A Combination of Styles for an Unconventional Effect
The interior design of this house by HAO Design Studio, combines simplicity and practicality to create an unconventional look. It makes a statement and it shows the artistic interests of the owners, as well as the love for their cats. The entire house seems to be dedicated to photography, music, literature and cinematography. Also, it has special places for the cats in order to improve their comfort.
There are few pieces of furniture around as the owners seem to focus only on the essentials. From the shelves to the couches and nearly everything in between, everything is quite minimalistic. The simple elements make the house very spacious. Plants and memorabilia serve as home decorations.
The cat den is the biggest surprise of the house. Located next to the dining room and near the windows, it has been created specially for the cats to have a place of their own. The big fluffy pillows serve them well throughout the day and add to the appeal of the vintage industrial look of the house.
That cat entrance that goes through the wall is a highly creative trick. The arched door nicely matches the other wooden structures used for plants and pictures. It might not be a particularly complex design, but it is an innovative one that sure grabs the attention and showcases the attention to detail to make the house as cozy as possible for the cats.
The house doesn’t feature any heavily adorned items at all. The plain shades of grey, pale blue and brown dominate the rooms, including the cat den. There are several Ikea pieces across the house, which give it a Scandinavian touch. The open space kitchen stays loyal to the Swedish standards the most, due to the variety of items and their implementation within the room. The bedroom provides little embellishment as well, even if the bed and the carpet are different in terms of colors than the other parts of the house.
There is a bit of everything in this house such as the pipe lines that are part of the décor, doors that make us remember the Middle Ages, boxes resembling chests or the vintage telephone that got obsolete in the modern world just a couple of decades ago. The medieval-looking doors come in contrast with the rest of the interior, but they are a nice match for the simple brick walls.
Here and there you can see brightly colored items that stand out such as the red chair, the intense blue background of the shelves in the bedroom or the big black and white pillow. The pink minimalist dressing room is the only room that doesn’t stick to the brick pattern of the walls and goes for something conventional.
The large windows allow a lot of natural light to brighten up the rooms. But there are also many lighting fixtures on the ceiling that provide light in all corners of the house, apart from the bedroom that only includes two reading lamps.
This interior design might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure serves well for the artists and their cats. It is remarkably simple and it surprises with its unusual details so that it can be both comfortable enough and interesting. It is modern, hip and chic, yet it has these unusual touches. The cat dwelling sure gives it a twist that is particularly praised by cat lovers.