Interior designer Thomas Dariel has created something excitingly novel with the Blue Penthouse, an adventure in aesthetics and composition. Dariel’s trademark fusion of French and Eastern aesthetics is readily apparent and ready to inspire.
Designed for a family in Shanghai, China, this renovation began by doubling the height of the living room. The office (hidden within the suspended cube structure) provides the homeowner with alternating views of the family and neighborhood.
The loping spiral staircase leads to the more private areas of the home. Decorative molding runs continuously over the doors in the hallway for a seamless look.
The two youth bedrooms each feature a bespoke mural: one orange with balloons, one blue with a charismatic giraffe. Both bedrooms have neat luggage-inspired storage systems from Maarten De Ceulaer.
Although the bright color palette might have given the Blue Penthouse its name, the magic is in the details. What do you think about this imaginative interior renovation?