One of Jakarta’s most vibrant properties, Da Vinci is brimming with classic yet contemporary architecture and interior spaces that draw crowds of both interested browsers and, of course, its VIP residents. In fact, it is the prime location on Sudirman that appealed to almost all of the residents of the Da Vinci penthouse tower, and led them to make conscious decisions to buy a luxury property slap-bang in the heart of the city.
“We just finished three new units in the Da Vinci penthouse that feature three different styles: classic, modern and eclectic, which is actually a combination of some of our previous styles,” says Chief Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser Joe Russell Harbour.
Harbour goes on to tell Indonesia Tatler Homes that the main unit of these new spaces is located on the 23rd floor and features a strong European classical design combined with modern twists. Indeed, when visitors step inside the new space, they are greeted with unique interior products and pieces from some of the most famous brands in the business, most of which are from the Da Vinci collection.
The foyer, for example, features leopard wallpaper by Roberto Cavalli decorated with a spread of Swarovski crystals. “We used mostly our own products in the unit, from the furniture through to the accessories,” says Harbour. “That said, we also customised some of the furniture and decoration pieces and some of wall and ceiling profiles.”
The original layout consisted of the foyer area, a living area, a kitchen, bar and dining area, the master and guest bedrooms, and a working area. “The colour and pattern schemes for this unit are all about animal patterns, together with black, red, brown, gold and silver accents in every room. We also paid close attention to the small details,” adds Harbour.
And it all works seamlessly. Just behind the foyer area, the living space is effortlessly well appointed with zebra-patterned wallpaper in black, red and gold. Meanwhile, the dining area showcases an impressively luxurious Baccarat chandelier as its centrepiece. Nearby, the dining and bar area gives way to two corridors that lead directly to the master bedroom and the workspace area, plus the very feminine guest bedroom.
The overall design was created to complement and bring to life Da Vinci’s antique and modern pieces. There is a whiff of nostalgia that brings a classic theme to the modern style and which adds a nice, homely feel to the place. But it’s the extraordinary modern twists that really set the tone: a contemporary bazaar at that’s surely the zenith of modern living.
Text by Ria Iskandar, Photography by Ari Iskandar, Fratello Photography