The green fabric sofa in the living room is a focal point of color in the public space (photo: Oren Amos)
As a start, it was agreed to choose neutral gray flooring colors and move forward from there.
A contractor's apartment with a dramatic design in Gani Tikva (Photo: Oren Amos)
Design of a 5.5-room contractor apartment in Gani Tikva
couple + 3
125 square meters
Interior design and planning:
Sisi Arzi - Studio 73
half a million shekels
Freshness, drama and luxury. These are the three things that were important to designer Sisi Arzi from Studio 73 To obtain a house design contractor in Gani Tikva.
The family chose her to design their apartment for the second time.
This time, she joined the process from the very beginning, even from the purchase of the apartment when there was nothing else in the area.
In the first construction stages of the building, there is a focus on choosing tiles and changing plans according to contractor requests.
As far as choosing a style, design and color palette is concerned, this is a rather early stage to be closed on at the purchase stage, because the style and taste can still change.
That's why Arzi and the owner of the apartment decided on two things: 1. to choose gray flooring colors that would be in neutral shades 2. that a change in the plans should be made.
The kitchen was enlarged at the expense of the canceled guest services (photo: Oren Amos)
The power wall in the living room was designed even before the apartment was built (photo: Oren Amos)
For three years the designer Sissy Erzi accompanied the family with the new apartment purchased from the contractor.
The project was planned from the purchase to the last item.
Already in the first stages, Arzi planned a central and long power wall, which would combine decorative storage and a large 75-inch television, she prepared all the infrastructure for this according to a precise plan that she prepared in advance.
In addition, the client works in the restaurant industry and loves to cook and entertain, and it was very important to her to invest in the kitchen and have it serve her needs.
Therefore, they decided to cancel the guest services at the entrance to the house and thereby enlarge the kitchen and give it a larger and more central presence in the space, with lots of storage spaces and a large island.
The resulting apartment space is actually a spice mode and the kitchen gets a big presence in it.
"In the first stages of the project, he demanded changes from the contractor that included canceling guest services at the entrance to the house in order to open up and enlarge the public space, moving the electrical and communication panel, changes in the master suite that included changes to the wall structure, enlarging and expanding the bathroom, canceling the closet and a side and intimate entrance more into the bathroom. These changes created a more spacious and open room with much more storage. Besides these essential changes, the water, electricity and lighting infrastructures in the apartment were changed and upgraded according to the new needs and the new design," says Arzi.
Touches of green in the lighting fixtures (photo: Oren Amos)
Arzi called this project "fine and rough house" (Photo: Oren Amos)
Phase B: refreshing green
Seven months before receiving the key, Arzi and the owner of the apartment began to formulate the desired color palette, which included bright and dramatic colors in refreshing and powerful green tones with touches of neutral colors: white, gray and black.
Erzi called this project "fine and rough house" which is her source of inspiration for the design.
"The design idea is to maintain a clean line on the one hand, but also rough parts, more interesting textures and bright colors to create interest. "It was important for me to create a design that is timeless.
One that will not get tired too quickly and will not be another passing trend.
Unique and comfortable, one that the customers will feel comfortable in even in a few years," says Arzi.
"We chose green, as the dominant color. However, because of the dominance, we controlled the dose of the color, its load and its repetition in the different spaces in the house, according to the feelings the client wanted to feel in each space. For example, in the bathrooms, which were very neutral, we decided to put more of the color green. On the other hand, in the room In the bedroom we did not want to create congestion, but silence. And there you can see that only the lighting fixtures next to the bed are green. In the public space, we chose a green sofa that is a focal point of color. We wanted the sofa to be refined, but also comfortable and dominant. So we chose a strong and dominant green fabric sofa that is It formed the central focus of the open space and the surrounding spaces were more moderate, quiet and calm," she explains.
"In the bedroom we wanted to create silence, not clutter" (Photo: Oren Amos)
"In the bathrooms, which were very neutral, we decided to put more of the green color" (Photo: Oren Amos)
The combination of neutral touches maintains an elegant, luxurious and clean look (Photo: Oren Amos)
Next to the dominant green, the neutral colors were also integrated: white, black and gray, which stood out mainly in the central space in the kitchen, in the furniture and the power wall.
The kitchen was chosen in a graphite gray color and was carefully designed according to the needs of the owner of the apartment whose world is the restaurant sector and therefore, it was important for her to have a kitchen that would meet her needs: maximum storage and work surfaces.
The choice of the gray color comes from the neutral place of the color, one that will correspond with the bathroom spaces chosen three years earlier.
Against the background of the gray kitchen, lighting fixtures in green shades were chosen in a subtle dose and maintain an elegant, luxurious and clean appearance.
In the rest of the house, the black color was integrated in certain touches such as the lighting, chairs and carpentry and also in the master suite, where a black glass cabinet was purchased that incorporates a television.
"We chose modern and contemporary furniture as I constantly try to maintain a clean design alongside practicality. The furniture combined with the green shade conveys freshness, growth, luxury and balance. This is exactly the feeling I wanted them to feel inside the house," says Arzi.
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