The home is a place of nurturing, healing and growth. It is often connected with thoughts of a safe haven, sanctuary and memories. The Camellia flower – symbolic of longevity and renewal is a key concept within the home. Undulations of soft petals, delicate tactile touched and blooming movements abstracted into lace patterns are applied throughout the project. The curved forms allow an interplay of light and shadow, highlighting a delicate variation of tone and texture.
Introducing undulating curves into the forms and structures of the home gives a soft flow of circulation to every area. The strategy is applied to panels, doorways, skirting and ceiling opening, to smoothen each sharp edge with a curve, infusing the interior with fluidity. While marble is usually related with strong forms and structures, a twist of technique – by carving out floral motive lace pattern on white marble creates a rather gentle aesthetic to the usually robust material – most suitable for a residential environment, especially in a place of rest such as the Master Bedroom. The soft lustre of rose gold straw marquetry panel clads the ceiling surfaces – acting as a reflective prism illuminating the room with a muted glow from overhead. A more energetic sunburst pattern is applied to the hand tufted carpet – this adds richness and depth to the overall gentle colour palette of beige, bone and ivory.
Camelia embodies a space that is alive yet balanced and holistic in its approach. Natural elements of crystals, water and flora are often related with wellness and wholeness – this is the narrative that runs throughout the home, intertwining textures, form, spatial experiences and tangible touches such as furniture, light and objects