Full-service project: From interior to exterior
I had already completed a full-service project for this client for the interior of his penthouse. Afterwards, he asked me to tackle the exterior of his apartment as well. This way, he wanted to be ensured that the interior will flow seamlessly into the exterior. An example of the interior-exterior effect.
The client’s brief
I was virtually given a blank slate for this exterior project. The only requirement was to have a large table to entertain, two deck chairs and an atmosphere of peace and quiet. With that in mind, I transferred my creativity and the elements from the interior to a mind-blowing exterior. The result: a perfect harmony between inside and outside.
The “green lining”: inside and out
The interior is based on contemporary black and warm white, combined with walnut wood and elegant green. I extended this palette to the exterior. The wood and greenery fit perfectly on the terrace of the penthouse. By limiting the use of black and applying more white, the client gets a light sunny day vibe on any given day between spring and autumn.
Terrace with the atmosphere of a garden
I wanted to create a green oasis of calm with the use of various plants. I carefully chose them based on ease of maintenance. They are also an ideal way to ensure privacy on the terrace. The bamboo plants at the front end of the terrace, for example, form an “L”. A natural privacy screen of plants for a quiet and harmonious way of living.
Just like in the interior, I chose all details of the exterior in function of the client. For example, I provided a mobile herb garden filled with the client’s favourite herbs. In addition, there are plenty of sockets and lighting on the terrace so that the client can work or relax comfortably on the terrace. Moreover, all materials and plants are easy to maintain.
Thus, the atmosphere from outside flows into the interior and vice versa. A harmonious total project.
- Photographer: Jonah Samyn