A Beautiful Family Home Defined by Contrasts And Unusual Combinations

A 3 meter high, 125 square meter across space was transformed by KC Design Studio into a gorgeous family home and we absolutely love the interior. The residence is situated in Taipei, Taiwan and one of the defining structural elements which immediately stands out is the steel girder which the designers chose to turn into an integral part of the new decor rather than try to hide.

One of the most eye-catching design features is the ceiling in the living areaView in gallery
One of the most eye-catching design features is the ceiling in the living area

The interior design as a whole is both modern and natural, two styles that don’t necessarily go together and which complement each other beautifully in this case. As a matter of fact, the entire interior of this place is defined by a certain duality. What we meant by that is that certain elements such as the walls, the floor and the ceiling are very well differentiated in some cases and in other cases they extend and combine seamlessly.

The living room, kitchen and dining area are consolidated into a single large spaceView in gallery
The living room, kitchen and dining area are consolidated into a single large space
The social area is a big open space and there's limited natural light in hereView in gallery
The social area is a big open space and there’s limited natural light in here

In the living room, kitchen and dining area the ceiling is decorated with several arched sections which contrast with the polished floor and the walls. The ceiling also adds a lot of warmth to this area and the wood and the shapes contrast with the rugged exposed concrete visible along the edges. There’s a very interesting balance between all these elements which is noticeable in other sections of this beautiful home. In the bedrooms the floor seamlessly extends to the walls which in turn extend to the ceiling, creating this very interesting and unexpected visual effect and also establishing continuity between the spaces. The most beautiful thing about this home as a whole is the fact that different styles coexist harmoniously and different materials and elements complement each other but also stand out independently.

The colors throughout the entire home are muted, earthy and generally warmView in gallery
The colors throughout the entire home are muted, earthy and generally warm
The materials and finishes used for the interior have a masculine and industrial vibeView in gallery
The materials and finishes used for the interior have a masculine and industrial vibe
Mirrors and glass doors help to make the spaces seem brighter and to create an airy ambianceView in gallery
Mirrors and glass doors help to make the spaces seem brighter and to create an airy ambiance
The dining area is small and cozy, centered around a round table next to a display cabinet with glass door frontsView in gallery
The dining area is small and cozy, centered around a round table next to a display cabinet with glass door fronts
Each arched ceiling section marks a different function within this open plan spaceView in gallery
Each arched ceiling section marks a different function within this open plan space
In certain areas the floor, ceiling and walls are seamlessly interconnectedView in gallery
In certain areas the floor, ceiling and walls are seamlessly interconnected
A bright and cozy decor with shades of brown and beige makes this bedroom look super chicView in gallery
A bright and cozy decor with shades of brown and beige makes this bedroom look super chic
The sheer white curtains add a lot to the room, creating a very breezy and delicate atmosphereView in gallery
The sheer white curtains add a lot to the room, creating a very breezy and delicate atmosphere
Different types of flooring mark different sections of the house, creating a clear contrast of stylesView in gallery
Different types of flooring mark different sections of the house, creating a clear contrast of styles
A swing hanging from the ceiling and a bed frame shaped like a house make this bedroom look super cuteView in gallery
A swing hanging from the ceiling and a bed frame shaped like a house make this bedroom look super cute
The bathroom has these chic copper accents that we also saw in the kitchenView in gallery
The bathroom has these chic copper accents that we also saw in the kitchen
The master bathroom has a more masculine design, with lots of gray and neutral accentsView in gallery
The master bathroom has a more masculine design, with lots of gray and neutral accents
The black double sink is super sleek and minimalist and its straight lines are toned down by the soft curves of the mirrorView in gallery
The black double sink is super sleek and minimalist and its straight lines are toned down by the soft curves of the mirror
Similarly, the oval tub has a very soft and delicate shape which contrast with the finish on the wallsView in gallery
Similarly, the oval tub has a very soft and delicate shape which contrast with the finish on the walls