Different shade of vintage
Fotograf: Yassen Hristov
Id sesji: 160.1.2
This project started with colours. Huge windows and big living spaces bring natural light inside. That is why the designer, Patrycja Rabińska, could use darker colours to make interiors both outstanding and cozy. The grey walls are the nice background for the stylish 50 and 60 year Scandinavian furniture and also for expressive accessories chosen by the investors.
The idea of creating space in various shades of grey came from the picture of Baxter’s leather sofa placed near dark walls. Their colour was hard to define and… investors loved it! They already knew that the floor should be made from ashy brown brushed oak and the wall would be greyish blue with delicate touches of gold. The designer and her clients liked it as a background for the old Scandinavian furniture made from teakwood. The furniture was found in the on-line shop with second hand accessories. And it was the basis for the project.
The fact that the owners of this house liked unique designs and high quality execution also had affected the way the living space for their family was created. That was why the designer decided to use more expensive materials to finish floor and walls: natural wood, decorative cencrete, various kinds of stones, fancy wallpapers. Tom Dixon, Alessi, Bo Concept, Seletti, Zehnder and other respected brands have been chosen as the top choice for furniture, ligthing, appliances, sanitary ceramics, faucets etc.
All stationary, bespoke elements are neutral and companionate. They have chaste forms. Together with monochromatic surroundings they would be a little boring, so the designer proposed to use some more decorative and eye-catching elements: big table made from light wood and the spectacular chandelier in the kitchen, the iconic pendant „Under the Bell” from Muuto and the vintage Danish desk in the office, or the very original mirror in the bedroom.
The owners like expressive decorations and variety of their shapes what was the key to choose lamps – each one is different from another and each light is very special. Even though interiors in the house make the coherent unity. Also children’s bedrooms were designed to compeer the rest of the house, however they still remain childish and cosy.
Not only visual effects were important to the designer and her clients but also a pleasure of touching. That is why there are carefully chosen wallpapers and fabrics in the whole house. Brands speaks for themselves: Elitis, Arte, Cole & Son.
Patrycja Rabińska is an interior designer and a scenographer who graduated Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her projects mix both fields of her interests. She treats the process of designing interiors like painting – using not clear colours’ palette and making not obvious arrangements of colours and shapes. She also makes stylization for photo sessions, so the interiors shown in the pictures are complete and tell some stories.