At One with Nature
Style Design Aesthetics
By Hilary Diack
When Eng. Ehab El Khodary and Arch. Hisham Ghorab founded Style Design in 1989 they set out to introduce a new concept of interior design in Egypt. They saw a way they could use their skills and creative inspiration to design both residential and commercial spaces in a way that would create a stronger link between people and their environment.
A newly completed project in a quiet corner of Giza bears testament to their credo: the use of intelligent technology along with natural materials and aesthetic design. Wood and stone have been used to blend in with the natural environment of the house, using the same color palette throughout the interior as well as the exterior spaces, while large floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows maximize the absorption of natural light in the interior spaces.
Fireplaces have been unconventionally placed in the middle of the living space as a focal point, they are suspended to give the effect of lightness and to allow the continuity of the flooring beneath them. Under-floor heating and cooling has cleverly been used to avoid the look of installed radiators, and ensures a pleasant temperature year round.
The flow of living space between the interior and outdoor terraces and gardens has created a cohesive and very liveable home for its owners; the subtle, modern furnishings provide a perfect backdrop for an eclectic and original collection of sculptures and paintings. There is nothing brash or out of place in this stunning residence, a sense of harmony with its tranquil surroundings prevails.