Complementing the décor
The home also features bright and airy magnolia décor, which we sought to underscore with an integrated lighting system. We installed fully customisable Lutron lighting, allowing the homeowner to change colours in different rooms depending on the mood they wanted to capture.
To complement the lighting, we also delivered motorised blinds and curtains. These would be guided by natural light outdoors – adjusting to open slowly in time with the rising of the morning sun. With its bright interior, we wanted to make the most of natural light in the property where possible.
Maintaining the aesthetic
The home featured a charming rustic décor, so we wanted to maintain this while offering the benefits of modern tech. In every room except the home cinema, we installed ‘hidden televisions’, which have been integrated into mirror frames. The gym is a notable example, with a mounted customer mirror covering an entire wall and concealing a 65” TV. These screens are only visible when in use.
We applied similar thinking to the audio distribution. Concealed in-ceiling speakers have been added throughout the house, save for the formal living room and home cinema. In these rooms, we have wall speaker systems that have been colour-matched to the décor.
A home from home
The home cinema/media room goes against the grain somewhat with a television screen in plain sight. Again, subtle lowlights add to the ambience. We’ve also added high-definition video and stereo audio distribution throughout, all controllable through mobile devices.
All screens and audio devices are playable throughout the home with in-ceiling and in-wall speakers. Thanks to the versatile SONOS system, the homeowner can stream music content and play it in every room of the house.
Though the property may be small, it’s a testament to just what integrated technology can do – from pumping up a gym workout to winding down in an indoor pool. Our blend of contemporary and traditional ticked every box for the client. We were also thrilled to be the finalist in two categories at the 2015 CEDIA Awards – for Best Dressed Rack and Best Integrated home.