With an emphasis on unique stone surfaces and elegant wood details, this Städtisch-themed home is a picture-perfect example of nature-inspired contemporary design.
Städtisch, a distinctive design concept by Movent highlights this sleek and stylish home in a way that brings calm and peace immediately. From the living, dining and kitchen to the bedrooms, each space is adorned with the designer’s signature aesthetic, transpiring into an eye-pleasing, heartwarming abode that brings nature to mind instantly.
This was precisely the intention of the designer: to give the home a unique identity while creating an environment for the owners to recharge themselves after a stressful day. “I noticed that over the weekends, many people like to spend time in nature to refresh themselves. So I thought, why not bring this experience into the home? Thus, the concept of Städtisch, which blends natureinspired elements into modern spaces was conceived,” says Irvin Lim from Movent. “In this home, we applied this concept using dif ferent high-quality materials to conjure a luxurious yet natural atmosphere.”
In the living room, a large feature wall adorned with grey stone stands out prominently with its smooth grey surface and natural veins. To complement the striking wall, wood flooring done up in herringbone style instils a vibrant contemporary feel, creating an elegant backdrop for the modern furniture pieces and lush soft furnishing.
Moving over to the dining room, stone is used once again for the feature wall – this time in the form of rough and uneven granite. “We love this material because it is natural and completely unique. Every batch is oneof- its-kind, with its own shape, texture and thickness,” Irvin shares. “This material sets off the feeling of being in a cave or surrounded by mountains, which in turn infuses the space with a calm and collected mood.”
To tone down the bulky forms of the large stones, different types of wood like teak and walnut are employed. For instance, next to the dining area, strips of wood are affixed to the wall and ceiling to demarcate the space visually.
Additionally, the home also features a series of custom-made wood bookcases and shelving system. “We wanted this home to be a place where the owners feel a sense of peace and harmony. Therefore, we kept the design clean and clutter-free,” Irvin says. “Our clients also asked for something different as they didn’t want conventional décor. That’s why we implemented the Städtisch style and we are glad it worked out tremendously well in this home.”