This apartment became available to the clients just four months before the arrival of their first child, leaving very little time for the renovation and moving. Despite the tight timeframe, it was a unique opportunity for them to invest their dreams and projections for the future in this new space. In this case, the key word was “priorities” and these were:
A space for their books, a kitchen where they would spend countless hours as a family as well as many nights with friends and the children’s room which would tickle the kids’ imagination when they woke up every morning.
The bookcase developed into a continuous line of solid light-colored wood, which runs through the long white living room wall, «embraces» the fire place, is briefly «interrupted» in order to leave space for film screenings, then thickens to create storage spaces and finally grows scattered wooden “thorns” as vertical and horizontal bookends.
The kitchen is a combination of wooden shelving, a sand-colored unsealed marble countertop and olive green tiles, which converse with the greenery of Lycabettus Hill located right opposite the apartment. Finally, a chalkboard wall hosts the family’s various artistic expressions.
Dozens of drawings and sketches were digitized, enlarged and printed on stickers.
Afterwards they were placed on the nursery walls and removed after painting the room, leaving their white shapes on the lilac walls. To this day, the fairy tales “branched out” on these walls continue fueling the kids’ imagination.