The surfaces have an antique patina, creating princely and precious atmosphere. These opulent elements, with golden shades, together with the crimson tones, create the desired baroque sumptuousness, while the combination with the warm shades of white and grey inspire a pure, quiet and balanced space. The pieces of furniture have a classic vibe, but are not that stodgy, being replicas. They sometimes have gracious shapes, other times classic and elegant shapes, most of them are from renowned producers, and the lighting pieces are manually painted on glass or silk: the famous Venetian lamps from the workshops of Mariano Fortuny. Among the pièces de résistance there are also the crystal mirror from the dining room, as well as the crystal candlesticks that complete the sophisticated atmosphere. These classic pieces have been matched with other objects, that are part of a completely different register. They are contemporary, but very special, made from wood that has been reclaimed from 200 y/o castles, these cubical modules with cabinet statute are from Triangolo company, in Italy. In the same area there are also the Catellani & Smith floor lamps, covered with golden foil, they also being a objects with a modern expressiveness.
The fabrics of the curtains are from Designers Guild, made from silk and mercerized cotton, with large, matched patterns, with a very theatrical and decorative look, but here we can also find fabrics with smaller, more delicate patterns, in greyish-golden shades. The floor, made from sturdy wood, has been finished with a special, oily material, and the ivory colour has been chosen in order to obtain an aerial and translucent vibe. The doors are painted by Erna Moise and have been created in the workshop of an Italian artist, the collaboration between the two being a very successful one. In the master bedrooms, the designer chose a more intimate, romantic vibe, obtained through pastel colours (purple and turquoise), while keeping the precious, refined, and yet simple style. This atmosphere is confirmed also by the Dutch-like chandeliers, made either of painted wood or „aged” metal, garnished with crystals, together with the silk curtains from Designers Guild and the flax and cotton curtains from Alhambra. Erna Moise if a true artist when it comes to the design of bathrooms. She has always liked to create a law-breaking, surprizing or even shocking atmosphere. This time she chose innovative materials, like the special American vinyl wallpaper, that has sometimes been used also for the floors, in order to obtain a remarkable visual effect. The wallpaper has the look of an antique textile material, with a pattern that has been inspired from the medieval manuscripts, from the incunabula.
The floor has been treated with layers of transparent and matte polyurethane paint. The modern sanitary objects, bought by the clients before the beginning of the project, inspired Erna to offer an eclectic design to the bathrooms.
The office, located at the semi-basement level, has a strong masculine vibe, while keeping the same pastel-colours, with darker shades on the fabric of the chairs and of the sofa.
The livingroom and the diningroom are dominated by the sofa and „meridienne” from Soft House Italia, by the Canton tables and the Seven sedie chairs, all of them being ordered with ivory finishes and precious materials.
The interior design project that we are going to introduce is the story of a mansion, located in a private residential complex in Bucharest, a new building, project that Erna Moise and her team started in 2009 and finished one year later. The moment Erna met the owners was completely unexpected for both sides. At that time, another interior design project was going on, one that had created hopelessness and insatisfaction for the clients, that were searching for another approach for their home. After the beginning of the new collaboration, completely opposed to the previous one, all the disturbing shapes from the ceiling have been removed (the soffits), because they created uninspired separating layouts. After the „purification” of the interiors, in a following working stage, the facades have also been modified, not only from the point of view of the volumes, but also from the point of view of the finishes and colours.