The initial request from the client was to develop a unique language for all spaces where rich heritage of Lebanon culture would merge with the simplicity of a contemporary design approach. The main idea was to celebrate the historical heritage and to use mesmerising laconic vertical lines of Lebanese architecture and intricate patterns of window coverings as guidelines for interior design and details.
A preference for a colour palette was expressed for a dramatic feel,dark luxurious tones and textures. It is very typical for Lebanon where light colour of the stone is used as a canvas to demonstrate contrasting web of the pattern. In addition, intricate relives cast the variety of shadows on light stone allowing a person to rediscover the masterpieces throughout the day. Inverted principle was used in living areas where dark walls were used as canvas which would fade into light walls, and a play of light and shadows would create a shimmering effect of always changing environment. In bathroom areas,the contrast between dark matt wall panels and walls with light marble tiles was blended by introducing the dynamic repeating vertical elements coming from dark walls and transforming into a vertical copper pattern on light vertical surfaces.