Yana Prydalna's Golden Villa project has a depth and layering to it that matches what we have seen from the designer before. When we discover a project of hers that we at Imagicasa are not yet familiar with, we enthusiastically take the time to consider it.
Yana Prydalna is an interior designer whose studio, under the same name, finishes complete interiors. She has only been doing this since spring 2020, but her vision quickly made a lasting impression on us and many others. Operating from California, Yana does her clients a great service by designing remarkable and unique spaces for them. The studio's style is inspired by minimalist, modern and wabi-sabi influences. It is the depth and texture of natural materials that attract Yana to the latter, as well as objects that have a soul and a layer of infinity. Similarly, she likes furniture that has aged elements or cracks, since imperfection is a constant value in this Japanese philosophy. The project that we are highlighting today is called Golden Villa. This private residence is located in San Francisco, California, making it a work close to home for the designer. In line with her previous designs, Golden Villa was also created in a modern wabi-sabi style. This means that natural materials are in the foreground, in this case wood and concrete immediately catch the eye. Not only the ceilings and beams are made of wood, but also the furniture and the details do not escape this material. The coffee table, for example, has the appearance of a wedge from a wide tree trunk, and the space under a shelf was filled with smaller stumps of wood for decoration. To prevent the house from becoming too dark, the polished concrete was applied in a light colour, and airy textiles provide a sensation of lightness. The focus here is clearly on nature, which can also be seen in the incorporation of wicker lamps and decorative pinecones.
On the walls, various ornaments flaunt the craft of art.
Although Golden Villa carries a warm minimalism, the house does not feel like a distant showroom at all. Yana avoided this by playing with different textures and layering the rooms with enough details and lively fill-ins. The sofa in the living room, for example, is lavishly covered in cushions, including a careful dose of print. On the walls, various ornaments flaunt the craft of art. In addition, the room is decorated with ceramics and candles. There is even a book on the coffee table, so this is a home where you may clearly see signs of living. The open kitchen is also tidy without lacking a soul. The kitchen island with several stools is the ideal place for conversation while cooking or eating. The pleasant atmosphere is continued in the bedroom and bathroom; here too, there is a balanced but warm and liveable feeling. Each of Yana Prydalna's projects makes us realise that interior design studios do not have to have years of experience to produce wonderful designs. Golden Villa confirms what we already knew: wabi-sabi offers endless possibilities to create a vibrant home that honours simplicity and nature without compromising warmth and livability.
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Visualisations by Yana Prydalna