We recently received photos and information about a project designed by studio MO..OW design based in Moscow, Russian Federation. Here is the press release we were sent: “This new apartment location on the coast of Marbella, Spain has been chosen by the client due to its wonderful view of Gibraltar.The client wished to completely change the existing Andalusian style of interior. We chose high-tech style as subconsciously opposite to extremely hot weather during almost entire year in this area. In this project the vertical plan carries the main idea of the design. Curves were drawn in vertical plan and were pushed horizontally.
There are two basic parts as the result – two surfaces in the salon smoothly flow from ceilings to the walls and then to the floor. One of them made of glass, works as a semi-mirrored wall and doubles the space. On the opposite side and in the center of the apartment there is another surface made from three different materials: zebrano wood on the floor, framing of leather “Ferrari” color on the wall and white glass on the ceiling as a central lighting of the room. The rest of the walls in the salon were covered by beige marble as a symbol of sandy beaches along the coast. We suggested green marble as a cladding for the bathroom which has a view to inner yard, and blue marble for another bathroom with amazing sea view”. Have a look at the photos and tell us what you think of the results!
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.