nicholas & Alistair
1. Throne Barstool /De La Espada
1. Custom K.P.D.O. Bed
2. Minotti Christophe Delcourt Nightstand / De De Ce
3. Rodolfo Dordoni Rug / De De Ce
1. Minotti Quadrado sofa by Mario Kogan / De De Ce
2. Pots / Robert Plumb
1. Study – VV Cinquanta Suspension Light, Vittoriano Vigano Astep Pendant / Hub Furniture
2. Table Lamp – Vintage
3. Powder Room - Parentesi D Floor Lamp, FLOS / Euroluce
4. Kitchen - The Luceplan Compendium suspension / JSB
5. Bedroom – AJ Table Light Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen / Cult
6. Bathroom – Vibia Linestra Wall Light / Koda
1. Walls – Natural Hard plaster
2. Kitchen Bentop – Marble / CDK Stone
3. Bathrooms & Living Room Fireplace and hearth – Elba Wall and floor tile / Signorino
4. Bathroom Vanity –
5. External Paving – Travitine / Artedomus
Fixtures & Fittings-
1. Joseph Giles handles – The English Tapware
2. Floor standing basin –Bjhon – Artedomus
3. Powder room tapware – Vola wall mixer
1. K.P.D.O. Custom Joinery Througout – Exclusive Cabinets
2. Timber Flooring Throughout – European Oak – Tongue n Groove
3. Carpet throughout – Artoz
1. Study – There is time for you to find me by Jason Benjamin
2. Sitting Room – from left to right, Two Men Lifting a Cow by John Kelly, Great Expectations by Ron Francis, Reflection by Julia Ciccarone
3. Lounge – When I get very stressed I make jam by Jonny Niesche, Mimih Spirit sculptures by Paul Nabulumo Dining – Charlie Tjapongati Artwork and zigzag Wunda Shields from Western Australia
4. Bedroom – Willy Tjungurrayi Art
5. Powder room – Red Body and Something More #1 by Tracey Moffat