Congratulations go to aliceC for winning the September HomeByMe Project of the Month! Her project, Avec vue sur la Mer…, is a fantastic combination of artistic creativity and a unique architectural approach. Everywhere you look, you’ll find challenging new ways of defining space and adapting patterns at slightly different scales to create such a beautiful home.
Here we can see how the importance of using faceted (rounded) spaces defines the interior and exterior. The pattern is similar, but the size and number used is slightly different to suit each of the five rooms. The same theme is carried through to the great little terraces that add another level of interest to the design.
Let’s start the tour at the entrance (blue arrow). As we approached the house we could appreciate the overall structural design, but once we’re inside we can start to see how it is subtly altered in each of the rooms. The kitchen/bedroom wall is the backbone of the home with the other rooms spiraling around it
Looking back toward the entryway reminds us that we are in a totally different type of home with just the right amount of furnishings, subdued colors and contrasting textures.
The dining and kitchen areas are one and the openness combined with all the windows make it bright and spacious.
The warmth and comfort of wood is used throughout with dabs of bright color to catch the eye.
Kitchen furnishings contrast strongly in color, yet still work together beautifully. The island is on wheels and can be easily moved to create new arrangements.
Casual seating and an elegant sideboard add functionality without taking up much space.
A cozy and comfortable seating arrangement in front of the fireplace invites you to linger. Or you can use the home office in the opposite corner or even step outside onto one of the delightful little terraces.
A wall of windows can brighten or tone down the bedroom to suit your needs. Once again wood adds the finishing touch to the muted color palette and a slightly different wall texture make it feel like a true hideaway where you can relax.
Big glass windows let in plenty of light for the cacti and keep the bathroom bright, even with the darker wall tiles.
Like the entire home, only what is absolutely necessary is included when it comes to furnishings. Now we find ourselves back at the entry way. I’ll leave you alone and you can explore as much as you like. I’m sure you’ll find many more details that make this such an amazing home!
It’s your turn!