1930’s Heritage Residence, Bucharest
Before starting the renovation for the new owner, the house had a very lifeless, monotonous interior that did not fit at all with the Neo-Romanian style of the house, being built in the 1930s, in Bucharest.
The Dutch owner wanted Iulia to create an interior design that would have that Romanian spirit of the past inserted into a modern and intelligent environment of today, with good quality materials that will last for many years to come.
The arrangement took about 2 years, as the house was consolidated and the works were extensive, including the interior.
The house is spread over 3 levels, mezzanine, ground floor and attic and has an inner courtyard.
On the mezzanine is the master bedroom with dressing room and private bathroom, an office, but also various technical and storage rooms.On the ground floor, there is the foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, study room and guest bathroom.
In the attic are the bedrooms for the children and the babysitter, each with its own bathroom.
The foyer is very special because the walls have been covered with a tapestry that is generally used in palaces and museums.. The tapestry is very colorful, lively, youthful and it integrates very harmoniously into the grand ambience of the house.
The doors were completely created to match the design of the house, so before the final fitting, several door samples were made to see how they would look in reality.
The height of the doors is atypical, being much higher than the standard 2.1 m. The glass is made of crystal, and the handles have the Art-Deco style.
The parquet was customized with three types of wood (oak, cherry and ash), and a perimeter strip was inserted into the floor design to give elegance and unity to the entire space.
The living room is inviting, relaxing, with very comfortable armchairs. Shades of blue are predominant and can be found both in the fabric of the sofa and in the draperies.
I created a contrast by using walnut wood furniture and added an extra touch of elegance with premium materials like silk and marble.
In the dining room, the star of the arrangement is the chandelier created by the Dutch designer Rick Tegelaar, namely Meshmatics. Its soft light gives a sophisticated air to the interior.
The kitchen, in addition to its spacious and welcoming design, also has state-of-the-art appliances such as a vintage-style rotisserie.
The staircase was completely redone to match the style of the house.
It helped us a lot to have an older picture of the staircase area so I could create a similar design as it used to be. Its sleek line, with the flowing hand of noble wood, brings a surplus of value to the house. The navy-blue color of the walls and the modern sconces add rafinement.
Going up the staircase, the stained glass window was made especially to contribute to the grandeur of the space.
Most of the semi-basement has been dedicated to the master bedroom which has a very spacious dressing room and its own bathroom.
The semi-basement had one constraint, namely the low ceiling height compared to the ground floor or attic, thus I kept the beams visible to let the space breathe.
The overall atmosphere of the house is a special one, full of finesse, which does not strike. The emphasis was placed on comfort, quality and technology.