The saying of ‘An ordinary and reliable happiness’ was once brought up by a Japanese author Haruki Murakami. He explained it as the moments with fortune and happiness, such as standing in the kitchen with one hand slicing the freshly backed bread while the other hand grabbing the food to eat, or listening to Brahms's chamber while watching the autumn sunlight to draw a shadow on the white paper-stained window.
The designer introduced this concept of living to her client—let the sunlight walk into the room and subvert the whole former way of her life. The owner’s trust has pushed their cooperation to run smoothly, and even skipped the steps of the renderings. The house is very large indeed, however, the mother and daughter used to huddle together to sleep, due to the illuminating problem as well, the utilization rate of the upper floor space was extremely low, but now they can have six bedrooms!
The most important thing for a designer is to coincide with the expectations of customers, to solve the problems they care about and enhance their happiness. --Lyu Aihua
We transformed the original stairwell into a living room, and continued to open the skylight, so the light was fully introduced into the house and left a shining warmth on the orange sofa. The whole living room was bright and warm, seducing people to pose for a long time. The bar area is a partition of the living room and the tea room. Transitional functions from both two spaces makes the room look spacious and transparent. The size of the furniture matches the position, and it has an affiliated function for the leisure, such as party and gathering.
The deck of tea area broke the peace of neatly arranged lockers under the stairwell. You could sitting in a bright and comfortable chair, brew a pot of tea, or holding a book while staring at the lush garden outside the window, as if you were in Santorini.
By means of enlarging windows, adjusting their positions, opening skylights and making transparent partitions, the lighting problem is solved.
The stairwell where people stayed for a short time was in the best place for the whole house to illuminate.
For me, good interior decoration means that as soon as you walk in, you can see and feel the personality of the owner. Some objects that can recall the memories of the beginning of life. The paintings on the wall are drawn by her daughter. The color is amazing. I specially made a large-size hand-woven carpet based on this painting.
Together with the design of the entire space, we selected the paintings of the owner's daughter to enlarge and decorate. Like other artworks in the house, the children's works are also very touching. In this way, the child's self-confidence is established and the children's art world window is opened.
I am familiar with the skills of creating a warm atmosphere. Here I use black slate wall and dining chair match the wooden dining table and cabinet, with delicate workmanship and superior materials complement each other. The combination of the restaurant and the western kitchen makes the time of dining no longer monotonous but a chance for family interaction.
There was no sunlight could reach for the original location of this bedroom. However, we changed the cloakroom and sleeping position. So the room is sunbathed now and also spacious. It becomes a completely independent master bedroom suite. The exquisite craftsmanship and handmade products on the bedside are timeless, with a dark blue velvet bed and an orange armchair, together give the space an elegant and foreign atmosphere.
The arc treatment of the corner echoes with the balcony at one stretch, the minimalist detail has lit an unexpected outcome. Compared to the white wall, the lacquer texture can enlarge the brilliance of the art wall surface. The pink-pink bed and rug give the space a personality and temperature.
After the renovation of the bathroom, dramatic changes have taken place. The dark shade turned into a 180-degree straightaway sun shot. The blue mosaic tiles with white blinds welcomes the morning sunshine, and wakes up the hosts to meet the beauty of a new day.