It’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ In This Young Family’s 150-sqm Transitional Style Condo!
In this gorgeous 150-sqm unit, a sophisticated sense of style clearly permeates every nook and cranny, making the space look like a designer home typically seen in fashion capitals around the world. Home to a young couple and their two sons, the lady of the house professes the family’s love for travelling. She names Rome, Paris, New York, Vancouver, Singapore, and Hong Kong among their favorite destinations. It is no wonder that their home reflects a global aesthetic, combining the best in traditional and contemporary styles to achieve a classic and classy look.
The couple worked with interior designer Rock Robins who sparked a great friendship with the wife as they shared not only a similar preference for transitional style interiors but also identical tastes in fashion and accessories. Rock applied the couple’s favorite colors of gray and blue throughout the unit, adding beige and cream as accents to create a cosmopolitan vibe. The soothing gray palette is brought to life by the golden touches found in the splendid custom-made chandelier in the living area and gold-painted side cabinet in the dining area. Rock deftly combines printed draperies with an agate-inspired rug, balancing the mix with a modern cream colored sofa and a simple wooden coffee table in the living room.
In the dining room is a beautiful, simple, solid wood dining table and offset it with dining chairs in differing patterns and heights while a custom-made golden chandelier serves as a sparkling focal point for the space. Main walls in both areas were decorated with exquisite Fornasetti wallpapers proving that design, indeed, is in the details.
The living and dining areas showcase Rock’s knack for mixing patterns together to create a glamorous setting. “The trick is using scales as well as colors and shade,” the interior designer reveals.
Since the wife is an avid cook, Rock paid special attention to the kitchen. It is sleek and minimalistic with its stark white cabinets contrasting sharply against the dark countertops and glossy subway tiles. The kitchen is clean and classically modern with state-of-the-art Miele appliances for the woman of the house who loves to cook with her family.
In the bedrooms, the design was kept classic and classy with dashing tufted headboards and comfy beddings. One bedroom sports soothing tones of blues and grays, livened up by the tufted headboard in a bright aqua hue.
The other bedroom, on the other hand, is a combination of dark gray walls and cream textures.
The boys’ room is a playful blue and white departure from the rest of the unit’s transitional style. The blue camouflage bedding adds to the youthful masculine vibe of the space. Using a blue and white color scheme, Rock adds orange pillow accents for a more youthful quality.
If you look around you will notice that each area reminds you of a different country. The living room is very French, steps away is a kitchen in New York, while the bedrooms are as posh as London. Traveling out might be a part of their nature but it is surely part of their home as well. For the young family making this their new home, you can be certain that their discerning style will carry over to their everyday life as they live “la dolce vita.”
This story first appeared on CondoLiving 2016 Vol. 11.3. Edits have been made for CondoLiving.OneMega.com.