The villas, especially the most modern ones, are wonderful with their spacious, connected, elevated and bright spaces. But the features that we like so much are also responsible for considerable decoration challenges! The huge walls, the union of spaces with functions as different as cooking and relaxing and the ceilings so high (due to the double height) make it difficult to create more welcoming environments and ask questions about the best way to enjoy and beautify them. Even houses without double ceilings end up having more generous dimensions than apartments, making it equally challenging. But these setbacks are nothing for a good decorating and interior design cabinet, like Alpha Details.
Professional decorators have the means, knowledge and experience to be more successful than anyone who tries a project of this dimension on their own, and should always be consulted. How wonderful it is to enter an entrance hall or an open space with a double height… We at homify are passionate about these areas of light and air, which give the feeling of freedom unique to today's homes! But, as much as we like this detail, we know that it causes some setbacks, namely with regard to artificial lighting, which should be studied and placed strategically and with class, to give style and provide the necessary clarity in such a large area.
In this Alpha Details project, which took care of the total decoration of a villa in Albufeira, the professionals chose to place a large suspended lamp, which hangs from the ceiling on the first floor to where the ceiling on the ground floor would be. In addition to this element, which provides intense lighting and a strong modern image, spotlights in the areas of lower ceiling are added for indirect lighting. This solution provides a bold look and is very modern.
We were surrendered and already figured out ways to replicate it at home! In the wide and connected spaces, which add different functionalities, there is always the need to create some separations, if not physical, at least visual. A hollow bookcase, built to the dimensions of the plan, proves to be a perfect solution, as we see in this project, where the living room is separated from the dining room using this strategy.
Another aspect to take into account is the dimensions ... A small sofa or few furniture will leave a feeling of desolation that you will want to avoid.
Even in different areas, such as the kitchen and the living room, it is essential to obtain a coherent image that combines all the features in a single image. Here the solution was to introduce identical wood details in all functional areas. The fast food counter in the kitchen, the niche bookcase in the living room, and the hollow bookcase, which we mentioned earlier, are the elements responsible for doing this function in this space.
What to do with a very large wall?
Leave empty? Be sad!
Put only large frames with frames? It doesn't look very modern.
Put too many small frames? It looks like the wall is splattered because of its size ...
Covering the entire wall with interesting material that adds style to the environment is an excellent idea! Wallpaper, wood or stone are winning suggestions. In this work, the professionals covered the entire wall behind the television with sumptuous marble and it was wonderful!
Like wall decorations, support furniture must also have adequate dimensions and a unified aesthetic, to obtain the best image. And in this case only a custom job can provide the main result!