We converted a dark and bland guestroom into a bright, happy and peaceful luxurious beach-themed bachelor pad.
We focused on the colours of the beach such as beige and light browns for the kitchenette and bathroom cabinet, and white for the two floating side tables and main wardrobe.
The calm blues and greens of the sea were used for the soft finishings such as the blanket, towels and patterns in the pillows.
This bachelor pad now overwhelms you with the feeling of peace and tranquility as soon as you enter.
We wanted to create a more "home-y" feeling, as well as the experience of walking through a forest. This was attained by using different variations of green and light browns/beige, which resulted in a tranquil experience.
We used Paintsmiths "Deep Forest" paint from their Limestone collection for the feature walls to allow the greens found in the room (such as pillows and plants) to pop and act as the harmonious link to tie in the existing textured tiles and brown blinds.
The idea was to create a relaxing reading nook with a "zen-filled" atmosphere. As you walk in, you soul is instantly calmed down by the use of Paintsmiths light blue "Glassy" paint from their Limestone collection, which is finished off with pillows and light blankets in different variations of blue, to mimic a calm river or wave-less sea.
We were asked to change their interior to suit a "Beach Style" holiday home. We were required to keep the terracotta tiles and only change the bedroom floors to a white wood to suit their beach colour scheme of white, blues and light wood.
We used "Femme Fatale" as the feature walls in the living room/dining area and sea facing bedrooms for a subtle connection between the interior and the beach. This clean colour allows for the different shades of blue to be used as throw pillows and cushions in the bedrooms and living room. We also suggested a light shade of blue to be used for table lights in the dining area.
In order to section off the living room from the dining area, we used a round plush carpet in the center of the living room; and to section of the kitchen, we suggested painting those tiles white. Rattan pendants were used to create flow from the living room to the kitchen, and the light shades of blue creates flow from the dining area to living room.
The use of "Revolution" paint colour in the niche of the fireplace creates a clean divider between the dining area and living room, but doesn't break the harmony between the two areas.
Lastly, we used "Memphis Cherry" for the wood used in the kitchen and bedrooms as it flows well with the terracotta tiles, and also connects all areas of the house.
We were asked to "liven up the room". Since this is a sea-facing room we decided to go with our trusty "Femme Fatale" paint for the feature wall behind the braai and add a beautiful round mirror to add some movement.
We then used the nook on the left of the braai to create a bar area using our custom designed luxurious bar. The cladding continues up the wall from the floor tiles and creates a feature wall to clearly separate the area from the rest.
We painted the exposed beams and and plywood sheathing white to create a cleaner look overall. Lastly, we painted the shelves a light grey to create harmony with the new bar.