It was part of their mindful eating practice—watching each other snarf breakfast from behind bars.
(Photo: George Heinrich; Dwell)
Lending once again from Asian-inspired interior design, this home epitomizes open design and mindful living. You will constantly be aware of what is happening in each room, as the earthy grounding hues of the all wood interior allow clear view of all adjacent areas.
The dining area is given a great focal point through the use of a white round table and large globe-shaped light. Set aside the kitchen, the dining area benefits from perfect placement, with natural light being allowed in through the many windows panes beside it.
A fantastic degree of division has been afforded through creating a lowered ceiling set in place using wooden panels, the same beams used to create the dividing wall. Despite the tapered high ceiling, the room lying beside the dining area is kept completely separate and secluded, thanks to this boxed design.
Open design is reinvented through this approach to room division, with the open-plan layout remaining unbroken despite separated thanks to the unique wood walls. As you can see, very little is needed to bring out the best of this space. The bright hues of the wood and the basic, essential colors used, work in tandem to deliver a room which feels as warm as it looks.