I mentioned on Monday that I took a lot of photos of Tel Aviv potter Ziva Hasson’s amazing apartment. As such I couldn’t stick them all in one post. Well, this is part 2 – the front and back balconies, guest bathroom, and office / guest room.
The slate gray tile of the apartment is continued straight out onto the front patio. Notice the size of the tile is quite large. Having the tile continue outside gives a flow to the apartment and turns the front patio into an outside room.
The back patio is decked – which breaks up the space, but also gives it a more intimate feel as the wood is a warmer tone. There are wires going along the sides of the back where the climbers are strategically placed – eventually the view will be pure green.
I especially liked the sailing tarp over the back patio. It has a sculptural element which is both artistic and functional.
By the time I got to the back patio people started to come into the house (it was Houses From Within after all). So I took the last of my shots (anything I missed the first time around) and ran out.
Next to the bedroom, in the back, is the guestroom / office. The room is clean, simple. The art is very avante garde, but somehow fits the space. I loved the different fabrics making the love seat.
And I’m assuming that if you put one cushion in front of the other on the ground you have a double size bed. I just wonder if the piping is a problem? By the way, that isn’t four mid size cushions – that’s two huge ones. One cream background and one red background. All of the patterns (including the two front sage throw pillows on top) are of the same pattern in different colors – then the two back throw pillows are the same colors as the front – but a different pattern. Loved this – truly. It would be so simple to have made, and yet it’s such a nice burst of color and really adds a warmth to the space.
Notice the floor in the guest room is wood – the apartment is split-level (one stair) and the upper level has wood floors. Hence the back patio keeps the feel of the upper level, even though it isn’t the same wood.
The whole house was like this bathroom, ultra-modern mixed with antiques and it’s done really well. Everything is just so gorgeous that they compliment each other. Look up and notice the old school window in the mirror. If the wood still works – why replace it? Just because other windows have been changed for aluminium ‘Belgi’ doesn’t mean that you have to replace a perfectly fine window. (Belgium aluminium is what it’s called in Israel – why? No clue. But it’s the aluminum windows that open like a door rather than sliding to the side and it’s more expensive than normal windows.)
Love the tub. Really love the tub.
The ceramics were everywhere (which makes sense in the home of a potter). These were some of my favorites.
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