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As the long-told eastern saying goes, “For there is Buddha in thought, there is Buddha in sight.” What one sees in things comes from how one thinks of things. Therefore, the designer has metaphorically embodied the ideas of Buddhism in the residential space to demonstrate the client’s lifestyle and taste. Cleverly, the designer has made a contrast in color scheme planning by selecting a lighter tone for the shared living space to show its leisure and openness while choosing a darker tone for the personal living space to offer comfort and coziness.
Behind the dark brown wooden door, the sunlight shines through the floor-to-ceiling window; as if the space were demonstrating the pilgrimage of religion and truth. It depicts the story of how a person opens one’s heart, breaks free, and enjoys a bright future. The dark-shade wood blocks are implanted where every piece of light-shade wood floor connects, and this resembles how one’s mind becomes more perseverant while pursuing Dao.
The whole space, constructed in stone and wood texture, makes it as if the homeowner were settling in nature. “Revere,” a piece of art by the oil-painter Chu Teh-Chun, is hanging on the stone wall. The color in the painting “Revere” and the Chinese-painting-like wall on the back resonate with each other and compose a rhythmic aesthetic of space. There are a few green plants in between, which portray an elegant and fresh atmosphere.
A chandelier resembling an inverted bell is hanging over the dinner table and the gray-black diner table and chairs are set in the dining room. They covertly reveal a sacred and solemn atmosphere. The stone wall on the side resembles a monolith with a natural green shade, combined with the soft glow of indirect lighting, as if Buddha's halo were radiating from the wood grain, reflecting the spatial embodiment of Buddhism. The three areas separated by the wall profoundly symbolize the three essentials of learning Buddhism: faith, compassion, and wisdom. The designer uses darker colors as the main color scheme tone of the space to create tranquility and calmness.
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