The Refined Beauty House of Contrasts in Poland


When elegance joins music and travel, the result could only be impressive. That’s the main adjective to best describe this project.

This brilliant work is the result of the Interior Designer Lucyna Kolodziefska and the Firm Fabryka Wnetrz.

The Designer talks to us about this projects:

“This amazing house was one of the longest projects I worked on, but this is in no way an issue. On the contrary – it is one of its many positives.

The investors came to me as soon as the works begun so we were able to agree on such elements like colours of the elevation or where roof windows should be situated. Having an optimum amount of time to design the interior of the house we met way in advance and I learned about their amazing interests, what they do in their free time and where they like to travel to.

We knew that the house will be classic, stylish and elegant because this is how the architectural project portrayed it. And this is how the investors wanted it to be. I wanted to draw inspiration from the now fashionable but then not very popular Hampton’s Style. Its name comes from a small region of the USA, situated on Long Island in New York. Great politicians, renowned actors and rich New Yorkers have their beautiful, luxurious summer homes there. Additionally, as is now typical for my style, I contrasted this style with dark elements, often purely black details, to go away from the ocean’s atmosphere towards the Baltic North.”

“I would not be true to myself, and my clients would be probably disappointed, had we not designed more modern interiors. Ii is first and foremost the bathroom adjoining the sauna, which is praised for its simplicity and breeziness. The idea came from a sink which looks a bit like an African drum. We added tiles inspired by rainforest and the rest is complimented by a green faucet, produced by a small manufacturer in the north of Italy (who donates all the money from selling such faucets to charities digging wells in Africa).”

“One of the owners’ unique passions is the love of music, high quality musical equipment, collecting albums and listening to them in a separate music room, which I was also able to design. Initially, when I entered the room in the investors’ previous home to make an inventory of their CD collection, vinyl collection and collectible concert editions, I felt like my daughter would in a room full of Lego sets. They were all my favourite albums! What an extraordinary collection! I designed a darker room with a sound-proof convex wallpaper to store the collection and huge speakers connected by thick cables to amplifiers. It is a great joy to see the owners of this musical collection enjoying listening to music in a room designed by me.”

“The heart of the home and the overall style indicator is, of course, the kitchen. Initially, the owner thought about putting cabinets in a beautiful, octagon-shaped bay window. For me it was the ideal spot for a table, to create a less-official dining room, where we can have our morning coffee or a mum-daughter lunch when you would gossip about friends from school.

My investors liked the idea. It was obvious that we would have such a table custom-made, according to a project. Seating area in the window complemented the rest. The table and counters were made from Italian marble, brought straight from Carrara. The same marble was used hundreds of years ago by Michael Angelo and Bernini for their sculptures.

The owners’ other passion, travelling, is exhibited even in the kitchen. The walls are decorated with souvenirs brought from various trips. This collection was approached in a similar way as CDs: when making an inventory, before working on the house itself, I remembered my trips to many of these countries. The owners seem to have souvenirs from every continent apart from Antarctica and, who knows, maybe someday they will venture there? I arranged the collection thematically and so gorgeous Venetian masks are decorating the hallway on the second floor and the chess corner in a relaxation room is fully dedicated to India. Almost every spot in the house now carries memories and has become a place worthy of its owners.”

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