The suburban house, built about 20 years ago, was designed to serve a different lifestyle plus it reflected the worst 90ies era aesthetis so it’s only natural the owners were craving a renovation that would elevate their home to current taste and needs. They enlisted the help of Gao Arhitekti, a Ljubljana based architecture studio headed by Petra Zakrajšek. In collaboratin with Helena Bernik, Petra designed a modern home that unites minimalistic lines with luxurious accents and soft textiles. The goal of the project was to connect the kitchen, dining area and media room into one coherent living area, which was achieved by installing a huge custom wall storage unit that spans though the entire space. It’s soft wood finish adds depth to the space. As the original window frames were not replaced yet they don’t go with the new look of the space the architects cleverly hid them with elegant sheer courtains.
Another connecting element are these fun chrome lights that span from the kitchen into the dining area. The old fireplace was replaced by an interesting storage unit. The master bathroom is a marble paradise.
Color scheme is pretty basic and it includes soft whites and greys combined with wood finishes, dark details and luxurious accents. The guest bathroom was visually enlarged by a huge mirror.
The owners wanted to keep their art collection so the architects found a way to incorporate it into the new design. The living area is now a relaxing yet elegant space where the owners can unwind.The kitchen is minimal, clean and bright. Interesting mirror detail in the guest bathroom.
Photos: Miran Kambič