Ten residing areas with shiny surfaces that create depth and dimension

Mosaic tiles, red-lacquered wooden panelling and modern resin flooring characteristic on this lookbook of 10 residing areas proving that high-shine surfaces needn’t really feel medical.

Shiny finishes – whether or not within the type of reflective paint, stone or easy sheet steel – may help so as to add polish and distinction to residing rooms, that are historically heavy in plush textiles and fabric.

Particularly, they shine in darkish, compact areas the place they’ll mirror the sunshine to make the room really feel brighter and extra expansive.

That is the most recent in our lookbooks sequence, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing residential swimming swimming pools, steely kitchens and bookshelf staircases.

Picture is by Michael Sinclair

Helios 710 house, UK, by Bella Freud and Maria Speake

British dressmaker Bella Freud and Maria Speake of reclaimed furnishings studio Retrouvius labored collectively to create the interiors for this two-floor London house, which is ready within the former BBC Tv Centre.

In a nod to the constructing’s historical past, the duo labored to include the “daring color, eclecticism and glamour” of the Seventies, pairing shiny black sofas with burnt orange seat cushions, emerald inexperienced carpet and hessian-covered partitions.

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Interiors of Berlin apartment designed by Gisbert Poppler with glossy red wall
Picture is by Robert Rieger

The Village house, Germany, by Gisbert Pöppler

Dwelling areas on this renovated Berlin house by native interiors studio Gisbert Pöppler are demarcated by totally different floor supplies.

The entryway is panelled in red-lacquered wooden, a geometrical limestone reduction wall distinguishes the kitchen and reflective stainless-steel panels are fitted to the lounge ceiling to make the room seem taller.

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Interiors of The Whale apartment in Paris designed by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard
Pictures is by Simone Bossi

The Whale, France by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard

Architect Clément Lesnoff-Rocard aimed to create a contemporary tackle artwork deco inside this house in a interval constructing in Paris’s sixteenth arrondissement.

That is mirrored within the brass-fronted storage cupboards, columns clad in baby-blue marble and mirrored doorways main by to the sleeping quarters.

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Sleepy Hollow House by Lexi Tallisman with glossy green walls
Picture is by Joshua McHugh

Sleepy Hole Residence, USA, by Lexi Tallisman

Shiny paint was used to cowl the partitions and ceilings on this cosy comfortable in a renovated Nineteen Nineties house in New York’s Hudson River Valley to create a sense of spaciousness regardless of the tight floorplan.

American designer Lexi Tallisman complemented the deep military inexperienced of the partitions with an equally decadent materials palette, introducing a brass-and-oak shelving unit, a blue velvet couch by designer Steven Gambrel and a classic chair reupholstered in creamy white leather-based.

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Casa Mille by Fabio Fantolino
Picture is by Giorgio Possenti

Casa Mille house, Italy, by Fabio Fantolino

Italian architect Fabio Fantolino solely preserved a couple of authentic options when changing elements of this Nineteenth-century palazzo into his own residence in Turin.

As a substitute, Fantolino used color and texture so as to add character to the rooms as evidenced on this eating space, the place polished concrete flooring are paired with a lacquered cherry-red tabletop and a gridded partition product of smokey-grey and petrol-green glass.

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Apartment on a Mint Floor by Fala Atelier living room with glossy green floors
Picture is by Ricardo Loureiro

Residence on a Mint Flooring, Portugal, by Fala Atelier

Mint-green epoxy resin – so glassy it appears to be like completely moist – covers all the flooring together with the terrace of this Porto house, designed by native follow Fala Atelier.

“The purpose was to unify all of the areas of the challenge, inside and out of doors, someway compensating for the general complexity of the plan,” the studio’s co-founder Filipe Magalhães informed Dezeen.

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Puro Hotel Stare Miasto Kraków by Studio Paradowski
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Puro lodge Kraków, Poland, by Paradowski Studio

Polish follow Paradowski Studio proved that tiles do not should be constrained to the kitchen or toilet in its design for the lounge of the Puro lodge in Kraków’s Outdated City.

Knowledgeable by the modernist murals of the Seventies, the studio commissioned native artist Tomasz Opaliński to create an intricate mosaic of lacquered tiles for the area, which is paired with tender furnishings and patterned rugs.

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Casa A12 by Lucas y Hernández-Gil
Picture is by José Hevia

Casa A12, Spain, by Lucas y Hernández-Gil

Shiny silver curtains and corrugated steel wall panels assist to amplify the sparse pure gentle that filters into this duplex basement house in Madrid, envisioned by native design duo Lucas y Hernández-Gil.

The studio additionally created a faux courtyard on the centre of the flat, full with synthetic skylights, orange grass and tall leafy crops to foster a connection to nature regardless of the constructing’s deep floorplan.

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Mumbai apartment by The Act of Quad
Picture is by Ishita Sitwala

Mumbai house, India, by The Act of Quad

Polished marble flooring present a tactile distinction to the muted furnishings on this communal front room, designed by Indian duo The Act of Quad for a three-generational household in Mumbai.

The studio added playful design parts reminiscent of spherical sculptures and undulating columns to interrupt up the minimalist structure of the house, which was fashioned by combining two flats in a suburban high-rise.

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Budge Over Dover house in Sydney designed by YSG
Picture is by Prue Ruscoe

Budge Over Dover, Australia, by YSG

Shiny travertine flooring, a forest-green velvet rug and a dropped ceiling completed in reflective aubergine-coloured plaster create an “interaction of polished and uncooked finishes” inside this house, which Australian follow YSG has renovated in Sydney.

This helps to create distinct zones inside the in any other case open-plan inside, created by flattening nearly all of the house’s current rabbit warren of partition partitions.

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That is the most recent in our sequence of lookbooks offering curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s picture archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing residential swimming swimming pools, steely kitchens and bookshelf staircases.