This home in Taiwan is the very definition of what a simple, pure and zen home should look like. It’s a space designed by Wei Yi International Design Associates. It spread across 270 square meters of space and the design was completed in 2016. It’s a very pure and simple home, very low-profile but at the same time very stylish as well.
The trick here was to find the ideal balance between cool and warm colors, raw and polished finishes and all the different textures used throughout. Gray is the main color chosen for all the spaces. It creates a neutral backdrop which highlights all the accent colors and the finishes that stand out by contrast. The surfaces are imperfect and irregular and that’s what makes this such an authentic and exquisite decor.
The focus throughout this project was spirituality rather than materiality hence the simplicity that defines everything, the austere design and also the lack of embellishments and unnecessary features. Of course, this isn’t synonym with a total lack of interest regarding style and beauty. The architects made sure to impregnate a quiet elegance in all the spaces.
A choice was made between three accent colors, all with a royal flavor: yellow, red and blue. The winner was blue and the reasons included the fact that the other two are more popular and thus more common and less special but also the fact that blue is more relaxing and goes well with gray. It became the color used on the accent wall in the dining area as well as on this corridor. As you can see, the walls have a distinctive finish with an artisanal character, a detail that supports the design direction chosen for this project.
Exposed concrete walls, polished concrete floors, gray furniture, gray-black veneer and low-brightness colors are just some of the characteristics that work together to turn this space into a quiet, relaxing and serene sanctuary.