Whilst this building was already complete, there had been no focus on the interior decorating or furnishings. As a result, in its linear, hard-surfaced modernity it felt cold and soulless. The objective was to inject life, warmth and to create a home rather than an architectural mausoleum, whilst still allowing the views and the spare architectural beauty to hold sway.
The brief was to update a dowdy, dated interior, injecting the yacht with some of the glamour and opulence befitting of its size and prestige. At the same time we wanted to create more contemporary, bright exteriors connected to the sea.
This beautifully proportioned townhouse required a little imagination and warmth. As quite a serious, grown-up house, the clients wanted to incorporate a little playfulness and colour. Which RCD was happy to provide in full!
For this project the British clients wanted to bring a sense of European heritage to the slopes of Vail. We created a chateau style in the expansive Great Room but with the comfort and a twist of the 21st century.
This villa was previously decked out in a 1980s hotel Provencale style. The terracottas took no account of the glorious vista just outside the windows. So we created a look that linked it to the skys and seas immediately outside, and gave it some 21st century chic whilst allowing subtle nods to the Deco era in which the property was built. It is also playful and relaxed for maximum relaxation.
Photos to follow. A work in progress....
We wanted to retain the old-fashioned charm of this cottage. It was felt that too much modernisation would endanger the whimsy of the tree-enveloped haven. An organic, not overly decorated style was favoured.