Can a house have a homely touch without renouncing the innovative component? Vicente Pons from Kaleidoscope has amply demonstrated that it is possible and tells us how it was the process to transform a “cold and grey” house into a space with a warmth interiorism, adapted for the whole family and without renouncing style.
Warmth interior design at Marqués del Turia
The art of turning a house into a home
Momocca: What needs did you want to satisfy when carrying out this project?
Vicente Pons: The need was to adapt the house to the new personal situation of our client. She wanted her flat to be something warmer with a “homey atmosphere”. The project, then, is aimed at turning the house into a refuge for the whole family.
M: What is the particularity of this profile?
VP: The task was to achieve a radically different environment that the house had at the beginning. Before it was a minimalist flat and cold, in terms of lines. They wanted something more familiar, but without renouncing careful aesthetics.
The challenge was to completely reorient the interior design of the flat. From something “dark and compartmentalised” to a “contemporary classic” style, where light took on maximum relevance. In other words, turning a house into a home.
M: Judging from the images, the challenge is achieved, but we had understood that there was an area dedicated to professional purposes. How was the process of integrating the professional with the personal without losing the family touch? How do you keep that warmth interiorism?
VP: Well, as you say, there is a studio in the house. Part of it was dedicated to keeping files, but, we managed to give it a “not regulated” touch. To give it this touch, not only in this part but in the whole house, we took advantage of the privileged location of the floor that just coincides with the height of the treetops. The objective was to enjoy this detail from the inside. In this way, we integrated the natural in the whole floor, including this room.
In order to do this, we changed the window frames until we got large ones to fully enjoy nature and we changed the furniture to something lighter. By taking over this natural element, the interior does not feel empty.
After all, what is homelier than nature? Nature is not artificial; it is totally pure and we have integrated it into the home.
M: So, you could say that nature has been the main source of inspiration for the project in general, right? Even the wallpaper has floral motifs as a nod to this inspiration.
VP: Totally, as you can see everything is inspired by nature: capturing as much light as possible, reflecting the green of the trees on the windows and the detail of the flowered paper.
In fact, the choice of paper is perfectly studied according to the furniture. In addition, this furniture is chosen precisely to do everything more diluted, not heavy and so that the wall remains visible.
Originally it was a boiserie which cover entirely the wall and has been replaced by a much more transparent Julia shelving system.
M: Regarding the last thing you mentioned, it seems that the Julia collection of Momocca has been perfectly integrated in the project and in the work of bringing warmth to home. But why did you choose such a specific configuration?
VP: Firstly, because it is a super versatile piece of furniture that adapts very well to any circumstance. In the end, the objective was to achieve a more permeable space and Julia adapts phenomenally to the need. As space is limited, the same solution was used to turn the room into a multipurpose room: seating area, shelves, integrated storage, the desk between the paper walls… and everything has been incorporated in a very light way.
Thus, this family enjoys that warmth interiorism, as we talked about before. A totally unique space and perfectly adapted to their needs. That is ultimate purpose of each of our projects.