But how did it all start? Deeply in love with Dutch company Dtiles, Charlotte knew she wanted to work on a project where those tiles were the main characters. So, she reached out to Lippert and asked to collaborate. “I proposed to Hannes to co-create a few rooms together showcasing the tiles, naturally starting with the bathroom. This concept developed and evolved into an entire house”, she explains. “It was a very organic collaboration, passing back and forth ideas, sketches and references. It began with a rough mood board and sketch I put together; Hannes then interpreted the drawings and digitally fabricated the space, material and lighting.”
After several weeks giving each other feedback and working on making that imaginary house the perfect environment, the result was a series of well-thought, beautifully decorated sun-drenched spaces – bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, corridor, etc. – that make us wish we could spend the quarantine there. Luxurious yet cosy, high-end yet welcoming, the Tiled House is what our dreams are made of. “Each room has a different mood correlating with its function. We wanted the bedrooms to be quite neutral and calming whilst the more transient spaces like the corridor and dining room utilise more saturated hues and hold more energy”, explains Taylor.
When asked if she sees her job from a different light now that we’re all in global lockdown, Charlotte answers that “Spending such extensive time inside forces me to think more about the concept of home, how we can rearrange our existing space to now answer a range of demands/functions and moods.” This will certainly affect and influence her future projects. “I believe interiors dictate a lot regarding our moods, feelings and state of mind, especially in such times of confinement to our domestic spaces”, she says. “This thinking will most probably influence my future work and designs, to consider flexibility and multifaceted spaces more in interiors/architecture”, she concludes. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful creation that some day might exist.