A home is an extension of the resident's temperament. The choices of a lamp or a tea table reflect outward taste. The spaces beyond the tangible, referred to as the "imaginary," convey an introspective attitude. Through reconfiguration and overlap of the tangible and intangible, interweaving of materials, the designer presents intricacy within simplicity. The transformation of complexity into simplicity in design creates a home that harmonizes with the resident's inner sanctuary.
Based on the homeowner's usage needs, the layout of three bedrooms was transformed into two, not only making the 79.2㎡ area feel more spacious but also addressing the issues of convoluted corridors and irregular spaces resulting from the segmentation of the layout. The interior floor plan was integrated into a clear vertical intersecting system, allowing the living room, open kitchen, dining room, and other communal spaces to have distinct definitions while allowing clear visual connections between them. The shared wall between the living room and the guest bedroom extends outward, aligning with the kitchen appliance cabinet wall that faces the corridor. This not only improves the spatial relationships but also serves as a functional TV cabinet wall. The guest bedroom also benefits from ample wardrobe space.
When viewed from the sofa area towards the TV wall, the full-length mirror on the left side and the corridor on the right visually extend the depth of the interior. The use of the same mineral-based paint on the ceiling, walls, and floor of the communal space also enhances the sense of expansiveness. The suspended cabinets and spatial divisions create a sense of lightness for necessary storage, while natural light filtering through wooden blinds creates an interplay of light and shadows. There is no intricate stacking of materials and colors in the space. Shades of gray, beige, and smoky wood overlay each other, presenting a delicate and serene backdrop. Textured and expressive stone materials are cleverly positioned in the lower part of the space, adding visual interest without disrupting the overall ambiance. The same materials and design approach extend to the bedroom area, with transitions in the flooring material clearly indicating different spatial functions.
The bedroom features wooden flooring paired with an earth-toned color scheme, adding a warm ambiance to the sleeping area. Windows with added adjustable blinds offer better control of incoming light, creating an optimal sleep environment for residents. The master bedroom includes a study corner that can flexibly double as a dressing area. Sliding doors for the study and concealed door panels for the bathroom contribute to a clean and tidy spatial arrangement. Meanwhile, the open shelving acts as small variations within the space, introducing lively dynamics through the combination of wood and metal, as well as different thicknesses of shelves.
The guest bedroom will be transformed into a room dedicated to caring for elderly parents in the future. The headboard wall is designed with a soft material covering, featuring fabric textures and segmented lines, and with a small section of wood at the corner to ensure consistency with the design vocabulary of other spaces within the house. Some of the storage cabinets are fitted with brown glass doors, meeting both display requirements and dust-prevention needs. This design approach aligns the space with the overall aesthetic while accommodating practical functionality.