People today have such busy lifestyles that time spent together with other family members has become more precious than ever. Hence, the home owner Mr. and Mrs. Stone’s main requirement in the interior design is to have a natural, open feel that would provide inspiration for their children’s creative activities, while at the same time bringing family members closer together.
The main area of this place is the 60m2 living area which leisure and recreation area. A smooth wooden table sets the tone; this is the creative space where Mr. and Mrs. Stone spend a lot of their time with their children making things together.
The kitchen with its central island is a transitional area between the house’s public and private spaces. In several places, dots are cunningly used to “direct” movement between the leisure and recreation area and the compact kitchen.
There are many small but sweet things you can find around the home. For example, the light fixture hung from the ceiling combines lighting and display functions the craft items created by their daughter can be placed inside the light cover for back-lit display.
The blackboard-wall that is positioned on the right-hand side as one enters the room serves as a message board for all the family, and provides the children with a surface to sketch on.
Carefully designed storage spaces around the four sides of the central island make it easy for Mrs. Stone to access herbs and spices, cookery books etc. whenever she needs them. Above the central island, the interior design makes effective use of the high ceiling to incorporate black steel storage racks with an “industrial” feel, which function as a visual focus of attention in the kitchen area; these racks can also be used to hold plants, so that greenery extends from the veranda through with the green colour tones of the cabinets in the reading area right into the kitchen.
The slide in the Stone family’s home is the little girl’s own special space. The moveable slide is built using mortice and tenon construction so that it can be disassembled and reassembled easily; this means that, when the slide is not needed, it can be taken apart and put away, increasing the amount of space available on the veranda. Also, the stairs which provide access to the slide can be hidden in a bookshel. When it is needed, just pull it out.