How to choose an architect
These days, many people use the help of architects and interior designers when furnishing their homes. The market has a wide range of companies or individuals who engage in these practices, so how does one make the right decision?
First of all, it’s important to establish what services are being sought after. Either it’s inspiration, advice or the implementation of a proposal. Not all architects and designer have extensive experience with realization, which may at a later stage indicate problems with budget uncertainty or errors in the design and inability to implement all elements according to schedule.
Secondly, it also depends on the design style. It is necessary to choose an architect that is closest to what one prefers. In most cases, companies are specialized in one or several styles, yet cannot provide quality suggestions for other segments.
We at Archstyl, are trying to provide for our clients, professional services from design to implementation and ensure everything so that the client is always happy at the end.
81 m2of living space
1month to design
3months to deliver
81 m2of living space
1month to design
3months to deliver
At first glance, this newly built apartment shows noticeable traditional elements of Scandinavian design. The décor is simple, airy and light, supplemented by wood tones on solid wood floors and furniture. The variety of materials and textures lends its artistic nature. This is also distinctive for the apartment owners, who share a very close relationship with art. A positive influence on our cooperation and communication, as artists and designer are very similar. Where we collectively aim to find perfection that may never be achieved, yet it still motivates them to improve themselves.
White dominates the interior, found on the walls and custom-made furniture. It’s done with the combination of sprayed MDF gloss finish and lacquered walnut veneer. An interesting design features tiles with ornaments from the Spanish company Porcelanosa. The floor is made of solid brushed oak.
Material contrast is expressed through the color scheme. Smooth white sprayed surfaces in the form of high gloss contrasts with the walnut veneer surfaces and lightly structured relief of ornamental concrete pavement.
The apartment is situated to the southwest. The original layout belongs among the standard of today’s times. Some of the rooms are interlinked and provide a day and night zone. The developer offered the possibility to incorporate a fireplace into the interior.
We ended up not taking them up on their offer, but instead removed the partition between the preparation for the fireplace and living room. The resulting room is better lit and provides a place for the library, which also forms the back wall of the shoe cabinet.
- Kitchen and living room
Kitchen and dining room
A modern white kitchen without upper wall cabinets is not so common these days. Though regarding storage space, the owners aren’t missing out. It’s actually artfully integrated into the longitudinal walls of the kitchen where it fulfills several functions. Offering a comfortable cushioned seating for an afternoon rest, sufficient amount of storage space and conceals the many built-in appliances.
The end segment of the kitchen walls also forms part of the storage space for the entrance area. The entrance also complements a fully-mirrored wall. The mirror we divided into several parts in order to allow access to the control cabinet which is hidden behind it.
The living room, unlike the modern kitchen, is more tuned to the retro style. It’s simple, we’’-lit and without unnecessary furniture. Although we find many elements which certainly captivate the attention and attract non-traditional solitary pieces.
The sole representative of the modern era, which is found in the living room in its rightful place, a TV. In addition, there remained only space for the owner’s favorite paintings.
When designing the interior of the apartment, we will always try to gently incorporate the amount of storage space. Each interior, which takes place in the everyday family life, must be foremost functional. At first glance, you would not be able to guess how much storage is available to the owners.
The entire kitchen-dining wall conceals build-in appliances and kitchen cabinets. Also included is a built-in wardrobe and a number of outlets. Moreover, it also serves as a place to sit at the dining table. The storage transitions smoothly into the hall and visually separates the living area from the entrance.
Bathroom and toilet
The presence of the window is a dream of many apartment owners. This makes the bathroom nicely lit, allowing us to conveniently define the design character. Also incorporated in the space, acting untraditional yet unforced, is a raised podium with ornamental designs.
The space inside the WC has allowed us to install a vanity unit under the sink, another way this an unused space becomes useful. A large mirror visually expands the space. Materials and design of the WC does not visually lag behind the design of the bathroom.
Furniture within the interior was designed and manufactured by us for the client’s needs. It attracts attention through simplicity, functionality, and attention to detail.
Furniture design takes on the colors and materials of the entire interior. A combination of sprayed and upholstered surfaces creates harmony in the whole apartment and a sense of material balance.
An attention to detail can be found across the entire apartment. The variety of materials within various design elements represents true quality. Whether it’s carved side tables, hand-blown glass lamps in the dining room, or even the milled handles on the kitchen cabinets.
Of course, part of the chapter is in itself the owner’s collection of art, paintings and books that supply the entire apartment with unique character.