Light, glass and stoneware for a private home in Lisbon
Contrasting materials for an interior with a contemporary mood.
The design of this light-filled private home takes its inspiration from the characteristics of the apartment itself. The main aim was to transform originally compartmental spaces, typical of a home with an old-fashioned layout, into rooms which seem to “flow” naturally into each other.
In achieving this, there is no doubt that the materials used played a key role in this interior architecture project in Lisbon, starting from the use of glass for almost imperceptible partitions instead of masonry walls, which would, of course, have had greater visual impact. This enables the light to vibrate and pass freely from room to room, through interiors given a welcoming air partly by the choice of neutral and natural shades for the paintwork and furnishings.
The floor and wall coverings are in materials in elegant, classical style, such as wood, alongside the contemporary mood of Terramix concrete/terracotta-effect stoneware. Two materials intentionally chosen incontrasting shades: the warmth of wood and a pale, dusty hue for the concrete/terracotta-effect stoneware, with both coverings installed in the same pattern: herringbone.
In fact, in the living area the elegant, classical parquet flooring is interrupted by a modern carpet of Terramix, which uses the same zigzag herringbone layout. Terramix also decorates the floor and backsplash of the kitchen.
The product chosen for the bathroom, on the other hand, is Mystone Quarzite, the stone-effect stoneware collection inspired by the metamorphic rock of the same name. In this project, Mystone Quarzite was chosen in the Ghiaccio shade and in the 30x120 cm and 60x60 cm sizes to cover the floor, the walls and the bathroom counter.
The almost shiny appearance of Mystone Quarzite, together with its accurate reproduction of the colouring and tactile appeal of the inspiration material, definitely plays a fundamental role in this interior design project, helping to render the rooms of this splendid home welcoming and contemporary.
Ph: Eduardo Nascimento