Design Director Zoe Lee’s passion for customization is evident in this city
residence where she melds the elevated experience of luxury hotels with a
soft and inviting atmosphere that feels welcoming. Lee’s panache for artful
contrasts pairs the richness of strong materials, such as oak and porcelain,
with the sophistication of contemporary silhouettes. “The goal was to create
a sense of indulgence and comfort, making every moment spent in the home
a truly memorable one,” says Lee.
By enlivening a once-predominantly white colour scheme with muted hues
and tactile textures, Lee was able to impart a characterful countenance that
still feels comfortable. She relied on subtle details to ensure this is a
residence infused with softness. “The carefully placed and concealed LED
light strips throughout create a gentle and ambient illumination,” says Lee.
“They conjure a warm ambiance, while adding a touch of modernity.”
Further finishes include a Shaker feature wall in the living room. It extends
seamlessly to the room’s double-height ceiling, adding an element of
continuity and establishing a connection with the primary ensuite’s wood
panelling. “This integration of design elements creates a cohesive and
visually appealing atmosphere,” Lee says.
The ensuite’s dramatically veined marble-look is carried from the walls to the countertop and even the cabinet doors. “This consistent finish serves as another unifying element, transforming the individual components into a captivating feature wall. It adds an elegant touch to the overall aesthetic of the space.”
Pops of black hardware throughout channel that elegance and feel welcoming. Lee says, “The furnishings’ unique characteristics and visual appeal contribute to a sense of continuous luxury – it is now a home that is both bespoke and wonderfully beckoning.”
Photographer: Niamh Barry