Contemporary Living

HG Design Solutions worked on this complete house refurbishment but entrances were key features in terms of aesthetics and practicality.

The sleek modern driveway gates are made from solid steel plate with oak cladding bolted on both sides. The horizontal board style of the gates is echoed in the main entrance door - a wide pivot door, clad in oak to the outside and wenge to the inside, with almost full length stainless steel handle. This design follows through to the rest of the internal doors to the house.

Contemporary Living

Contemporary Living - Entrance Gate

Contemporary Living - Gate

Contemporary Living - Exterior

Contemporary Living - Exterior

Contemporary Living - exterior

Contemporary Living - Exterior

Contemporary Living - Hallway

Contemporary Living - Hallway

Contemporary Living - Lounge

A simple but extra wide staircase has modern wicket stump balustrades from wenge to one side. To the other side, the handrail is recessed into the wall, framed with wenge and lit with LEDs.

Contemporary Living - Staircase

Contemporary Living - Clock Room

Contemporary Living - GF WC

Lounge

Part of a complete house refurbishment undertaken by HG Design Solutions, the sunken nature of this open plan ground floor space demarcates the lounge area, dominated by a dramatic suspended chandelier, leading the eye up to the first floor open gallery above, with its recessed wenge and smoked glass storage set against stark white walls.

The TV is housed in a wenge media unit with tall stores to either side.

Contemporary Living - Media Lounge

Contemporary Living - Media Lounge

The clean lines of Corian define this low level coffee table lined internally with wenge.

Contemporary Living - Coffee Table

Contemporary Living - Lounge

Contemporary Living - Fireplace

To conceal the functional side of the room, HG Design Solutions developed a wall of grey leather trimmed doors within a wenge framework with bespoke wenge handles. Centrally, sliding doors disappear into recessed pockets built within the cabinetry to allow diner’s access to the Garden Room. To either side, bifold doors push back into the cabinetry to reveal a bar with Sub Zero fridge, and kitchen facilities with mirror finish stainless steel work surfaces.

As necessary, the doors fold closed to conceal any mess and carefully positioned lighting washes down over the grey hide trim of the doors.

Contemporary Living - Leather Doors

Contemporary Living - Hidden Bar

Contemporary Living - Bi Folding Doors

Modern Entertaining

Contemporary lines in the context of this complete rural home redesign. Very definite criteria from our client were to allow for 10 dining guests, with bar, cooking and dishwashing facilities on hand for easy entertaining. Wenge was the chosen material for the cabinetry.

Contemporary Living - Dining Room

Contemporary Living - Dining Room Bar

Contemporary Living - Bar Detail

During renovation work, when an unexpected cavity was uncovered in the wall, HG Design Solutions transformed it into a discreet wenge and grey leather log store to serve the adjacent open fire.

Contemporary Living - Log Store Closed

Contemporary Living - Log Store Open

Contemporary Living - Sliding Doors

Contemporary Living - Glass Cube

Contemporary Living

Basement Games Room

The glazed cover to the spiral staircase opens at the flick of a switch to lead down to the games room. A wenge wine store wraps around the spiral staircase, whilst wicket stump style screens frame the entrance to the room complete with HG Design Solutions designed pool table made from bronze Corian with a slate bed. Matching wenge cabinetry houses a bar, TV unit and darts board.

Contemporary Living - Wine Cellar

Contemporary Living - Games Room

Contemporary Living - Games Room

Contemporary Living - Bookcase

Contemporary Living - Bookcase

A dramatic 2 storey chimney breast, finished in polished plaster, rises up through the first floor to house a double-sided fire which serves both living and dining areas. A concealed log store is recessed into the wall to the right and to the left, in the floor; an automatic glass hatch opens to reveal a spiral stone staircase leading to the basement games room.

The polished plaster finish of the chimney breast can be seen cutting through the first floor galleried area between the wenge pigeon hole shelving.

Contemporary Living - Alcove Bookcases

Contemporary Living - Alcove Bookcases

At the top of the stairs, part of the landing divides off into an open plan study and a yoga area. Extra wide sliding doors separate the areas when needed but open up by sliding into the walls. The effect on the left hand wall is achieved via two different finishes to the polished plaster.

Contemporary Living - Large Sliding Doors

Contemporary Living - Study

Contemporary Living - Study

Contemporary Living - Sunken Lounge

Contemporary Living - GF Bedroom

Contemporary Living - LGF Bedroom

Contemporary Living - Dressing Table

In this Ensuite bathroom, a central floating vanity unit is supported by the dividing wall from the bath area and features Agape basins and a double-sided mirror above. The open louvred wenge shutters match those in the bedroom.

The toilet is fitted into the dormer window area, with an extra wide wenge sliding door affording privacy when necessary.

Contemporary Living - Master Ensuite

Contemporary Living - Master Ensuite

Contemporary Living - Master Ensuite Vanity

On the other side of the dividing wall, and the double-sided mirror, are mounted Agape bath taps serving the extra large bath encircled by floor recessed uplighters. A steam shower can be seen through the frameless glass screen beyond.

Contemporary Living - Ensuite Bath

Bedroom Suite

Part of a complete house refurbishment, this cutting edge bedroom suite juxtaposes wenge and Corian for a sleek minimalist look. HG Design Solutions made the wenge open-louvre shutters which allow someone to see out when closed. The dressing table, TV cabinet and window seat are all crafted from clay coloured Corian.

Contemporary Living - Master Bedroom

Contemporary Living - Ensuite WC

Contemporary Living - Window Detail

Contemporary Living - Dressing Table

Contemporary Living - Exterior Night

Contemporary Living - Night Exterior

Contemporary Living - Exterior

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