Restrained Layers - Styled Habitat

Restrained Layers


Brands: STYLEDHABITAT custom furniture, The Odd Piece Marina HomeMoodThe Red CarpetKvadrat
Photography: Natalee Cocks
Space: Villa
Location: Barsha, Dubai, UAE


When STYLED HABITAT was designing this modern Barsha villa, it was important to design a space that feels like home—Nothing’s too fussy or overly seriousA space that looks lived in, but still fresh. The overall feel is not specific to any era or any style. Nothing is too precious that you can’t put your feet up on the couch! 

To pull this look, the walls were kept white to maintain the modern feel of the house. The furniture was selected in varying tones and textures to deliver warmth and comfort with lots memories on display. 

Working with the modern architecture and respecting the aesthetic allows the interior to flow naturally rather than competes with it’s surrounding. The layout design had the essential pieces of furniture; eliminating the unnecessary and maintaining the open feel of the modern villa. We avoided the temptation to overload accessories and instead choose to edit the excess. It’s not about having a ton of pieces to fill a room; it’s more about having the right pieces. 

The house’s serenity is rooted in its calm and restrained palette of warm taupe, creams, and sands unify the whole house while graphic, eye-catching pops of black accents punctuate the space. A balance of curvy and straight lines and a restrained palette unify a mix of modern and traditional pieces. Oversized rugs define the space and adorn the floor in the same way that art adorns walls, anchoring the room and infusing a dose of texture and color.  

The great thing about open plan living that it is perfectly suited to casual entertaining and for a lifestyle focused around family, friends, and cooking. This home is equally geared for entertaining and for downtime.

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