House in Bassersdorf
In this case, I was part of the project at the very beginning. The clients, with the coaching and supervision of an architect, embarked on a full and thorough renovation of this 50’s family home. This family needed help to define the overall concept, the visual result and the style of the complete house, the color combination and of course the furniture. This led to many decisions; floor, tiles, color scheme, carpenter work but above all also to basic matters such as “how much should stay from the original house?”. Indeed it was important to “save” some of the original architectural features of the house. The wooden ceiling and the walls are too beautiful to disappear into plain white! On the other hand, larger windows are more than welcome! It was also early enough to give them advice on the carpenter work. Built-in furniture such as cupboards, wardrobe and bench in the entrance, sideboard in the bedroom are not just practical but are also esthetically attractive. Bordeaux, pink, blue and grey, dominate the color scheme. The beautiful Hay sofa gives a great color accent to the living room. A couple of other pieces of furniture are from Vitra. There are some cool pieces making a statement; the large Jean Prouvé table, timeless lamps from George Nelson, Ay Illuminate and Gras, fun cushions from Maison de Vacances, comfortable rug and a group of hanging mirrors. The beautiful curtains offer coziness and provide the final note. Although there was much done to this house, it kept its identity and remained loyal to its origins.
It is a good-looking house that perfectly suits the good humor of its inhabitants.
Photos: Sarah Vonesch