Hidden in the depths of the huge and bustling city of Hong Kong, there is a family of four who are comfortably relaxing in a homely retreat which gives them a sense of peace amongst the chaos.
A focal point for a bohemian chic penthouse and a great accent to a modern bachelor’s apartment; Kara Smith from Smith and Firestone Associates Luxury Interior Design may have been looking for two completely different missing pieces when designing two suites for the Residences at W Hollywood, but she found one common solution.
Inner City Style
The first time award-winning, Sydney-based interior designer Pia Francesca Ruggeri specified an EcoSmart Fire was for her new home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. The reason? She specifically wanted to have the ambience of an open fire, but knew a traditional fireplace wasn’t feasible given she lives in an apartment.
This sophisticated and stylish kitchen, with its emphasis on quality fittings and appliances, is perfect for entertaining; in bringing together architectural detail and streamlined design, Lee Hardcastle from Enigma Interiors, Queensland’s most awarded kitchen company, has created a multi-purpose space for his client.
Ribbon of Fire
How do you bring a sense of warmth and ambience to a living room built of concrete, steel and glass while maintaining a sense of continuity with the home’s design?
Design professional Susan Jay has a simple design philosophy: “I believe my clients’ lifestyle dictates the design,” she says. “The design is a portrait of their lifestyle.”
One of the biggest challenges faced by modern designers is achieving the delicate balance between form and function.