Thearchitect’s in-house interior design department, M Square Lifestyle Design, runby Phia van der Meulen was responsible for the interior design.
The use ofexterior louvers influenced the design of the horizontal groove lines on thedouble volume plaster wall in the dining room, to create interest and characterto an otherwise boring wall, which was further enhanced by low horizontal ledges with built in featurefireplace and selected works of art. The paint colours were chosen carefully tocomplement one another as well as rusted corten steel which added creativeinterest.
The staircaseleading up to the first floor was further enhanced by the Floss hanging pendantlights leading the eye vertically towards the double volume ceiling, creatingan overall and pleasing integrated area.
The swimmingpool patio/braai area is encapsulated by a timber horizontally slatted featurewall, which wraps up to the underside of the ceiling, beautifully lit and intentionallyreflects back into the black painted swimming pool with timber decking surround,which creates an illusion of enclosing this space.
Furniture waspurposely selected to compliment the architecture and interior design, and thebrief by client of minimalistic opulence, supplied mainly by Molteni and C,Floss, Kundalini and Royal Botania outdoor furniture.
As thebuilding system was foreign to the local builders in the area, the architectshad to coach them through the construction to ensure the vision created wouldbe realized.
The entireteam involved in this project as well as the clients, are extremely proud andhappy with the superb end result of a project well executed!