Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents is flash of natural greenery adds not
only a colour boost to the interior, but also a
wonderful connection between indoors and out.
This corner of the main bedroom, used as a reading area, features a wall of glazing, bringing the green
of the forest into the home. The chaise -- a huge 3.2m long -- is upholstered in beige leather and designed
by Acento. A patchwork kilim adds softness to this calm corner of the home.
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second living room that's used as a family
room. is flows into a dining room, plus a
bathroom, kitchen and laundry. e living
rooms open out to a semi-covered space
with a deck and, further out, a swimming
pool, which give the owners a wonderful
lifestyle edge to their home. On the upper
floor are the more intimate zones: a main
bedroom with ensuite, two children's
bedrooms (also with ensuite) and a study-
library overlooking the family room below.
"We were given complete freedom, but it
was also a job in which the clients took an
active role in defining spaces and materials...
Luckily, there were many coincidences
[between the clients' wishes and our
designs], so when we did not agree, we
reached the best solution regardless of who
had put forward the ideas," says architect
Jorge. e result? A contemporary home
with a raw, organic edge. I
collection of furniture. A mix of
international pieces combine with some
designed by Acento and others by the
great masters of the 20th century to give a
designer look, cutting the organic feel of the
interior to add a marked contemporary style.
Italian-designed sofas and chairs dwell
easily here with natural fibres on the floor
and in personal collections. Colours are
tonal, transitioning from white to grey,
and latte to brown, and intermingling with
the subtle shades of the forest outside. e
result is sober, but not overwhelmingly
so, and sophisticated, but warm. "Our
job is holistic," says Eliana of the design
process. " ere is no distinction between the
architectural work and its interior design.
Everything is planned."
e interior is laid out over two storeys.
On the ground floor, there are an entrance
hall, a living room with fireplace and a
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