Interior Design in the Krayot

The challenge

Designing a space that could stand the test of time.

Creating an interior view and connecting the indoors and outdoors.

Villa in contemporary design

Dialogue between the planner and its customers is usually the secret of a successful planning of residence to its  residents. It is also the story of the house located in the Haifa area in Israel. In this case the dialogue has involved the customers , Tova & Zila architects, and interior designer Hilit Karsh from Hilit interior design.

Interior designer Hilit Karsh entered the picture already at the architectural conceptual sketch stage, throw the entire work process, functional design, planning and plaster, carpentry, lighting design, selection of interior and exterior finishing materials Styling. Escort continued until after the new tenant’s entrance to the residence.

The house stood on the plot of 700 square meters, stretches over 230 square meters on one floor + basement. The concept was an adjusted home for a young family, a couple + 3 girls.

Hilit’s toolbox contains an interesting variety of instruments collected from many sources. “My design is modern by nature and uses the function, structure and materials in a direct way, and yet tries to be original, clean and especially personal. It was important for me to create a dialogue between parts of the house and by that, create harmony and a whole language in the house” says Hilit.

The architectural design of the house actually built around a central patio which greatly strengthens the connection and continuity between the interior and exterior. Basalt stone that was selected by Hilit to cover the front entrance and the  patio wall space goes into the house through the patio windows. The patio is in front of the door and from one side is in the public space, the living room and dining kitchen area. On the other side of the patio is the private area, a bedroom and a bathroom. To highlight the central axis of the patio, Hilit, the designer, created a mirror image, a plaster element which is cast light over the kitchen slot located just above the kitchen island, appears as an echo on the other side of the house above the dining room. So the same lights descending from the island descended over the dining area. This creates a dialogue between the right side of the house to the left side. This element is a decorative plaster, yet it is used as functional spaces to position the air conditions mechanism.

Lighting design comes in a plaster built elements to highlight the architecture of the house, there is extensive use of lighting elements concealed, hidden in the plaster elements gives light trails, highlighting important elements, such as a window of light that created by Tova & Zila, the architects, over the patio, so this element is also lightened at night .

The very spacious living space, it also designed with a fireplace. All furniture and carpentry elements combined in the space designed carefully chosen – by the designer. The furniture is characterized by its lowness, keeping the space flow and emphasizes the ceiling height of 3.7 meters.

Hilit‘s language of the material and color is based on natural substances that contribute a feeling of space. The walls were painted light gray, pavement tiles size 60/60 with variable gray shades, fixed furniture such as kitchen, dining room, living room sideboard and bedroom with white, touches of purple color were in textiles, wallpapers and photograph taken by Hilit hung above the living room sofa.

The combination of wallpapers is designed to emphasize certain walls thus creating an interest in space. Between the private and the public areas, there is a hall. Hilit has chosen to put black wallpaper with circles on the wall of the hall which creates depth into the space. One circle from the wallpaper “fell” on the floor and appears like a carpet in the lobby. The same wallpaper was incorporated into the end of the hallway again creates a flow among the corridors and crossings of the house.

The bedroom – Hilit chose to separate the sleeping space and the closet space by a wall.  The bedroom’s side of that wall is used for hanging the TV and on the closet space is used for hanging a mirror. Built around the wall is carpentry element used to store for the two parts of the room.  A plaster element in the ceiling above the closet and above the bedroom, falling behind the bed and uses as the back of the bed. The same plaster bad back is covered with interesting wallpaper and part of it claims through the ceiling and creates continuity with the closet space.

Washrooms and services are designed in a fairly spacious and comfortable. Master bathroom design is controlled by a black wall tiling provide dramatic space with a fuchsia pink closet. Children’s bathroom is controlled  by shades of gray and white, with green glass bathroom covered in grass green carpets.

interior designer Hilit Karsh from Hilit interior design

photographer – Itay Sikolski

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