Despite being luxurious, it is exempt of ostentation: dosed with wise measure, calling in the country the last generation design. The result is an style filled with grace and sophistication, wearing Kate Hume’s name.
English original, but living in Holland –where she has a furniture signature with her husband Frans van der Heijden- this interior designers works with an international consumers, developing residential projects in Dubai, Prague, England and France. Her style is eclectic and fashion resistant. As it can be observed in these interiors, designed in collaboration with the architect Anton Atlas.
The house owner is a film producer, and his wife, is modern art collector, specialized in Russia and Ukraine. ”We enjoyed of ourselves traveling with them looking for interesting objects. “Our intentions were to create a confortable environment tied to the needs of the family” says Kate. The objectives also include the optimum allocation of the private collection art pieces, including the painting of Valery Koshlvakov, fountain of inspiration. “We obtained the general leading color palette: a deep blue, enlightened by details painted in orange”, says the designer.
And here is where another of her talents was unveiled: an accurate sensibility to color combinations. “I find the colors irresistible. I think that all of them are “useful”, but afterwards I like to fuse them in a multi-color equilibrium.”
The rooms in this house confirms it, with shinning touches of silver with a brown-orange background, dark grey or even chocolate (milk or extra dark). That orange vitamin stolen from Koshlyakov returns in the common area, as brushworks of lamps, curtains, vases and carpets. Meanwhile in the library triggers a bright special effect.
“It was the owner who wanted to gift her husband the library, to save his huge book and DVD collection. We have pointed that it should be a dark structure, thinking that it will be mainly used in the night hours. The shinning orange arrives unexpected, breaking with authority and a cheerful note.” Concludes Kate. Masterful the choice of the overall furniture and accessories, heterogenic but united by the same elegance. The materials range from marble to hickory, from silk to linen, from classical furniture to contemporary furniture, spreading their attributes next to each other. In an harmonic “continuum”, like a music score.