Interior designer: Andrej Kregar, Uroš Babnik
Project year: 2016
Year of execution: 2016
The end of 2015 saw the start of a business with a Qatar-based client who had an interesting idea of refurbishing a rural house in Slovenia. The investor, like many other foreigners, likes to visit Slovenia for its nature. His wish was to connect the interior and exterior of the house and also to create a zoo with multiple species of local flora and fauna. In addition to client’s love of nature, he also appreciates modern design, which enabled us to create a common vision for the interior design of the house.
Refurbishment of the interior started with considerations for the floor plan. Our team of architects chose solution that involved merging the living area with the dining room and the kitchen into a single open space. The modern and minimalistic kitchen is separated into two parts, one for food preparation and cooking and the other one for serving food. The kitchen then fuses with the living and dining room. By using ambient lighting and exposing the ceiling beams we created a pleasant atmosphere with all the modern functionalities but retaining the air of tradition. The interior allowed playfulness, which is why we incorporated trends with retro accessories and prestigious details. The ground floor interior is in the predominantly earth tones of beige and brown, highlighted by gold and copper-tone details and wood.
In the first floor, the master bedroom is large enough to serve as a second living room. The corresponding bathroom with sauna has plenty of cabinets, which are hidden behind a mirror. Special attention has been given to the child’s room, which is in pink and fuchsia colors. Since the house will serve as a summer residence, it also has a room for the maid.
Our studio also designed the exterior of the house with the help of a landscape architect. We also considered the relative locations of the animals to ensure their well-being. Instead of constructing a pool, we decided for a more natural solution of a swimming pond.