How many years can you live in a house that just doesn't work for you, right?
Renovated house in Moshav Lapid, interior design: Yara Krakover (Photo: Itay Banit)
All the old windows were replaced with new, wide windows, with a black aluminum frame (photo: Itay Banit)
Renovation of a private house in Moshav Lapid
about 200 square meters
a couple + their 4 children
Dining table and chairs:
ZAGA chain Dining corners
"I call this project 'the house in green'," says interior designer Yara Krakover On the private house in Moshav Lapid that underwent a massive renovation under her hands and was designed in a variety of green tones. "The clients are a couple and their four children who moved into the house several years ago without making any changes to it, and now they felt it was time to make a change and adapt the house to their needs.
" "The division that existed in the old house It was not functional for them, and did not realize the potential embodied in the generous space of the house.
That's why, first and foremost, we started with preliminary planning and redistribution of the areas, combining the clients' dream list and my design vision," she continues.
The color palette is clean and minimalistic and includes white, wood with touches of black (photo: Itai Banit)
The only splashes of color come from a smoky Nordic green variety - the kitchen (photo: Itay Banit)
A dining area that is highlighted by a unique lighting fixture that hangs above it (Photo: Itay Banit)
The house is divided into three levels: the lower level is intended for a public space that includes a living room, kitchen and dining area.
On the middle level is a foyer leading to the children's bedrooms and on the upper level is the spacious master suite.
In order to create an atmosphere that induces warmth and calm in a combination of airy space and clean design, Krakover chose a color palette that combines wood, white, green and a combination of black with touches and accents.
All over the house, the old windows were replaced with new, large windows, which let in natural light and, of course, allow a view of the garden that surrounds the house.
The profile chosen for the windows is a black aluminum profile in a thin and delicate frame, and in some of the windows there is a division into grids.
A dining area stands exactly between the kitchen and the living room (photo: Itay Benit)
The wood paneling in the living room was painted the same shade as the kitchen cabinets, thus creating a connection and unification between the spaces (Photo: Itay Benit)
The public space, which was divided into separate areas, was opened and became one open and spacious space containing a living room, kitchen and dining area.
The colors chosen for the kitchen are white and wood, while the lower cabinets of the kitchen were painted in a Nordic green shade.
To create a uniform line on the floor, a TV wall was designed in the living room with a wooden sideboard hanging on it and behind it a wall covering painted in a shade of green matching the kitchen and finished with CNC engravings.
The result is a power wall that connects the kitchen to the living room.
Between the spaces is a round dining area intended for family meals.
A light fixture in the shape of a dome was hung above the dining area.
The lamp emphasizes the uniqueness of the dining area and blends in its black color with the chairs that stand around the light wooden table.
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A reading corner at the bottom of the stairs and a black fireplace next to it (photo: Itay Banit)
Those going up and down the stairs can reach out and pull out a book from the high library (photo: Itay Banit)
The old built stairs of the house were replaced with light stairs in a combination of iron and wood and next to it a library that rises to a height of 4 meters and where the books collected by the owners of the house are arranged over the years.
"The proximity between the library and the staircase is such that it allows those going up the stairs to reach out and pull a book from one of the shelves. At the bottom of the stairs I created a cozy and inviting space with an armchair and a rug that serves as a reading area separated from the living room by an iron mantel whose design matches the stairs. On the right side of the iron mantel there is a fireplace that heats the customers in the winter," says Krakover.
It was important to the customers that the new design created storage spaces that they lacked, so a closet for coats, shoes and bags was integrated into the entrance hall, which helps keep the entrance clean of clutter and orderly.
A unique lighting fixture dangles from the four-meter-high ceiling that illuminates the space and creates an impressive entrance.
Green in the bedroom as well - an accent wall along which both the double bed and a pleasant and bright work area were placed (photo: Itay Benit)
Tiles painted in graphite and white.
Master's bathroom (photo: Itay Banit)
It's nice to work from home like this.
A work area in the parents' bedroom (photo: Itay Banit)
The master suite on the upper level has been redistributed and now includes a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet.
Continuing with the rest of the house, the walls of the room were painted a deep green tone that is softened and balanced by soft pink tones in the textile items.
"To allow the owner of the house to sometimes work from home as well, we added a combined work desk with a dresser next to the bed. Wide windows bring natural light into the room and thus instill a calm and pleasant atmosphere," says the designer.
The parents' bathroom was designed in light gray tones with a painted tile floor in graphite and white tones.
The cladding of the bathroom goes up to half the height of the walls and on top of it the walls were painted with a light gray gloss.
A carpentry cabinet made of natural wood completes the look and creates a warm and pampering feeling.
Wallpaper of the world map in the teenage son's room (photo: Itay Banit)
Clean and airy design in shades of white.
The teenage daughter's room (Photo: Itay Banit)
The children's rooms were designed so that they could accompany the children over the years: the teenager's room was designed in white tones for a clean and airy look.
A custom carpentry cabinet wraps around the large window and under it is a bench with storage used for times of leisure and reading.
The teenage son's room is decorated in soft gray tones with the central wall covered in world map wallpaper and the surrounding furniture completes the look with subtle black touches.
Between the children's rooms is the general bathroom that they share.
This room is paved with gray ornate tiles that create interest in the space, while the walls are covered with large tiles and maintain a clean look.
In the renovation, another bathroom was also added for the benefit of the members of the house and it incorporates a laundry area.
In this space, a carpentry cabinet painted in a green shade that throws a colorful wink into the room next to it, designed in light gray tones.
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