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    Askdeco created an eclectic design at One Oak 5A2. Picture: Alex Jeffries

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    Askdeco created an eclectic design at One Oak 5A2. Picture: Alex Jeffries

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    Askdeco created an eclectic design at One Oak 5A2. Picture: Alex Jeffries

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Eclectic influences find harmony in Beirut

Magda Ibrahim
Monday 28 Jan 2019

Askdeco combined colours, cultures and textures in an interior design project in Beirut, Lebanon.

Askdeco was tasked with creating an internationally-influenced interior for the One Oak 5A2 residence in the beating heart of downtown Beirut. 

The owner, a well-travelled art collector who sells works of art and unique furniture pieces, wanted his new home to reflect that aspect of his life. 

Drawing inspiration from the colourful places he’s visited, his vision for One Oak 5A2 was a vibrant mix of worldly influences and décors. 

Working closely with the client on all aspects of design and materials selection, Askdeco was able to find the right mix of traditional Moroccan, Arabesque and Grecian patterns and textures to make the client feel at home. 

“Like all of our projects, One Oak 5A2 was a unique challenge, dictated by the multiple international influences embraced by our client,” says Nisrine Nasr, co-founder and interior designer at Askdeco. “The client adores a world of colours, cultures and textures, so the task at hand was to harmonize all of those influences within a single living space.” 

“This particular client wanted to incorporate many different styles of furniture and accessories from different countries, which results in different themes and feels to each room.” 

After working with the client to adjust tonalities and to devise a strategy for blending the space’s contrasts, Askdeco went to work on converting One Oak 5A2 into the quintessential bachelor pad, highlighted by 400sqm of modern, yet eclectic design elements. 

The space overlooks the Mediterranean Sea on one side, while views of Roman ruins and the downtown Beirut skyline await on the other. 

The design team transformed One Oak 5A2 into a vibrant space with muted white walls and Carrara marble flooring providing a canvas for allowing each colourful element to stand out on its own artistic merits.

From paintings by Joan Miró, T.P.Hardisty and Hussein Madi, to Moroso sofas and Nada Debs cabinets, One Oak 5A2 brings colour to life through Mediterranean stylings, avant-garde furniture and even pop culture elements that include a living room jukebox.

Mediterranean blues and yellows accent the home’s white open kitchen, which connects to an adjacent dining area and lounge area that serves as a warm mingling space. 

One Oak 5A2’s contemporary master bedroom opens out to a terrace overlooking the sea, with floor-to-ceiling mirrored closet doors behind the room’s Cassini bedding to create the illusion of even greater space.

A Bisazza tiled shower pattern provides desired continuity between the high-rise unit’s internal and external spaces, as do its balconies, appointed with furnishings designed to mirror the unit’s interior. 

One Oak 5A2’s intricate ceiling serves as the pièce de résistance of the unit, with striped wooden panels that house the home’s custom designed lighting, sound system and mechanical controls.

The WIN Awards showcase the very best global creativity and talent in interior design across categories covering interior products, practice and projects as well as branding concepts. 

 

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