Minimalist residence project Light Play is located in Belgium and designed by the interior designer Marie Lecluyse. Her creative process mostly starts from existing spaces and then finishing, outstanding details follow the process to create a complete design. Environment, spaces and personality are the three key elements that create the coherence of her designs. To create timeless designs she prefers natural materials and details form the basis.
In Light Play, color preferences are the main elements of structure and using warm off-white, cruelty-free and odor-free by Tint for ceilings and Royal Oak Floors in Danish White for flooring especially serve the design’s purpose which is having a spacious atmosphere that defines the space. Matte finish flooring adds a simple yet still sophisticated touch as it distinguishes each detail of the house and pure black, french doors with black window frames help them to create such look as well. While simple touches on the structure bring this sophistication, furnishing preferences come as a fresh breath and shows that less is really more.
In the entry, firmly grounded Cassina Zig Zag chair has been used to create a modern and minimal look and these kinds of preferences are especially important for Marie Lecluyse’s approach as these details are the ones that complete the design. While natural tones have been preferred for the whole structure, minimal paintings with vivid color draw attention easily. Painting by Jo Saverys in the entry and living room were parts of the artist’s SABLE exhibit, the artist was inspired by the Belgian coast in these paintings as he used also paint mixed with sand and they are definitely the ones that draw attention and bring color to Light Play.
Another part of the house where sand creates a completion is the stairs. Sanded smooth color flooring on the stairs by Belgiqa Marseille provides a smooth transition between spaces. The minimal furnishing details don’t only show themselves in the entry but also in the living room. While Living Divani Extrasoft Sofa with curtains in the same color provide a spacious and cozy atmosphere, floor lamp by Fanuli and fireplace by Petersen are the details that make the design timeless. Fanuli lamp in the living room and N/A table lamps in the dining room have been used mostly for decorative purposes because on the other parts of the house, ceiling lamps by Platek Flamingo and Serge Mouille appliqués serve to a functional purpose for lighting. Smooth transitions between spaces are generally at the forefront but material preferences of kitchen and bathroom diverse from others. In the kitchen, dark cabinets from natural materials create a sharper look but still fit the design perfectly thanks to the sophisticated countertop of Victoria Stone Gallery.
The look of the kitchen may be sharper than the other spaces of the house but the transition between ceilings, countertop with dark and gold veins and dark wood cabinets is so chic that its coherence adds a great value to design. Another sophisticated detail of the kitchen that can’t be missed is the Italian made sink by Barazza Cubo and Fantini Rubinetti faucet in golden tones positioned on an island countertop and combined with high stools that fits perfectly to the harmony of kitchen. The bathroom, needless to say, has a unique elegancy thanks to the mosaic and marble shell black lipped mussed tiles by Di Lorenzo. While interior design of the house has many details hidden in simplicity, the exterior is even more simple but so modest with the usage of white bricks by Australbrick. Each detail of the both of interior and exterior creates a great harmony between each other in Marie Lecluyse’s hands with her simple but sophisticated aesthetic approach.