Interior design of a duplex penthouse
We were commissioned to furnish a third-floor duplex penthouse tailored to the needs of our clients.The unit is reminiscent of a luxury yacht, where the sleeping quarters are located below the living space and where residents can escape the daily hustle and bustle.
Ceiling-high frameless windows on three sides provide an almost 360° view of the surroundings and the intensive roof garden.They also provide a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor areas.To further enhance this connection, a rough floor finish with wide joint was chosen. In the living space, a rounded volume in walnut was placed in which various serving functions were grouped and hidden from view. Furthermore, this volume also serves as a partition between the different parts of the living space.
At the back of this volume, we find a space that serves as a hallway.This hall connects the kitchen with the intimateTV room with library. In between, in the volume, we find a spacious storage room and a toilet. In addition, this volume also hides the entrance to the penthouse. On the opposite side, we find a spacious reception room with a showpiece de Sede sofa, combined with a high-pile rug.
Visually, the reception area is separated from the dining area by a floating Gyrofocus fireplace. In the dining area, table guests can sit at a large round dining table made in Belgium. Astep pendant lighting completes the ensemble. On the other side of the reception area, we find a home office, hidden behind a rounded wall finished using a light pink paint technique. Next to the dining room, we find a semi-professional kitchen completed in stainless steel, highlighted by the light pink AGA cooker. A dream spot for any hobby chef.
Between the office space and the TV room, a walnut staircase gives access to the sleeping quarters below. Where the living space bathes in natural daylight, the night hall has a warm, intimate wellness atmosphere thanks to the wooden wall panelling and atmospheric lighting. This floor houses a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a laundry room, a toilet and a multipurpose room with hamam.
The rough floor finish can also be found in the night hall and multipurpose room. A parquet floor was chosen for the bedroom. Here too, a special painting technique was chosen for the walls, in a neutral warm colour. In the en-suite bathroom, we find the same neutral colour combined with made-to-measure cupboards in walnut. Green accents, in the form of unique, architect-designed cabinet handles and washbasins by Atelier Franssens and a marble tablet, complete the whole.
With this interior design, we tried to fulfil the client’s wish to integrate the wellness atmosphere into this home. In addition, the open character of the living space and the intensive roof garden ensure that the residents can still live in a green environment, even though they exchanged their home with a large garden for a penthouse flat.