We each customize our homes based on what we love and how we like using the space and we each have our own methods of dealing with the challenges. For a couple with children living in the region of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the solution was to re-plan their whole house in order to make it suit the lifestyle of each family member. They collaborated with HAO Design.
Although it may not look that unusual, this is not exactly a conventional house, at least not when you look at all the detailsThe interior design of this family home combines elements of the industrial and classical styles
Each family member had different needs and preferences so the new interior design had to take into consideration all of that in addition to a few other details including the aesthetic directions, the circulation routes and the ways in which various spaces interact with each other. All of these were planned with the end user in mind. The house was designed to reflect their clients personal taste and style, hence the interesting combination of industrial and classical elements.
The living area is open and organized into a comfortable lounge space, a kitchen, a study area and a generous storage spaceThe overall layout is modeled after each user’s needs and makes all the details fit beautifully into the big pictureThe living area also incorporates an open study with an elegant writing desk and industrial pipe shelving
The interior floor plan covers a total area of 110 square meters organized into an open social zone and a private zone. The custom nature of the interior is visible right from the entrance which features a series of shelves and recesses placed at different heights so they can be comfortable reached by their intended users. sAs far as the rest of the layout is concerned, some changes were required.
The study area showcases the husband’s love for industrial design and a more masculine aestheticThe kitchen has been relocated closer to the balcony and gets lots of natural sunlight thanks to the sliding glass doors
The original layout was more conventional but didn’t really suit the owners’ needs. As a result, the kitchen had to be relocated and the space was repurposed into a storage area. The new kitchen is now adjacent to the balcony which has sliding glass doors that let in lots of natural sunlight. The balcony also includes a special area for growing plants outside which can be accessed directly from the kitchen.
The kitchen is open, elegant and practical, allowing the parents to keep an eye on the kids while cookingThe balcony brings natural light into the kitchen and living area and has a special partition for growing plants outside
Out here, the father and the kids get to bond and to enjoy gardening. There’s a green wall, space for hanging planters and also this classy set of garden furniture with a pedestal table and two matching stools.
The gardening section of the balcony is outdoor-friendly and equipped with garden furniture and various types of plantersThe private area of the house features classical influences and a color palette centered around blueThe tranquil blue tones in combination with the gray and white surfaces create a relaxing ambiance
The parents’ bedroom is decorated with tones of gray, white and blue which match the classical influences also featured in the living area. The decor and the ambiance here are tranquil, serene and relaxed.
The walk-in closet space has its own source of natural light and it also looks and feels private and cozyThe child’s bedroom has a tiny door instead of a regular one and that adds a very personal touch to its design
The child’s bedroom is more colorful and has lots of fun and cool features, including a special tiny door and a wall covered with blackboard paint. The room is small and, to make the most of the available floor space, the designers placed the bed on a wooden platform with several storage modules underneath. The solution is both practical and kid-friendly.
A money-shaped lamp is hanging from the ceiling, symbolizing the Chinese zodiac signOne of the walls in here was covered in special blackboard paint which allows it to help develop the child’s creativity
The storage modules and easy to use and to access and they help to encourage good cleaning and organizing habits by providing space for clothes, books, toys and all sorts of other things. They store everything and this keeps the room tidy and beautiful plus cleaning and organizing becomes fun and easy.
The bed sits on a wooden platform with stairs on the left side and a series of pull-out modules underneathThe modules under the bed offer lots of storage space for clothes, toys, books and everything else