DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
Synergy of Purpose
19 JULY 2012
A single house stood on this prime piece of Sandton real estate before it was demolished to make way for a development of five units. This finely crafted example spans 1 000m2 under roof, on a stand of 1 200m2.
The brief to interior designer Romi Kaplan was for a contemporary signature with the introduction of colour in certain interiors. She recalls: ‘At our first meeting the initial scheme was presented and the complete interior handwriting decided upon; at this point I realised that my client knew exactly what was required and how the final result should look.
‘As a designer, from the outset I believe visualisation is key. After seeing a home that I’m asked to furnish and decorate, I spend endless enjoyable hours – often late into the night – conceptualising as to how the scheme will eventually turn out.
‘In this case, for the sitting room and dining room I chose a neutral colour scheme, using different textures and interesting wallpapers to create the shell for a practical, livable space. I opted to place the TV in the formal lounge, as this seemed to be the place where the client and his guests chose to relax and interact. Coordination and concealment were preferable here in the formal lounge so I installed two custom-designed cabinets that house all necessary equipment for the home automation system.’
July/August 2012 Issue
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ALANKA on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 21:19 PM
The pictures do not do this house justice. simply stunning in every way well done Romi @ r kaplan interiors !!
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|The entrance hall makes a definitive statement, the pair of chairs here are by p. Maldini, glass vases by Hoy P’loy coordinate effectively with the rug. (All rugs supplied by Paco)|
Credit(s): location: Atholl, Sandton & interior design: Romi Kaplan
|Green scatter cushions in a fabric from Mavromac continue the colour palette through to the adjoining patio.
Limestone plinths were used as the chaise bases.|
|The Elitis wallpaper used in the main suite gives the effect of crushed paper; it is innovative yet still not too bold for this interior. Mirrors are by p. Maldini. |