A subdued colour palette in muted tones with accents of crisp blue was chosen for this bright and warm master bedroom of a private residence in the South of France. Light, bespoke furniture and clean glass surfaces add a contemporary feel to the scheme, whilst the mix of organic fabric and materials such wood, leather, linen, cashmere and grass-cloth create an understated luxury and comfort.
Luxurious grass-cloth wall covering was chosen to achieve the ultimate organic environment, where relaxation is crucial. The design scheme is inspired by the seashores and connects the room with the natural landscape - the room has a far sea view.
The effortless shape of the table lamp made of borosilicate glass shades with chrome metal fittings enhances the contemporary feeling of the room and creates a stunning ambience without compromising on practicality.
The bespoke joinery made of high quality oak veneer and the hand-crafted horn handles with bronze knuckles add personality and sophistication to the space and enhance the subtle elegance of the room.
Master Bedroom Furniture Layout and Palette of Materials
The brief was to enhance the natural light within this cool NE-facing room and maximize its space. Beautiful bespoke furniture and natural fibre accessories add warmth and comfort to this welcoming study. A light colour palette composed of warm off-whites and Santoline green on the walls create the perfect canvas for uplifting tones of fresh green and Chartreuse, which reflect the warmth of the French Riviera. Occasionally, the room can be used as a guest bedroom thanks to the generous size of the daybed.
The minimalist glass desk was chosen to create the illusion of space in this smart contemporary setting. The chair has a streamlined structure in chrome-plated steel, with the seat and back cushions upholstered in split leather with contrasting stitching detail.
The ceramic tea cup is hand-made in France and is paired with the traditional Japanese teapot to create cultural fusion in this relaxing setting.
Natural fibre materials are present everywhere in this space - these handcrafted wall lamps are made of a simple twist of the wood veneer sheet, giving the space an organic feel and diffusing a very comforting yet exciting glow.
These beautiful handcrafted handles and pulls made of natural leather were chosen in a subtle shade of tan to compliment the bespoke wardrobe.
Study Furniture Layout and Palette of Materials
The Bathroom was meticulously planned to contain sufficient storage under the sink for toiletries and towels. As with other rooms in the space, light-reflective materials such as glass, mirror and mosaic, pared with carefully considered dimming lighting, were used to enhance the light and “widen” the space.
The toughened glass worktop offers an extra clean surface and maximizes the space. The drawer lacquer pulls come in a beautiful subdued tone of Celadon. They are hand-polished and made in England, and their simple yet sophisticated shape mirrors the mosiac tiles.
A wide, unframed mirror was chosen to create a streamlined effect and enhance the space within the bathroom giving it a translucent feel. The tones of fresh green and aqua blue mosaic are beautifully reflected and create a mesmerizing yet tranquil atmosphere.
The neutral colour scheme of the kitchen combines warm tones of brown and light-reflecting materials such as lacquer and glass, used to enhance the natural light within the space. The pleasant and inviting atmosphere was complemented with handcrafted objects made of natural and organic materials. Spacious but discreet storage, worktops and clean surfaces, had to be incorporated in the kitchen design.
Pots of living herbs and a platter of bitter green oranges hand-picked in the garden, were chosen to introduce colour, freshness and texture to the scheme. The client's favourite summer scent, the bitter green oranges are a personal touch and bring a dash of natural world to the interior.
We enjoyed spending time sourcing hand-crafted objects such of olive wood utensils and ceramic pots, in the close-by workshops in Vallauris, France. The client is very fond of the region's traditions and loved the idea of having some authentic, artisanal objects in his kitchen - a good way to support the local trade and artisans.
The space is brought to life by locally-produced food bought in the local farmer's market, handmade products and organic materials which reflect a simple yet sophisticated lifestyle.