Living room sketch
A space with a regular distribution and plenty of natural light that had to be made the most of, to transform it into the perfect canvas in warm tones with wooden cladding on which the different artistic pieces of the property would stand out.
This was the starting point for the interior design project with wood panels for walls and floors for this luxury apartment in Marbella, commissioned by some owners who are very fond of art and design.
Interior design with wood panels for walls and floors in Marbella
To understand this project with a wood panel house interior, it is necessary to understand the architectural context in which the property is located. For this reason, it was first necessary to carry out an analysis of the urban planning and the distribution of the space in which the intervention was to take place.
The property on which this project is located was built at the end of the 19th century, although major refurbishment work was undertaken in the 1900s. Located in the historic center of Marbella, and set in a location with a particular geometry, the urban planning of the area conditioned the interior design.
The clients asked for a total renovation and updating of the house, both in terms of materials and technology. A married couple with two independent children, of whom they wanted to keep the bedrooms for occasional visits.
This was the starting point for the interior design project of this luxurious apartment in Marbella, with a significant presence of wood wall panels and pieces of art.
Interior planning process
Both the building and the facade present a non-orthogonal urbanism, which is why it is so important to contextualize the project and the influence of the architecture on the interior design.
The uniqueness of this project is the fact that it has two facades: the original slanted facade in the classical style and a straight façade that was made later. An interesting encounter between two different periods in the same building.
In this context, we find a complex floor plan with many angles, which required an exercise in interior space planning and the creation of wood panels for walls and wood floor paneling.
A clear example of how through the interior design we create architecture within architecture. In order words, we articulate a completely ordered box within the architectural space, and we put it in order.
It is in this ordering exercise that the first guidelines begin to appear, how to organize the space both on the X axis and on the Y axis.
The magic of architectural order
This arrangement of space is exercised in plan, but also in height, and this is where the magic of this project arises, in the encounter between horizontal and vertical arrangement.
This arrangement is given a skin treatment. A skin that translates into wood wall covering, as well as a wood panel flooring that dress the whole apartment.
Two types of skins stand out, the upper skin and the lower skin. These skins are used to create a play of heights with the decorative wood panels, which also serves to conceal the installations.
The lower section is where the air-conditioning system runs, and the upper section, which is the highest point, allows us to place the spotlights and to create lighting cut-outs.
Reading corner design process
Wood paneling for the living room
The living room of this luxurious apartment in Marbella with interior wood paneling is one of the most generous and spacious areas of the property. It is also one of the brightest as it has a privileged entrance of natural light coming from the original facade.
One of the handicaps we found in this intervention was the existence of a column between the living room and the dining room. Often, when designing a new layout, we find ourselves faced with the existence of immovable architectural elements, such as a column.
Faced with this, at Molins Design we accept the challenge and try to turn it around and give it a new functionality in coherence with the space. In this case, we turned it into a sculptural oval bookcase with wood panel design, which fits perfectly with the curved lines of the ceiling and the rest of the furniture.
An original rounded bookcase that creates a cozy reading corner and delimits the dining area. A clear example of all the advantages of decorating a house with wood paneling.
Dining room blueprint
Wood wall paneling, a real plus!
Throughout the entire intervention of this wood paneling modern house, the set of curved and sinuous lines that outline the entire apartment stand out, drawing sophisticated ceiling transits to mark the different circulations in the layout of the home.
Another element that should also be highlighted in this project is the whole set of house wood panels, floors, and ceilings, which provide that sensation of warmth and sophistication that installing wood paneling provides.
Technologically equipped housing
In this wood panel house, we carried out an important intervention in terms of home automation, as the updating of the home also involved implementing the latest home technologies to provide maximum comfort and bring out its full potential.
Dressing room sketch
Dressing room en-suite sketch
A luxury suite with wood paneling
The night area has plenty of storage space thanks to all the wardrobes created and concealed in the wood wall paneling.
In this part of the house, we find the two children’s bedrooms, a guest room, and the majestic suite with a complete bathroom. At the same time, all space of the main suite, it’s clearly differentiated in two area: an office area and a dressing room.
The suite is one of the most spacious and complex rooms at the same time. Following the same language of curved lines and with the use of wood panels for walls and also the wood floor panels, it is articulated as an open-plan space, but with differentiated areas.
The entire room is clad in this skin created by the lining of the interior wood paneling.
The bedroom is located next to the window to guarantee the entry of natural light, and in the space that connects with the office area, we designed a sophisticated dressing area with a rounded wood isle.
A complete bathroom with wood panel design
The en-suite bathroom breathes the same minimalist and organic style in keeping with the rest of the house, with wood wall covering and custom-made furniture in natural oak wood.
In the washbasin area, we opted to frame the area with a large backlit round mirror and a suspended countertop with an onyx effect porcelain sink and rounded taps in brushed brass finish by Dornbracht.
En-suite bathroom sketch