Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Palazzo To Do: Layout and first Details

We have over thought the use of the different areas and floors and came to the following:

Seminterrato – Garden Floor:
Inside: 1 Bedroom, 1 Living Area, 1 tiny bathroom, 1 open kitchen and bar style eating area
Outside: 1 Garden (big enough for 2 sun beds and outside eating)
To check: Is tiny bathroom with shower possible in basement?
Style: ‘shabby-chic’ --> mainly leave old stone walls, ceilings and floors – combine with modern furniture
Colours: Orange, Yellow, White, Black, Mocca
Special: The Garden Floor has a separate entrance and can be used as independent apartment for guests.

Piano Terra – Ground Floor:
Inside: 1 Entrance Hall, 1 Living area, 1 Dining room, 1 open kitchen, 1 bathroom with washing machine and dryer, 1 working garage space
Outside: 1 Balcony (big enough for outside eating)
To check: can we take out separating walls between living – dining – kitchen for bigger space feeling?
Style: ‘smart casual’, ‘simple elegant’
Colours: Coral Red, White, Black, Mocca

Primo Piano – First Floor:
Sea Side: 1 Master Bedroom, 1 Living area, 1 Master Bathroom
Piazza Side: 1 Children Room with small bathroom, 1 working or guest room, 1 separate WC
To check: can we have a shower in the small (overhanging) bathroom?
Outside: 3 small balconies to decorate with flower pots
Style: different room, different style
Colours: different room, different relaxing colour matching the blue sea and the green hills

Secondo Piano – Terrazzo – Terrace:
Inside: 1 small pantry including cooking facility and bar, 1 living area, 1 WC or small bath, 1 service area (water tank etc.)
Outside: Hugh Terrace (big enough for several sun beds, daybed, outside eating, small pool, flower pots)
To check: would floor be strong enough to carry pool?
Style: casual, simple, beach
Colours: fresh mint / cool blue, white

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Shabby Chic Look for the Garden Floor - Seminterrato

They call it 'neo-shabby chic'.
This is how I can picture the basement of the Palazzo. Leave the stone walls and even the floor partly like it is to keep the charm. And than use some modern furniture with bright colour.

I found the picture in one of last year's issues from my favorite Magazine in Beijing: Casa International.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Coming out of the Dark

This is a very special day for me today:
I got my first COMMENT !
And this is so very special as I got it from one of my favorite blogs: My Marrakesh.
I am proud. Thank you Maryam!
This makes a difference in blogging!

Maybe I will write some posts in English to be readable for other 'design-art-beautiful-thing-lovers'.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Der Grundriss - Thoughts about the Floor Plan

Wir fangen an zu überlegen, wo wir drei, vier oder sogar fünf Schlafzimmer haben wollen. Wo sollen wir die fehlenden Bäder reinquetschen? Oder opfern wir eines der Zimmer für ein Bad. Und wenn ja, welches? Eins mit Meeresblick oder eins zur Piazza? Wollen wir separate Badezimmer oder ein Gemeinschaftsbad? Angesichts der Groesse des Hauses moechte ich eigentlich mein eigenes Bad.

Dass sich der Palazzo nicht so einfach für ein praktisches Wohnen eignet, haben wir nun auch gemerkt. Er ist für eine Familie alleine zu groß. Und für eine Familie mit vielen Gästen lässt er sich nicht so einfach aufteilen. Aber vielleicht sollten wir nicht so viel an Gäste denken, denn das ganze Jahr hindurch werden wir bestimmt nicht immer Besuch haben.