This project is a small cosmetic studio which consists of two separate rooms; the reception and the treatment area. The floor is grey concrete; the windows are large and the walls are plain white. This all results in a relatively cold atmosphere with neither warmth nor feminine touch. The reception room had to give a much more welcoming impression. We defined two soft colors in our concept; rosé and green. We used that green to paint one of the larger walls. Natural materials were used to enhance this soft atmosphere: recycled paper baskets and lamps from Bestbefore, floor lamps from Paola Navone, linen cushions from Maison de Vacances and Elitis. To make it look even smoother and more relaxed, we used a round table. Two Eames armrest chairs complement the table perfectly. In the treatment area we had enough space to create a nice cozy corner with a pink velvet upholstered armrest low chair, a console with a hand-made mirror from M Nuance, cushions and a lamp from Caravane.
The new style suits the studio owner much better; feminine, elegant and cool at the same time!
Photos: Sarah Vonesch
In this case, I was part of the project at the very beginning. The clients, with the coaching and supervision of an architect, embarked on a full and thorough renovation of this 50’s family home. This family needed help to define the overall concept, the visual result and the style of the complete house, the color combination and of course the furniture. This led to many decisions; floor, tiles, color scheme, carpenter work but above all also to basic matters such as “how much should stay from the original house?”. Indeed it was important to “save” some of the original architectural features of the house. The wooden ceiling and the walls are too beautiful to disappear into plain white! On the other hand, larger windows are more than welcome! It was also early enough to give them advice on the carpenter work. Built-in furniture such as cupboards, wardrobe and bench in the entrance, sideboard in the bedroom are not just practical but are also esthetically attractive. Bordeaux, pink, blue and grey, dominate the color scheme. The beautiful Hay sofa gives a great color accent to the living room. A couple of other pieces of furniture are from Vitra. There are some cool pieces making a statement; the large Jean Prouvé table, timeless lamps from George Nelson, Ay Illuminate and Gras, fun cushions from Maison de Vacances, comfortable rug and a group of hanging mirrors. The beautiful curtains offer coziness and provide the final note. Although there was much done to this house, it kept its identity and remained loyal to its origins.
It is a good-looking house that perfectly suits the good humor of its inhabitants.
Photos: Sarah Vonesch
Before – After of a dining room
The heart of this fully renovated house is the dining room. The wooden walls were smoothly sanded, making the whole room look less dark than it was before. We chose to keep the white sideboard and a couple of chairs. We added a couple of grey Eames chairs that combine very well with the existing chairs. We put in the centre of the room the magnificent large table from Prouvé in the daring color of Japanese red. On top of the table, the hanging white lamps from George Nelson combine splendidly with the wooden walls. We hung a couple of round mirrors above the sideboard; this is actually a very good option when the client doesn’t have a large art collection. It’s aesthetic and easy to organize. The room looks fresh and cool but thus harmonized, organized and special!
For the first time Sab’s Interiors was engaged to create a working space for a company. The clients, partners in a company active in the beverage business, were looking for a full service–from the layout of the premises to the choice of all the furniture. What a great challenge! The new office is bright, has nice volumes and is structured into a welcoming entrance, two rooms for the offices, and one large meeting room. Some painting needed to be done to make the premises clean and fresh. We decided to make one colored wall in each room, colors which are in fact those of the brand. We chose a low-budget but surprisingly nice and original material, OSB wood, for the tables of each working space as well as the high tables of the meeting room. The design of the latter was to have four identical modular tables that one can either put together or separate according to the needs and the number of people attending. Black is the connecting color for the rest of the elements: black lamps from Gras, the table feet and bar stools from Nicolle Chair. As there was no kitchen, we created a small one in an empty niche and used OSB as well. The accessories are mainly things from IKEA and recycled paper baskets form Bestbefore. The timeless elements and real office furniture are the comfortable Vitra chairs and the eye-catching String shelves in black and white.
The results perfectly suit the team; a working space and a cool attitude!
Photos: Werner Gryffenberg
The place was abandoned and sad. The new owners, a young and dynamic couple, wanted to make a cozy welcoming wine bar out of it. It should look like home. There should be sofas, stools and lots of different tables as well as many accessories that you usually find in a private home.
The first phase, though, was to “pep up” the place! With a reasonable budget we had work done by a painter, a carpenter, and electricians. They all did a great job to bring back the polish of the place and make it look fresh and clean.
We chose the furniture with an ethnic touch. We used black metal, lots of wood and a touch of red to lend a brightness of color. The big and original lamps are the eye-catching elements of the interior. On the tables we chose three large black rattan lamps and on the bar the multi-cabled Selleti lamps with 14 bulbs that hang on different levels. Throughout arranging the variety of details, such as the many cushions in different types of fabric, the hanging-plant baskets of different sizes, the vases and candlesticks, we always kept in mind the coziness and domestic feeling that we were aiming at.
Customers can now fully enjoy the fantastic wine selection in this great atmosphere!
Photography: Sarah Vonesch
Julian’s charming boy nursery
«Acryl- oder Polyestervorhänge sind das Erste, was ich bei Kunden entsorge.»
This case is a small apartment in the mountains of the Swiss canton Vaud. This apartment hasn’t been “touched“ since the 50s. Living abroad, the client wished a more practical and modern apartment that could also be easily rented. So, everything was destroyed except the walls between the rooms. The owner knew exactly what tiles should be in the bathrooms, and how their layout should look, as well as the basic colors of the whole apartment. The rest was Sab’s Interiors’ decision. The collaboration was done at a distance with full trust and transparent communication.We chose a light whitened oak for all built-in furniture, including bathrooms, and a darker wooden floor to make a contrast. The main colors are basically white and beige to which we added aubergine for the sofas, the curtains and one hanging lamp. Furniture is from Verzellloni, Mobitec and Vitra. Lamps are either from Hind Rabii or Louis Poulsen. Sab’s Interiors supervised the whole renovation work, the logistics, the furniture selection and the delivery of everything. The client came from Belgium for a couple of days as when the apartment was finished and could barely recognize it! She was very happy.
Photos: Werner Gryffenberg
Wenn zwei gemeinsam Wohnen
Das Low Cost Prinzip – 7 budgetfreundliche Möbel, die sich wunderbar kombinieren lassen