BANTRY BAY | CAPE TOWN | 2020
Design elements subtly carried throughout a space create an uninterrupted flow for a visually engaging experience. Repeated use of colour, or a particular material, can bring together an open-plan space, effortlessly transitioning from one area to another.
An interior that echoes the tranquillity of the ocean, was achieved in this beautiful apartment by repeating the soft mocha colour and brass details in the cabinetry throughout. The kitchen features matt wrapped cabinet fronts with brass detail in the finger-grip channels, paired with mirror flecked off-white engineered stone countertops, and bronze mirror backsplash. The soft lighting, installed at various levels, creates a depth of dimension that can be adapted according to mood.
The adjoining dining area features a sideboard constructed of the same board that was used to frame the kitchen cabinets, and repeats the brass finger-grip detail. In other areas of the apartment, the mocha colour was skilfully replicated with spray-painted finishes.
Lighting plays an important role in setting the scene. Did you know that there are three levels of lighting that should be taken into consideration? They are: mood lighting, task lighting, and ambient lighting.
Mirrored backsplashes are a great option to create the illusion of space. In this apartment the mirrored backsplash doubles up the volume of the kitchen, much the same way that mirrors in a elevator create an infinite mirror.
Metallic details, such as the brass inlays and the flecks in the engineered stone, pick up the natural light bringing a liveliness to the space. Adding small reflective elements to an area with matt finishes prevents the space from becoming seemingly dull and uninteresting.
Conversely, adding matt details to an area with reflective or high-gloss finishes will aid in toning down the intensity of the sheen which may be overwhelming.
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