Tropical Dream House by Urbe

January 15, 2020

Holiday at Home

Tropical Dream House by UrbeThe owners of this house on the edge of a lake in Poznan in Poland wanted to create a country home which reminds them of their exotic holidays around the world. The architects at Urbe rose to the challenge with a design which captures the joy and wonders of travelling beautifully.

The heart of this house is a large double height living room which runs to almost the entire length of the building. In lesser hands this might become a cold, soulless space. Instead, the room is filled with imaginative design features at every turn.

The wooden planks of the floorboard morph into slatted frames which climb up the wall and across the ceiling. The dining area is dominated by a 6 metre high mural of abstract banana leaves made with intricate inlays of different wood veneers. The kitchen and entrance hallway have mirrored ceilings, which give them a spacey, futuristic vibe, reinforced by the curvaceous furniture and a touch of metallic gloss. Bevelled coloured glass panels are a recurring decorative motif, suspended in frames and glittering like jewels.

The colours are designed to evoke the pleasures of a summer's day by the beach with liberal splashes of lemon yellow, lilac, turquoise and pink. The colours in the bedrooms may be more subdued but they are equally packed with creative features. We particularly like the gradient paintwork, tiled panels in the bathroom and the witty ceiling lights. This is a cheerful house which lifts the spirit at every turn, just like a good holiday.

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Product Inspiration

Go for smooth curvaceous forms with the Gogan sofa from Moroso, the Malibu armchair from Dooq and the Helene coffee table from Mambo

Gogan Sofa - Moroso - Do Shop  Malibu Armchair - Dooq - Do Shop   Helene Center Table - Mambo - Do Shop

Make a design statement with the Agatha suspension light from LZF, the Botti floor light from DelightFULL and the Frame wall light from Utu.

Agatha Suspension Light - Large - LZF - Do Shop   Botti Floor Light - DelightFULL - Do Shop   Frame Wall Light - Utu - Do Shop

For bright and cheery accessories look no further than the Zodiac wall mirror from Moustache and the Rabbit doorstop from Ghidini 1961. Inspired by the mural of tropical leaves? Why not try the Amazonia wallpaper from Mind The Gap

Zodiac Wall Mirror - Small - Moustache - Do Shop   Rabbit Doorstop - Ghidini 1961 - Do Shop   Amazonia Wallpaper - Mind The Gap - Do Shop






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