Lighting design played a big part in this, with Boscolo working with The Foundry Light + Design to create tone, levels and mood options throughout and a contemporary lighting scheme that catered for various types of occasions. Low ceiling heights led to a carefully structured lighting plan that mixed multiple layers, to ensure that each space was well lit as well as giving options, such as a bright family ambience, or a more intimate setting used for entertaining guests. Subtle trimless downlights have been used to suit the contemporary, architectural character of the home, as well as dimmers and discreet directional fittings to highlight the clients artwork and key furniture pieces.
The flooring is a mixture of dark stained engineered wenge, chosen for its slick look and hardwearing properties, with the clients’ dogs a constant consideration. With the dark floor punctuating the space, the colour palette is mainly white and grey, partly chosen for it’s clean, modern feel, but also because the main room, spanning 8 metres, benefits from maximum natural light at only one end of the space. Warmth is brought in with soft textures and finishes such as the large, bespoke silk rugs, varying upholstery fabrics – mainly Zinc Textile, as well as pinch pleat curtains from Romo.