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Elegant Mansion Show Flat 175 by EVD Design

Geographical Position

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Elegant Mansion is a residential development situated in the core district of Wuxi, a Chinese city that embraces beautiful mountain and water landscapes. The city faces Taihu Lake on the south side, and embraces river and ocean on the north, with Beijing-Hangzhou Canal passing through it. With a profound historicalcontext and local folk’s kind, mellow and moral character, itprovides a poetic, tranquil living environment.

Project Information
Project name: Elegant Mansion Show Flat 175
Client: YANGO
Location: BinhuDistrict, Wuxi, China
Area: 175㎡
Interior finishes design: EVD Design/ Yang Bing, Li Junjie, Pan Rongqi
Interior decoration design: EVD Design/ Yang Bing, XuRuoqi, Gu Xiaobai
Photography: ONE THOUSAND DEGREES IMAGE

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As conceiving the show flat, the design team drew inspiration from local traditional architectural elements, and meanwhileintegratedmodern design into the space,providing future dwellers with an ideal and intimate home.

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Entrance with an orderly aestheticof light and shadows

Complemented by flowing light, the interior structures appear vivid and lively. The spatial structuresenable light and shadows to move freely through the entire space.

To unify the spatial tone, the designersadopteddifferent forms of light and shadows at the entrance. Besides, dark marble flooring was utilized to create a calming, peaceful atmosphere. Subtle details such as exquisite ornaments, lamps and decorative paintings inject a simplistic yet classy aesthetic into the home.

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Minimalist and classy living room

The design teamused modern minimalist artistic techniques to conceive a tranquil living environment, where occupants can temporarilygetaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The living room combines elegance and a casual atmosphere, and meanwhile emphasizes privacy and intimacy. The large French window brings outdoor waterscape and daylight into the interior, enabling dwellers to feel the flowing light, watch the ripples, listen to the gurgling water and embrace the breeze.

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Light and shadows are natural magicians. Every objectbathing in the light appears more gorgeous. Creative hanging paintings and characteristic ornaments add a unique touch to the space. Complemented by light, the grey fabric sofa, the lower black-gold marble table and the attachedmetal tea table appear naturally elegant and classy.The combination of hues, material textures and light produces integrated visual effects.

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The designers used clean lines to keep a delicate, harmonious spatial balance, and brought greenplantsto inject vigor into the space.The team held many expectations for the home. As dwellers sit on the lounge chair named after an Indian place and enjoy reading, they’ll be immersed in a free and peaceful inner world.

Simple and artistic dining area

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The design team blended light and shadows into the dining area, and meanwhile adopted simplistic design languages.The semi-open sideboard is coated with high-gloss wooden veneers, mirrored finish and pearlescentpaint, generating an artistic visual effect. The pendent lamp produces soft light, and echoes with the dining table leg in form, together presenting a touch with understated luxury.

A quality lifestyleembodies the pursuit of details. The design adopts a subtle combination of metal, leather and marble. Simple,graceful forms and luxurious material textures create a tasteful dining space.

Master bedroom: dynamic outside, tranuilinside

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The master bedroom continues the tone of the living room. The classy bed, grey wall with stylish mottled patterns, grey velvet bedding and coffee-colored cushions show a classic taste and a personalized aesthetic. The coffee-colored high-gloss wooden veneers, polished brown paint, and metal finish helpforma calming, tranquil and comfortable sleeping ambience.

The skin-friendly bedding, aesthetic decorations and broad vision offera comfortable and enjoyablesleeping experience. The tranquil atmosphere in the bedroom removes dwellers’ tiredness and enables them to feel relaxed.

In the morning, as natural daylight comes in and is reflected by the mirror of cabinet, the space is full of visual beauty of light and shadows. The built-in shelf and the customized cabinet fully satisfydaily storage demands. The combination of marbles, wooden veneer and glass realizes the perfect fusion offunctionality and aesthetics.

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Study room: about the essence of life

The forms, colors andmaterial textures of the study recall the essence of life. The wooden desk and the grey wooden cabinet balance the whole spatial textures. The French window brings beautiful outdoor scenery into this space, where dwellers can enjoy reading and tasting tea.

Elders’ room that integrates into life

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The elders’ room adopts a palette of beige, walnut woodcolor and orange. The side cabinet has multiple functions. The quilted leather panel and high-glosswooden veneers show pursuit of details, aesthetics and luxurious taste.

The design removes unnecessary forms and decorations. Instead, it uses simple expressions, low-profile and delicate material textures, and quality furniture and softdecorations to highlight aesthetics of the space, narrow the distance between space and life and createan intimate, aesthetic sleeping environment.

Children’s room with a colorful palette

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Thechildren’s room features a refreshing palette of blue, white and silver, which generates afuturistic feeling and a sense ofouter space.

Closed cabinets well match with the yellow acrylic transparent one, achieving the integration of storage functions and aesthetics. The drawer pulls adopt playful design, whichadds uniqueness to this pure, quiet and futuristic space.

This room features purecolored background walls, symbolic of children’s pure and simple world.The soft decorations, fabrics and fun ornaments enhance playfulness of the space.

Kitchen characterized by meticulous details and artistic aesthetics

The U-shaped design enhances the functionalityof the kitchen. The built-in appliances offer pleasant cooking experience. Complemented by light and shadows, the marble countertop appears shiny, presenting a distinctive natural aesthetic. In the kitchen, the dwellers can feel a natural atmosphere. The clean lines and the purely natural hues make the space elegant and noble.

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EVD Design is aninter-disciplinary practice based in Shanghai, China, offering international, integrated architectural and interior solutions and high-end art services.

Based on classical aesthetics, EVD Design focuses on the study of spatial emotions, experience, scale, details, materials and light, and taps into the internal “deep structure” from conventional experience and daily events, intending to create distinctive spatial experiences.

 


 

EVD Design

EVD Design is an inter-disciplinary practice based in Shanghai, China, offering international, integrated architectural and interior solutions and high-end art services.

Based on classical aesthetics, EVD Design focuses on the study of spatial emotions, experience, scale, details, materials and light, and taps into the internal “deep structure” from conventional experience and daily events, intending to create distinctive spatial experiences.

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