The house was build in 1881, reattached from two previously smaller houses. Prior to the renovation the interior lacked atmosphere and domesticity. Studio Ho’s approach was to create a warm and authentic space for the client with a balance between functionality and aesthetics. Studio Ho loves to combine both contemporary design elements with ethnic collectibles; inspired by the aesthetic of Japanese ‘wabi sabi’. Natural colours and materials combined with simple clean lines; to allow the ethnic objects to stand out in the interior.
A limited palette of white and beige limewashed walls, rustic wooden panels, white, grey riverwashed Neolith surfaces, natural stone ceramics flooring and contrasting black powder-coated steel accents; to create a well-balanced and atmospheric interior.
The living room is separated from the kitchen and dining room. The family can use both spaces separately, this creates a great deal of privacy. Natural warm brown, beige tints and black steel details set the tone in the interior, which includes a cozy built-in gas fire next to the dining table. Dining tabletop; made from antique Chinese elm wood.
Interior styling / contemporary / ethnic