At Dessiner Interior Architectural, we aim for deluxe results that speak of every client’s unique requirements and style. And this project, entitled ‘The Houghton Residence’, was no exception. Based in Johannesburg, this family home speaks of modern splendour, open spaces, and first-rate functionality in each and every room.
For the heart of this home, the kitchen got treated to a neutral colour palette (typical of the modern design) with a hint of earthy hues. Beiges, light browns, and cool greys take charge of the cabinetry and fixtures, while the countertops and ceiling take on a sparkling white to help reflect the incoming light.
As for the appliances, stainless steel was chosen to include a touch of modern dazzle.
A kitchen island, doubling up as a practical breakfast bar, firmly separates the cooking space from the adjoining living area. Matching chairs, in the same supreme white, complete the breakfast bar's functionality while also ensuring this space is fully committed to becoming a socialising spot whenever need be.
Sharing in the same open-plan layout of the kitchen is the dining- and living area. Even though the two zones are separated by nothing more than a few feet of space, the delicate change in colour palettes and materials ensure that they don’t melt into one another.
An L-shaped sofa subtly contrasts with the circular coffee table, firmly grounding the seating / lounging area.
Taking its cue from the rest of the open-plan layout, the dining area flaunts the same soft scheme, enhanced even further by the fresh natural light streaming indoors. A marble-top dining table ensures adequate room for at least 8 diners, while an elongated credenza ups the storage factor.
Rest and relaxation are the main keywords for the family room. A plush sofa looks most inviting, aimed strategically at the wall-mounted television. A scattering of ceiling downlighers ensure a comfy glow, while the brick-clad wall in the back adds some interesting pattern and texture to the space.
The oversized floor tiles from the living- and socialising spaces are repeated in the bathroom, only here they extend to the walls as well. Modern downlighters cast soft glows onto the double sinks.
An elongated vanity, complete with double sinks and an oversized mirror, ups the modern bathroom's functionality considerably.
10 out of 10 for the free-standing tub, placed right in front of the window to make full use of view and incoming sunshine. Interior shutters take care of the privacy factor.
And for additional storage, a tall cabinet with open shelving is ideal for a range of bathroom accessories.
A touch of greenery adds a pop of colour to the otherwise neutral colour palette of the bathroom. Modern ceiling downlighters ensure ideal illumination for the vanity / sink space, especially since the artificial light is reflected by the elongated wall mirror.
The home office / study is perfect for keeping things professional. An elongated counter plays the part of an elongated desk. And for storage, cabinetry (with both open shelves and closed drawers / doors) are ideal for keeping the clutter at bay.
For storage, cabinetry (with both open shelves and closed drawers / doors) are ideal for keeping the clutter at bay.