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Art as the Heart of Interior Design

Imagine your home as a blank canvas. The furniture is the foundation, and the paint colours set the mood, but what truly brings the space to life? Art! That is the finishing touch that adds personality, serves as a conversation starter, and ties the whole room together.

But where do you even begin? Picking a random spot and hammering in a nail might seem tempting, but a little planning goes a long way. If you are looking for an inspiring example, the recently completed Z Times-The Art House by WWD Bloomage is a great project to start with. This residence goes way beyond just looking stylish as it’s a space where art, emotions, and personality come together.

This project started with a challenge: two separate top-floor apartments. The Beijing Bloomage WanWU Design Co., Ltd. team, led by Creative Director Liu Juanjuan and Project Creator Zhang Xuezhi, masterfully transformed two units into a spacious, nearly 400-square-meter, two-bedroom residence.

Soft curves flow from the architecture itself down to the furniture and accessories, creating a sense of movement. Pops of colour on a linen backdrop add a touch of playfulness without overwhelming the sophisticated vibe of the common areas. It’s this thoughtful use of contrasting elements that personalizes the home, making it a reflection of the homeowner’s unique style.

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Photography by © TUPAI Space Photography

In Z Times, art isn’t just decoration, it’s the very soul of the design. A series of furniture and art pieces made from scattered petals and glass resin formations, originating from the creative design of Huaxi All Things, are original design works. These congealed clouds and water flow constitute a poetic thread that permeates the space, highlighting their moment of congealment, which in turn manifests strength.

Step beyond the resin screen and you’ll find the bar and restaurant area sharing a visual conversation with the living room. The massive cabinets with their “glacial” design chairs create a striking contrast. The cabinet panels are a conversation starter, with a mesmerizing colour gradient from green to red that echoes the large lotus prints adorning the ceiling. The entire space feels like a rippling lake, blurring the lines between art and reality.

Z Times-The Art House shows us that by carefully considering the interplay of elements, from contrasting textures to the strategic placement of art pieces, you can create a space that is not only functional but deeply personal and emotionally resonant.