Nauti – Cool
Renovation of an apartment in Ekali
Our intervention is expressed on two levels, firstly the relationship with the outdoors and secondly the overall atmosphere of the house together with the design of some bespoke furniture. A common quality criterion was to make the apartment a place of relaxation and hospitality with elegant references of life at sea without simplistic illustrations.
This apartment in the mountainous Ekali was not exactly in need of refurbishing, as it was brand new and the client was the first resident. It was, however, neutrally designed; part of a commercial development so the desire of the owner was to add character to his personal space. Therefore, from the very beginning we focused on creating the conditions that would highlight the owner’s lifestyle and aesthetics. Being a captain of luxury yachts, his love for the sea was for us a base of inspiration.
The main wall of the living room becomes an oversized mural showing a stormy sea from the perspective of the captain. The walls of the corridor are covered with coarse cement cast in the color of dark blue (petrol) and the fluorescent tubes in the ceiling create a memorable threshold to the bedroom. Behind the new leather bed, the head of which runs the entire length of the room, the wall is coated with marble plates, split in two in such a way that the marble grain forms a symmetric composition. The en-suite bathroom is fully redesigned as well. Mosaic marble tiles on the floor and walls gave a nice reflective value for such a small space. The custom made furnishings of the apartment further include a round dining table, low table seating, a bar and a shelving unit.
Design team: Natalia Kokosalaki, Stefanos Nasopoulos
Building data: Area: 90 sq.m.
Photography: Bill Georgoussis, Ioanna Roufopoulou
Mural : Joanna Burtenshaw