Part 1: 西營盤金帝軒(Golden Lodge)
Part 1: Golden Lodge, Sai Ying Pun
Gross Floor Area: 656 Saleable Area:439
Fancy but not Crazy
Minimalism is a mainstream design approach in the recent decade. You might be afraid of putting anything too complicated, such as fancy elements, into a Minimalist design that might result in awkwardness. However, everything doesn’t cross the line by having a good control on colour selection and ratio, a minimalist home could also mix and match with fancy elements and bring the design to the next level - Elegance.
Grand interior designs tend to use solid dark colours to bring out the solemn visual effect. To strike a balance between minimalism and elegance, our designer sets up a mood board with a series of classic grand colours that can match with minimalism at the beginning of the Golden Lodge project. Black, charcoal grey, brown-grey, light grey, and apricot - 5 colours ranging from medium-light to dark are chosen as the theme colour of the design. The main tone of the apartment is light brown-grey. The main area of the apartment, such as sofa, TV cabinet, are pointed out by charcoal grey. The black colour is only on small details for decoration purposes, such as door frame, furniture handles. To inject the elegant vibe, we use a light grey wallpaper to decorate the TV wall. The change of material texture gives a highlight to the design. Also, wallpaper is commonly used in many grand designs. It quietly upgrades the whole design to a higher level.
Luxury but not Extravagant
The perception of grand designs for most people is all about luxury furniture or splendid decorations. That is also equal to expensive. However, we value design as a whole to bring out the vibe rather than just focus on only a few parts. Choosing the right colour, mixing and matching materials with different textures in the correct ratio can also give the same result. In this project, the designer used the technique of layers and shadow, such as black door frame, wood stripes design, to replace fancy but costly decorations. Using wallpaper to build a must-have decoration wall in grand design is also a very useful tactic to lower your cost. This simple elegant style is suitable for Hong Kong houses.