- Article by D'Cruz Design Group
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Designer: Andrea D’Cruz of D’Cruz Design Group (former director of RLD)
Photographer: Nicholas Watt
The initial scope of works encompassed a full design exercise in amalgamating the top floor apartment and three-bedroom apartment below into one luxurious five-bedroom penthouse apartment. The decoration component of the project continued the journey of a sophisticated resort-like aesthetic, befitting to the lifestyle of the Client and the apartment location on the beach font.
The formality of ebony stained timbers contrasts soft whites to create a balanced palette. This highly contrasting monochromatic palette is then brought to life with accents of colour strategically placed within each space.
The purity of furniture and furnishing forms played an integral part in maintaining crisp and clean lines of a modern and contemporary aesthetic.
Maintenance of surfaces within a harsh costal environment naturally formed a priority. The use of restricted materials was to at no time, compromise the functional and aesthetic outcome – this clear objective was set at the commencement of the project. Of equal importance to the project brief, the design had to be welcoming, comfortable, and liveable.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.