The American design studio Michelle Wentworth recently designed NS Residence, a house located in Boulder, Colorado. It was important that the small residence should radiate a subdued luxury and spaciousness. For this reason, a monochrome material and colour palette was chosen.
A monochrome material palette adds softness to the architecture.
Michelle Wentworth is an American designer who, with her eponymous interior architecture and design studio, focuses on reducing architecture and environments to a pure form. Each design is created with the aim of being calming, refined and sensual, thus improving the quality of their clients' daily lives.
For NS Residence, the challenge lay in the size of the house. The starting point for the design was therefore to investigate how to create understated luxury and spaciousness in a small house. Within the linear floor plan, a cube separated the private and communal areas, which itself contains a bathroom, storage space and mechanics. Open lines of sight and low furniture increase the feeling of spaciousness. A sliding glass door opens onto a simple courtyard, expanding the interior and creating a visual connection with the outdoor space. At the front, openings are kept to a minimum in order to preserve as much privacy as possible.
Inside the house, a monochrome material palette was chosen that blurs lines and adds softness to the architecture. Concrete, lime plaster and microcement were chosen for their durability, texture and handmade qualities. A subtle layer of texture is added thanks to the textiles in muted linen and wool. Finally, the built-in strip lighting further enhances the architectural linearity. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Visualizations by Michelle Wentworth